ACA 2014

Third International Workshop on Asynchronous Cellular Automata and Asynchronous Discrete Models
at 11th International Conference on Cellular Automata for Research
and Industry (ACRI 2014)
Krakow, Poland, September 22-25, 2014

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Aims and scope

Cellular Automata are a well-known formal tool for modeling complex systems;  they are found in many scientific fields and industrial applications.  Synchronous updating is one of the main features of Cellular Automata. 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 asynchrony 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.

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
  • complexity issues
  • computational issues
  • emergent properties
  • models of parallelism and distributed systems
  • models of phenomena from biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and other fields

Contributions of both theoretical and applicative interest are welcome.


  • Alberto Dennunzio (Universita' degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Italy)
  • Enrico Formenti (Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France)
  • Thomas Worsch (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)

Program Committee

  • Alberto Dennunzio (Universita' degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca, Italy)
  • Nazim Fatès (Inria Nancy, France)
  • Enrico Formenti (Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France)
  • Eric Goles (Universidad  Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)
  • Jia Lee (Chongqing University, China)
  • Ferdinand Peper (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
  • Adrien Richard (CNRS and Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France)
  • Hiroshi Umeo (University of Osaka Electro-Communication - Japan)
  • Thomas Worsch (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)

Submissions and publication

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.

Special issue

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a Special issue of the international journal Natural Computing.  They will contain refereed extended/improved versions of selected papers presented  at ACA workshop.