27th International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems
12 – 14 July 2021

Program Committee
Comité de programme
Steering committee

Pedro Balbi de Oliveira (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil)
Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
Hector Zenil (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
Alonso Castillo-Ramirez (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico)
Jan Baetens (Ghent University, Belgium)
AUTOMATA 2021 is the twenty-seventh workshop in a series of events established in 1995.
These workshops aim to:

  • Establish and maintain a permanent, international, multidisciplinary forum for the collaboration of researchers in the field of Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS).
  • Provide a platform for presenting and discussing new ideas and results.
  • Support the development of theory and applications of CA and DCS (e.g. parallel computing, physics, biology, social sciences, and others) as long as fundamental aspects and their relations are concerned.
  • Identify and study within an inter- and multidisciplinary context, the important fundamental aspects, concepts, notions and problems concerning CA and DCS.

The AUTOMATA series is the official annual event of IFIP WG 1.5, 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).

Scope (not exhaustive):

  • dynamical, topological, ergodic and algebraic aspects of CA and DCS
  • algorithmic and complexity issues
  • emergent properties
  • formal languages
  • symbolic dynamics
  • tilings
  • models of parallelism and distributed systems
  • synchronous versus asynchronous models
  • phenomenological descriptions and scientific modelling
  • applications of CA and DCS