FYI:!!:Book announcement: Evolution of Parallel Cellular Machines (fwd)

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 12 Mar 1997 21:56:50 +0100 (MET)

Date: 12 Mar 97 11:41:50 GMT
From: Moshe Sipper <>
Subject: Book announcement: Evolution of Parallel Cellular Machines

The following book, recently published, may be of interest to subscribers of
this newsgroup:

"Evolution of Parallel Cellular Machines: The Cellular Programming Approach",
Moshe Sipper, Springer-Verlag, 1997.

Information is available at:

Back-cover text:

Nature abounds in systems involving the actions of simple,
locally-interacting components, that give rise to coordinated global
behavior. These collective systems have evolved by means of natural
selection to exhibit striking problem-solving capacities, while
functioning within a complex, dynamic environment. Employing simple
yet versatile parallel cellular models, coupled with evolutionary
computation techniques, this volume explores the issue of constructing
man-made systems that exhibit characteristics such as those manifest
by their natural counterparts.

Parallel cellular machines hold potential both scientifically, as
vehicles for studying phenomena of interest in areas such as complex
adaptive systems and artificial life, as well as practically, enabling
the construction of novel systems, endowed with evolutionary,
reproductive, regenerative, and learning capabilities. This
self-contained volume examines the behavior of such machines, the
complex computation they exhibit, and the application of artificial
evolution to attain such systems.

Dr. Moshe Sipper Office: INN 241
Logic Systems Laboratory Phones: +41-21-693-2658 (voice)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology +41-21-693-3705 (fax)
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