Since its first edition in 1994, the ACRI conference focused on challenging problems and new research on Cellular Automata (CA). Its primary goal is to offer both scientists and engineers in academies and industries an opportunity to enforce international collaborations on Cellular Automata and express their views on current trends, challenges, and state-of-the art solutions to various problems in several scientific fields: biology, computer science, chemistry, ecology, economy, engineering, geology, medicine, physics, sociology, etc.
ACRI 2018 will consist of three main events: the First Intensive School on Cellular Automata on September 17, the ACRI Workshops on September 18, and the main conference program on September 19-21.
FIRST INTENSIVE SCHOOL ON CELLULAR AUTOMATA (September 17) ----------------------------------------------------------
Cellular Automata (CA) can be viewed as a mathematical abstraction of the physical world in which all quantities are of discrete nature. Due to its simplicity, CA turn out to be a very interesting approach to model complex systems in which a macroscopic collective behavior emerges out of the interaction of many simple elements. This school will introduce this approach in
a pedagogical way through many examples illustrating the essence of CA modeling.
- Bastien Chopard (Scientific and Parallel Computing Group - University of Geneva)
- Jean-Luc Falcone (Scientific and Parallel Computing Group - University of Geneva)
The detailed program of the school is available at
MAIN CONFERENCE (September 19-21)
The main program of ACRI 2018 will take place on September 19-21. The conference
will consist of contributed and invited talks, as well as a poster session.
- Andreas Deutsch (Centre for Information Services and High Performance
Computing --ZIH-- Technische Universität Dresden)
- Raúl Rechtman (Instituto de Energias Renovables Universidad Nacional Autónoma
Further details on the conference program will be published soon at
The deadline for early registration is August 27, 2018.
The Conference will take place at Villa del Grumello (Como, ITALY), within the Como Lake School of Advanced Studies, see http://www.villadelgrumello.it.
Villa del Grumello overlooks the first basin of Como Lake. It is framed by century-old trees and enchants its visitors with its delicate atmospheres and its harmonious setting. Driving force of the development of the Lariano area, Villa del Grumello is a reference point for culture, science and the business community.
Further information about how to reach the conference venue are available at