ANN: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Artificial Life

ANN: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Artificial Life

Post by wolfs.. » Tue, 21 Nov 2000 04:00:00



I thought readers of this list might be interested in this book.  For
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Artificial Life VII
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Artificial Life
edited by Mark A. Bedau, John S. McCaskill, Norman H. Packard, and S*
Rasmussen

The term "artificial life" describes research into synthetic systems
that possess some of the essential properties of life. This truly
interdisciplinary field includes biologists, computer scientists,
physicists, chemists, geneticists, and others. Artificial life may be
viewed as an attempt to understand high-level behavior from low-level
rules--for example, how the simple interactions between ants and their
environment lead to complex trail-following behavior. An understanding
of such relationships in particular systems can suggest novel solutions
to complex real-world problems such as disease prevention, stock-market
prediction, and data mining on the Internet.

Since their inception in 1987, the Artificial Life meetings have grown
from small workshops to truly international conferences, reflecting the
fields increasing appeal to researchers in all areas of science.

Mark A. Bedau is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at
Reed College. John S. McCaskill is Professor of Theoretical Biochemistry
at the University of Jena and Head of the Research Group in Biomolecular
Information Processing at the GMD, Germany. Norman H. Packard is
President of Prediction Company, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a member of
the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. S* Rasmussen is Staff
Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and part-time Researcher at
the Santa Fe Institute.

8 1/2 x 11, 500 pp., paper ISBN 0-262-52290-X
Complex Adaptive Systems series
A Bradford Book