Phase transitions in self-organising sensor networks

Mark Foreman, Mikhail Prokopenko, Peter Wang

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In this paper we consider a multi-cellular sensing and communication network, embedded in an ageless aerospace vehicle, that is expected to detect and react to impact location, intensity and damage over a wide range of impact energies. In particular, we investigate self-organisation of impact boundaries enclosing critically damaged areas, and measure their spatiotemporal robustness. The presented quantitative information-theoretic techniques clearly identify phase transitions, separating chaotic dynamics from ordered and robust patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Life
EditorsD. Hutchison, T. Kanade, J. Kittler, J.M. Kleinberg, F. Mattern, J.C. Mitchell, M. Naor, C. Pandu Rangan, B. Steffen, D. Terzopoulos, D. Tygar, G. Weikum
Place of PublicationBerlin; Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783540394327
ISBN (Print)9783540200574
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Conference on Artificial Life, ECAL - 2003 - Dortmund, Germany
Duration: 14 Sep 200317 Sep 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Other7th European Conference on Artificial Life, ECAL - 2003


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