General Features of W-Rule Cellular Automata
A class of cellular automata described by a concise rule system known as W-Rule will be presented. We will show how W-Rule is a compact way of representing multi-state and multi-dimensional cellular automata in any arbitrary neighborhood configuration and size. Special properties such as periodicity and reversibility will be examined. We will discuss the relationship between the period and the parameters characterizing the cellular automata. We conclude by presenting the parameter determination technique and showcase the applicability of W-Rule to data encryption.
(April 20, 2004)