Advances in Artificial Life

8th European Conference, ECAL 2005, Canterbury, UK, September 5-9, 2005. Proceedings

  • Mathieu S. Capcarrère
  • Alex A. Freitas
  • Peter J. Bentley
  • Colin G. Johnson
  • Jon Timmis
Conference proceedings ECAL 2005

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3630)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3630)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Conceptual Track

  3. Morphogenesis and Development

    1. Nicholas Flann, Jing Hu, Mayank Bansal, Vinay Patel, Greg Podgorski
      Pages 57-66
    2. Jekanthan Thangavelautham, Gabriele M. T. D’Eleuterio
      Pages 67-77
    3. Tim Rudge, Jim Haseloff
      Pages 78-87
    4. Jon McCormack
      Pages 88-97
    5. Artur Matos, Reiji Suzuki, Takaya Arita
      Pages 98-107
    6. Finlay Stewart, Tim Taylor, George Konidaris
      Pages 108-117
    7. Katie Bentley, Chris Clack
      Pages 118-127
    8. Lucien Epiney, Mariusz Nowostawski
      Pages 128-137
    9. Can Öztürkeri, Mathieu S. Capcarrere
      Pages 138-148
    10. Shuhei Miyashita, Satoshi Murata
      Pages 159-168
  4. Robotics and Autonomous Agents

    1. Simon Garnier, Christian Jost, Raphaël Jeanson, Jacques Gautrais, Masoud Asadpour, Gilles Caprari et al.
      Pages 169-178
    2. Steffen Wischmann, Martin Hülse, Frank Pasemann
      Pages 179-188
    3. Barthélémy von Haller, Auke Ijspeert, Dario Floreano
      Pages 189-199
    4. Michail Maniadakis, Panos Trahanias
      Pages 200-209
    5. Jonas Buchli, Ludovic Righetti, Auke Jan Ijspeert
      Pages 210-220
    6. Elio Tuci, Christos Ampatzis, Marco Dorigo
      Pages 231-240
    7. Eduardo Izquierdo-Torres, Ezequiel Di Paolo
      Pages 252-261
    8. Rehan O’Grady, Roderich Groß, Francesco Mondada, Michael Bonani, Marco Dorigo
      Pages 272-281
    9. Francesco Mondada, Michael Bonani, André Guignard, Stéphane Magnenat, Christian Studer, Dario Floreano
      Pages 282-291
    10. Christopher L. Buckley, Seth Bullock, Netta Cohen
      Pages 292-301
  5. Evolutionary Computation and Theory

  6. Cellular Automata

    1. Fiona Polack, Susan Stepney, Heather Turner, Peter Welch, Fred Barnes
      Pages 433-442
    2. Shigeru Ninagawa
      Pages 453-460
    3. Claudio L. M. Martins, Pedro P. B. de Oliveira
      Pages 461-470
    4. Margaret Hill, Susan Stepney, Francis Wan
      Pages 471-480
    5. Daisuke Ogihara, Hiroki Sayama
      Pages 481-490

About these proceedings


TheArti?cialLifetermappearedmorethan20yearsagoinasmallcornerofNew Mexico, USA. Since then the area has developed dramatically, many researchers joining enthusiastically and research groups sprouting everywhere. This frenetic activity led to the emergence of several strands that are now established ?elds in themselves. We are now reaching a stage that one may describe as maturer: with more rigour, more benchmarks, more results, more stringent acceptance criteria, more applications, in brief, more sound science. This, which is the n- ural path of all new areas, comes at a price, however. A certain enthusiasm, a certain adventurousness from the early years is fading and may have been lost on the way. The ?eld has become more reasonable. To counterbalance this and to encourage lively discussions, a conceptual track, where papers were judged on criteria like importance and/or novelty of the concepts proposed rather than the experimental/theoretical results, has been introduced this year. A conference on a theme as broad as Arti?cial Life is bound to be very - verse,but a few tendencies emerged. First, ?elds like ‘Robotics and Autonomous Agents’ or ‘Evolutionary Computation’ are still extremely active and keep on bringing a wealth of results to the A-Life community. Even there, however, new tendencies appear, like collective robotics, and more speci?cally self-assembling robotics, which represent now a large subsection. Second, new areas appear.


Automat agents artificial life automata autonom autonomous agent communication evolution evolutionary computation robot robotics simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Mathieu S. Capcarrère
    • 1
  • Alex A. Freitas
    • 2
  • Peter J. Bentley
    • 3
  • Colin G. Johnson
    • 4
  • Jon Timmis
    • 5
  1. 1.Natural Computation GroupUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  2. 2.Computing Laboratory and Centre for BioMedical InformaticsUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  3. 3.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  4. 4.Computing LaboratoryUniversity of KentCanterburyUK
  5. 5.Department of ElectronicsUniversity of YorkHeslington, YorkUK

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