Artificial Life 7: International Conference on the Study and Synthesis of Living Systems
1-2 August 2000

Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA


Evolvability Workshop Program

1 AUGUST 2000
  2:30 - 6:30 pm
  2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Welcome & Introduction Chrystopher Nehaniv, University of Hertfordshire, U.K.
Keynote Lecture
  2:40 pm - 3:20 pm
Evolvability Checkpoints Against Evolutionary Pathologies Lee Altenberg, University of Hawaii, USA
  3:20 pm - 4:20 pm SESSION: Evolution of Evolvability  
The Evolution of Modularity in Genome Architecture John W. Pepper, Santa Fe Institute, USA
The Von Neumann Self-reproducing Architecture, Genetic Relativism and Evolvability Barry McMullin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Evolvability of Machines and Tapes Takashi Ikegami, University of Toyko, Japan
4:20 pm -4:55 pm Coffee & Panel Discussion:
All Participants
4:55 pm - 6:30 pm SESSION: Factors in Evolvability  
Evolvability and Static vs. Dynamic Fitness Matthew R. Glickman and Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Some Representational and Ecological Aspects of Evolvability Tim Taylor, Universtiy of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, U.K.

Three Evolvability Requirements for Open-Ended Evolution Alastair Channon, University of Portsmouth, U.K.
Evolvability in the Context of the Biosphere Stephen Jones, Australia
Neutral Search Spaces for Artificial Evolution: A Lesson from Life Rob Shipman, Mark Shackleton, British Telecom, U.K., Marc Ebner, University of Würzburg, Germany, & Richard Watson, Brandeis University, USA
2 AUGUST 2000
  7 pm - 10 pm
Keynote Lecture
  7 pm -7:40 pm
How to Explain the Evolution of Evolvabilty? Mechanistic Congruence and Other Models Günter P. Wagner, Yale University, USA
7:40 pm -8:20 pm SESSION: Evolvability without Genetics  
Evolvability in Biology, Artifacts, and Software Systems Chrystopher Nehaniv, University of Hertfordshire, U.K
A Paleontological Perspective on Designing Adaptable Software Systems Oliver Stiemerling and Armin B. Cremers, University of Bonn, Germany
Evolvability, Culture and the Primate Social Brain Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, U.K.
  8:20 pm - 9:35 pm SESSION: Measures of Evolvability  
Recurrence of Evolutionary Genotypes as an Indicator of Evolvability Niles Lehman, Biological Sciences, State University of New York at Albany, USA
Measuring Evolvability as the Rate of Complexity Increase Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, University of Hertfordshire, U.K
A Note on Evolvability in Tierra Yongguang Zhang, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China & Katsunori Shimohara, ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
Evolvability Analysis: Distribution of Hyperblobs in a Variable-Length Protein Genotype Space Hideaki Suzuki, ATR International, Kyoto, Japan
time remaining up to 10 pm Coffee & Panel Discussion:
All Participants
10 pm Closing  

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