Advances in Unconventional Computing

Volume 2: Prototypes, Models and Algorithms

  • Andrew Adamatzky

Part of the Emergence, Complexity and Computation book series (ECC, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Matthew R. Lakin, Milan N. Stojanovic, Darko Stefanovic
    Pages 1-28
  3. Evgeny Katz, Brian E. Fratto
    Pages 29-59
  4. Jerzy Gorecki, Joanna N. Gorecka, Bogdan Nowakowski, Hiroshi Ueno, Tatsuaki Tsuruyama, Kenichi Yoshikawa
    Pages 85-104
  5. Mingzhu Sun, Xin Zhao
    Pages 105-139
  6. James Stovold, Simon O’Keefe
    Pages 141-166
  7. Ben De Lacy Costello, Andrew Adamatzky
    Pages 167-198
  8. Larry Bull, Rita Toth, Chris Stone, Ben De Lacy Costello, Andrew Adamatzky
    Pages 199-212
  9. Kohta Suzuno, Daishin Ueyama, Michal Branicki, Rita Tóth, Artur Braun, István Lagzi
    Pages 237-243
  10. Jitka Čejková, Silvia Holler, To Quyen Nguyenová, Christian Kerrigan, František Štěpánek, Martin M. Hanczyc
    Pages 245-260
  11. Mariusz H. Jakubowski, Ken Steiglitz, Richard Squier
    Pages 261-295
  12. Ken Steiglitz
    Pages 297-307
  13. Stefano Siccardi, Andrew Adamatzky
    Pages 309-346
  14. Reem Mokhtar, Sudhanshu Garg, Harish Chandran, Hieu Bui, Tianqi Song, John Reif
    Pages 347-395
  15. Hajo Broersma, Julian F. Miller, Stefano Nichele
    Pages 397-428
  16. Kacper Pilarczyk, Przemysław Kwolek, Agnieszka Podborska, Sylwia Gawęda, Marek Oszajca, Konrad Szaciłowski
    Pages 429-467
  17. Silvia Battistoni, Alice Dimonte, Victor Erokhin
    Pages 469-496
  18. Nikolaos P. Bitsakidis, Nikolaos I. Dourvas, Savvas A. Chatzichristofis, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis
    Pages 591-614
  19. Krzysztof Pancerz, Andrew Schumann
    Pages 615-636
  20. Daniel Lobo, Michael Levin
    Pages 637-654
  21. Savas Konur, Harold Fellermann, Larentiu Marian Mierla, Daven Sanassy, Christophe Ladroue, Sara Kalvala et al.
    Pages 655-676
  22. Andrew Adamatzky
    Pages 709-738
  23. Alexander O. Tarakanov, Alla V. Borisova
    Pages 763-771
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 805-812

About this book


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 exploit principles and mechanisms of information processing in and functional properties of physical, chemical and living systems to develop efficient algorithms, design optimal architectures and manufacture working prototypes of future and emergent computing devices.

This second volume presents experimental laboratory prototypes and applied computing implementations.  Emergent molecular computing is presented by enzymatic logical gates and circuits, and DNA nano-devices. Reaction-diffusion chemical computing is exemplified by logical circuits in Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium and geometrical computation in precipitating chemical reactions. Logical circuits realised with solitons and impulses in polymer chains show advances in collision-based computing. Photo-chemical and memristive  devices give us a glimpse on  hot topics of a novel hardware. Practical computing is represented by algorithms of collective and immune-computing and nature-inspired optimisation.  Living computing devices are implemented in real and simulated cells, regenerating organisms, plant roots and slime mould.

The book is the encyclopedia, the  first ever complete authoritative account, of the theoretical and experimental findings in the unconventional computing written by the world leaders in the field. All chapters are self-contains, no specialist background is required to appreciate ideas, findings, constructs and designs presented.  This treatise in unconventional computing appeals to readers from all walks of life, from high-school pupils to university professors, from mathematicians, computers scientists and engineers to chemists and biologists.


Unconventional Computing Computability Nature-inspired Optimization Belousov-Zhabotinsky Solitons Memristic Devices

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Adamatzky
    • 1
  1. 1.Unconventional ComputingCentreUniversity of the Westof England Unconventional ComputingCentreBristolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33920-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33921-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-7287
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-7295
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