Emergence, Complexity and Computation

Advances in Unconventional Computing

Volume 1: Theory

Editors: Adamatzky, Andrew (Ed.)

  • The book is an encyclopedia in unconventional computing -- the interdisciplinary science aimed to exploit principles of information processing in and functional properties of physical, chemical and living systems to develop efficient algorithms, design optimal architectures and manufacture working prototypes of future and emergent computing devices
  • The book advances topics of theory of computation, nature-inspired algorithms, chemical and biological prototypes of unconventional computing devices, synthetic biology, non-standard mathematics, nanocomputing, novel hardware, future and emergent computing technologies, self-organization, mathematical machines, and automata
  • The book is comprised of unique contributions prepared by world leading experts in computer science, hardware, physics, chemistry, biology, nano-technology, engineering
  • The book is very well illustrated: many graphical examples  appeal not only to scientists but engineers, industry representatives, and general public
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The unconventional computing is a niche for interdisciplinary science, cross-bred of computer science, physics, mathematics, chemistry, electronic engineering, biology, material science and nanotechnology. The aims of this book are to uncover and exploit principles and mechanisms of information processing in and functional properties of physical, chemical and living systems to develop efficient algorithms, design optimal architectures and manufacture working prototypes of future and emergent computing devices.
This first volume presents theoretical foundations of the future and emergent computing paradigms and architectures. The topics covered are computability, (non-)universality and complexity of computation; physics of computation, analog and quantum computing; reversible and asynchronous devices; cellular automata and other mathematical machines; P-systems and cellular computing; infinity and spatial computation; chemical and reservoir computing.  
The book is the encyclopedia, the first ever complete authoritative account, of the theoretical and experimental findings in the unconventional computing written by the world leaders in the field. All chapters are self-contains, no specialist background is required to appreciate ideas, findings, constructs and designs presented.  This treatise in unconventional computing appeals to readers from all walks of life, from high-school pupils to university professors, from mathematicians, computers scientists and engineers to chemists and biologists.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Nonuniversality in Computation: Fifteen Misconceptions Rectified

    Akl, Selim G.

    Pages 1-30

  • What Is Computable? What Is Feasibly Computable? A Physicist’s Viewpoint

    Kreinovich, Vladik (et al.)

    Pages 31-58

  • The Ideal Energy of Classical Lattice Dynamics

    Margolus, Norman

    Pages 59-71

  • An Analogue-Digital Model of Computation: Turing Machines with Physical Oracles

    Ambaram, Tânia (et al.)

    Pages 73-115

  • Physical and Formal Aspects of Computation: Exploiting Physics for Computation and Exploiting Computation for Physical Purposes

    MacLennan, Bruce J.

    Pages 117-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Unconventional Computing
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Theory
Editors
  • Andrew Adamatzky
Series Title
Emergence, Complexity and Computation
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33924-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33924-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33923-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81633-3
Series ISSN
2194-7287
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 874
Number of Illustrations and Tables
158 b/w illustrations, 209 illustrations in colour
Topics