Autonomy Oriented Computing

From Problem Solving to Complex Systems Modeling

  • Jiming Liu
  • Xiaolong Jin
  • Kwok Ching Tsui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 15-26
  3. AOC in Depth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Pages 151-187
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-216

About this book


Autonomy Oriented Computing explores the important theoretical and practical issues in AOC, by analyzing methodologies and presenting experimental case studies. The book serves as a comprehensive reference source for researchers, scientists, engineers, and professionals in all fields concerned with this promising new development in computer science. It can also be used as a main or supplementary text in graduate and undergraduate programs across a broad range of computer-related disciplines, including Robotics and Automation, Amorphous Computing, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Programming Paradigms, Computational Biology, and many others.

The first part of the book, Fundamentals, describes the basic concepts and characteristics of an AOC system, and then it enumerates the critical design and engineering issues faced in AOC system development. The second part of the book, AOC in Depth, provides a detailed analysis of methodologies and case studies to evaluate the use of AOC in problem solving and complex system modeling. The final chapter reviews the essential features of the AOC paradigm and outlines a number of possibilities for future research and development.

Numerous illustrative examples, experimental case studies, and exercises at the end of each chapter of Autonomy Oriented Computing help particularize and consolidate the methodologies and theories as they are presented.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jiming Liu
    • 1
  • Xiaolong Jin
    • 1
  • Kwok Ching Tsui
    • 1
  1. 1.Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8121-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8122-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2617
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