AUTOMATA 2017 - Call for Exploratory Papers

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AUTOMATA 2017 - Call for Exploratory papers

23rd International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex 

June 7 - 9, 2017

University of Milano-Bicocca
Milan, Italy


Papers presenting original and unpublished research on all fundamental
aspects of cellular automata, affine/correlated models of automata
(such as automata networks, finite automata over finite/infinite words,
picture languages), and related discrete complex systems are sought.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- dynamics, topological, ergodic and algebraic aspects
- algorithmic and complexity issues
- emergent properties
- formal languages
- symbolic dynamics
- tilings
- models of parallelism and distributed systems
- synchronous versus asynchronous models
- phenomenological descriptions and scientific modelling
- practical applications


Submission deadline for exploratory papers: May 3, 2017
Notification of acceptance for exploratory papers:  May 10, 2017
AUTOMATA 2017: June 7-9, 2017


Exploratory papers are meant to allow quick reporting of recent
discoveries, work-in-progress and/or partial results. While
submissions in the full paper category have refereed and selected
by the program committee, papers in the exploratory category go
through a less rigorous evaluation process. All accepted papers
must be presented at the conference.


Eric Goles (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile)
Adrien Richard (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
Ville Salo (University of Turku, Finland)


Elena Barcucci (Italy)
Alberto Dennunzio (Italy), co-chair
Pedro de Oliveira (Brazil)
Bruno Durand (France)
Nazim Fatès (France)
Paola Flocchini (Canada)
Enrico Formenti (France), co-chair
Anahi Gajardo (Chile)
Dora Giammarresi (Italy)
Eric Goles (Chile)
Katsunobu Imai (Japan)
Jarkko Kari (Finland)
Petr Kurka (Czech Republik)
Martin Kutrib (Germany)
Andreas Malcher (Germany)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Spain)
Giancarlo Mauri (Italy)
Kenichi Morita (Japan)
Ronnie Pavlov (USA)
Karl Petersen (USA)
Ion Petre (Finland)
Renzo Pinzani (Italy)
Siamak Taati (Netherlands)
Edgardo Ugalde (Mexico)
Hiroshi Umeo (Japan)


Alberto Dennunzio (co-chair)
Enrico Formenti (co-chair)
Luca Manzoni
Luca Mariot
Antonio E. Porreca


Authors are invited to submit exploratory papers of no more than
8 pages via the EasyChair system at

Submissions should contain original research that has not previously
been published. Concurrent submissions to other conferences/journals are
not allowed. Supplementary material that exceeds the above mentioned
page limits may be included as an appendix and will be considered at
the committee's discretion. Submission must be formatted in LaTeX using
the LNCS format (see
and submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers authored or
co-authored by PC members are also welcome and will follow a specific
evaluation process.

Exploratory papers will not be included in the LNCS proceedings.
At least one author per accepted paper has to register.


The extended version of some selected papers will be considered for
publication in special issues of Information and Computation,
published by Elsevier