Prof. Ing. Lukáš Sekanina, Ph.D.
SEKANINA Lukáš. Evolvable Hardware: From Applications to Implications for the Theory of Computation. In: Proc. of the 8th Int. Conference on Unconventional Computation. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2009, pp. 2436. ISBN 9783642037443.  Publication language:  english 

Original title:  Evolvable Hardware: From Applications to Implications for the Theory of Computation 

Title (cs):  Evolvable hardware: Od aplikací k implikacím pro teorii počítání 

Pages:  2436 

Proceedings:  Proc. of the 8th Int. Conference on Unconventional Computation 

Conference:  8th International Conference on Unconventional Computation 

Series:  LNCS 5715 

Place:  Berlin, DE 

Year:  2009 

ISBN:  9783642037443 

Publisher:  Springer Verlag 

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 Keywords 

evolvable hardware, evolutionary design, computing mechanism, theory of computing 
Annotation 

The paper surveys the fundamental principles of evolvable hardware, introduces main problems of the field and briefly describes the most successful applications. Although evolvable hardware is typically interpreted from the point of view of electrical engineering, the paper discusses the implications of evolvable hardware for the theory of computation. In particular, it is shown that it is not always possible to understand the evolved system as a computing mechanism if the evolution is conducted with real hardware in a loop. Moreover, it is impossible to describe a continuously evolving system using the computational scenario of a standard Turing machine. 
BibTeX: 

@INPROCEEDINGS{
author = {Luk{\'{a}}{\v{s}} Sekanina},
title = {Evolvable Hardware: From Applications to
Implications for the Theory of Computation},
pages = {2436},
booktitle = {Proc. of the 8th Int. Conference on Unconventional
Computation},
series = {LNCS 5715},
year = {2009},
location = {Berlin, DE},
publisher = {Springer Verlag},
ISBN = {9783642037443},
language = {english},
url = {http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/research/view_pub.php.en?id=8992}
} 
