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Energy, entropy and work in computational ecosystems: a thermodynamic account

Energy, entropy and work in computational ecosystems: a thermodynamic account
Energy, entropy and work in computational ecosystems: a thermodynamic account
Recently, computer scientists have begun to build computational ecosystems in which multiple autonomous agents interact locally to achieve globally efficient organised behaviour. Here we present a thermodynamic interpretation of these systems. We highlight the difference between the regular use of terms such as energy and work, and their use within a thermodynamic framework. We explore the way in which this perspective might influence the design and management of such systems.
978-0-262-28719-7
274-281
MIT Press
Jacyno, Mariusz
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Bullock, Seth
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Bullock, S.
Noble, J.
Watson, R.
Bedau, Mark A.
Jacyno, Mariusz
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Bullock, Seth
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Bullock, S.
Noble, J.
Watson, R.
Bedau, Mark A.

Jacyno, Mariusz and Bullock, Seth (2008) Energy, entropy and work in computational ecosystems: a thermodynamic account. Bullock, S., Noble, J., Watson, R. and Bedau, Mark A. (eds.) In Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems. MIT Press. pp. 274-281 .

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Recently, computer scientists have begun to build computational ecosystems in which multiple autonomous agents interact locally to achieve globally efficient organised behaviour. Here we present a thermodynamic interpretation of these systems. We highlight the difference between the regular use of terms such as energy and work, and their use within a thermodynamic framework. We explore the way in which this perspective might influence the design and management of such systems.

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Published date: 5 August 2008
Venue - Dates: Eleventh International Conference on Artificial Life, Winchester, United Kingdom, 2008-08-04 - 2008-08-07
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 266131
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/266131
ISBN: 978-0-262-28719-7
PURE UUID: a41ed5e2-1f4c-487b-aa7e-bbbce220f476

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Date deposited: 14 Jul 2008 12:37
Last modified: 25 Jun 2020 16:47

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