On Fireflies, Cellular Systems, and Evolware

Teuscher, C. and Capcarrere, M. (2003) On Fireflies, Cellular Systems, and Evolware. In: Tyrrell, A.M. and Haddow, P.C and Torresen, J., eds. Lecture notes in Computer Science. LNCS, 2606. Springer Verlag pp. 1-12. ISBN 3-540-00730-X . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Many observers have marveled at the beauty of the synchronous flashing of fireflies that has an almost hypnotic effect. In this paper we consider the issue of evolving two-dimensional cellular automata as well as random boolean networks to solve the firefly synchronization task. The task was successfully solved by means of cellular programming based co-evolution performing computations in a completely local manner, each cell having access only to its immediate neighbor's states. An FPGA-based Evolware implementation on the BioWall's cellular tissue and different other simulations show that the approach is very efficient and easily implementable in hardware.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2009 23:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14022 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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