The Future of Evolutionary Design Research

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  author =       "Peter J. Bentley",
  title =        "The Future of Evolutionary Design Research",
  booktitle =    "AVOCAAD Second International Conference",
  year =         "1999",
  pages =        "349--350",
  address =      "Brussels, Belgium",
  month =        "8-10 " # apr,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Computer,
                 design, International",
  URL =          "",
  abstract =     "The use of evolutionary algorithms to optimise designs
                 is now well known, and well understood. The literature
                 is overflowing with examples of designs that bear the
                 hallmark of evolutionary optimisation: bridges, cranes,
                 electricity pylons, electric motors, engine blocks,
                 flywheels, satellite booms -the list is extensive and
                 ever growing. But although the optimisation of
                 engineering designs is perhaps the most practical and
                 commercially beneficial form of evolutionary design for
                 industry, such applications do not take advantage of
                 the full potential of evolutionary design. Current
                 research is now exploring how the related areas of
                 evolutionary design such as evolutionary art, music and
                 the evolution of artificial life can aid in the
                 creation of new designs. By employing techniques from
                 these fields, researchers are now moving away from
                 straight optimisation, and are beginning to experiment
                 with explorative approaches. Instead of using evolution
                 as an optimiser, evolution is now beginning to be seen
                 as an aid to creativity - providing new forms, new
                 structures and even new concepts for designers.",
  notes =        "

                 Workshop on Morphogenetic Design, in the 2nd
                 International Conference on Added Value of Computer
                 Aided Architectural Design (AVOCAAD), Brussels,

                 See also UCL CS technical report RN/99/12
  publicationstatus = "published",

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