Andrew Adamatzky, Selim Akl, Mark Burgin, Cristian S. Calude, José Félix Costa, Mohammad M. Dehshibi, Yukio-Peggio Gunji, Zoran Konkoli, Bruce MacLennan, Bruno Marchal, Maurice Margenstern, Genaro J. Martínez, Richard Mayne, Kenichi Morita, Andrew Schumann, Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Susan Stepney, Karl Svozil, Hector Zenil.
East-West Paths to Unconventional Computing

Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 2017 (online early)


Unconventional computing is about breaking boundaries in thinking, acting and computing. Typical topics of this non-typical field include, but are not limited to physics of computation, non-classical logics, new complexity measures, novel hardware, mechanical, chemical and quantum computing. Unconventional computing encourages a new style of thinking while practical applications are obtained from uncovering and exploiting principles and mechanisms of information processing in and functional properties of, physical, chemical and living systems; in particular, efficient algorithms are developed, (almost) optimal architectures are designed and working prototypes of future computing devices are manufactured. This article includes idiosyncratic accounts of ‘unconventional computing’ scientists reflecting on their personal experiences, what attracted them to the field, their inspirations and discoveries.

  author = "Andrew Adamatzky and Selim Akl and Mark Burgin and Cristian S. Calude and
            Jos{\'e} F{\'e}lix Costa and Mohammad M. Dehshibi and Yukio-Peggio Gunji and
            Zoran Konkoli and Bruce MacLennan and Bruno Marchal and
            Maurice Margenstern and Genaro J. Mart{\'i}nez and Richard Mayne and
            Kenichi Morita and Andrew Schumann and Yaroslav D. Sergeyev and
            Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis and Susan Stepney and Karl Svozil and Hector Zenil",
  title = "East-West Paths to Unconventional Computing",
  journal = "Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology",
  doi = "10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2017.08.004",
  year = 2017