University of Dortmund, Dempt. of Computer Science, Chair of Systemsanalysis (LS XI)
Topological Interactions in a Binary String System
Physica D, 125: 85 - 104, 1999
We consider an artificial reaction system whose components are binary strings.
Upon encounter, two binary strings produce a third string which competes for
storage space with the originators. String types or species can only survive when produced in
sufficient numbers. Spatial interactions through
introduction of a topology and rules for distance-dependent reactions are
discussed. We observe three different kinds of survival strategies of
binary strings: cooperation of strings, exploitation of niches and parasitic behavior.