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: Advances in Artificial Life, 8th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2005). (Full text available)

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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: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: cellular automata, emergence, occam-pi, simulation
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Systems Architecture Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 08:21
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