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	1st International Workshop on

	7th International Conference
	   on Cellular Automata for
	Research and Industry (ACRI 2006)

	University of Perpignan (France)
		19-20, September 2006

	Call for extended abstracts

Cellular Automata (CA) models have been recently a good source of
scientific knowledge to face the study and simulation of crowd dynamics
behavior. It is an intrinsic multidisciplinary research area, and the
current literature involving CA and agent-based models is disseminated
in a vast range of conferences proceedings, journals and books belonging
to different disciplines --- from physics to urban planning and psychology.

The main goal of this Workshop is to enable meeting for researchers
coming from different disciplines and using Cellular Automata for
modeling and simulation of the dynamical behavior of the crowds,
societies and worlds.

Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

     * crowd dynamics
     * pedestrian behavior
     * traffic models
     * urban planning
     * structural social self-organization
     * voting
     * opinion formation
     * market dynamics
     * trading
     * collective beliefs
     * rumors
     * firm dynamics
     * knowledge diffusion
     * emotional contagion
     * warfare
     * competition
     * religion
     * coalitions
     * social structures
     * politics
     * would-be worlds

We invite submissions where cellular automata are employed as simulation
tools or theoretical and computational paradigms.

Important Dates:

Paper submission:              April 28^th 2006
Notification of acceptance:    June 1^st 2006
Camera ready version:          June 26^th 2006
Registration deadline:         June 26^th 2006
Workshop:                      September 19-20 2006

Paper submission format

Extended abstracts not exceeding 4 pages, written in English and
complying with the LNCS Springer format (www.springeronline.com/lncs
<http://www.springeronline.com/lncs>) should be submitted electronically
to bandini at disco.unimib.it <mailto:bandini at disco.unimib.it> or
andrew.adamatzky at uwe.ac.uk <mailto:andrew.adamatzky at uwe.ac.uk>.

Accepted works will be published in the ACRI 2006 proceedings published
on the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Selected papers will be published in special issue of Journals of
Cellular Automata.

Workshop Chairs

Prof. Stefania Bandini
Artificial Intelligence Lab
Department of Computer Science, Systems and Communication
University of Milano - Bicocca
Milan Italy
bandini at disco.unimib.it

Prof. Andy Adamatzky
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
University of the West of England
Bristol BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
andrew.adamatzky at uwe.ac.uk

Program committee (not definitive)

* Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England – Bristol, UK)
* Jeffrey Adler (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY- USA)
* Stefania Bandini (University of Milano-Bicocca - Italy)
* Michael Batty (University College London - UK)
* Victor Blue (State Dept. of Transportation – Poughkeepsie, NY - USA)
* Jan Dijkstra (Eindhoven University of Technology - The Netherlands)
* Rainer Hegselmann (University of Bayreuth - Germany)
* Dirk Helbing (Inst. for Transport and Economics – Dresden, Germany)
* Andrew Ilachinski (Center for Naval Analyses – Alexandria, VA - USA)
* Wander Jager (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
* Nabeel Koshak (Umm Al-Qura University - Saudi Arabia)
* Katsuhiro Nishinari (University of Tokyo - Japan)
* Andreas Schadschneider (Inst. of Theoretical Physics – Cologne, Germany)
* Michael Schreckenberg (University of Duisburg-Essen - Germany)
* Henry Timmermans (Technical University Eindhoven – The Netherlands)
* Giuseppe Vizzari (University of Milano-Bicocca - Italy)
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