Q-VFCA: q-state vector-valued fuzzy cellular Automata

Yuki Nishida, Sennosuke Watanabe, Akiko Fukuda, Yoshihide Watanabe

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Elementary fuzzy Cellular Automata (CA) are known as continuous counterpart of elementary CA, which are 2-state CA, via the polynomial representation of local rules. In this paper, we first develop a new fuzzification methodology for q-state CA. It is based on the vector representation of q-state CA, that is, the q-states are assigned to the standard basis vectors of the q-dimensional real space and the local rule can be expressed by a tuple of q polynomials. Then, the q-state vector-valued fuzzy CA are defined by expanding the set of the states to the convex hull of the standard basis vectors in the q-dimensional real space. The vector representation of states enables us to enumerate the numberconserving rules of 3-state vector-valued fuzzy CA in a systematic way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-222
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Cellular Automata
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Cellular automata
  • Conservation law
  • Fuzzy cellular automata
  • Number-conserving rule
  • Periodic boundary condition
  • Vector-valued cellular automata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)


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