- Natalio Krasnogor, Automated Scheduling, Optimisation, and Planning Research Group, School of Computer Science and IT, University of Nottingham, UK
- Steve Gustafson, Automated Scheduling, Optimisation, and Planning Research Group, School of Computer Science and IT, University of Nottingham, UK
- David A. Pelta, Depto. de Ciencias de la Computacion e Inteligencia Artificial, E.T.S. de Ingenieria Informatica, Universidad de Granada
- Jose L. Verdegay, Depto.de Ciencias de la Computacion e Inteligencia Artifical, E.T.S. de Ingenieria Informatica, Universidad de Granada
Self-assembly is a process that creates complex heirarchical structures through the statistical exploration of alternative configurations. These processes occur without external intervention. Self-Assembly processes are ubiquitous in nature. Understanding how nature produces self-assembled systems will represent an enormous leap forward in our technological capabilities. Robustness and versatility are some of the most important properties of self-assembling natural systems. Although systems where self-assembly occurs, or which are created by a self-assembling process, are remarkably vaired, some common principles are starting to be discerned. The unifying thread throughout the book is the "Computational Nature of Self-Assembling Systems."
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