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An Architecture for Modelling Emergence in CA-Like Systems

Polack, Fiona A.C. and Stepney, Susan and Turner, Heather and Welch, Peter H. and Barnes, Frederick R.M. (2005) An Architecture for Modelling Emergence in CA-Like Systems. In: Capcarrere, Mathieu S. and Freitas, Alex A. and Bentley, Peter J. and Johnson, Colin G. and Timmis, Jon, eds. Advances in Artificial Life 8th European Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 427-436. ISBN 978-3-540-28848-0. E-ISBN 978-3-540-31816-3. (doi:10.1007/11553090_44) (KAR id:14272)


We consider models of emergence, adding downward causation to conventional models where causation permeates from low-level elements to high-level behaviour. We describe an architecture and prototype simulation medium for tagging and modelling emergent features in CA-like systems. This is part of ongoing work on engineering emergence.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/11553090_44
Uncontrolled keywords: cellular automata, emergence, occam-pi, simulation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:52 UTC
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