1.1 Outline of the Thesis

This thesis is dedicated to the implementation and application of the above
mentioned ``*Algorithm Library*'' concepts.

The thesis is organized as follows: Section 2 describes the design and
implementation of the *Algorithm Library*. Section 3 comments the concepts of the
*MDL* language. An application example where the *Algorithm Library* is used to
enhance the functionality of a diffusion simulator is described in
Section 4. This example further supported by diffusion modeling
examples in Section 5. The thesis concludes with a brief summary of
further applications which are already taking advantage of the *Algorithm Library* in
Section 6 and some outlook for future development possibilities
in Section 7.

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