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Nowadays, builders need to face the proliferation of and software program environments, the expanding calls for of the clients, the transforming into variety of p- grams and the sharing of data, competences and companies because of the generalization ofdatabasesandcommunication networks. Aprogramisnomore a monolithic entity conceived, produced and ?nalized sooner than getting used. A p- gram is now obvious as an open and adaptive body, which, for instance, can - namically comprise prone no longer foreseen by means of the preliminary clothier. those new wishes demand new keep an eye on constructions and application interactions. Unconventionalapproachestoprogramminghavelongbeendevelopedinv- iousnichesandconstituteareservoirofalternativewaystofacetheprogramming languages obstacle. New types of programming (e. g. , bio-inspired computing, - ti?cialchemistry,amorphouscomputing,. . . )arealsocurrentlyexperiencinga renewed interval of progress as they face speci?c wishes and new program - mains. those techniques offer new abstractions and notations or boost new methods of interacting with courses. they're applied by way of embedding new refined information constructions in a classical programming version (API), via extending an current language with new constructs (to deal with concurrency, - ceptions, open environments, . . . ), via conceiving new software program existence cycles and application executions (aspect weaving, run-time compilation) or via counting on a whole new paradigm to specify a computation. they're encouraged by way of theoretical concerns (e. g. , topological, algebraic or logical foundations), pushed via the area handy (domain-speci?c languages like PostScript, musical notation, animation, sign processing, and so forth. ) or via metaphors taken from quite a few components (quantum computing, computing with molecules, details processing in - ological tissues, challenge fixing from nature, ethological and social modeling).

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Initially we perturb the medium, excite it in several sites, thus inputting data. Waves of excitation are generated, they grow, collide with each other and Programming Reaction-Diffusion Processors [t] θ2 =1 θ2 =2 θ2 =3 θ2 =4 θ2 =5 θ2 =6 θ2 =7 37 θ2 =8 θ1 =1 θ1 =2 θ1 =3 θ1 =4 θ1 =5 θ1 =6 θ1 =7 θ1 =8 Fig. 2. Final configurations of RD medium for 1 ≤ θ1 ≤ θ2 ≤ 2. Resting sites are black, precipitate is white annihilate in result of the collision. They may form a stationary inactive concentration profile of a precipitate, which represents result of the computation.

Operations of Lukasiewics three-valued logic implemented in models of Tshaped excitable gate: (a) disjunction, σ+ ∈ { k2 , k2 } (b) conjunction, σ+ = k2 , (c) NOT-Equivalence, σ+ = k2 Let us decrease sites sensitivity and make it depend on number k of cell neighbors: a cell excites if at least σ+ = k2 neighbors are excited. Then junction site can excite only when exactly two of its neighbors are excited, therefore, excitation spreads to output channels only when two waves meet at the junction. Therefore, when a single wave collide to a train of two waves the only single wave passes onto output channel.

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