25th International Workshop on Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS), AUTOMATA 2019.


Dear colleagues and friends,

Please find below the call for EXPLORATORY PAPERS for the 25th International Workshop on Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS), AUTOMATA 2019.

AUTOMATA 2019 is the official annual event of IFIP WG 1.5: this is the Working Group 5 (on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems), of the Technical Committee 1 (on Foundations of Computer Science), of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

June 26th-28th,  University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico.


Exploratory papers

·  Exploratory papers are meant to be short reports (8 pages long maximum) of recent discoveries, work-in-progress or partial results.

·  All accepted exploratory papers must be presented at the conference in a 15-minute talk. 

·  Exploratory papers will be included in local proceedings that will be distributed at the workshop.

Topics (not exhaustive):

dynamic, topological, ergodic and algebraic aspects of Cas and DCSs
algorithmic and complexity issues
emergent properties
formal languages
symbolic dynamics
models of parallelism and distributed systems
synchronous versus asynchronous models
phenomenological descriptions and scientific modelling
applications of CAs and DCSs

* Invited speakers:

·         Pablo Arrighi (Aix-Marseille University and LIF de Marseille, France)

·         Hector Zenil (SciLifeLab and Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

·         Tullio Ceccherini-Silberstein (University of Sannio, Italy)

Important dates:

·  Submission deadline exploratory papers: May 3rd, 2019

·  Notification of acceptance exploratory papers: May 17th, 2019

·  Final versions of exploratory papers: May 24th, 2019

·  Early registration for exploratory paper author/other participants: May 24th, 2019

·  Final registration deadline: June 7th, 2019


Authors are invited to submit exploratory papers of no more than 8 pages via EasyChair:


Submissions should contain original research or work-in-progress that has not previously been published. Submission must be formatted in LaTeX using the LNCS format and submitted in PDF. Papers authored or co-authored by PC members are also welcomed.

Silver Jubilee:

AUTOMATA 2019 will be the Silver Jubilee of the event, so the programme will reflect this special occasion.

Program Committee:

·         Alonso Castillo-Ramirez (chair)

·         Alberto Dennunzio

·         Andrew Adamatzky

·         Danuta Makowiec

·         Edgardo Ugalde

·         Enrico Formenti

·         Franco Bagnoli

·         Guillaume Theyssier

·         Hector Zenil

·         Henryk Fukś

·         Hiroshi Umeo

·         Ilkka Törmä

·         Jan Baetens

·         Janko Gravner

·         Jarkko Kari

·         Katsunobu IMAI

·         Luciano Margara

·         Martin Kutrib

·         Maximilien Gadouleau

·         Nazim Fatès

·         Paola Flocchini

·         Pedro de Oliveira

·         Pietro Di Lena

·         Reem Yassawi

·         Siamak Taati

·         Thomas Worsch

·         Turlough Neary

We are looking forward to seeing you in Guadalajara!


Organizing Committee

·         Alonso Castillo-Ramirez (Chair)

·         Humberto Gutiérrez Pulido

·         Osbaldo Mata Gutiérrez

·         María de la Paz Suárez

·         Juan Manuel Márquez Bobadilla