In this chapter we present a view of cellular automata (CA's) as the quintessential complex system and how they can be used for complex systems modelling. First, we consider theoretical issues of the complexity of their behaviour, discussing the Wolfrom Classification, the Langton, lambda parameter, and the edge of chaos. Then we consider the input entropy as a way of quantifying complex rules. Finally we contrast explicit CAs modelling of geophysical systems and heuristic particle-based methods for the visualisation of lava flows.
|Title of host publication||Applications of Complex Adaptive Systems|
|Editors||Ang Yang Shan|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, Pa|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|