Isaac Watson, Angelika Sebald, Susan Stepney.
A Meta-Atom Based Sub-Symbolic Artificial Chemistry

ALife 2019, Newcastle, UK, July 2019, pp.127-134. MIT Press, 2019


We introduce a new sub-symbolic Artificial Chemistry, called the Meta-Atom Artificial Chemistry. It treats composite particles (composites of random boolean networks, RBN) as a new type of higher level atom, a meta-atom. These complex structures, together with a new kind of link, then form even larger, multi-level, structures. We show that Meta-Atom Artificial Chemistry exhibits rich behaviour, including reaction pathways that resemble catalytic reactions.

  author = "Isaac Watson and Angelika Sebald and Susan Stepney",
  title = "A Meta-Atom Based Sub-Symbolic Artificial Chemistry",  
  pages = "127-134",
  doi = "10.1162/isal_a_00151",
  crossref = "ALife-2019"

  title = "ALife 2019, Newcastle, UK, July 2019",
  booktitle = "ALife 2019, Newcastle, UK, July 2019",
  publisher = "MIT Press",
  year = 2018