Symbiosis, Synergy and Modularity: Introducing the Reciprocal Synergy Symbiosis Algorithm


Mills, Rob and Watson, Richard A., Almeida e Costa, Fernando, Rocha, Luis M., Costa, Ernesto, Harvey, Inman and Coutinho, Antonio (eds.) (2007) Symbiosis, Synergy and Modularity: Introducing the Reciprocal Synergy Symbiosis Algorithm. Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2007), 1192-1201.

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Symbiosis, the collaboration of multiple organisms from different species, is common in nature. A related phenomenon, symbiogenesis, the creation of new species through the genetic integration of symbionts, is a powerful alternative to crossover as a variation operator in evolutionary algorithms. It has inspired several previous models that use the repeated composition of pre-adapted entities. In this paper we introduce a new algorithm utilizing this concept of symbiosis which is simpler and has a more natural interpretation when compared with previous algorithms. In addition it achieves success on a broader class of modular problems than some prior methods.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0302-9743
Keywords: modularity, symbiosis, symbiogenesis, compositional evolution
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 264047
Date Deposited: 31 May 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:08
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ISI Citation Count:1
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264047

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