PLAZZMID: An evolutionary agent-based architecture inspired by bacteria and bees

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Classical evolutionary algorithms have been extremely successful at solving certain problems. But they implement a very simple model of evolutionary biology that misses out several aspects that might be exploited by more sophisticated algorithms. We have previously critiqued the traditional naive approach to bio-inspired algorithm design, that moves straight from a simplistic description of the biology into some algorithm. Here we present a process for developing richer evolutionary algorithms abstracted from various processes of biological evolution, with a corresponding richer analogical computational structure, and indicate how that might be further abstracted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life, Proceedings
EditorsFAE Costa, LM Rocha, E Costa, I Harvey, A Coutinho
Place of PublicationBERLIN
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-74912-7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event9th European Conference on Artificial Life - Lisbon
Duration: 10 Sept 200714 Sept 2007


Conference9th European Conference on Artificial Life


  • evolutionary algorithms
  • meta-evolution
  • CELL

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