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Emergence, Complexity and Computation

Emergence, Complexity and Computation
36 Volumes | 2013 - 2021


The Emergence, Complexity and Computation (ECC) series publishes new developments, advancements and selected topics in the fields of complexity, computation and emergence. The series focuses on all aspects of reality-based computation approaches from an interdisciplinary point of view especially from applied sciences, biology, physics, or chemistry. It presents new ideas and interdisciplinary insight on the mutual intersection of subareas of computation, complexity and emergence and its impact and limits to any computing based on physical limits (thermodynamic and quantum limits, Bremermann’s limit, Seth Lloyd limits…) as well as algorithmic limits (Gödel’s proof and its impact on calculation, algorithmic complexity, the Chaitin’s Omega number and Kolmogorov complexity, non-traditional calculations like Turing machine process and its consequences,…) and limitations arising in artificial intelligence. The topics are (but not limited to) membrane computing, DNA computing, immune computing, quantum computing, swarm computing, analogic computing, chaos computing and computing on the edge of chaos, computational aspects of dynamics of complex systems (systems with self-organization, multiagent systems, cellular automata, artificial life,…), emergence of complex systems and its computational aspects, and agent based computation. The main aim of this series is to discuss the above mentioned topics from an interdisciplinary point of view and present new ideas coming from mutual intersection of classical as well as modern methods of computation. Within the scope of the series are monographs, lecture notes, selected contributions from specialized conferences and workshops, special contribution from international experts.
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All books of the series Emergence, Complexity and Computation

2021 | Book

Attractor Dimension Estimates for Dynamical Systems: Theory and Computation

Dedicated to Gennady Leonov

This book provides analytical and numerical methods for the estimation of dimension characteristics (Hausdorff, Fractal, Carathéodory dimensions) for attractors and invariant sets of dynamical systems and cocycles generated by smooth differential …

2021 | Book

Modern Trends in Controlled Stochastic Processes:

Theory and Applications, V.III

This book presents state-of-the-art solution methods and applications of stochastic optimal control. It is a collection of extended papers discussed at the traditional Liverpool workshop on controlled stochastic processes with participants from …

2020 | Book

The Evolution of Complexity

Simple Simulations of Major Innovations

This book gathers together much of the author’s work – both old and new - to explore a number of the key increases in complexity seen in the natural world, seeking to explain each of them purely in terms of the features of fitness landscapes. In a …

2019 | Book

Behaviourism in Studying Swarms: Logical Models of Sensing and Motoring

This book presents fundamental theoretical results for designing object-oriented programming languages for controlling swarms. It studies the logics of swarm behaviours. According to behaviourism, all behaviours can be controlled or even managed …

2018 | Book

Inspired by Nature

Essays Presented to Julian F. Miller on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday

This book is a tribute to Julian Francis Miller’s ideas and achievements in computer science, evolutionary algorithms and genetic programming, electronics, unconventional computing, artificial chemistry and theoretical biology. Leading …

2018 | Book

Evolutionary Algorithms, Swarm Dynamics and Complex Networks

Methodology, Perspectives and Implementation

Evolutionary algorithms constitute a class of well-known algorithms, which are designed based on the Darwinian theory of evolution and Mendelian theory of heritage. They are partly based on random and partly based on deterministic principles. Due …

2018 | Book

Self-organizing Coalitions for Managing Complexity

Agent-based Simulation of Evolutionary Game Theory Models using Dynamic Social Networks for Interdisciplinary Applications

This book provides an interdisciplinary approach to complexity, combining ideas from areas like complex networks, cellular automata, multi-agent systems, self-organization and game theory. The first part of the book provides an extensive …

2018 | Book

Probabilistic Cellular Automata

Theory, Applications and Future Perspectives

This book explores Probabilistic Cellular Automata (PCA) from the perspectives of statistical mechanics, probability theory, computational biology and computer science. PCA are extensions of the well-known Cellular Automata models of complex …

2018 | Book

Reversibility and Universality

Essays Presented to Kenichi Morita on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday

This book is a tribute to Kenichi Morita’s ideas and achievements in theoretical computer science, reversibility and computationally universal mathematical machines. It offers a unique source of information on universality and reversibility in …

2018 | Book

A Metaheuristic Approach to Protein Structure Prediction

Algorithms and Insights from Fitness Landscape Analysis

This book introduces characteristic features of the protein structure prediction (PSP) problem. It focuses on systematic selection and improvement of the most appropriate metaheuristic algorithm to solve the problem based on a fitness landscape …

2018 | Book

Shortest Path Solvers. From Software to Wetware

This book offers advanced parallel and distributed algorithms and experimental laboratory prototypes of unconventional shortest path solvers. In addition, it presents novel and unique algorithms of solving shortest problems in massively parallel …

2017 | Book

Advances in Unconventional Computing

Volume 1: Theory

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 …

2017 | Book

Advances in Unconventional Computing

Volume 2: Prototypes, Models and Algorithms

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 …

2017 | Book

Emergent Computation

A Festschrift for Selim G. Akl

This book is dedicated to Professor Selim G. Akl to honour his groundbreaking research achievements in computer science over four decades. The book is an intellectually stimulating excursion into emergent computing paradigms, architectures and …

2017 | Book

Real-life Applications with Membrane Computing

This book thoroughly investigates the underlying theoretical basis of membrane computing models, and reveals their latest applications. In addition, to date there have been no illustrative case studies or complex real-life applications that …

2016 | Book

Turing Machine Universality of the Game of Life

This book presents a proof of universal computation in the Game of Life cellular automaton by using a Turing machine construction. It provides an introduction including background information and an extended review of the literature for Turing Mac

2016 | Book

Memristor-Based Nanoelectronic Computing Circuits and Architectures

This book considers the design and development of nanoelectronic computing circuits, systems and architectures focusing particularly on memristors, which represent one of today’s latest technology breakthroughs in nanoelectronics. The book studies, e

2016 | Book

Designing Beauty: The Art of Cellular Automata

This fascinating, colourful book offers in-depth insights and first-hand working experiences in the production of art works, using simple computational models with rich morphological behaviour, at the edge of mathematics, computer science, p

2016 | Book

Advances in Physarum Machines

Sensing and Computing with Slime Mould

This book is devoted to Slime mould Physarum polycephalum, which is a large single cell capable for distributed sensing, concurrent information processing, parallel computation and decentralized actuation. The ease of culturing and experime

2015 | Book

Automata, Universality, Computation

Tribute to Maurice Margenstern

This book is an intellectually stimulating excursion into mathematical machines and structures capable for a universal computation. World top experts in computer science and mathematics overview exciting and intriguing topics of logical theory of