Friday, March 2, 2012

ACRI 2012

Cellular automata (CA) present a very powerful approach to the study of spatio-temporal systems where complex phenomena build up out of many simple local interactions. They account often for real phenomena or solutions of problems, whose high complexity could unlikely be formalised in different contexts.

Furthermore parallelism and locality features of CA allow a straightforward and extremely easy parallelisation, therefore an immediate implementation on parallel computing resources. These characteristics of the CA research resulted in the formation of interdisciplinary research teams. These teams produce remarkable research results and attract scientists from different fields.

The main goal of the 10th edition of ACRI 2012 Conference (Cellular Automata for Research and Industry) is to offer both scientists and engineers in academies and industries an opportunity to express and discuss their views on current trends, challenges, and state-of-the art solutions to various problems in the fields of arts, biology, chemistry, communication, cultural heritage, ecology, economy, geology, engineering, medicine, physics, sociology, traffic control, etc.

Topics of either theoretical or applied interest about CA and CA-based models and systems include but are not limited to:

  • Algebraic properties and generalization
  • Complex systems
  • Computational complexity
  • Dynamical systems
  • Hardware circuits, architectures, systems and applications
  • Modeling of biological systems
  • Modeling of physical or chemical systems
  • Modeling of ecological and environmental systems
  • Image Processing and pattern recognition
  • Natural Computing Quantum Cellular Automata
  • Parallelism

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting their original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted according to the usual LNCS article style. Formatting style files and further guidelines for formatting can be found at Springer as well as at ACRI 2012submission page. The submission system is now open and early submissions are welcome. Please prepare your submission in accordance with the rules described above and submit a pdf file via Easychair system.

A volume of proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will be available by the time of the conference. After the conference, refereed volumes of selected proceedings containing extended papers will be organized as special issues of ISI international journals like Journal of Cellular Automata.

Paper submission: March 19, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: April 15, 2012
Final version of the paper for the proceedings: May 14, 2012
Conference: September 24-27, 2012

This edition of the ACRI conference also hosts workshops on recent and important research topics on theory and applications of Cellular Automata like the following: Crowds and Cellular Automata (3rd edition), Asynchronous Cellular Automata (2nd edition), Traffic and Cellular Automata (2nd edition), and Cellular Automata Models of Cancer Growth and Invasion (1st Edition). More information regarding the aforementioned workshops, the corresponding important dates and special issues can be found at Workshops page.

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