Advances in Artificial Life: 8th European Conference, ECAL 2005, Canterbury, UK, September 5-9, 2005, Proceedings / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Artificial Life, ECAL 2005, held in Canterbury, UK in September 2005. The 74 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more than 150 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on conceptual articles, morphogenesis and development, robotics and autonomous agents, evolutionary computation and theory, cellular automata, models of biological systems and their applications, ant colony and swarm systems, evolution of communication, simulation of social interactions, self-replication, artificial chemistry, and posters

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Effect of synthetic emotions on agents' learning speed and their survivability 1
From the inside looking out : self extinguishing perceptual cues and the constructed worlds of animats 11
Globular universe and autopoietic automata : a framework for artificial life 21
May embodiment cause hyper-computation? 31
Perception as a dynamical sensori-motor attraction basin 37
Toward genuine continuity of life and mind 47
Biological development of cell patterns : characterizing the space of cell chemistry genetic regulatory networks 57
A coarse-coding framework for a gene-regulatory-based artificial neural tissue 67
A computational model of cellular morphogenesis in plants 78
A developmental model for generative media 88
Evolutionary simulations of maternal effects in artificial developmental systems 98
METAMorph : experimenting with genetic regulatory networks for artificial development 108
Morphological plasticity : environmentally driven morphogenesis 118
A self-organising, self-adaptable cellular system 128
Self-repair ability of a toroidal and non-toroidal cellular developmental model 138
Simulating evolution with a computational model of embryogeny : obtaining robustness from evolved individuals 149
Topology changes enable reaction-diffusion to generate forms 159
Aggregation behaviour as a source of collective decision in a group of cockroach-like-robots 169
(Co)evolution of (de)centralized neural control for a gravitationally driven machine 179
Co-evolution of structures and controllers for neubot underwater modular robots 189
Coevolutionary incremental modelling of robotic cognitive mechanisms 200
A dynamical systems approach to learning : a frequency-adaptive hopper robot 210
An evolved agent performing efficient path integration based homing and search 221
Evolving neural mechanisms for an iterated discrimination task : a robot based model 231
Hysteresis and the limits of homeostasis : from daisyworld to phototaxis 241
Is an embodied system ever purely reactive? 252
t for two : linear synergy advances the evolution of directional pointing behaviour 262
Self-assembly on demand in a group of physical autonomous mobile robots navigating rough terrain 272
Superlinear physical performances in a SWARM-BOT 282
Timescale and stability in adaptive behaviour 292
Whisker-based texture discrimination on a mobile robot 302
Analysing the evolvability of neural network agents through structural mutations 312
Coevolutionary species adaptation genetic algorithms : a continuing SAGA on coupled fitness landscapes 322
Evolution and the regulation of environmental variables 332
Evolutionary transitions as a metaphor for evolutionary optimisation 342
Genetic assimilation and canalisation in the Baldwin effect 353
How do evolved digital logic circuits generalise successfully? 363
How niche construction can guide coevolution 373
Measuring diversity in populations employing cultural learning in dynamic environments 383
On a quantitative measure for modularity based on information theory 393
On the mean convergence time of multi-parent genetic algorithms without selection 403
The quantitative law of effect is a robust emergent property of an evolutionary algorithm for reinforcement learning 413
Self-adaptation of genome size in artificial organisms 423
An architecture for modelling emergence in CA-like systems 433
The density classification problem for multi-states cellular automata 443
Evolving cellular automata by 1/f noise 453
Evolving sequential combinations of elementary cellular automata rules 461
Penrose life : ash and oscillators 471
Playing a 3D game of life in an interactive virtual sandbox 481
Using dynamic behavior prediction to guide an evolutionary search for designing two-dimensional cellular automata 491
CelloS : a multi-level approach to evolutionary dynamics 500
A cytokine formal immune network 510
Examining refuge location mechanisms in intertidal snails using artificial life simulation techniques 520
A method for designing ant colony models and two examples of its application 530
Simulating artificial organisms with qualitative physiology 540
Slime mould and the transition to multicellularity : the role of the macrocyst stage 551
Ant clustering embeded in cellular automata 562
Ant-based computing 572
Collective behavior analysis of a class of social foraging swarms 584
Evolving annular sorting in ant-like agents 594
Flocking control of multiple interactive dynamical agents with switching topology via local feedback 604
Cultural and biological evolution of phonemic speech 614
Grammar structure and the dynamics of language evolution 624
Interactions between learning and evolution in simulated avian communication 634
Perceptually grounded lexicon formation using inconsistent knowledge 644
Artificial life meets anthropology : a case of aggression in primitive societies 655
Emergence of structure and stability in the prisoner's dilemma on networks 665
Multi-agent-based simulation for formation of institutions on socially constructed facts 675
Extensions and variations on construction of autoreplicators in typogenetics 685
The good symbiont 695
Self-description for construction and execution in graph rewriting automata 705
Artificial metabolic system : an evolutionary model for community organization in metabolic networks 716
Explicit collision simulation of chemical reactions in a graph based artificial chemistry 725
Self-replication and evolution of DNA crystals 734
All else being equal be empowered 744
Artificial homeostatic system : a novel approach 754
Artificial life for natural language processing 765
A co-evolutionary epidemiological model for artificial life and death 775
Coevolution of effective observers and observed multi-agents system 785
Comparative reproduction schemes for evolving gathering collectives 795
Construction-based and inspection-based universal self-replication 805
Coordinating dual-mode biomimetic robotic fish in box-pushing task 815
Effects of spatial growth on gene expression dynamics and on regulatory network reconstruction 825
Evolution of song communication in a 2D space 835
A fitness-landscape for the evolution of uptake signal sequences on bacterial DNA 845
The genetic coding style of digital organisms 854
Growing biochemical networks : identifying the intrinsic properties 864
Multi-population cooperative particle swarm optimization 874
On convergence of dynamic cluster formation in multi-agent networks 884
On the unit of selection in sexual populations 895
Periodic motion control by modulating CPG parameters based on time-series recognition 906
Self-organized criticality on growing scale-free networks 916
Synapsing variable length crossover : an algorithm for crossing and comparing variable length genomes 926
Valency for adaptive homeostatic agents : relating evolution and learning 936
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