From Astrophysics to Unconventional Computation

Essays Presented to Susan Stepney on the Occasion of her 60th Birthday

  • Andrew Adamatzky
  • Vivien Kendon

Part of the Emergence, Complexity and Computation book series (ECC, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Roger White, Wolfgang Banzhaf
    Pages 1-21
  3. Julian F. Miller, Dennis G. Wilson, Sylvain Cussat-Blanc
    Pages 23-71
  4. Viv Kendon
    Pages 73-85
  5. Ian T. Nabney
    Pages 87-102
  6. Fiona A. C. Polack
    Pages 103-122
  7. Eerke Boiten, John Derrick
    Pages 195-206
  8. Simon Hickinbotham
    Pages 207-214
  9. Kangfeng Ye, Simon Foster, Jim Woodcock
    Pages 215-254
  10. Nuno Amálio
    Pages 255-298
  11. Philip Garnett
    Pages 299-310
  12. Andrew Adamatzky, Konrad Szaciłowski, Zoran Konkoli, Liss C. Werner, Dawid Przyczyna, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis
    Pages 311-335

About this book


This Festschrift is a tribute to Susan Stepney’s ideas and achievements in the areas of computer science, formal specifications and proofs, complex systems, unconventional computing, artificial chemistry, and artificial life. All chapters were written by internationally recognised leaders in computer science, physics, mathematics, and engineering. The book shares fascinating ideas, algorithms and implementations related to the formal specification of programming languages and applications, behavioural inheritance, modelling and analysis of complex systems, parallel computing and non-universality, growing cities, artificial life, evolving artificial neural networks, and unconventional computing. Accordingly, it offers an insightful and enjoyable work for readers from all walks of life, from undergraduate students to university professors, from mathematicians, computers scientists and engineers to physicists, chemists and biologists.


Unconventional Computing Natural Computation Evolutionary Algorithms Genetic Programming Bio-inspired Computing Applied Mathematics Computer Engineering Molecular Computing Artificial Chemistries

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Adamatzky
    • 1
  • Vivien Kendon
    • 2
  1. 1.Unconventional Computing LaboratoryUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK
  2. 2.Joint Quantum CentreDurham UniversityDurhamUK

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