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Organic programming for cooperative computation

  • Hideyuki Nakashima
Session B-1: Cooperative Computation
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1274)

Abstract

We view organic systems as examples of a cooperative computational system. In this paper, we describe the design principle of our new software methodology for building complex systems out of simple units. The emphasis is on the architecture which is used to combine the units, rather than programming of each unit. We named the methodology “organic programming” after the flexibility of organic systems such as plants and animals as well as their holistic nature. We also draw analogy from eastern philosophy which in general favors holistic views over analytic ones.

Keywords

Context Dependency Proper Action Organic Programming Situation Calculus Simple Unit 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideyuki Nakashima
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  1. 1.Cooperative Architecture Project TeamETLTsukubaJapan

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