Researchers in artificial life attempt to use the physical representation of lifelike phenomena to understand the organizational principles underlying the dynamics of living systems. The goal of the 1997 European Conference on Artificial Life is to provoke new understandings of the relationships between the natural and the artificial. Topics include self-organization, the origins of life, natural selection, evolutionary computation, neural networks, communication, artificial worlds, software agents, philosophical issues in artificial life, ethical problems, and learning and development.
About the Editors
Phil Husbands is Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sussex.
Inman Harvey is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.