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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. 20, Issue 1 - Winter 2014


Special Issue for the 20th Anniversary of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2011)
pp. 1-3
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Norm-Establishing and Norm-Following in Autonomous Agency
pp. 5-28
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Staging the Self-Assembly Process: Inspiration from Biological Development
pp. 29-53
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Motility at the Origin of Life: Its Characterization and a Model
pp. 55-76
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Analysis of Swarm Behaviors Based on an Inversion of the Fluctuation Theorem
pp. 77-93
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Evolutionary Acquisition of a Mortal Genetic Program: The Origin of an Altruistic Gene
pp. 95-110
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Robustness, Evolvability, and the Logic of Genetic Regulation
pp. 111-126
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Formalization, Implementation, and Modeling of Institutional Controllers for Distributed Robotic Systems
pp. 127-141
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Growing and Evolving Soft Robots
pp. 143-162
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Many Hands Make Light Work: Further Studies in Group Evolution
pp. 163-181
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