In this part we present accepted communications to ALEA’05, which took place at University of Covilhã, Portugal, on 5-8 December 2005. ALEA’05 was the second workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms, organised as part of EPIA’05 (Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence). ALEA is an event targeted at Artificial Life (ALife) community, Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) community and researchers working in the crossing of these two areas.
To a certain extent, ALife and EA aim at similar goals of classical Artificial Intelligence (AI): to build computer based intelligent solutions. The path, however, is diverse since ALife and EA are more concerned with the study of simple, bottom-up, biologically inspired modular solutions. Therefore, research on computer based bio-inspired solutions, possibly with emergent properties, and biology as computation, may be the global characterisation of this workshop.