Pervasive computing framework for modeling complex virtually-unbounded complex systems

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The aim of the PERPLEXUS project is to develop a scalable hardware platform made of custom reconfigurable devices endowed with bio-inspired capabilities that will enable the simulation of large-scale complex systems and the study of emergent complex behaviours in a virtually unbounded wireless network of computing modules.

At the heart of these ubiquitous computing modules (ubidules), we will use a custom reconfigurable electronic device capable of implementing bio-inspired mechanisms such as growth, learning, and evolution. This reconfigurable circuit will be associated to rich sensory elements and wireless communication capabilities.
The PERPLEXUS platform offers several advantages compared to classical software simulations: speed-up, an inherent real-time interaction with the environment, self-organization capabilities, simulation in the presence of uncertainty, and distributed multi-scale simulations.