7. Concluding Remarks

The CCM-based systems shown in this paper can be interpreted as self-organizing systems in a sense. However, they are still far from our goal of real self-organizing system, which is even hard to be defined. This paper contributes to this grand challenge in the following points. The main focuses of future work are as follows. First, the N queens problem and other problems mentioned in this paper are very simple and basically closed problems, that means we can write specifications for these problems. We have to develop CCM-based open systems for problems that are not just constraint satisfaction nor optimization problems, and to observe and to analyze more complex emergent properties in those systems. Second, rules and order degrees are invariant in the model shown in this paper. However, not only the rules but also the goal or target of computation, which is related to the value of evaluation functions, may change during computation in real self-organizing systems. Thus, CCM should be extended to express self-organization or reflection of rules or LODs.
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