Hussein A. Abbass

Hussein A. Abbass is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Artificial Life and Adaptive Robotics Lab, School of Computer Science, Australian Defense Force Academy, and Honorary Associate at the University of New England.

  • Artificial Life VIII

    Artificial Life VIII

    Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Artificial Life

    Russell Standish, Mark A. Bedau, and Hussein A. Abbass

    How high-level behaviors arise from low-level rules, and how understanding this relationship can suggest novel solutions to complex real-world problems such as disease prevention, stock-market prediction, and data mining on the Internet.

    The term "artificial life" describes research into synthetic systems that possess some of the essential properties of life. This 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 field's increasing appeal to researchers in all areas of science.