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EPSRC Reference: GR/M56500/01
Title: COMPUTING WITH PROGRAMMABLE MATTER
Principal Investigator: Allinson, Professor NM
Other Investigators:
Bolouri, Professor H Yin, Professor H Holden, Professor A
Jones, Professor A Austin, Professor J
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Department: Electrical Engineering & Electronics
Organisation: UMIST
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 April 1999 Ends: 31 March 2001 Value (£): 50,872
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Several research communities are converging on the need for new computational paradigms aiming not only to circumvent the predicted stagnation of conventional silicon and computing technologies but also, as more pressing needs, to comprehend and control complex systems. Complex systems can exhibit behaviours - some beneficial, some nor - which are properties of the whole system. Such behaviours have long been recognised in many living systems. Man-made systems, both organisational and physical, can display such emergent behaviours - always unintended and often detrimental.The timeliness of this activity is apparent not just from technology needs but from developments in diverse fields - many lying outside the traditional boundaries of information technology and computer engineering - development of unifying mathematical models for non-linear distributed systems, increased activity on intelligent multi-agents, evolutionary descriptions and related themes, rapid growth in understanding of the molecular basis of living metabolic and other systems, detailed simulation of naturally occurring self-organising self-cooperating systems, and extensions of neural computing perspectives.It is likely that exploration of such a pervasive theme as Emergent Computing will be as productive and as stimulating as the recenet development of neural computing.
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