Understanding Complex Systems

Organic Computing

Editors: Würtz, Rolf P. (Ed.)

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  • Brings together the state-of-the-art in organic computing
  • Includes articles by Christoph von der Malsburg, Klaus Mainzer, and Richard Bellmanns (the inventor of dynamic programming) - daughter Kirstie setting the foundations regarding brain-organization, emergence and selforganization
  • Demonstrates the mechanisms of "Learning from Nature" which is a founding principle of Organic Computing
  • The presented projects are building on work done in brain theory, neural networks, evolutionary computation, optimization and network theory
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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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Organic Computing

    Pages 1-6

    Würtz, Rolf P.

  • The Organic Future of Information Technology

    Pages 7-24

    Malsburg, Christoph von der

  • Systems Engineering for Organic Computing: The Challenge of Shared Design and Control between OC Systems and their Human Engineers

    Pages 25-80

    Bellman, Kirstie L. (et al.)

  • Controlled Emergence and Self-Organization

    Pages 81-103

    Müller-Schloer, Christian (et al.)

  • Organic Computing and Complex Dynamical Systems – Conceptual Foundations and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Pages 105-122

    Mainzer, Klaus

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organic Computing
Editors
  • Rolf P. Würtz
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77657-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77657-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-77656-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09642-6
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 355
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