Sunday, March 18, 2018

[DMANET] ACA 2018 -- Call for Papers



ACA 2018 (satellite of ACRI 2018)

Fifth International Workshop on Asynchronous Cellular Automata and Asynchronous Discrete Models

at 13th International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry (ACRI 2018)

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

The conference is organised by the University of Milano-Bicocca


Cellular Automata are a well-known formal tool for modeling complex systems; they are found in many scientific fields and industrial applications. Synchronicity is one of the main features of Cellular Automata evolutions. Indeed, in the most common Cellular Automata framework, all cells are updated simultaneously at each discrete time step.

Recent trends consider the modeling of asynchronous systems based on local interactions. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers dealing with the theme of the asyncronicity inside Cellular Automata and other Discrete Models such as discrete Multi-Agents Systems, Boolean Networks, and so on, in order to foster their interaction and to provide a forum for presenting new ideas and works in progress on the subject. The subject of Probabilistic Cellular Automata and Probabilistic Discrete Models is also included among the themes of ACA 2018.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following aspects of Asynchronous Cellular Automata and Asynchronous Discrete Models (such as Multi-Agents Systems, Boolean Networks and so on):

- dynamics of asynchronous/probabilistic systems
- complexity issues
- computational issues
- emergent properties
- models of parallelism and distributed systems
- models of phenomena from biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and other fields
- applications of asynchronous and probabilistic automata (genetic regulation networks, network coding, load balancing, etc)

Both theoretical and applicative contributions are most welcome.


The Conference will take place at the Villa del Grumello (Como, ITALY), within
the Como Lake School of Advanced Studies, see .
Villa del Grumello overlooks 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.


Authors are invited to submit papers according to two contribution categories -- full and short papers -- meant to provide a differentiation of the papers in terms of their length, depth and/or maturity. Papers must comply with the Springer-Verlag format and the maximum length of 5 and 10 pages for short and full contributions, respectively.

Details on the electronic submission procedure will be provided through the website

Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.


It is also planned that selected papers will be considered for publication in Special Issues of an international journal (Natural Computing).

They will contain refereed extended versions of selected papers presented at the ACA workshop.

Alberto Dennunzio (Chair) - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Nazim Fates - INRIA Nancy-Grand Est, France
Enrico Formenti (Chair) - Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France
Maximilien Gadouleau - University of Durham, United Kingdom
Christophe Guyeux -University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France
Adrien Richard - CNRS and Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France


Paper submission: April 6th, 2018
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: May 11th, 2018
Final version of the paper for the proceedings: June 12th, 2018

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