Organic Computing

byRolf P. Würtz

Paperback | November 18, 2010

Organic Computing by Rolf P. Würtz
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Organic Computing is a research field emerging around the conviction that problems of organization in complex systems in computer science, telecommunications, neurobiology, molecular biology, ethology, and possibly even sociology can be tackled scientifically in a unified way. From the computer science point of view, the apparent ease in which living systems solve computationally difficult problems makes it inevitable to adopt strategies observed in nature for creating information processing machinery. In this book, the major ideas behind Organic Computing are delineated, together with a sparse sample of computational projects undertaken in this new field. Biological metaphors include evolution, neural networks, gene-regulatory networks, networks of brain modules, hormone system, insect swarms, and ant colonies. Applications are as diverse as system design, optimization, artificial growth, task allocation, clustering, routing, face recognition, and sign language understanding.

Introduction: Organic Computing.- The Organic Future of Information Technology.- Systems Engineering for Organic Computing: The Challenge of Shared Design and Control between OC Systems and their Human Engineers.- Controlled Emergence and Self-Organization.- Organic Computing and Complex Dynamical Systems - Conceptual Foundations and I...
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Title:Organic ComputingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:355 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:355 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0 inPublished:November 18, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642096425

ISBN - 13:9783642096426

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