Complex Systems

Simulation of Traffic Regulation and Cognitive Developmental Processes: Coupling Cellular Automata with Artificial Neural Nets Download PDF

Christina Stoica-Klüver
Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems,
University of Duisburg-Essen,
45117 Essen, Germany

Jürgen Klüver
Information Technologies and Educational Processes,
University of Duisburg-Essen,
45117 Essen, Germany

Abstract

This paper deals with the advantages of so-called hybrid systems, that is, systems consisting of two or more different models. We present here two cellular automata coupled with artificial neural networks (neural CA). The first example is the model of a traffic regulating system. The cells of the CA represent different cars, and a certain neural net regulates the traffic. The second example shows a model of cognitive learning in dependency of social contexts. The cells of a CA consist of two types of neural networks. First results demonstrate the fruitfulness of this approach.