Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, IEEE International Conference on (2006)
Aug. 15, 2006 to Aug. 17, 2006
Susan Stepney , University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
Fiona A. C. Polack , University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
Heather R. Turner , University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
We explore various definitions and characteristics of emergence, how we might recognise and measure emergence, and how we might engineer emergent systems. We discuss the TUNA ("Theory Underpinning Nanotech Assemblers") project, which is investigating emergent engineering in the context of molecular nanotechnology, and use the TUNA case study to explore an architecture suitable for emergent complex systems.
H. R. Turner, F. A. Polack and S. Stepney, "Engineering Emergence," 11th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems(ICECCS), Stanford, CA, 2006, pp. 89-97.