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Commutative automata networks

Abstract : Automata networks are mappings of the form f : Q Z → Q Z , where Q is a finite alphabet and Z is a set of entities; they generalise Cellular Automata and Boolean networks. An update schedule dictates when each entity updates its state according to its local function fi : Q Z → Q. One major question is to study the behaviour of a given automata networks under different update schedules. In this paper, we study automata networks that are invariant under many different update schedules. This gives rise to two definitions, locally commutative and globally commu-tative networks. We investigate the relation between commutativity and different forms of locality of update functions; one main conclusion is that globally commutative networks have strong dynamical properties, while locally commutative networks are much less constrained. We also give a complete classification of all globally commutative Boolean networks.
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  • HAL Id : hal-02548573, version 1
  • ARXIV : 2004.09806


Florian Bridoux, Maximilien Gadouleau, Guillaume Theyssier. Commutative automata networks. 2020. ⟨hal-02548573⟩



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