Liquid Computing

  • Wolfgang Maass
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73001-9_53

Volume 4497 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Maass W. (2007) Liquid Computing. In: Cooper S.B., Löwe B., Sorbi A. (eds) Computation and Logic in the Real World. CiE 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4497. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This review addresses structural differences between that type of computation on which computability theory and computational complexity theory have focused so far, and those computations that are usually carried out in biological organisms (either in the brain, or in the form of gene regulation within a single cell). These differences concern the role of time, the way in which the input is presented, the way in which an algorithm is implemented, and in the end also the definition of what a computation is. This article describes liquid computing as a new framework for analyzing those types of computations that are usually carried out in biological organisms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Maass
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Technische Universitaet Graz, A-8010 GrazAustria