Organic Computing

Organic Computing

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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.... Institute of Systems Engineering a€“ System and Computer Architecture, University of Hannover, AppelstraAŸe 4, 30167 Hannover, Germany. ... In this chapter, we will try to give some answers to these ... We present a quantitative approach for a technically relevant definition of emergence and self-organization, and proposeanbsp;...

Title:Organic Computing
Author:Rolf P. Würtz
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-10-21


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