Synchronization and Control of Cellular Automata

  • Franco Bagnoli
  • Samira El Yacoubi
  • Raúl Rechtman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6350)


We study the problem of targeted synchronization of stable chaotic extended systems, i.e., systems which are not chaotic in the usual sense, but are unpredictable for finite perturbations. Examples are cellular automata, which are completely discrete dynamical systems. We show that the usual approach may lead to counter intuitive results, but that it is possible to exploit the characteristics of the system in order to reduce the distance between two replicas with less control.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Bagnoli
    • 1
  • Samira El Yacoubi
    • 2
  • Raúl Rechtman
    • 3
  1. 1.Dip. Energetica and CSDCUniversità di Firenze, also INFN, sez. FirenzeFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory of Mathematics, Physics and Systems (LAMPS)University of PerpignanPerpignan CedexFrance
  3. 3.Centro de Investigacíon en EnergiaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoTemixco, Mor.Mexico

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