Crowds and Cellular Automata (C&CA)

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Aims and scope

Cellular Automata (CA) have been thoroughly applied as an efficient research tool in the scientific area of crowds and pedestrian dynamics. The latter constitutes an intrinsic multidisciplinary research area, thus the current literature involving CA and agent based models is disseminated in a vast range of conferences proceedings, journals and books; from physics and urban planning, to fire engineering and psychology. Following the principles of its previous editions, the goal of the C&CA 2014 international workshop (the fifth successive within ACRI conferences) is to provide researchers from different disciplines with the opportunity to present their work, introduce their methods and communicate their ideas on CA originated modeling and simulation of crowds and pedestrians dynamics, within an advanced scientific environment. The workshop further encourages submissions regarding all CA comparable, computer simulation based methods of crowd research. Application demonstrations and domain analyses are welcome, as well as overviews and states of the arts about social and psychological aspects, following CA inspired approaches of crowd dynamics.

Currently, our focus is especially given for reliability of CA models, thus works connected with calibration and validation using real data are especially welcome.

Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • crowd dynamics
  • pedestrian behavior
  • spatial competition
  • urban design and planning
  • social self-organisation
  • collective beliefs and behavior
  • competition, collaboration
  • social structures
  • calibration and validation of crowd models

Submissions and publication

Authors are invited to submit papers according to two contribution categories full and short papers depending on 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. Formatting style files and further guidelines for formatting can be found at

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

Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. This volume will be available by the time of the workshop.

A selection of papers that will be presented during the workshop will be published on a special issue of the international Journal of Cellular Automata (

Important dates

  • NEW Paper submission: April 15, 2014 (Extended)
  • NEW Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: May 20 (New), 2014
  • NEW Final version of the paper for the proceedings: June 15 (New), 2014


Details about how to register will be provided in the next days through the registration page of the ACRI conference.

Workshop chairs

Sara Manzoni
University of Milano Bicocca (Italy)

Jarosław Wąs
AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland)

Program committee

  • Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England – UK)
  • Stefania Bandini (University of Milano Bicocca – Italy)
  • Michael Batty (University College London – UK)
  • Winnie Daamen (Delft University of Technology - Netherlands)
  • Mizar Luca Federici (CROWDYXITY – Italy)
  • Ioakeim Georgoudas (Democritus University of Thrace – Greece)
  • Hubert Klüpfel (TraffGo GmbH – Germany)
  • Gerta Köster (Munich University of Applied Sciences – Germany)
  • Tobias Kretz (PTV AG – Germany)
  • Franziska Klügl (Örebro University - Sweden)
  • Sara Manzoni (University of Milano Bicocca – Italy)
  • Shin Morishita (Yokohama National University – Japan)
  • Katsuhiro Nishinari (Tokyo University – Japan)
  • Andreas Schadschneider (Institute of Theoretical Physics – Germany)
  • Stefan Seer (Arsenal Research Vienna – Austria)
  • Armin Seyfried (Jülich Supercomputing Centre - Germany)
  • Georgios Sirakoulis (Democritus University of Thrace – Greece)
  • G. Keith Still (Crowd Risk Analysis Ltd. – UK)
  • Harry Timmermans (Technical University Eindhoven – The Netherlands)
  • Giuseppe Vizzari (University of Milano Bicocca – Italy)
  • Jarosław Wąs (AGH University of Science and Technology – Poland)