Can Solutions Emerge?

  • Michael Zapf
  • Thomas Weise
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5343)


Emergence engineering is a novel approach in Software Engineering which targets at triggering emergent phenomena in groups of individuals in order to exploit those phenomena for engineering solutions. We impose the requirements of functional adequateness to a dynamic system and wait for it to adapt. In this article we discuss the effects of the expressiveness of the behavioral description in terms of reliability of the solutions. Can we expect Emergence Engineering to produce solutions in the proper meaning of the term at all?


Genetic Algorithm Genetic Program Critical Section Emergent Phenomenon Emergence Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Zapf
    • 1
  • Thomas Weise
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität KasselKasselGermany

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