June 14, 2024

Automata 2007
13th International Workshop on Cellular Automata

August 27-29, 2007
The Fields Institute

Organizers: Anna Lawniczak (University of Guelph) and Henryk Fukś (Brock University)

Scientific Program Committee:

Anna Lawniczak
(University of Guelph, Canada), Henryk Fukś (Brock University, Canada), Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England,UK), Danuta Makowiec (University of Gdansk, Poland) and Thomas Worsch (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)

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Automata 2007 is thirteenth workshop in a series of AUTOMATA workshops established in 1995 by members of the Working Group 1.5 (Cellular Automata and Machines) subordinated to Technical Committee 1 (Foundations of Computer Science) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). The main goal of AUTOMATA workshops is to maintain a permanent, international and multidisciplinary forum for the collaboration of researchers in the fields of Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS).
The workshop will revolve around all important theoretical and applied aspects of cellular automata and discrete complex systems research. Topics will include:

  • CA as tiling systems
  • CA as dynamical systems
  • CA as models of parallelism
  • CA as computational models
  • CA and their algebraic structures
  • CA as formal language processors
  • CA and their structural & computational complexity
  • CA as framework for investigating discrete complex systems
  • CA as models of phenomena from biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and other fields
  • LGCA (Lattice Gas Cellular Automata) theory & applications
  • Extensions and generalizations of CA & LGCA, including related dynamical systems on non-regular lattices, random graphs, and scale-free networks

The list of invited speakers is below. There will be sessions of contributed talks and posters. The organizers reserve the right to assign contributed presentation as oral or poster.

Presentations at the workshop are not reviewed in advance. We intend on publishing accepted refereed papers after the workshop in special issues of the Journal of Cellular Automata and/or of the International Journal of Unconventional Computing. All participants may submit a paper for publication in the Automata 2007 proceedings. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

All participants are required to pay the registration fee. The registration fee will cover reception, coffee breaks and banquet dinner. For see important dates concerning abstract submission and paying registration fee.


All participants may submit a paper for publication in the Automata 2007 proceedings. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.
The deadline for submissions to the proceedings of Automata 2007 is November 01, 2007.

Accepted articles, if they fit into the stated scope of the Journal of Cellular Automata (JCA) will be published in a special issue of the JCA. If they do not fit into the stated scope of JCA, they will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (IJPED), Thus, each article must fit either into the scope of JCA, outlined at

An article should not be longer than 10 pages. While authors may indicate their preference for publication in JCA or IJPED, the editors reserve the right to make the final decision regarding which journal will contain any given accepted article.

In preparation of an article within the scope of JCA, please, follow the guidelines on formatting as described in the "Notes for Contributors" at In preparation of an article within the scope of IJPED, please, follow the guidelines on formatting as described in the “Instructions for Authors” at

All papers will be peer-reviewed. If you wish to include names of potential referees (with their e-mail addresses) with your submission, you are welcomed to do so. Of course, the editors reserve the right to assign referees according to their own judgement.

Please, send your paper in PDF format to with the information in the subject line “JCA-Automata 2007 Proceedings” or “IJPED-Automata 2007 Proceedings”.

List of invited speakers

Ramon Alonso-Sanz (Polytechnic Univ. of Madrid, Spain)
Franco Bagnoli (Univ. of Florence Italy)
Stefania Bandini (Univ. of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Vittoria Colizza (Institute for Scientific Interchange in Turin, IT)
Andreas Deutsch (Tech. Univ. Dresden, Germany)
Samira El Yacoubi (Univ. of Perpignan, France)
Nazim Fatès (LORIA – Univ. Nancy 1, France)
Janusz Holyst (Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland)
Katsunobu Imai (Hiroshima Univ., Japan)
Raymond Kapral (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)
Dong-Hee Kim (Northwestern Univ., USA)
María Elena Lárraga (UAEM, Mexico)
Pietro Liò (Univ. of Cambridge, UK)
Danuta Makowiec (Univ. of Gdansk, Poland)
José Fernando F. Mendes (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Angelo B. Mingarelli (Carleton Univ., Canada)
Kenichi Morita (Hiroshima Univ., Japan)
Henning S Mortveit (Virginia Tech., USA)
Pedro P.B. de Oliveira (Univ. Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brasil)
Marcus Pivato (Trent Univ., Canada)
Raul Rechtman (UNAM, Mexico)
Burton Voorhees (Athabasca Univ., Canada)
Gabriel A. Wainer (Carleton Univ., Canada)
Jian Yuan (Tsinghuan Univ., Beijing, China)


Important dates

Abstract Submission

August 03, 2007 - abstract submission deadline
August 13, 2007 – notification if contributed presentation is oral or poster

Manuscript Submission

November 1, 2007 - manuscript submission deadline

Registration- Fee includes a reception, coffee breaks and a banquet dinner

until May 31, 2007 –reduced fee registration ($190 CDN)
Jun 1-Aug.19– regular fee registration ($210 CDN)
August 27, 2007 – on site registration ($230 CDN)

Financial support

Limited financial support is available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to partially cover local expenses and travel. Application deadline: May 30, 2007