Two new computing models based on information coding and chaotic dynamical systems are presented. The novelty of these models lies on the blending of chaos theory and information coding to solve complex combinatorial problems. A unique feature of our computing models is that despite the nonpredictability property of chaos, it is possible to solve any combinatorial problem in a systematic way, and with only one dynamical system. This is in sharp contrast to methods based on heuristics employing an array of chaotic cells. To prove the computing power and versatility of our models, we address the systematic solution of classical NP-complete problems such as the three colorability and the directed Hamiltonian path in addition to a new chaotic simulated annealing scheme.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos : in Applied Sciences and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|