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AUTOMATA 2016 : 22nd International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems


When Jun 15, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016
Where Zurich, Switzerland
Submission Deadline May 1, 2016
Notification Due May 10, 2016
Categories    theoretical computer science   cellular automata   automata theory

Call For Papers

AUTOMATA 2016 Call for Exploratory Papers

The 22nd International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete
Complex Systems (AUTOMATA 2016) will be hosted at the University of
Zurich, Switzerland, June 15-17, 2016.

Submission deadline for exploratory papers: May 1, 2016


Papers presenting original and unpublished research on all fundamental
aspects of cellular automata and related discrete complex systems are
sought. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): dynamics,
topological, ergodic and algebraic aspects, algorithmic and complexity
issues, emergent properties, formal language processing, symbolic
dynamics, models of parallelism and distributed systems, timing
schemes, phenomenological descriptions, scientific modeling and
practical applications.

Important dates

Submission deadline for exploratory papers: May 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance for exploratory papers: May 10, 2016
Early bird registration deadline: May 15, 2016
Online registration deadline: June 6, 2016
AUTOMATA 2016: June 15-17

Invited speakers

Klaus Sutner (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Guillaume Theyssier (Université de Savoie, France)
Tommaso Toffoli (Boston University, USA)
Andrew Winslow (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Program committee

Matthew Cook (University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Nazim Fatès (Inria Nancy, France)
Paola Flocchini (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Enrico Formenti (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
Anahı́ Gajardo (University of Concepción, Chile)
Eric Goles (Adolfo Ibáñez University, Chile)
Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
Martin Kutrib (Universität Gießen, Germany)
Andreas Malcher (Universität Gießen, Germany)
Genaro Martı́nez (University of West England, UK)
Kenichi Morita (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Turlough Neary (University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Pedro de Oliveira (Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)
Nicolas Ollinger (Université d’Orléans, France)
Matthew Patitz (University of Arkansas, USA)
Ivan Rapaport (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Hiroshi Umeo (Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan)
Damien Woods (Caltech, USA)
Thomas Worsch (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany)

Organizing committee

Matthew Cook
Turlough Neary

Paper categories

There are two categories of submission – full papers (submission now
closed) and exploratory papers. The later submission deadline for
exploratory papers allows quick reporting of recent discoveries, work
-in-progress and/or partial results. Submissions in the exploratory
category go through a less rigorous evaluation process than those in
the full paper category. Exploratory papers will not be included in the
LNCS proceedings; however, they will be printed locally and given to
conference participants.


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of no more than 8
pages via the EasyChair system at

Submissions should contain original research that has not previously
been published. Submission must be formatted in LaTeX using the LNCS
format (see and
submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers authored or co
-authored by PC members are also welcome.

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