An Intrinsically Universal Family of Causal Graph Dynamics

  • Simon MartielEmail author
  • Bruno Martin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9288)


Causal Graph Dynamics generalize Cellular Automata, extending them to bounded degree, time varying graphs. The dynamics rewrites the graph in discrete time-steps, with respect to two physics-like symmetries: causality (there exists a bounded speed of information propagation) and shift-invariance (the rewriting acts everywhere the same). Intrinsic universality is the ability of the instance of a model to simulate all other instances, while preserving the structure of the computation. We present here an intrinsically universal family of Causal Graph Dynamics, and give insight on why it seems impossible to improve this result to the existence of a unique intrinsically universal instance.


Cellular Automaton Cellular Automaton Local Rule Depth First Search Merging Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, I3S-CNRS, UMR 7271Sophia AntipolisFrance

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