Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 6 | ARTICLE

Title: PARADIGMS EVOLUTION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Author: Dominik Strzałka * (strzalka@prz.edu.pl)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 6

Abstract:
This paper presents a problem of paradigm evolution in computer science. A brilliant idea of Turing machine, which is the basis of all theoretical considerations in the contemporary computer engineering, seems to be from the system analysis point of view, only a complicated system that works only under an algorithmic processing mode. Meanwhile, taking into account the physical structure, the character of realized tasks and interactive processing mode of nowadays computer systems, it seems that they are complex ones and their analysis requires a definitely different approach. The ancient rule “divide and conquer” (reductionist approach) can’t be used in the case of complex systems, because they are governed by Aristotle rule “a whole is more that sum of its parts”. Thus the analysis of modern computer systems requires the understanding of general laws that govern them as a whole and this also requires a different, system approach that takes into account the long-range dependencies in time and space domain, i.e., the paradigm of complex systems.

Keywords: complex systems, computer systems, paradigms evolution




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