Modern computing relies on future and emergent technologies which have been conceived via interaction between computer science, engineering, chemistry, physics and biology. This highly interdisciplinary book presents advances in the fields of parallel, distributed and emergent information processing and computation. The book represents major breakthroughs in parallel quantum protocols, elastic cloud servers, structural properties of interconnection networks, internet of things, morphogenetic collective systems, swarm intelligence and cellular automata, unconventionality in parallel computation, algorithmic information dynamics, localized DNA computation, graph-based cryptography, slime mold inspired nano-electronics and cytoskeleton computers.


  • Truly interdisciplinary, spanning computer science, electronics, mathematics and biology
  • Covers widely popular topics of future and emergent computing technologies, cloud computing, parallel computing, DNA computation, security and network analysis, cryptography, and theoretical computer science
  • Provides unique chapters written by top experts in theoretical and applied computer science, information processing and engineering

From Parallel to Emergent Computing provides a visionary statement on how computing will advance in the next 25 years and what new fields of science will be involved in computing engineering. This book is a valuable resource for computer scientists working today, and in years to come.

part 1|1 pages

Networks and Parallel Computing

chapter Chapter 1|28 pages

On the Importance of Parallelism for the Security of Quantum Protocols

ByMarius Nagy, Naya Nagy

chapter Chapter 2|18 pages

Analytical Modeling and Optimization of an Elastic Cloud Server System

ByKeqin Li

chapter Chapter 3|28 pages

Towards an Opportunistic Software-Defined Networking Solution *

ByLefteris Mamatas, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Vassilis Tsaoussidis

chapter Chapter 4|26 pages

Structural Properties and Fault Resiliency of Interconnection Networks

ByEddie Cheng, Rong-Xia Hao, Ke Qiu, Zhizhang Shen

part 2|1 pages

Distributed Systems

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Toward Modeling Regeneration via Adaptable Echo State Networks

ByJennifer Hammelman, Hava Siegelmann, Santosh Manicka, Michael Levin

chapter Chapter 7|42 pages

From Darwinian Evolution to Swarm Computation and Gamesourcing

ByIvan Zelinka, Donald Davendra, Lenka Skanderová, Tomáš Vantuch, Lumír Kojeckỳ, Michal Bukáček

chapter Chapter 8|22 pages

A Scalable and Modular Software Architecture for Finite Elements on Hierarchical Hybrid Grids

ByNils Kohl, Dominik Thönnes, Daniel Drzisga, Dominik Bartuschat, Ulrich Rüde

chapter Chapter 9|22 pages

Minimal Discretised Agent-Based Modelling of the Dynamics of Change in Reactive Systems

ByTiago G. Correale, Pedro P.B. de Oliveira

chapter Chapter 10|18 pages

Toward a Crab-Driven Cellular Automaton

ByYuta Nishiyama, Masao Migita, Kenta Kaito, Hisashi Murakami

chapter Chapter 11|22 pages

Evolving Benchmark Functions for Optimization Algorithms

ByYang Lou, Shiu Yin Yuen, Guanrong Chen

chapter Chapter 12|12 pages

Do Ant Colonies Obey the Talmud?

ByAndrew Schumann

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

Biomorphs with Memory

ByRamón Alonso-Sanz

chapter Chapter 15|30 pages

Swarm Intelligence for Area Surveillance Using Autonomous Robots

ByTilemachos Bontzorlos, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Franciszek Seredynski

part 3|1 pages

Emergent Computing

chapter Chapter 17|18 pages

Algorithmic Information Dynamics of Emergent, Persistent, and Colliding Particles in the Game of Life *

ByHector Zenil, Narsis A. Kiani, Jesper Tegnér

chapter Chapter 18|22 pages

On Mathematics of Universal Computation with Generic Dynamical Systems

ByVasileios Athanasiou, Zoran Konkoli

chapter Chapter 19|18 pages

Localized DNA Computation

ByHieu Bui, John Reif

chapter Chapter 21|32 pages

Computing via Self-Optimising Continuum

ByAlexander Safonov

chapter Chapter 22|44 pages

Exploring Tehran with Excitable Medium

ByAndrew Adamatzky, Mohammad Mahdi Dehshibi

chapter Chapter 23|20 pages

Feasibility of Slime-Mold-Inspired Nano-Electronic Devices

ByTakahide Oya

chapter Chapter 24|38 pages

A Laminar Cortical Model for 3D Boundary and Surface Representations of Complex Natural Scenes

ByYongqiang Cao, Stephen Grossberg

chapter Chapter 25|28 pages

Emergence of Locomotion Gaits through Sensory Feedback in a Quadruped Robot

ByPaolo Arena, Andrea Bonanzinga, Luca Patanè

chapter Chapter 26|22 pages

Towards Cytoskeleton Computers. A Proposal

ByAndrew Adamatzky, Jack Tuszynski, Jӧrg Pieper, Dan V. Nicolau, Rosaria Rinaldi, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Victor Erokhin, Jӧrg Schnauß, David M. Smith