Unconventional approaches to programming have long been developed, in various niches and out of curiosity, and they constitute a reservoir of alternative avenues to deal with unknown programming challenges. New paradigms of programming are currently ...
experiencing a renewed period of interest and growth to cope with problems from specific application domains. This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the International Workshop on Unconventional Programming Paradigms, UPP 2004, held at Le Mont Saint Michel, France, in September 2004. The 26 revised full papers presented together with an invited paper on quantum computing were carefully reviewed for presentation in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on chemical computing, amorphous computing, bio-inspired computing, autonomic computing, and generative programming.