BIDLO Michal. A Developmental Method for Construction of Arbitrarily Large Sorting Networks and Adders. Brno: Faculty of Information Technology BUT, 2005. 
Publication language:  english 

Original title:  A Developmental Method for Construction of Arbitrarily Large Sorting Networks and Adders 

Title (cs):  Vývojová metoda pro konstruckci libovolně velkých řadicích sítí a sčítaček 

Pages:  8 

Place:  Brno, CZ 

Year:  2005 

Publisher:  Faculty of Information Technology BUT 

URL:  http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/~bidlom/Papers/2005/research_report2005.pdf [PDF] 

Keywords 

Genetic algorithm, development, digital circuits design, sorting network, binary adder 
Annotation 

An approach is presented for the construction of arbitrarily large
sorting networks and adders using development and genetic algorithm. A
novel solution was evolved in comparison with a conventional sorting networks (e.g. bubblesort networks).

Abstract 

The paper deals with a nontraditional design method inspired by natural
ontogenesis (an embryonic approach) for construction of combinational logic
circuits (in particular sorting networks and adders). The general principle of the technique is based on a set of proper
instructions known beforehand that are repeatedly applied on the embryo
(a trivial instance of a problem) to construct more complex system. Genetic algorithm is used to find a suitable
sequence of instructions  a prescription for the growth of the
embryo. The system complexity can increase continually and infinitely.
It is shown that
by employing of this approach the genetic algorithm is able to (1) rediscover the
principle of already known method and (2) find a novel algorithm, by means of
which we can obtain better solutions in comparison with a conventional method. 
BibTeX: 

@TECHREPORT{
author = {Michal Bidlo},
title = {A Developmental Method for Construction of Arbitrarily Large
Sorting Networks and Adders},
pages = {8},
year = {2005},
location = {Brno, CZ},
publisher = {Faculty of Information Technology BUT},
language = {english},
url = {http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/research/view_pub.php?id=7736}
} 