Information Transfer by Particles in Cellular Automata

  • Joseph T. Lizier
  • Mikhail Prokopenko
  • Albert Y. Zomaya
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4828)


Particles, gliders and domain walls have long been thought to be the information transfer entities in cellular automata. In this paper we present local transfer entropy, which quantifies the information transfer on a local scale at each space-time point in cellular automata. Local transfer entropy demonstrates quantitatively that particles, gliders and domain walls are the dominant information transfer entities, thereby supporting this important conjecture about the nature of information transfer in cellular automata.


Domain Wall Mutual Information Cellular Automaton Information Transfer Cell Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph T. Lizier
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mikhail Prokopenko
    • 1
  • Albert Y. Zomaya
    • 2
  1. 1.CSIRO Information and Communications Technology Centre, Locked Bag 17, North Ryde, NSW 1670Australia
  2. 2.School of Information Technologies, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006Australia

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