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Recent Advances in Artificial Life (V3) 9789812566157

Recent Advances in Artificial Life (V3)

ISBN-10: 9812566155
ISBN-13: 9789812566157
PUBLISHER: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
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Product Description: Artificial life is now a recognized discipline of research with many important applications and software tools. However, many theoretical issues remain unresolved. This book brings together a cross-section of key developments in artificial life, which in turn gives us new insight into the theory of complex systems. The central ideas of the book surround genetics and evolution in an artificial life framework. Topics covered include maintenance of genetic diversity, hierarchical structures and stability of ecosystems. Underpinning these topics are key theoretical developments surrounding network complexity, the development of pattern languages for complex networks and a deeper understanding of the edge of chaos where complex systems live. Practical applications include optimization, gene regulatory networks, modeling the spread of disease and the evolution of ageing. The reader will gain an insight into the mathematical techniques at the core of artificial life and encounter a sufficient diversity of applications to stimulate new directions in their own field. Contents: Recreating Large-Scale Evolutionary Phenomena (P-M Agapow); Approaching Perfect Mixing in a Simple Model of the Spread of an Infectious Disease (D Chu & J Rowe); The Formation of Hierarchical Structures in a Pseudo-Spatial Co-Evolutionary Artificial Life Environment (D Cornforth et al.); Perturbation Analysis: A Complex Systems Pattern (N Geard et al.); A Simple Genetic Algorithm for Studies of Mendelian Populations (C Gondro & J C M Magalhaes); Gauging ALife: Emerging Complex Systems (K Kitto); Issues in the Scalability of Gate-Level Morphogenetic Evolvable Hardware (J Lee & J Sitte); Phenotype Diversity Objectives for Graph Grammar Evolution (M H Luerssen); Local Structure and Stability of Model and Real World Ecosystems (D Newth & D Cornforth); Quantification of Emergent Behaviors Induced by Feedback Resonance of Chaos (A Pitti et al.); Maintaining Explicit Diversity Within Individual Ant Colonies (M Randall); Complexity of Networks (R K Standish); The Evolution of Aging (O G Woodberry et al.); and other papers. Key Features A unique coverage of developments in the field of artificial life A mixture of core theoretical ideas and practical applications Covers a wide range of systems from cellular automata to social systems Readership: Academic researchers and professionals in computer science, computational biology, mathematics and social system modeling. Also usable as a supplementary text for graduate students.

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PAGES: 408
CATEGORY: Computers

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