Are complex systems hard to evolve?

Adamatzky, A. and Bull, L. (2009) Are complex systems hard to evolve? Complexity, 14 (6). pp. 15-20. ISSN 1076-2787 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/20716

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Abstract/Description

Evolutionary complexity is measured here by the number of trials/evaluations needed for evolving a logical gate in a nonlinear medium. Behavioral complexity of the gates evolved is characterized in terms of cellular automata behavior. We speculate that hierarchies of behavioral and evolutionary complexities are isomorphic up to some degree, subject to substrate specificity of evolution, and the spectrum of evolution parameters.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:automata, mathematics, interdisciplinary applications, computer science, complexity, multidisciplinary sciences
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:20716
Deposited By: M. Clarke
Deposited On:17 Jul 2013 10:43
Last Modified:12 Apr 2016 12:44

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