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AUTOMATA 2021 : 27th International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems


When Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 14, 2021
Where Marseille, France
Submission Deadline Feb 19, 2021
Notification Due Mar 31, 2021
Final Version Due Apr 13, 2021
Categories    cellular automata   discrete complex systems   symbolic dynamics   tilings

Call For Papers

AUTOMATA is the official annual event of IFIP WG 1.5, the Working Group
5 (on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems) of the Technical Committee 1 (on Foundations of Computer Science) of the International Federation for Information Processing.

July 12th-14th 2021,
CIRM, Marseille, France

* Aims:
The purpose of this conference is to highlight the major advances in the field and the development of new tools, to support the development of theory and applications of CA and DCS, and to identify and study within an inter- and multidisciplinary context the important fundamental aspects, concepts, notions and problems concerning CA and DCS.

* Place:
The workshop will take place in CIRM, Marseille, at the gates of the Parc National des Calanques, accessible by metro and bus from Marseille main station and harbor.

* Topics (not exhaustive):
dynamical, topological, ergodic and algebraic aspects of CAs and DCSs algorithmic and complexity issues
emergent properties
formal languages
symbolic dynamics
models of parallelism and distributed systems
synchronous versus asynchronous models
phenomenological descriptions and scientific modelling
applications of CAs and DCSs

* Paper categories
There are two categories of submission: full papers and exploratory papers. Full papers are meant to report more complete and denser research, while exploratory papers are meant to be short reports of recent discoveries, work-in-progress or partial results. Submissions of full papers are refereed and selected by the program committee. Exploratory papers go through a less rigorous evaluation process. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference, either in presence, or virtually.

Full papers will be published in the OASIcs series by Schloss Dagstuhl.
Exploratory papers will be published in local proceedings uploaded to HAL.
A special issue, collecting extended and improved versions of selected papers presented at the conference, will be published in a journal.

* Invited speakers:
Maximilien Gadouleau (Durham University, UK)
Fabian Reiter (Gustave Eiffel University, France)
Siamak Taati (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
Ilkka Törmä (University of Turku, Finland)

* Important dates:
Submission deadline full papers: February 19th
Notification of acceptance full papers: March 31th
Final version full papers: April 13th

Submission deadline exploratory papers: May 5th
Notification of acceptance exploratory papers: May 19th
Final versions of exploratory papers: May 26th

Early registration (room booking guaranteed): May 24th
Final registration deadline (room booking unsure): July 5th

* Submissions:
Authors are invited to submit papers of no more than 12 pages (for full
papers) or 8 pages (for exploratory papers) via EasyChair. See the submission page for details :

* Joint event:
On July 14th-16th will follow the Workshop on Automata Networks at the same place; the intersection, July 14th will be the opportunity to celebrate Eric Goles's 70th birthday.

* Program Committee:
Alonso Castillo-Ramirez (Univ. de Guadalajara, Mexico) — co-chair
Pierre Guillon (CNRS & Univ. d’Aix-Marseille, France) — co-chair
Nathalie Aubrun (CNRS & Université Paris-Saclay, France)
Jan Baetens (Ghent University, Belgium)
Pedro B. de Oliveira (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil)
Tullio Ceccherini-Silberstein (Università del Sannio, Italia)
Alberto Dennunzio (Università di Milano Bicocca, Italia)
Jeremias Epperlein (Universität Passau, Deutschland)
Terry Farrelly (University of Queensland, Australia)
Nazim Fatès (INRIA & Université de Lorraine, France)
Enrico Formenti (Université de Nice-Côte-d’Azur, France)
Anahí Gajardo (Universidad de Concepción, Chile)
Janko Gravner (University of California Davis, US)
Nataša Jonoska (University of South Florida, US)
Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
Johan Kopra (University of Turku, Finland)
Martin Kutrib (Universität Giessen, Deutschland)
Kenichi Morita (University of Hiroshima, Japan)
Kévin Perrot (Université d’Aix-Marseille, France)
Trent Rogers (University of Arkansas, US)
Véronique Terrier (Université de Caen-Normandie, France)
Guillaume Theyssier (CNRS & Université d’Aix-Marseille, France)
Thomas Worsch (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Deutschland)
Reem Yassawi (Open University, UK)

We are looking forward to seeing you in Marseille!

The Organizing Committee
(Pablo Arrighi, Amélia Durbec, Natanaël Eon, Guilhem Gamard, Pierre Guillon, Étienne Moutot, Kévin Perrot, Antonio E. Porreca, Élisabeth Rémy, Sylvain Sené, Guillaume Theyssier)

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