By Luigi Accardi, Ruben Sabbadini (auth.), I. Antoniou, C. S. Calude, M. J. Dinneen (eds.)
This e-book includes papers awarded on the 2d foreign convention on Unconventional types of Computation (UMCK'2K), which used to be held at Solvay Institutes, Brussels, Belgium, in December 2000. pcs as we all know them can be recovering and less expensive, and doing extra for us, yet they're nonetheless not able to deal with many initiatives of useful curiosity. Nature, notwithstanding, has been 'computing' with molecules and cells for billions of years, and those average procedures shape the most motivation for the development of extensively new versions of computation, the middle topic of the papers during this quantity. Unconventional types of Computation, UMCK'2K covers all significant parts of unconventional computation, together with quantum computing, DNA-based computation, membrane computing and evolutionary algorithms.