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Advances in Artificial Life

6th European Conference, ECAL 2001 Prague, Czech Republic, September 10–14, 2001 Proceedings

  • Jozef Kelemen
  • Petr Sosík

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2159)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2159)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Invited Lectures

    1. Phil Husbands, Andy Philippides, Tom Smith, Michael O’Shea
      Pages 23-36
    2. V. Kvasnička, J. Pospíchal, T. Kaláb
      Pages 37-54
  3. Agents in Environments

    1. Sergio O. Anchorena, Blanca Cases
      Pages 66-75
    2. F. Bellas, A. Lamas, R. J. Duro
      Pages 86-89
    3. Peter Dittrich, Wolfgang Banzhaf
      Pages 100-109
    4. T. Glotzmann, H. Lange, M. Hauhs, A. Lamm
      Pages 110-119
    5. Steven Mascaro, Kevin B. Korb, Ann E. Nicholson
      Pages 120-132
    6. Jon McCormack
      Pages 133-142
    7. David Kadleček, Pavel Nahodil
      Pages 143-146
    8. Jana Kadukova, Marian Mihalo, Martin Palko, Marek Polak
      Pages 147-150
    9. Daniel Stow, Chris Roadknight
      Pages 161-165
  4. Artificial Chemistry

    1. Angel V. Baranda, Juan Castellanos, Fernando Arroyo, Carmen Luengo
      Pages 176-185
    2. Pietro Speroni di Fenizio, Wolfgang Banzhaf
      Pages 196-205
    3. Pietro Speroni di Fenizio, Peter Dittrich, Wolfgang Banzhaf
      Pages 206-215
  5. Cellular and Neuronal Systems

    1. Ranit Aharonov, Isaac Meilijson, Eytan Ruppin
      Pages 216-225
    2. Eleonora Bilotta, Pietro Pantano
      Pages 226-235
    3. Yael Niv, Daphna Joel, Isaac Meilijson, Eytan Ruppin
      Pages 252-261
    4. Gina M. B. Oliveira, Pedro P. B. de Oliveira, N. Omar
      Pages 262-271
    5. Tom Smith, Phil Husbands, Michael O’Shea
      Pages 272-281
    6. André Stauffer, Moshe Sipper
      Pages 282-291
    7. Seiji Tokura, Akio Ishiguro, Hiroki Kawai, Peter Eggenberger
      Pages 292-295
  6. Collaborative Systems

  7. Evolution

    1. Mikhail S. Burtsev, Vladimir G. Red’ko, Roman V. Gusarev
      Pages 413-416
    2. Stephen Jones
      Pages 427-431
    3. Tobias Jung, Peter Dauscher, Thomas Uthmann
      Pages 432-435
    4. T. Lenaerts, A. Defaweux, P. Beyens, B. Manderick
      Pages 436-439
    5. Barry McMullin, Dominique Groβ
      Pages 440-443

About these proceedings

Introduction

Why is the question of the di?erence between living and non-living matter - tellectually so attractive to the man of the West? Where are our dreams about our own ability to understand this di?erence and to overcome it using the ?rmly established technologies rooted? Where are, for instance, the cultural roots of the enterprises covered nowadays by the discipline of Arti?cial Life? Cont- plating such questions, one of us has recognized [6] the existence of the eternal dream of the man of the West expressed, for example, in the Old Testament as follows: . . . the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being (Genesis, 2. 7). This is the dream about the workmanlike act of the creation of Adam from clay, about the creation of life from something non-living, and the con?dence in the magic power of technologies. How has this dream developed and been converted into a reality, and how does it determine our present-day activities in science and technology? What is this con?dence rooted in? Then God said: “Let us make man in our image. . . ” (Genesis, 1. 26). Man believes in his own ability to repeat the Creator’s acts, to change ideas into real things, because he believes he is godlike. This con?dence is – using the trendy Dawkins’ term – perhaps the most important cultural meme of the West.

Keywords

agents artificial life communication evolution robot robotics visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jozef Kelemen
    • 1
  • Petr Sosík
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Philosophy and Science Institute of Computer ScienceSilesian UniversityOpavaCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44811-X
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42567-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44811-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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