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Are motorways rational from slime mould's point of view?
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
We analyse the results of our experimental laboratory approximation of motorway networks with slime mould Physarum polycephalum. Motorway networks of 14 geographical areas are considered: Australia, Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, UK and USA. For each geographical entity, we represented major urban areas by oat flakes and inoculated the slime mould in a capital. After slime mould spanned all urban areas with a network of its protoplasmic tubes, we extracted a generalised Physarum graph from the network and compared the graphs with an abstract motorway graph using most common measures. The measures employed are the number of independent cycles, cohesion, shortest paths lengths, diameter, the Harary index and the Randi? index. We obtained a series of intriguing results, and found that the slime mould approximates best of all the motorway graphs of Belgium, Canada and China, and that for all entities studied the best match between Physarum and motorway graphs is detected by the Randi? index (molecular branching index).
International
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JCR
No
Title
International Journal of Parallel, Emergent And Distributed Systems
ISBN
1744-5760
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
28
10.1080/17445760.2012.685884
Journal number
3
From page
230
To page
248
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK)
  • Autor: Selim Akl (Queen's University, Canada)
  • Autor: Ramon Alonso Sanz (UPM)
  • Autor: Wesley van Dessel (Scientific Institute of Public Health, Belgium)
  • Autor: Zuwairie Ibrahim (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Autor: Andrew Ilachinski (Center for Naval Analysis, USA)
  • Autor: Jeff Jones (University of the West of England, UK)
  • Autor: Anne V.D.M. Kayem (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Autor: Genaro J. Martínez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México)
  • Autor: Pedro de Oliveira (Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)
  • Autor: Mikhail Prokopenko (CSIRO Information and Communication Technologies Centre, Australia)
  • Autor: Theresa Schubert (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany)
  • Autor: Peter Sloot (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Autor: Emanuele Strano (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Autor: Xin-She Yang (National Physical Laboratory, UK)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Estadística y Métodos de Gestión en Agricultura
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