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In this paper, we examine the process of establishing a design methodology for software that displays evolutionary characteristics that are similar to living organisms. We use biological metaphors to develop this design. To do this, we first identify what the basic evolutionary entities of the software are, then we investigate what features are required of them, and what evolutionary mechanism and evolutionary path can be designed for them so that the software may evolve in a biological like manner. Finally, we show that object-orientation, a web system, and meta-modelling have great potential for design a system with biologically life-like characteristics.


Peter Faber Business School

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