Cellular Automata workshop.

"Robert Harper Finland", CSC HARPER at CSC.FI
Sat Feb 23 10:29:00 EST 1991

                     FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
                 Workshop on Cellular Automata
                       April 17-18, 1991
                Centre for Scientific Computing
                       Helsinki, Finland


Cellular automata are spatially and temporally discrete  dynamical  systems
consisting  of identical cells arranged in a lattice.  The cells assume one
of  a finite  number  of values  and are  updated according to a  spatially
homogeneous local rule. These systems exhibit the prototypes of interactive
dynamics.  Due to this  rich spectrum  of behavior  they have  applications
in a number of areas of science and engineering.

A workshop on  cellular  automata  will  be  arranged  at  the  Centre  for
Scientific  Computing  (CSC)  in  Helsinki,  Finland, on April 17-18, 1991.
Papers presenting new theoretical results, or experiences of using cellular
automata  as modeling  tools,  are sought.  Points  of view  can be  general
mathematics (for example dynamical systems theory),  computational science,
physics, or other natural sciences.


The main speakers are:

  Per Bak, Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
  "Self-Organized Criticality"

  Bruce M. Boghosian, Thinking Machines Corporation, Cambridge,
  Massachusetts, USA
  "A Survey of Lattice Gas and Lattice Boltzmann Methods for Hydrodynamics"

  David Griffeath, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  "Excitable Cellular Automata"

  Clifford Pickover, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  "Visualization of Complex Phenomena"

These presentations will be organized as two 45 minute sessions each.


We are searching for short, 15-30 minute presentations. These  can  include
video,  slide  or  computer  demonstrations.  We  try  to  include  as many
presentations as possible, but if this  can't  be  arranged,  some  may  be
included  as  posters.  The  presentations  should  be aimed to people with
general scientific  background,  and  too  much  specialization  should  be


The registrations and submissions should be sent to the following address:

  Paula Maki-Valkkila
  P.O. Box 40
  SF-02101 Espoo

E-mail: maki at csc.fi. Phone: +358 0 457 2718. Telefax: +358 0 457 2302.

The organizers can make hotel reservations for participants, when needed.
The walking distance to hotel Dipoli is 10 minutes.  The cost of a single
room is approx. 450 FIM for one night (ca. 120 USD).

Submissions should include the following information:

  Title of presentation
  Abstract (not much more than one page)
  Possible bibliography
  Duration of presentation (15-30 minutes)
  Special equipment needed (slide, video equipment etc.)

The deadline for registration to the workshop is April 8,  1991.  Abstracts
of  submitted  papers  must be received  before March 1,  1991.  Authors of
submitted papers will be notified of acceptance or rejection.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the CSC Report Series,
and the deadline for the final papers will be announced later.


The organizing committee for the workshop consists of the following people:

  Prof. Risto Nieminen, CSC
  Dr. Kari Eloranta, Helsinki University of Technology
  Mr. Olli-Pekka Piirila, Helsinki University of Technology
  Dr. Jarkko Kari, University of Turku
  Mr. Esko Jarvinen, CSC
  Mr. Juha Haataja, CSC


There is no registration fee for academic participants; for others, the fee
is $100.

For additional information, contact Juha Haataja (jhaataja at finsun.csc.fi
or JHAATAJA at FINFUN) at the Centre for Scientific Computing.

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