Proceedings of the

Evolvability Workshop

at the the Seventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (Artificial Life 7)
1-2 August 2000, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA *


Editor & Program Chair:
Chrystopher L. Nehaniv

Scientific & Organizing Committee:
Mark A. Bedau (Reed College, USA)
Paul Marrow (British Telecom, UK)
Chrystopher L. Nehaniv (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
Thomas S. Ray (University of Okhlahoma, USA)

Invited Speakers:
Lee Altenberg (University of Hawaii, USA)
Günter P. Wagner (Yale University, USA)



Table of Contents
[Numbers Refer to Page Numbers in Hardcopy Proceedings]

Preface...............iii-iv
  Chrystopher L. Nehaniv

Evolution of Evolvability

Evolvability Checkpoints Against Evolutionary Pathologies ...............1-4
  Lee Altenberg

How to Explain the Evolution of Evolvability? Mechanistic Congruence and Other Models ............... 5-6
  Günter P. Wagner

The Evolution of Modularity in Genome Architecture ...............7-10
  John W. Pepper

The Von Neumann Self-reproducing Architecture, Genetic Relativism and Evolvability ...............11-14
  Barry McMullin

Evolvability of Machines and Tapes ...............15-18
  Takashi Ikegami

Evolvability without Genetics

Evolvability in Biology, Artifacts, and Software Systems ...............19-22 [html]
  Chrystopher L. Nehaniv

Evolvability, Culture and the Primate Social Brain ...............23-26 [html]
  Kerstin Dautenhahn

A Paleontological Perspective on Designing Adaptable Software Systems ...............27-36
  Oliver Stiemerling and Armin B. Cremers

Factors in Evolvability

Evolvability and Static vs. Dynamic Fitness ...............37-40
  Matthew R. Glickman and Katia Sycara

Some Representational and Ecological Aspects of Evolvability ...............41-44
  Tim Taylor

Three Evolvability Requirements for Open-Ended Evolution ...............45
  Alastair Channon

Evolvability in the Context of the Biosphere ...............46-51
  Stephen Jones

Neutral Search Spaces for Artificial Evolution: A Lesson from Life ...............52-59
  Rob Shipman, Mark Shackleton, Marc Ebner, and Richard Watson

Measuring Evolvability

Recurrence of Evolutionary Genotypes as an Indicator of Evolvability ...............60-61
  Niles Lehman

A Note on Evolvability in Tierra ...............62-65
  Yongguang Zhang and Katsunori Shimohara

Measuring Evolvability as the Rate of Complexity Increase ...............66-68 [html]
  Chrystopher L. Nehaniv

Evolvability Analysis: Distribution of Hyperblobs in a Variable-Length Protein Genotype Space ...............[on-line only, not in hardcopy proceedings]
  Hideaki Suzuki


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C.L.Nehaniv@herts.ac.uk

* This comprises University of Hertfordshire Computer Science Department Technical Report 351, August 2000.