Network View of Binary Cellular Automata

  • Yoshihiko Kayama
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7495)


The network view of cellular automata focuses on the effective relationships between cells rather than the states themselves. In this article, we review a network representation presented in previous papers and present network graphs derived from all independent rules of one-dimensional elementary cellular automata and totalistic five-neighbor cellular automata. Removal of the transient effects of initial configurations improves the visibility of the dynamical characteristics of each rule. Power-law distributions of lifetimes and sizes of avalanches caused by one-cell perturbations of an attractor are exhibited by the derived network of Rule 11 (or 52) of totalistic five-neighbor cellular automata.


Cellular Automaton Complex Network Scale-free 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiko Kayama
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  1. 1.Department of Media and InformationBAIKA Women’s UniversityIbarakiJapan

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