We introduce a modularisation of artificial chemistries (AChems). This allows us to define a standard linking method between AChems. We illustrate the approach with a system that nests a Jordan Algebra AChem (JA AChem) inside agents of SwarmChem, and show how our modular approach allows us to define and experiment with multiple variants in a standard manner. Potential for future formalisation is discussed.
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@inproceedings(Rainford2018:ALife:AChem, author = "Penelope Faulkner Rainford and Angelika Sebald and Susan Stepney", title = "Modular combinations of Artificial Chemistries", pages = "361-367", doi = "10.1162/isal_a_00068", crossref = "ALife-2018" ) @proceedings(ALife-2018, title = "ALife 2018, Tokyo, Japan, July 2018", booktitle = "ALife 2018, Tokyo, Japan, July 2018", publisher = "MIT Press", year = 2018 )