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19th International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems

General information

Papers presenting original and unpublished research on all fundamental aspects of cellular automata and related discrete complex systems are sought.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 language processing, symbolic dynamics, models of parallelism and distributed systems, phenomenological descriptions, scientific modeling and practical applications. Papers authored or co-authored by PC members are welcome and will follow a specific evaluation process.

Paper categories

There are two paper categories - full and exploratory contributions. Full papers are meant to report more complete and denser research, while the later submission deadline of exploratory papers allows quick reporting of most recent discoveries, work-in-progress and/or partial results. Papers in the full paper category are refereed and selected by the program committee. Papers in the exploratory category go through a less rigorous evaluation for suitability. Full papers receive a longer time slot for presentation in the workshop.


Papers in the full paper category will be published in the LNCS series of Springer and the proceedings will be available at the conference venue.

LNCS Springer

Exploratory papers will be published in local proceedings and will be also available at the conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and improved version of their contribution to a special issue of the Journal of Cellular Automata and another international journal depending on the number and the subject of the papers accepted.

Submission guidelines

Papers have a page limit of 14 pages (full paper category) or 8 pages (exploratory paper category), they must be formatted in LaTeX using the LNCS format, and must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF). Authors are invited to submit original papers using EasyChair.org, at EasyChair. The submission may contain an appendix that exceeds the page limit if the author wants to provide the PC with more details than allowed by the strict paper limit. The appendix will not be published in the proceedings. The papers must not have been submitted simultaneously to other conferences with published proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Andreas Malcher, 01.02.2013