Wednesday, July 18, 2018

[DMANET] ACRI 2018 -- Call for Participation

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

September 17-21, 2018
Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy

*** Early registration by August 27, 2018 ***

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.

ACRI 2018 will consist of three main events: the First Intensive School on
Cellular Automata on September 17, the ACRI Workshops on September 18, and the
main conference program on September 19-21.

Cellular Automata (CA) can be viewed as a mathematical abstraction of the
physical world in which all quantities are of discrete nature. Due to its
simplicity, CA turn out to be a very interesting approach to model complex
systems in which a macroscopic collective behavior emerges out of the
interaction of many simple elements. This school will introduce this approach in
a pedagogical way through many examples illustrating the essence of CA modeling.

- Bastien Chopard (Scientific and Parallel Computing Group - University of Geneva)
- Jean-Luc Falcone (Scientific and Parallel Computing Group - University of Geneva)

The detailed program of the school is available at

WORKSHOPS (September 18)
ACRI 2018 will host three thematic workshops on the 18th of September 2018:

- Fifth International Workshop on Asynchronous Cellular Automata and
Asynchronous Discrete Models -- ACA 2018

- International Joint Workshop on Crowds and Cellular Automata -- CCA 2018

- 5th Workshop on Traffic and Cellular Automata -- TCA 2018

MAIN CONFERENCE (September 19-21)
The main program of ACRI 2018 will take place on September 19-21. The conference
will consist of contributed and invited talks, as well as a poster session.

Invited Speakers:

- Andreas Deutsch (Centre for Information Services and High Performance
  Computing --ZIH-- Technische Universität Dresden)

- Raúl Rechtman (Instituto de Energias Renovables Universidad Nacional Autónoma
  de México)

Further details on the conference program will be published soon at


The registration for ACRI 2018 is now open. For further information about
conference fees, registration procedure and accommodation form see

The deadline for early registration is August 27, 2018.

The Conference will take place at 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

Further information about how to reach the conference venue are available at


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

For any further inquiry, you can contact the ACRI 2018 organizing committee by
sending an e-mail to

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