A Tool for Implementing and Exploring SBM Models: Universal 1D Invertible Cellular Automata

  • Joaquín Cerdá
  • Rafael Gadea
  • Jorge Daniel Martínez
  • Angel Sebastiá
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3561)


The easiest form of designing Cellular Automata rules with features such as invertibility or particle conserving is to rely on a partitioning scheme, the most important of which is the 2D Margolus neighborhood. In this paper we introduce a 1D Margolus-like neighborhood that gives support to a complete set of Cellular Automata models. We present a set of models called Sliding Ball Models based on this neighborhood and capable of universal computation. We show the way of designing logic gates with these models, propose a digital structure to implement them and finally we present SBMTool, a software development system capable of working with the new models.


Cellular Automaton Cellular Automaton Evolution Rule Cellular Automaton Model Soft Sphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín Cerdá
    • 1
  • Rafael Gadea
    • 1
  • Jorge Daniel Martínez
    • 1
  • Angel Sebastiá
    • 1
  1. 1.Group of Digital Systems Design, Dept. Of Electronic EngineeringPolithecnic University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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