We explore various definitions and characteristics of emergence, how we might recognise and measure emergence , and how we might engineer emergent systems. We discuss the TUNA (" Theory Underpinning Nanotech As-semblers ") project, which is investigating emergent engineering in the context of molecular nanotechnology, and use the TUNA case study to explore… (More)
We consider models of emergence, adding downward causa-tion to conventional models where causation permeates from low-level elements to high-level behaviour. We describe an architecture and prototype simulation medium for tagging and modelling emergent features in CA-like systems. This is part of ongoing work on engineering emergence.
We propose a framework for engineering emergent behaviour that allows system specification and design at the level of the emergence. We discuss how rule migration can be used to translate this high-level multi-layer design (mobile process model) into an equivalent simple cellular automaton model with only local rules, and emergent behaviour. In this paper,… (More)