Simon Hickinbotham - Publications etc.

Publications & other material

Current publications appear first, followed by publications for past projects in reverse chronological order

2013

The ALife Zoo: cross-browser, platform-agnostic hosting of Artificial Life simulations
Simon Hickinbotham, Michael Weeks and James Austin
ECAL 2013, Taormina, Sicily
bibtex | pdf | talk

2012

Cross-browser visualisation of data from cross-platform software services
Simon Hickinbotham, James Austin and John McAvoy
Digital Research 2012, Oxford, UK, September 2012

A quantitative measure of non-neutral evolutionary activity for systems that exhibit intrinsic fitness
Alastair Droop and Simon Hickinbotham
ALife XIII, Michigan, USA, July 2012. MIT Press, 2012

Specification of the stringmol chemical programming language version 0.2
Simon Hickinbotham, Edward Clark, Susan Stepney, Tim Clarke, Adam Nellis, Mungo Pay and Peter Young
Technical report YCS-2010-458, Department of Computer Science, University of York, 2012
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See Plazzmid project below for background

Interactive graphics on large datasets drives remote condition monitoring on a cloud
Simon Hickinbotham, James Austin and John McAvoy
to appear in COMADEM2012, 18-20 June 2012; Open Access Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Part of CMAC project, for Cybula Ltd. and the University of York

Utility data integration and knowledge representation in the UK: the VISTA project
Beck, A R; Boukhelifa, N; Fu, G; Hickinbotham, S J; Parker, J; Bennett, B; Cohn, A G; Duke, D J; Stell, J G
in: Anand, S, Ware, M, Jackson, M, Vairavamoorthy, K and Abrahart, R J (ed.)
Geohydroinformatics - Integrating GIS and Water Engineering. CRC Press. 2012.

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See VISTA project below for background


2008 - 2011: Plazzmid project, University of York

2011

Properties of Biological Mutation Networks and Their Implications for ALife.
Alastair Droop and Simon Hickinbotham.
Artificial Life Journal. MIT Press, Fall 2011, Vol. 17, No. 4, Pages 353-364
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Evolving a metabolic subsumption architecture for cooperative control of the e-puck
Verena Fischer and Simon Hickinbotham.
Journal of Memetic Computing. Springer, 2011, Vol. 4, Pages 1-14
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Embodied genomes and metaprogramming.
Simon Hickinbotham and Susan Stepney and Adam Nellis and Tim Clarke and Ed Clark and Mungo Pay and Peter Young
ECAL 2011, Paris, France, August 2011. LNCS. Springer, 2011, Pages 334-341
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Degeneracy Enriches Artificial Chemistry Binding Systems.
Ed Clark and Adam Nellis and Simon Hickinbotham and Susan Stepney and Tim Clarke and Mungo Pay and Peter Young
ECAL 2011, Paris, France, August 2011. LNCS. Springer, 2011, Pages 133-140
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Application of Small-World Mutation Topologies to an Artificial Life System.
Alastair Droop and Simon Hickinbotham.
ECAL 2011, Paris, France, August 2011. LNCS. Springer, 2011, Pages 208-209
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Embodied reaction logic in a simulated chemical computer.
Fintan Nagle and Simon Hickinbotham.
ECAL 2011, Paris, France, August 2011. LNCS. Springer, 2011, Pages 573-580
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Recovering Hidden Swarm Parameters Using a Simulated Robofish.
Richard Coates and Simon Hickinbotham.
ECAL 2011, Paris, France, August 2011. LNCS. Springer, 2011, Pages 153-160
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Estimating Swarm Parameters by Evolutionary Learning.
Richard Coates and Simon Hickinbotham.
GECCO 2011, Dublin, Ireland, July 2011ACM, 2011, Pages 1-2
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2010

Diversity From a Monoculture: Effects of Mutation-On-Copy in a String-Based Artificial Chemistry
Simon Hickinbotham, Edward Clark, Susan Stepney, Tim Clarke, Adam Nellis, Mungo Pay, Peter Young.
ALife XII, Odense, Denmark, August 2010. MIT Press, 2010
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The Blind Watchmaker's Workshop: Three Artificial~Chemistries in the Context of Eigen's Paradox.
Simon Hickinbotham, Adam Faulconbridge and Adam Nellis
ALife XII, Odense, Denmark, August 2010. MIT Press, 2010
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Specification of the stringmol chemical programming language version 0.1
Simon Hickinbotham, Edward Clark, Susan Stepney, Tim Clarke, Adam Nellis, Mungo Pay and Peter Young
Technical report YCS-2010-457, Department of Computer Science, University of York, 2010
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A Metabolic Subsumption Architecture for Cooperative Control of the e-Puck.
Verena Fischer and Simon Hickinbotham
In NICSO 2010, Granada, Spain, May 2010. Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, 2010
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2009

Molecular microprograms.
Simon Hickinbotham, Edward Clark, Susan Stepney, Tim Clarke, Adam Nellis, Mungo Pay, Peter Young.
In ECAL 2009, Budapest, Hungary, September 2009. LNCS. Springer, 2009
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Gene Regulation in a Particle Metabolome.
Simon Hickinbotham, Edward Clark, Susan Stepney, Tim Clarke, Peter Young.
in CEC 2009, Trondheim, Norway, May 2009.
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2006 - 2008: VISTA project, University of Leeds

Utility data integration and knowledge representation in the UK: the VISTA project
Beck, A R; Boukhelifa, N; Fu, G; Hickinbotham, S J; Parker, J; Bennett, B; Cohn, A G; Duke, D J; Stell, J G
in: Anand, S, Ware, M, Jackson, M, Vairavamoorthy, K and Abrahart, R J (ed.)
Geohydroinformatics - Integrating GIS and Water Engineering. CRC Press. In press - to be published 15th January 2012.

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Learning Spatial Grammars for Drawn Documents Using Genetic Algorithms.
S Hickinbotham and AG Cohn
8th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems
Barcelona,Spain, 2008 doi | pdf

Knowledge-based recognition of utility map sub-diagrams.
S Hickinbotham and AG Cohn
Ninth International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition
Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil, September 2007pdf


2006: ACAG, University of York

Auramol, a web-demonstration of ACAG's molecular search engine.

2000 - 2005: Industry

2000: DPhil Thesis: S-Gabor filters for line accretion phenomena (pdf).


1998 - 2000: BAe Airframe Strain Gauge monitoring: ACAG, University of York

Neural networks for novelty detection in airframe strain data.
S Hickinbotham and J Austin
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks,
Como, Italy, July 2000 pdf

Novelty detection in airframe strain data
S Hickinbotham and J Austin
Fifteenth International Conference on Pattern Recognition,
Barcelona, Spain, 2000 pdf

Novelty detection for flight data from airframe strain guages.
S Hickinbotham and J Austin
European COST F3 Conference on System Identification & Structural Health Monitoring,
Madrid, Spain, July 2000 pdf

Detecting strain-gauge failure in stress cycle count matrices.
S Hickinbotham and J Austin
DAMAS (Damage Assesment of Structures),
Dublin, Ireland, 1999 pdf


1995 - 1998: Automation of Fish Scale Analysis: ACAG, University of York

Discrimination of thermally-marked otoliths from unmarked specimens by machine learning of texture characteristics.
S Hickinbotham, P Hagen, E Hancock and J Austin
Alaska Dept. Fish and Game, Juneau Alaska. 99801-5526,
1998 pdf (This paper was presented at OTO98, Bergen, Noway)

Learning Feature Characteristics.
S Hickinbotham, E Hancock and J Austin
Fourteenth International Conference on Pattern Recognition,
Brisbane, Australia, 1998 pdf

S-Gabor Channel Design for Segmentation of Modulated Textures.
S Hickinbotham, E Hancock and J Austin
Image Processing and Applications 97,
Dublin, Ireland, 1997 pdf

Segmenting Modulated Line Textures with S-Gabor Filters.
S Hickinbotham, E Hancock and J Austin
International Conference on Image Processing 96,
Lausanne, Switzerland, 1996 pdf