Short works

Books : reviews

Christof Teuscher.
Turing's Connectionism: an investigation of neural network architectures.
Springer. 2002

Turing’s connectionism provides a detailed and in-depth analysis of Turing’s almost forgotten ideas on oonnectionist machines. In a little known paper entitled “Intelligent Machinery”, Turing already investigated connections models as early as 1948. Unfortunately, his work was dismissed by his employer as a “schoolboy essay“ and went unpublished until 1968, 14 years after his death.

in this book, Christof Teuscher analyzes all aspects of Turing’s “unorganized machines”. Turing himself also proposed a sort of genetic algorithm to train the networks. This idea has been resumed by the author and genetic algorithms are used to build and train Turing’s unorganized machines. Teuscher’s work starts from Turing’s initial ideas, but importantly goes beyond them. Many new kinds of machines and new aspects are considered, e.g., hardware implementation, analysis of the complex dynamics of the networks, hypercomputation, and learning algorithms.

Andrew Adamatzky, Christof Teuscher, eds.
From Utopian to Genuine Unconventional Computers.
Luniver Press. 2006


Kazuhito Yamada, Tetsuya Asai, Ikuko N. Motoike, Yoshihito Amemiya. On digital VLSI circuits exploiting colision-based fusion gates. 2006
Adam Budd, Christopher Stone, Jonathan Masere, Andrew Adamatzky, Ben De Lacy Costello, Lawrence Bull. Towards machine learning control of chemical computers. 2006
Nicholas Glade. Existence and persistence of microtubule chemical trails---a step toward microtubule collision-based computing. 2006
John Greenman, Ioannis Ieropoulus, Chris R. Melhuish. Perfusion anodophile biofilm electrodes and their potential for computing. 2006
Niall Murphy, Thomas J. Naughton, Damien Woods, Beverley Henley, Kieran McDermott, Elaine Duffy, Peter J. M. van der Burgt, Niamh Woods. Implementations of a model of physical sorting. 2006
Selim G. Akl. Conventional or unconventional: Is any computer universal?. 2006
Karoline Wiesner, James P. Crutchfield. Language diversity of measured quantum processes. 2006
William M. Stevens. Logic Circuits in a system of repelling particles. 2006
Alexis De Vos, Yvan Van Rentergem. From group theory to reversible computers. 2006

Andrew Adamatzky, Lawrence Bull, Ben De Lacy Costello, Susan Stepney, Christof Teuscher, eds.
Unconventional Computing 2007.
Luniver Press. 2007

(read but not reviewed)


Matthias Bechmann, John A. Clark, Angelika Sebald, Susan Stepney. Unentangling nuclear magnetic resonance computing. 2007
Simon O'Keefe. Implementation of logical operations on a domino substrate. 2007
William M. Stevens. A kinematic Turing machine. 2007
Effirul I. Ramlan, Klaus-Peter Zauner. Nucleic acid enzymes: The fusion of self-assembly and conformational computing. 2007
Ed Blakey. On the computational complexity of physical computing systems .. 2007
Navneet Bhalla, Peter J. Bentley, Christian Jacob. Mapping virtual self-assembly rules to physical systems. 2007
Willem Fouche, Johannes Heidema, Glyn Jones, Petrus H. Potgieter. Halting in quantum Turing computation. 2007
Kohta Suzuki, Satoshi Murata. Design of DNA spike oscillator. 2007
Kaoru Onodera. The computing power of structured molecules with gaps: Watson-Crick insertion systems. 2007
Mike Stannett. Physical hypercomputation. 2007
Jeff Jones, Mohammed Saeed. Collective perception of absolute brightness from relative contrast information -- an emergent pattern formation approach. 2007
Masayuki Ikebe, Yusuke Kitauchi. Evaluation of a multi-path maze-solving cellular automata by using a virtual slime-mold model. 2007
Takashi Morie, Takahiro Yamamoto. A cellular-automaton-based anisotropic diffusion algorithm for subjective contour generation and its digital VLSI implementation. 2007
Xin-She Yang, Young Z. L. Yang. Cellular automata networks. 2007
Eugene S. Kitamura, Yukio-Pegio Gunji. Wholeness based on gluing of incomplete information. 2007