Books

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Books : reviews

Jean-Pierre Banatre, Pascal Fradet, Jean-Louis Giavitto, Olivier Michel, eds.
Unconventional Programming Paradigms, UPP 2004: Mont Saint Michel, France.
Springer. 2005

Contents

Philippe Jorrand, Marie Lalire. From Quantum Physics to Programming Languages: A Process Algebraic Approach. 2005
Peter Dittrich. Chemical Computing. 2005
Andrew Adamatzky. Programming Reaction-Diffusion Processors. 2005
Klaus-Peter Zauner. From Prescriptive Programming of Solid-State Devices to Orchestrated Self-organisation of Informed Matter. 2005
Winfried Kurth, Ole Kniemeyer, Gerhard Buck-Sorlin. Relational Growth Grammars -- A Graph Rewriting Approach to Dynamical Systems with a Dynamical Structure. 2005
Wolfgang Banzhaf, C. Lasarczyk. A New Programming Paradigm Inspired by Artificial Chemistries. 2005
Jean-Pierre Banatre, Pascal Fradet, Yves Radenac. Higher-Order Chemical Programming Style. 2005
Daniel Coore. Introduction to Amorphous Computing. 2005
Daniel Coore. Abstractions for Directing Self-organising Patterns. 2005
Jacob Beal. Programming an Amorphous Computational Medium. 2005
Jean-Louis Giavitto, Olivier Michel, Julien Cohen, Antoine Spicher. Computations in Space and Space in Computations. 2005
Gheorghe Paun. Bio-inspired Computing Paradigms (Natural Computing). 2005
Thomas Back, Ron Breukelaar, Lars Willmes. Inverse Design of Cellular Automata by Genetic Algorithms: An Unconventional Programming Paradigm. 2005
John H. Reif, Thomas H. LaBean, Sudheer Sahu, Hao Yan, Peng Yin. Design, Simulation, and Experimental Demonstration of Self-assembled DNA Nanostructures and Motors. 2005
Gheorghe Paun. Membrane Systems: A Quick Introduction. 2005
Gabriel Ciobanu, Dorel Lucanu. Cellular Meta-programming over Membranes. 2005
Marian Gheorghe, Ioanna Stamatopoulou, Mike Holcombe, Petros Kefalas. Modelling Dynamically Organised Colonies of Bio-entities. 2005
Oscar H. Ibarra. P Systems: Some Recent Results and Research Problems. 2005
Christof Teuscher. Outlining an Unconventional, Adaptive, and Particle-Based Reconfigurable Computer Architecture. 2005
Manish Parashar, Salim Hariri. Autonomic Computing: An Overview. 2005
Zhen Li, Manish Parashar. Enabling Autonomic Grid Applications: Dynamic Composition, Coordination and Interaction. 2005
Ozalp Babaoglu, Mark Jelasity, Alberto Montresor. Grassroots Approach to Self-management in Large-Scale Distributed Systems. 2005
Jingmei Yang, Huoping Chen, Byoung uk Kim, Salim Hariri, Manish Parashar. Autonomic Runtime System for Large Scale Parallel and Distributed Applications. 2005
Pierre Cointe. Towards Generative Programming. 2005
Krzysztof Czarnecki. Overview of Generative Software Development. 2005
Mira Mezini, Klaus Ostermann. A Comparison of Program Generation with Aspect-Oriented Programming. 2005
Shigeru Chiba. Generative Programming from a Post Object-Oriented Programming Viewpoint. 2005

RenÚ Doursat, Hiroki Sayama, Olivier Michel.
Morphogenetic Engineering: towards programmable complex systems.
Springer. 2012

Generally, spontaneous pattern formation phenomena are random and repetitive, whereas elaborate devices are the deterministic product of human design.

Yet, biological organisms and collective insect constructions are exceptional examples of complex systems that are both self-organized and architectural.

This book is the first initiative of its kind toward establishing a new field of research, Morphogenetic Engineering, to explore the modeling and implementation of “self-architecturing” systems. Particular emphasis is placed on the programmability and computational abilities of self-organization, properties that are often underappreciated in complex systems science—while, conversely, the benefits of self-organization are often underappreciated in engineering methodologies.

Altogether, the aim of this work is to provide a framework for and examples of a larger class of “self-architecturing” systems, while addressing fundamental questions such as

• How do biological organisms carry out morphogenetic tasks so reliably?
• Can we extrapolate their self-formation capabilities to engineered systems?
• Can physical systems be endowed with information (or informational systems be embedded in physics) so as to create autonomous morphologies and functions?
• What are the core principles and best practices for the design and engineering of such morphogenetic systems?

The intended audience consists of researchers and graduate students who are working on, starting to work on, or interested in programmable self-organizing systems in a wide range of scientific fields, including computer science, robotics, bioengineering, control engineering, physics, theoretical biology, mathematics, and many others.