A Survey of Cellular Automata: Types, Dynamics, Non-uniformity and Applications [article]

Kamalika Bhattacharjee, Nazma Naskar, Souvik Roy, Sukanta Das
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Cellular automata (CAs) are dynamical systems which exhibit complex global behavior from simple local interaction and computation. Since the inception of cellular automaton (CA) by von Neumann in 1950s, it has attracted the attention of several researchers over various backgrounds and fields for modelling different physical, natural as well as real-life phenomena. Classically, CAs are uniform. However, non-uniformity has also been introduced in update pattern, lattice structure, neighborhood
more » ... endency and local rule. In this survey, we tour to the various types of CAs introduced till date, the different characterization tools, the global behaviors of CAs, like universality, reversibility, dynamics etc. Special attention is given to non-uniformity in CAs and especially to non-uniform elementary CAs, which have been very useful in solving several real-life problems.
arXiv:1607.02291v3 fatcat:nvvcvjlupvdtpdz34kii2ovt5m