This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry, ACRI 2004, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in October 2004.
The 60 revised full papers and 30 poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 150 submissions. The papers are devoted to methods and theory; evolved cellular automata; traffic, networks, and communication; applications in science and engineering; biomedical applications, natural phenomena and ecology; and social and economical applications.
In the middle of the last century, John von Neumann was interested in the concept of self-replication. During his research, he presented a model for an Universal Constructor (UC) system based on a two-dimensional cellular automaton of 29 states . This UC is divided in two different parts: a tape that contains the description of the cellular machine to construct and the constructor in itself that reads the tape and builds the new corresponding machine with a dedicated cellular arm. Moreover, if the tape contains the description of the constructor and if the constructor, in addition to its building abilities, can also copy the tape information, then the resulting system is a self-replicating one (figure 1).
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