Artificial Life VIII: Proceedings

Russell K. Standish, Mark A. Bedau and Hussein A. Abbass
MIT Press (2002).


The following papers have been corrected from the printed version of the proceedings:

Russell K. Standish
Diversity Evolution p131.
Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Daniel Polani, Kerstin Dautenhahn, René te Boekhorst and Lola Cañamero
Meaningful Information, Sensor Evolution, and the Temporal Horizon of Embodied Organisms p345.
Jon Klein
BREVE: a 3D Environment for the Simulation of Decentralized Systems and Artificial Life p329.

Origin of Life, Self Organisation and Self-Replication

Carlos Gershenson
Classification of Random Boolean Networks p1.
Jean-Claude Heudin
Complexity Classes in Three-dimensional Gravitational Agents p9.
Tatsuya Nomura
Formal Description of Autopoiesis for Analytic Models of Life and Social Systems p15.
Kazumasa Oida
The Birth and Death Process of Hypercycle Spirals p19.
David Cornforth, David G. Green, David Newth and Michael Kirley
Do Artificial Ants March in Step? Ordered Asynchronous Processes and Modularity in Biological Systems p28.
Satoshi Kurihara, Kensuke Fukuda, Toshio Hirotsu, Osamu Akashi, Shinya Sato and Toshiharu Sugawara
Importance of Evolved Structure for Emerging Self-organization in a Complex Competitive Situation p33.
Eleonora Bilotta, Antonio Lafusa and Pietro Pantano
Is Self-replication an Embedded Characteristic of Artificial/Living Matter? p38.
Hiroki Sayama
Von Neumann's Machine in the Shell: Enhancing the Robustness of Self-Replication Processes p49.
André Stauffer and Moshe Sipper
Introduction: Interactive Self-Replication p53.
Naoaki Ono and Takashi Ikegami
Selection of Catalysts through Cellular Reproduction p57.
Chrystopher L. Nehaniv
Evolution in Asynchronous Cellular Automata p65.

Development and Differentiation
Thomas E. Portegys
An Abstraction of Intercellular Communication p75.
Hiroaki Takagi and Kunihiko Kaneko
Dynamic Relationship between Diversity and Plasticity of Cell types in Multi-cellular State p79.
Dennis L. Chao and Stephanie Forrest
Generating Biomorphs with an Aesthetic Immune System p89.
Takamasa Sawada, Atsuko Mutoh, Shohei Kato and Hidenori Itoh
A Model of Biological Differentiation in Adaptiogenesis to the Environment p93.
Jaime Lagunez-Otero, Pedro Pablo González Pérez, Maura Cárdenas-García, Octavio Rosas and Armando Franyuti
Cellulat p97.
Lucian Prodan, Gianluca Tempesti, Daniel Mange and André Stauffer
Embryonics: Electronic Stem Cells p101.
D. A. Mac Dónaill
Tautomerism as a Constraint on the Composition of Alternative Nucleotide Alphabets p106.
Gianluca Tempesti, Daniel Roggen, Eduardo Sanchez, Yann Thoma, Richard Canham, Andy Tyrrell and Juan-Manuel Moreno
A POEtic Architecture for Bio-Inspired Hardware p111.
Wei-Min Shen, Cheng-Ming Chuong and Peter Will
Digital Hormone Models for Self-Organization p116.

Evolutionary and Adaptive Dynamics

Marc Métivier, Claude Lattaud and Jean-Claude Heudin
A Stress-based Speciation Model in LifeDrop p121.
Gary R. Greenfield
On Attaining Maximal Fitness or How to Evolve Virtual Redwoods p127.
Russell K. Standish
Diversity Evolution p131.
Xin-She Yang
Characterization of Multispecies Living Ecosystems With Cellular Automata p138.
Lee Spector
Adaptive Populations of Endogenously Diversifying Pushpop Organisms are Reliably Diverse p142.
Joshua Mitteldorf, David H. Croll and S. Chandu Ravela
Multilevel Selection and the Evolution of Predatory Restraint p146.
James R. Watson, Nicholas Geard and Janet Wiles
Stability and Task Complexity: A Neural Network Model of Evolution and Learning p153.
Dale Thomas
Aesthetic Selection of Developmental Art Forms p157.
Hideaki Suzuki and Hidefumi Sawai
Chemical Genetic Algorithms -- Coevolution between Codes and Code Translation p164.
Alastair Channon
Improving and Still Passing the ALife Test: Component-Normalised Activity Statistics Classify Evolution in Geb as Unbounded p173.
Shengxiang Yang
Adaptive Crossover in Genetic Algorithms Using Statistics Mechanism p182.
Daniel W. Franks and Jason Noble
The Origins of Mimicry Rings p186.
Seth Bullock
Will Selection for Mutational Robustness Significantly Retard Evolutionary Innovation on Neutral Networks? p192.
Gina M. B. Oliveira, José C. Bortot and Pedro P. B. de Oliveira
Multiobjective Evolutionary Search for One-Dimensional Cellular Automata in the Density Classification Task p202.
Hiroshi Ito and Takashi Ikegami
Evolutionary Dynamics of a Food Web with Recursive Branching and Extinction p207.
Takashi Ikegami, Tomoharu Iwata and Koh Hashimoto
A Network of Dynamic Keystone Species p216.
Tom Lenaerts, Anne Defaweux, Piet van Remortel, Joke Reumers and Bernard Manderick
Multi-level Selection and Immune Networks: Preliminary Discussion of an Abstract Model p223.
Tim F. Cooper and Charles Ofria
Evolution of Stable Ecosystems in Populations of Digital Organisms p227.
Andre Skusa and Mark A. Bedau
Towards a Comparison of Evolutionary Creativity in Biological and Cultural Evolution p233.

