The Dual Phase Evolution Framework for Understanding Evolutionary Dynamics in Complex Adaptive Systems
Publication Type:Conference Proceedings
Source:Proceedings of 2009 International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (ICEC'09), Madeira, Portugal.
Keywords:Dual Phase Evolution; network; connectivity; phase change; self-organised criticality; adaptive cycle
Evidence from several fields suggests that dual phase evolution (DPE) may account for distinctive features associated with complex adaptive systems. Here, we review empirical and theoretical evidence for DPE in natural systems and examine the relationship of DPE to self-organized criticality and adaptive cycles. A general model for DPE in networks is outlined, with preliminary data illustrating the emergence of phase changes.