The International Research Institute on Anticipatory and Naturalistic Computation (IRIANC) is based on a profoundly new understanding of the role of biology in natural and engineering sciences. Our driving argument is that living systems have fundamentally different notions of computing and self-organization from those in engineering sciences today. Therefore, IRIANC prepares a new research program to investigate the biological imperatives of mathematics and computation in a profoundly new way. This will be based on understanding the premises for and the fundamental characteristics of emergence, organization, development and evolution in biology.
Our goal is to develop a set of novel mathematical formalisms capable of addressing the multiple facets of an integral model and a general theory for biocomputation within an adequate engineering frame of relevance. This effort is a continuation of the 2011 INBIOSA initiative (an EU FP7 project, grant number 269961). The journey has just begun.
Recent publication with free access to all articles until June 20th 2018
The Necessary Conjunction of the Western and Eastern Thought Traditions for Exploring the Nature of Mind and Life
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2016 Foundations of Information Science Forum: Five Discussion Sessions on Phenomenology and Life (February-May, 2016)
2015 JPBMB Special Theme Issue on Integral Biomathics: Life Sciences, Mathematics and Phenomenological Philosophy
2013 JPBMB Special Theme Issue on Integral Biomathics: Can Biology Create a Profoundly New Mathematics and Computation?
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