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Parallels and differences between natural and artificial systems

Hobbs, M.H.W., Dalgliesh, N.T.G. (1999) Parallels and differences between natural and artificial systems. In: Brooks, Laurence and Kimble, Chris, eds. Information Systems - The next generation. . pp. 14-23. McGraw Hill ISBN 0-07-709558-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:21849)

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Abstract

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: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2009 14:22 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21849 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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