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16th International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems. http://automata.loria.fr/

To be held in Nancy, France June 14-16, 2010

AUTOMATA 2010 is organized by the INRIA Nancy - Grand Est research center The workshop will host the annual meeting of the IFIP Working group 1.5 on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems.
Papers presenting original and unpublished research on all fundamental aspects of cellular automata and related discrete complex systems are sought. Topic of interest include (but are not limited to): Dynamics, Algebraic aspects, Complexity issues, Emergent properties, Formal language processing, Models of parallelism and distributed systems, Phenomenological descriptions, Scientific modeling and Practical applications.

Important Dates

  • New paper Submission Deadline: April 6, 2010
  • Author Notification: May 9, 2010
  • Final Manuscript Due: May 23, 2010
  • Short Paper Submission Deadline: May 23, 2010

Paper Categories

There are two paper categories - full and short contributions. Full papers are meant to report more complete and denser research, while the later submission deadline of short papers allows quick reporting of most recent discoveries, work-in-progress and/or partial results. Papers in the full paper category are refereed and selected by the program committee. Papers in the short category go through a less rigorous evaluation for suitability. Full papers receive a longer time slot for presentation in the workshop. The spirit of the workshop is to foster collaborations and exchanges between researchers. Emphasis will be put to allow enough time for questions and discussions after the talks. We also plan to have an open problem session to allow discussions between participants.


  • Papers in both categories are made available in printed form to all participants of the workshop.
  • Papers in the full paper category will form an online proceedings volume of DMTCS (Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science).

Submission Guidelines

Papers should not exceed 20 pages (full paper category) or 10 pages (short paper category), and they should be formatted in LaTeX using the DMTCS specifications and DMTCS LaTeX class file available at http://www.dmtcs.org/sample
The paper should be submitted as a pdf-file using the EasyChair -conference system at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=automata2010
The submission may contain an appendix that exceeds the page limit (and that will not be included in the proceedings volume) if the author wants to provide the PC with more details than allowed by the strict page limit.

Special Issue

We plan to edit a special issue of JCA (Journal of Cellular Automata) after the workshop.

AUTOMATA Workshop Description

AUTOMATA 2010 will be the sixteenth workshop in a series of events established in 1995 by members of the Working Group 1.5, subordinated to IFIP Technical Committee 1: Foundations of Computer Science.

AUTOMATA 2010 will host a meeting of WG 1.5 in the updated phase of the group, now denominated "Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems", with the following attributions:
  • To establish and maintain a permanent, international, multidisciplinary forum for the collaboration of researchers in the fields of Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS).
  • To provide a platform for presenting and discussing new ideas and results.
  • To support the development of theory and applications of CA and DCS (e.g. parallel computing, physics, biology, and others) as long as fundamental aspects and their relations are concerned.
  • To identify and study within an inter- and multidisciplinary context, the important fundamental aspects, concepts, notions and problems concerning CA and DCS.

Last Update : Feb. 2010