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Natural Computing Series

Design by Evolution

Advances in Evolutionary Design

Editors: Hingston, Philip F., Barone, Luigi C., Michalewicz, Zbigniew (Eds.)

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Evolution is Nature’s design process. The natural world is full of wonderful examples of its successes, from engineering design feats such as powered flight, to the design of complex optical systems such as the mammalian eye, to the merely stunningly beautiful designs of orchids or birds of paradise. With increasing computational power, we are now able to simulate this process with greater fidelity, combining complex simulations with high-performance evolutionary algorithms to tackle problems that used to be impractical.

This book showcases the state of the art in evolutionary algorithms for design. The chapters are organized by experts in the following fields: evolutionary design and "intelligent design" in biology, art, computational embryogeny, and engineering. The book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and graduate students in natural computing, engineering design, biology and the creative arts.

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"This book is a compilation of different works on evolution. … the book addresses the hot issue of intelligent design (ID) versus evolution. … The book presents interesting work in the area of evolutionary algorithms and their origins and applications. … I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in evolutionary applications and algorithms. Readers will obtain an understanding of most of the applications of evolution, and will find new and interesting approaches to a number of research problems." (Jens Lichtenberg, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2009)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Evolutionary Design in Biology

    Wiese, Kay C.

    Pages 3-5

  • Intelligent Design and Evolutionary Computation

    English, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 7-30

  • Inference of Genetic Networks Using an Evolutionary Algorithm

    Kimura, Shuhei

    Pages 31-51

  • Synthetic Biology: Life, Jim, but Not As We Know It

    Hallinan, Jennifer

    Pages 53-68

  • Dancing with Swarms: Utilizing Swarm Intelligence to Build, Investigate, and Control Complex Systems

    Jacob, Christian

    Pages 69-94

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-74111-4
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09346-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design by Evolution
Book Subtitle
Advances in Evolutionary Design
Editors
  • Philip F. Hingston
  • Luigi C. Barone
  • Zbigniew Michalewicz
Series Title
Natural Computing Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74111-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74111-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74109-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09346-3
Series ISSN
1619-7127
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
146 b/w illustrations
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