# *Nessies: Network Summaries for Sequential Substitution Systems

## Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

## Mentor/Supervising Professor Name

Caviness, Kenneth

## Description

Graph Theory is a branch of mathematics with applications across many fields. In the Sequential Substitution System research track at Southern Adventist University, we are studying a type of graph called the causal network. Due to many different automata generating identical causal networks, we have sought to summarize these networks in order, when generating new networks, to identify which ones are already known and which ones are new. In current work on the research track, I have created the so-called "Nessie Notation", which shows promise for compactly summarizing any generated causal network and potentially graphs of other kinds as well.

*Nessies: Network Summaries for Sequential Substitution Systems

Graph Theory is a branch of mathematics with applications across many fields. In the Sequential Substitution System research track at Southern Adventist University, we are studying a type of graph called the causal network. Due to many different automata generating identical causal networks, we have sought to summarize these networks in order, when generating new networks, to identify which ones are already known and which ones are new. In current work on the research track, I have created the so-called "Nessie Notation", which shows promise for compactly summarizing any generated causal network and potentially graphs of other kinds as well.