Session 04-CAAA

The Third Special Session on

Cellular Automata Algorithms & Architectures

(CAAA 2012)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2012) or

July 2 – July 6, 2012

Madrid, Spain

Submission Deadline: March 06, 2012

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


This third special session on Cellular Automata Algorithms & Architectures, planned to be held in the framework of the International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation, provides an global 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 of interest 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You are invited to submit original and unpublished research papers on the above and other topics related to Cellular Automata Algorithms & Architectures.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 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted for submission. 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. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2012 Conference web site. 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".


Abstract Submissions: ---------------------------- February 27, 2012

Paper Submissions: -------------------------------March 06, 2012

Acceptance Notification: --------------------------- March 24, 2012

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----------- April 25, 2012

Conference Dates: --------------------------------July 2 – 6, 2012


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 J. 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 2012.

    • Andrew Adamatzky, University of the West of England, 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

    • 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 of the West of England, U.K.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

If you have any questions about the HPCS 2012 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email:

HPCS 2012