AN INDIVIDUAL-BASED MODEL OF SELF-REPRODUCTION SYSTEM
The paper presents results of a few preliminary simulation experiments of a self-reproduction system realized in a programming environment for individual-based modelling of physical systems and discusses the advantages and difficulties of such modelling.
The programming environment named an abstract universe, is aimed at modelling of complex systems, which manifest the self- organization, self-modification, growing and emergent behavior. The central idea of the universe are specific interactions of its entities in a two dimensional space. The entities move and collide according to rules like those of classical mechanics, and interact with one another according to the function encoded in them modifying their structures and functions.
Keywords:individual-based modelling, artificial life, cellular automata, emergent processes, self-modification, self-organization
- Vol. 5 No. 3 (2001)
- Research article
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