Robots and Autonomous Agents

Peter Eggenberger Hotz, Gabriel Gómez and Rolf Pfeifer
Evolving the Morphology of a Neural Network for Controlling a Foveating Retina -- and its Test on a Real Robot p243.
Janne Haverinen and Juha Röning
A Stochastic Evolutionary Neuron Migration Process with Emerged Hebbian Dynamics p252.
Amelie Schmolke and Hanspeter A. Mallot
Territory Formation in Mobile Robots p256.
Elaine Catterall, Kristof Van Laerhoven and Martin Strohbach
Self-Organization in Ad Hoc Sensor Networks: An Empirical Study p260.
Bertrand Mesot, Eduardo Sanchez, Carlos-Andres Peña and Andres Perez-Uribe
SOS++: Finding Smart Behaviors Using Learning and Evolution p264.
Tom Smith, Phil Husbands, Andy Philippides and Michael O'Shea
Temporally Adaptive Networks: Analysis of GasNet Robot Control Networks p274.
Matthias Scheutz and Paul Schermerhorn
Steps Towards a Systematic Investigation of Possible Evolutionary Trajectories from Reactive to Deliberative Control Systems p283.
Andy Philippides, Phil Husbands, Tom Smith and Michael O'Shea
Fast and Loose: Biologically Inspired Couplings p293.
Matt Quinn, Lincoln Smith, Giles Mayley and Phil Husbands
Evolving Teamwork and Role-Allocation with Real Robots p302.
Jason Teo and Hussein A. Abbass
Multi-Objectivity for Brain-Behavior Evolution of a Physically-Embodied Organism p312.
Hiroyuki Iizuka and Takashi Ikegami
Simulating Turn-Taking Behaviours with Coupled Dynamical Recognizers p319.
Jon Klein
BREVE: a 3D Environment for the Simulation of Decentralized Systems and Artificial Life p329.
Dario Floreano, Nicolas Schoeni, Gilles Caprari and Jesper Blynel
Evolutionary Bits'n'Spikes p335.
Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Daniel Polani, Kerstin Dautenhahn, René te Boekhorst and Lola Cañamero
Meaningful Information, Sensor Evolution, and the Temporal Horizon of Embodied Organisms p345.

Communication, Cooperation and Collective Behaviour

Jin Akaishi and Takaya Arita
Misperception, Communication and Diversity p350.
Steven Mascaro, Kevin B. Korb and Ann E. Nicholson
ALife Investigation of Parental Investment in Reproductive Strategies p358.
O. Burchan Bayazit, Jyh-Ming Lien and Nancy M. Amato
Better Group Behaviors in Complex Environments using Global Roadmaps p362.
Zachary Mason
Programming with Stigmergy: Using Swarms for Construction p371.
Pedro Mariano and Luís Correia
The Effect of Agreements in a Game with Multiple Strategies for Cooperation p375.
Jason Noble and Daniel W. Franks
Social Learning Mechanisms Compared in a Simple Environment p379.
Tamon Oboshi, Shohei Kato, Atsuko Mutoh and Hidenori Itoh
Collective or Scattering: Evolving Schooling Behaviors to Escape from Predator p386.
Mark Dras and K. David Harrison
Emergent Behavior in Phonological Pattern Change p390.
Anders Eriksson and Kristian Lindgren
Cooperation in an Unpredictable Environment p394.

The Broader Context

Dominique Groß and Barry McMullin
The Creation of Novelty in Artificial Chemistries p400.
Tatsuo Unemi
SBEAT3: A Tool for Multi-part Music Composition by Simulated Breeding p410.
Pavel O. Luksha
Formal Definition of Self-reproductive Systems p414.
Stephen Jones
Organizing Relations and Emergence p418.
Alan Dorin and Jon McCormack
Self-Assembling Dynamical Hierarchies p423.

Russell Standish