Visualizing Coevolution With CIAO Plots

Cliff, Dave and Miller, Geoffrey (2006) Visualizing Coevolution With CIAO Plots. Artificial Life, 12, (2), 1-4.


[img] PDF
Download (285Kb)


In a previous paper [2], we introduced a number of visualization techniques that we had developed for monitoring the dynamics of artificial competitive co-evolutionary systems. One of these techniques involves evaluating the performance of an individual from the current population in a series of trials against opponents from all previous generations, and visualizing the results as a 2-d grid of shaded cells or pixels: qualitative patterns in the shading can indicate different classes of co-evolutionary dynamic. As this technique involves pitting a Current Individual against Ancestral Opponents, we referred to the visualizations as CIAO plots. Since then, a number of other authors studying the dynamics of competitive co-evolutionary systems have used CIAO plots or close derivatives to help illuminate the dynamics of their systems, and it has become something of a de facto standard visualization technique. In this very brief paper we summarise the rationale for CIAO plots, explain the method of constructing a CIAO plot, and review important recent results that identify significant limitations of this technique.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 262127
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
February 2006Published
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:05
Further Information:Google Scholar

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics