# Mathematical and Computational Biology: Computational Morphogenesis, Hierarchical Complexity, and Digital Evolution

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*Chrystopher L. Nehaniv*

This volume contains 13 selected lectures from the International Workshop on
Mathematical and Computational Biology subtitled "Computational Morphogenesis,
Hierarchical Complexity and Digital Evolution" held at the University of Aizu
(Japan). This interdisciplinary workshop brought together researchers working
on aspects of evolutionary, mathematical, and computational biology that are of
particular interest for computer scientists, biologists, and
mathematicians. Discussion topics include mathematical approaches for
addressing evolutionary problems (such as replication, multicellularity,
individuality, and morphogenesis), the theoretical tools for rigorously
developing these questions, software systems and applications.

Of special concern were self-replication, the evolution of individuality,
symbiogenesis, evolutionary developmental biology, computational morphogenesis,
interaction dynamics, the evolution and maintenance of sex, and properties of
the digital genetic code. Lectures are organized roughly according to increase
of biological scale in the order of themes presented at the workshop.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians working in mathematical biology; computer scientists; biologists.