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Random Boolean Networks Tutorial
I prepared a tutorial on random Boolean networks (RBN) for the ALifeIX conference, and here you will find information related to it. You can download the slides and the text of the tutorial. You can also watch a Video Summary [asf: 2.1 Mb].
You can visit the RBNLab homepage.
Gershenson, C. (2004).
Introduction to Random Boolean Networks
In Bedau, M., P. Husbands, T. Hutton, S. Kumar, and H. Suzuki (eds.) Workshop and Tutorial Proceedings, Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (ALife IX). pp. 160-173.
The goal of this tutorial is to promote interest in the study of random Boolean networks (RBNs). These can be very interesting models, since one does not have to assume any functionality or particular connectivity of the networks to study their generic properties. Like this, RBNs have been used for exploring the configurations where life could emerge. The fact that RBNs are a generalization of cellular automata makes their research a very important topic. The tutorial, intended for a broad audience, presents the state of the art in RBNs, spanning over several lines of research carried out by different groups. We focus on research done within artificial life, as we cannot exhaust the abundant research done over the decades related to RBNs.
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