Complex Systems

Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987 »
The original journal devoted to the science, mathematics and engineering of systems with simple components but complex overall behavior.

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Maurice Margenstern
A Weakly Universal Cellular Automaton in the Heptagrid of the Hyperbolic Plane

Vinícius Barros da Silva
Statistical Scaling Laws for Competing Biological Species

Felipe S. Abrahão, Klaus Wehmuth, and Artur Ziviani
Emergent Open-Endedness from Contagion of the Fittest

Daisuke Uragami and Yukio-Pegio Gunji
Universal Emergence of 1/f Noise in Asynchronously Tuned Elementary Cellular Automata

U Srinivasa Rao and Jeganathan L
Replication of a Binary Image on a One-Dimensional Cellular Automaton with Linear Rules


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