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Artificial Life


Artificial Life is the official journal of the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL). Each issue features international research that spans the hierarchy of biological organization, including studies of the origin of life, self-assembly, growth and development, evolutionary and ecological dynamics, animal and robot behavior, social organization, and cultural evolution.

Table of Contents

Vol. 12, Issue 4 - Fall 2006


Spatial-Pattern-Induced Evolution of a Self-Replicating Loop Network
pp. 461-485
Abstract | PDF (1.14 MB)
From Machine and Tape to Structure and Function: Formulation of a Reflexively Computing System
pp. 487-512
Abstract | PDF (743.98 KB)
The Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell Based on Conservation of Existing Interfaces
pp. 513-523
Abstract | PDF (179.47 KB)
Through the Interaction of Neutral and Adaptive Mutations, Evolutionary Search Finds a Way
pp. 525-551
Abstract | PDF (833.92 KB)
Genetic Stability and Territorial Structure Facilitate the Evolution of Tag-Mediated Altruism
pp. 553-560
Abstract | PDF (115.52 KB)
Evolving Physically Simulated Flying Creatures for Efficient Cruising
pp. 561-591
Abstract | PDF (1.37 MB)
The Infection Algorithm: An Artificial Epidemic Approach for Dense Stereo Correspondence
pp. 593-615
Abstract | PDF (771.71 KB)
Simulating the Hallmarks of Cancer
pp. 617-634
Abstract | PDF (375.37 KB)
Metacreation: Art and Artificial Life. Mitchell Whitelaw. (2004, MIT Press.) 281 pages.
pp. 635-637
Abstract | PDF (46.02 KB)
Nature's Magic: Synergy in Evolution and the Fate of Humankind. Peter Corning. (2003, Cambridge University Press.), Hardback, £25, $39. 464 pages. http://www.complexsystems.org/magic.html
pp. 639-641
Abstract | PDF (48.29 KB)
Reviewers of Volume 12
pp. 643-643
Abstract | PDF (26.8 KB)