Session 04- CAAA

Special Session on Cellular Automata Algorithms & Architectures (CAAA 2011)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2011 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation

(HPCS 2011)

July 4 – 8, 2011

Istanbul, Turkey or

In Conjunction With

The International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011)

(Submission Deadline: February 14, 2011)


This second special session on Cellular Automata Algorithms & Architectures, planned to be held in the framework of the Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation, provides an international forum for reporting on state-of-the-art in computational problems, techniques and solutions related to the implementation of cellular automata models and algorithms onto fine-grain and coarse-grain architectures.

This CAAA session strives to gather all aspects addressed in the main parts of the HPCS conference, but which lie at the intersection of the two areas. In other words, topics of interest include all aspects of Cellular Automata, but in the context of High Performance Computing and Simulation.

The Special Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Cellular Automata Models & Algorithms

    • Local and Global Properties in Cellular Automata Networks

    • Local and Global Communications at Application Level

    • Local Neighborhood and Topology Awareness

    • Routing and Mobile Agents in Cellular Automata

    • Spatio-Temporal and Collision-based Computing Models

    • Synchronization and Related Problems

    • Fine-Grained Parallel Architectures and FPGA

    • Efficient Architectures and Implementations

    • Computational Problems in Large-Scale Models

    • Parallel Environments and Accelerators for Cellular Automata in HPC

    • Regular Graphs for Massive Interconnection Networks


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research papers on the above and other topics related to Cellular Automata Algorithms & Architectures. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the special session organizers:

Dominique Désérable:

Rolf Hoffmann:

Genaro J. Martínez:

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be made available at the time of the meeting.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the organizers.

A list of selected papers of this special session is planned to be published in a special issue of the "Journal of Cellular Automata".

Important Dates:


Dominique Désérable

LGCGM – Laboratoire de Génie Civil & Génie Mécanique

INSA – Institut National des Sciences Appliquées

20 Avenue des Buttes de Coësmes

F – 35043 Rennes, France

Phone: +33 (0) 2 23 23 82 00

Fax: +33 (0) 2 23 23 82 96


Rolf Hoffmann

Computer Architecture Group - Department of Computer Science

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Hochschulstraße 10

D – 64289 Darmstadt, Germany

Phone: +49-(0)6151-16-3611/3606

Fax: +49-(0)6151-16-5410


Genaro Juárez Martínez

International Center of Unconventional Computing

Bristol Institute of Technology, University of the West of England

BS16 1QY, Bristol

United Kingdom

Phone: +44-(0) 117 32 82662

Fax: +44 (0) 117 32 83680


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the special session Technical Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2011.

    • Andrew Adamatzky, University West England of Bristol, U.K.

    • Stefania Bandini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

    • Olga Bandman, ICM&MG SB RAS of Novosibirsk, Russia

    • Pedro de Oliveira, Mackenzie Presbyterian University of São Paulo, Brazil

    • Nazim Fatès, INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, Nancy, France

    • Gianluigi Folino, University of Calabria, Italy

    • Henryk Fuks, Brock University of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

    • Katsunobu Imai, Hiroshima University, Japan

    • Jarkko Kari, University of Turku, Finland

    • Anna Lawniczak, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    • Genaro Juárez Martinez, University West England of Bristol, U.K.

    • Kenichi Morita, Hiroshima University, Japan

    • Parimal Pal Chaudhuri, CARL of Kolkata, India

    • Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

    • Roberto Serra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

    • Georgios Sirakoulis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

    • Giandomenico Spezzano, University of Calabria, Italy

    • Klaus Sutner, Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh, USA

    • Hiroshi Umeo, Electro-Communication University of Ōsaka, Japan

    • Thomas Worsch, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

    • Andrew Wuensche, University West England of Bristol, U.K.

If you have any questions about the conference paper submission, please consult the conference web site at or contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Fax: + 1 (937) 255-4511, Email: