Evolvable Components

From Theory to Hardware Implementations

  • Lukáš Sekanina

Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 175-195

About this book


At the beginning of the 1990s research started in how to combine soft comput­ ing with reconfigurable hardware in a quite unique way. One of the methods that was developed has been called evolvable hardware. Thanks to evolution­ ary algorithms researchers have started to evolve electronic circuits routinely. A number of interesting circuits - with features unreachable by means of con­ ventional techniques - have been developed. Evolvable hardware is quite pop­ ular right now; more than fifty research groups are spread out over the world. Evolvable hardware has become a part of the curriculum at some universi­ ties. Evolvable hardware is being commercialized and there are specialized conferences devoted to evolvable hardware. On the other hand, surprisingly, we can feel the lack of a theoretical background and consistent design methodology in the area. Furthermore, it is quite difficult to implement really innovative and practically successful evolvable systems using contemporary digital reconfigurable technology.


Computational Intelligence Evolvable Hardware Evolvable Machine Hardware Design algorithm algorithms architecture automata configuration evolutionary algorithm genetic programming optimization programming

Authors and affiliations

  • Lukáš Sekanina
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  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyUniversity of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62196-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18609-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-7127
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