We review progress in Grand Challenge 7: Journeys in Non-Classical Computation. We overview GC7-related events, review some background work in certain aspects of GC7 (hypercomputation, bio-inspired computation, and embodied computation) and identify some of the unifying challenges. We review the progress in implementations of one class of non-classical computers: reaction-diffusion systems. We conclude with warnings about "regression to the classical".
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@inproceedings(SS-BCS-VCS, author = "Susan Stepney and Samson Abramsky and Andy Adamatzky and Colin Johnson and Jon Timmis", title = "Grand Challenge 7: Journeys in Non-Classical Computation", pages = "407-421", crossref = "BCS-VCS" ) @proceedings(BCS-VCS, title = "Visions of Computer Science, London, UK, September 2008", booktitle = "Visions of Computer Science, London, UK, September 2008", publisher = "BCS", year = 2008 )