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ACRI 2018 : 13th International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry


Conference Series : Cellular Automata for Research and Industry
When Sep 17, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018
Where Como, Italy
Submission Deadline Apr 6, 2018
Notification Due May 11, 2018
Final Version Due Jun 12, 2018
Categories    cellular automata   artificial intelligence   modeling   multi-agent systems

Call For Papers


ACRI 2018 - Call for Papers


September 17 - 21, 2018

Villa del Grumello - Lake Como School Of Advanced Studies
Como, Italy

The conference is organised by the University of Milano-Bicocca


Cellular Automata (CA) present a very powerful approach for the study of
complex emergent phenomena built up out of many simple local interactions.
Because of this, CA are very popular for studying real applications and
have generated a great deal of interest both in academia and industry
by researchers working in different scientific fields and dealing with
theoretical aspects as well as practical applications.

Since its first edition in 1994, the ACRI conference focused on challenging
problems and new research on Cellular Automata (CA). Its primary goal is
to offer both scientists and engineers in academies and industries an
opportunity to enforce international collaborations on Cellular Automata
and express their views on current trends, challenges, and state-of-the art
solutions to various problems in several scientific fields:
biology, computer science, chemistry, ecology, economy, engineering, geology,
medicine, physics, sociology, etc.

This 13th edition of ACRI Conference aims at enlarging the classical topics
to include other areas related to or extending Cellular Automata. This will
offer a larger community the opportunity to discuss their work in various
related fields as for instance: complex networks, games on networks,
bio-inspired computing, cryptography, biological network modelling,
multiagent models, etc.

Papers presenting original and unpublished research on theoretical and
computational aspects of Cellular Automata as well as applications of
CA-based models are sought/welcomed.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Tools and Theory: new algorithms based on CA, theory of computation,
CA environments,
- Theoretical aspects of CA: algebraic, dynamics, and topological issues
- Dynamical Complex Systems and Emergent Phenomena,
- Image Processing and Pattern Recognition,
- Natural Computing and Unconventional Computing,
- Quantum Cellular Automata,
- Complex Networks, Games on Networks,
- Bio-Inspired Computing,
- Cryptography,
- Lattice Gas and Lattice Boltzmann Models,
- Agent-Based Models,
- Mathematical Systems Theory: analysis, optimization and control,
- Biological and Ecological Modelling: metabolic networks, species evolution,
immune systems, contamination processes, infectious diseases, biodiversity,
- Modelling of Physical or Chemical Systems: hydrodynamics, reaction diffusion,
systems, complex flows,
- Environmental Modelling: Pollution models, biomass evolution, desertification,
- Socio-Economical Models: vehicular and pedestrian traffic, urbanism, market.


The ACRI-2018 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Workshops Program.
Workshops will provide an informal setting where participants will have the
opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters
the active exchange of ideas.
In the past editions of ACRI the number of ACRI Workshops and satellite Workshop
has grown: C&CA (Crowds & Cellular Automata), T&CA (Traffic & Cellular
Automata), ACA (Asynchronous Cellular Automata and Asynchronous Discrete Models),
CACGI (Cellular Automata of Cancer Growth and Invasion), IWNC (International
Workshop of Natural Computing), ABSim&CA (Agent-Based Simulation & Cellular
Details on how to send Workshop proposals will be announced soon.


The Conference will take place at the Villa del Grumello (Como, ITALY), within
the Como Lake School of Advanced Studies, see .
Villa del Grumello is looking the first basin of Como Lake. It is framed by
century-old trees and enchants its visitors with its delicate atmospheres
and its harmonious setting. Driving force of the development of the Lariano
area, Villa del Grumello is a reference point for culture, science and the
business community.


- Extended submission deadline: April 6, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: May 11, 2018
- Final versions: June 12, 2018
- ACRI 2018: September 17-21, 2018

- Giancarlo Mauri (chair), University of Milano-Bicocca
- Samira El Yacoubi (co-chair), University of Perpignan

- Stefania Bandini, University of Milano-Bicocca

INVITED SPEAKERS to be announced

- Andy Adamatzky, University of the West of England, UK
- Jan Baetens, Ghent University, Belgium
- Franco Bagnoli, University of Florence, Italy
- Stefania Bandini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Bernard De Baets, Ghent University, Belgium
- Pedro de Oliveira, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil
- Alberto Dennunzio, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Andreas Deutsch, TU Dresden, Germany
- Salvatore Di Gregorio, University of Calabria, Italy
- Witold Dzwinel, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Samira El Yacoubi, Université de Perpignan, France
- Nazim Fates, LORIA - INRIA Nancy, France
- Enrico Formenti, Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France
- Ioakeim Georgoudas, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
- Rolf Hoffmann, TU Darmstadt, Germany
- Toshihiko Komatsuzaki, Kanazawa University, Japan
- Krzysztof Kułakowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Martin Kutrib, Institut für Informatik, Universität Giessen, Germany
- Anna T. Lawniczak, University of Guelph, Canada
- Laurent Lefevre, LCIS, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
- Luca Manzoni, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Sara Manzoni, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Luca Mariot, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Genaro J. Martínez, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
- Giancarlo Mauri, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Angelo B Mingarelli, Carleton University, Canada
- Shin Morishita, Yokohama National University, Japan
- Katsuhiro Nishinari, RCAST, The University of Tokyo, Japan
- Dipanwita Roy Chowdhury, IIt kharagpur, India
- Biplab K. Sikdar, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, India
- Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
- Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
- Marco Tomassini, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- Paweł Topa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Leen Torenvliet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Hiroshi Umeo, Univ. of Osaka Electro-Communication, Japan
- Giuseppe Vizzari, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Gabriel Wainer, Carleton University, Canada
- Jaroslaw Was, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
- Thomas Worsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
- Radouane Yafia, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco


- Giancarlo Mauri (chair)
- Stefania Bandini
- Alberto Dennunzio
- Luca Manzoni
- Luca Mariot
- Giuseppe Vizzari


Authors are invited to submit papers of no more than 10 pages
via the EasyChair system.

Submissions should contain original research that has not previously
been published. Concurrent submissions to other conferences/journals are
not allowed. Supplementary material that exceeds the above mentioned
page limits may be included as an appendix and will be considered at
the committee's discretion (note that appendices will not be published
in the proceedings). 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.


Accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by
Springer in the LNCS series.


As for the previous editions, we are planning special issues of journals like
Natural Computing (already confirmed) and Journal of Cellular Automata for
the publication of selected papers from the conference and workshops.

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