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AUTOMATA 2019 : 25th International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems


When Jun 26, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
Where Guadalajara, Mexico
Submission Deadline Feb 17, 2019
Notification Due Mar 24, 2019
Final Version Due Apr 3, 2019
Categories    cellular automata   discrete complex systems   symbolic dynamics

Call For Papers

Dear colleagues and friends,

Please find below the call for papers for the 25th International Workshop on Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS), AUTOMATA 2019.

AUTOMATA 2019 is the official annual event of IFIP WG 1.5: this is 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 (IFIP).

June 26th-28th, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico.

* 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.

* Venue:

The workshop is organized by the Department of Mathematics of University Center of Exact Sciences and Engineering of the University of Guadalajara, in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico.

* Topics (not exhaustive):

dynamic, 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.

Accepted full papers will appear in the proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Exploratory papers will not be included in the LNCS proceedings, but in local proceedings that will be distributed at the workshop.

* Special issue

A special issue, collecting extended and improved versions of some selected papers presented at the conference, will be published in Natural Computing. Depending on the number of papers presented at the conference, a second special issue will be arranged in Complex Systems.

* Invited speakers:

Pablo Arrighi (Aix-Marseille University and LIF de Marseille, France)
Hector Zenil (SciLifeLab and Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
Tullio Ceccherini-Silberstein (University of Sannio, Italy)
* Important dates:

Submission deadline full papers (12 pages): February 4th, 2019 February 17th, 2019
Notification of acceptance full papers: March 15th, 2019 March 24th, 2019
Final versions: March 29th, 2019 April 3rd, 2019

Submission deadline exploratory papers (8 pages): May 3rd, 2019
Notification of acceptance exploratory papers: May 17th, 2019

Early registration deadline for full paper author: April 3rd, 2019
Early registration for exploratory paper author/other participants: May 24th, 2019
Final registration deadline: June 7th, 2019

* Submissions:

Authors are invited to submit papers of no more than 12 pages (for full papers) or 8 pages (for exploratory papers) via EasyChair:

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

* Silver Jubilee:

AUTOMATA 2019 will be the Silver Jubilee of the event, so the programme will reflect this special occasion.

* Program Committee:

Alonso Castillo-Ramirez (chair)
Alberto Dennunzio
Andrew Adamatzky
Danuta Makowiec
Edgardo Ugalde
Enrico Formenti
Franco Bagnoli
Guillaume Theyssier
Hector Zenil
Henryk Fukś
Hiroshi Umeo
Ilkka Törmä
Jan Baetens
Janko Gravner
Jarkko Kari
Katsunobu IMAI
Luciano Margara
Martin Kutrib
Maximilien Gadouleau
Nazim Fatès
Paola Flocchini
Pedro de Oliveira
Pietro Di Lena
Reem Yassawi
Siamak Taati
Thomas Worsch
Turlough Neary
We are looking forward to seeing you in Guadalajara!


Organizing Committee

Alonso Castillo-Ramirez (Chair)
Humberto Gutiérrez Pulido
Osbaldo Mata Gutiérrez
María de la Paz Suárez
Juan Manuel Márquez Bobadilla

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