Meta-evolution Modelling: Beyond Selection/Mutation-Based Models

  • Mariusz NowostawskiEmail author
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Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 457)


In this position article we argue the need for integrative approach to evolutionary modelling and point out some of the limitations of the traditional selection/mutation-based models. We argue a shift towards fine-grained detailed and integrated evolutionary modelling. Selection/mutation-based models are limited and do not provide a sufficient depth to provide reductionists insights into the emergence of (biological) evolutionary mechanisms. We propose that selection/mutation should be augmented with explicit hierarchical evolutionary models. We discuss limitations of the selection/mutation models, and we argue the need for detailed integrated modelling approach that goes beyond selection/mutation. We propose our own research framework based on computational meta-evolutionary approach, called Evolvable Virtual Machines (EVM) to address some of the challenges.


Evolutionary Dynamic Evolutionary Trajectory Grammatical Evolution Evolutionary Phenomenon Random Heuristic Search 
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  1. 1.Information Science DepartmentUniversity of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

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