Hobbs, M.H.W. and Dalgliesh, N.T. (1999) Parallels and differences between natural and artificial systems. In: Information Systems - The next generation: UK Academy for Information Systems 4th Annual Conference, University of York .
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Abstract The modern armoury of sophisticated specification languages, design tools, Object Oriented techniques and components gives the current information systems professional unprecedented power to act. However, the increasing scope of the role of information systems continues to pose difficult problems. This paper discusses the parallels and differences between artificial and natural complex systems. The fundamental differences between seemingly similar activities suggests that the naive application of biologically inspired techniques of development are unlikely to be useful in the current context of information systems design.
|Item Type:||Conference or workshop item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||information systems. evolution, emergence,|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group|
|Depositing User:||Mark Wheadon|
|Date Deposited:||03 Nov 2009 14:22|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2009 14:22|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21849 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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