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Artificial Life Models in Software

Editors: Komosinski, Maciej, Adamatzky, Andrew (Eds.)

  • Second edition includes new chapters on Breve, Netlogo and Artificial Chemistry
  • Written by the developers of the software
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Artificial Life Models in Software provides an introduction and guide to modern software tools for modeling and simulating life-like phenomena, written by those who personally design and develop software, hardware, and art installations in artificial life, simulated complex systems and virtual worlds.

This timely volume offers a nearly exhaustive overview and original analysis of major non-profit software packages that are actively developed and supported by experts in artificial life and software design. The carefully selected topics include:

• simulation and evolution of real and artificial life forms,

• natural and artificial morphogenesis,

• self-organization,

• models of communication and social behaviors,

• emergent collective behaviors and swarm intelligence,

• agent-based simulations,

• autonomous and evolutionary robotics,

• adaptive, complex and biologically inspired ecosystems,

• artificial chemistries,

• creative computer art.

The models of life presented here are essential components in undergraduate and post-graduate courses in complex adaptive systems, multi-agent systems, collective robotics and nature-inspired computing. Readers interested in artificial life, evolutionary biology, simulation, cybernetics, computer graphics and animation, neuroscience, cognitive science, and philosophy will find this monograph a valuable guide and an excellent resource for supplementary reading.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition: “Inducing biological functioning into a computing system has always been an interesting topic. It is quite difficult to confirm whether we can make a computing system behave as a life element. This book provides applications, philosophies, and tools that help provide artificial life models in software. … the book provides detailed descriptions of frameworks, applications, and approaches used in artificial life models in software. This well-written book includes chapters that relate nicely to each other, helpful figures, and in-depth discussions of the various topics.” (Varadraj Gurupur, ACM Computing Reviews, February, 2010)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Avida

    Ofria, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 3-35

  • Foundations of and Recent Advances in Artificial Life Modeling with Repast 3 and Repast Simphony

    North, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Sodarace

    McOwan, Peter W. (et al.)

    Pages 61-77

  • 3D Multi-Agent Simulations in the breve Simulation Environment

    Klein, Jon (et al.)

    Pages 79-106

  • Framsticks

    Komosinski, Maciej (et al.)

    Pages 107-148

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Hardcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Artificial Life Models in Software
Editors
  • Maciej Komosinski
  • Andrew Adamatzky
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-285-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-285-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-284-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5692-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 441
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