Cellular Automata: Research Towards Industry

ACRI’98 — Proceedings of the Third Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry, Trieste, 7–9 October 1998

  • S. Bandini
  • R. Serra
  • F. Suggi Liverani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Models and Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Beckers, Thomas Worsch
      Pages 15-25
    3. Toku-Fumi Yamamoto
      Pages 26-37
    4. Birgitt Schönfisch, André de Roos
      Pages 42-46
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. C. Borsani, G. Cattaneo, V. De Mattei, U. Jocher, B. Zampini
      Pages 67-79
    3. Roberto Serra, Marco Villani, Domenico Oricchio, Salvatore Di Gregorio
      Pages 92-105
    4. G. M. Crisci, S. Di Gregorio, F. P. Nicoletta, R. Rongo, W. Spataro
      Pages 106-116
    5. Hildemar J. Martínez, José Ali Moreno
      Pages 117-126
    6. Giovanni Adorni, Stefano Cagnoni, Monica Mordonini
      Pages 127-138
    7. Andrés Scarioni, José Alí Moreno
      Pages 146-156
    8. Antonio Colonna, Vittorio Di Stefano, Silvana Lombardo, Lorenzo Papini, Giovanni A. Rabino
      Pages 165-184
    9. Joachim Wahle, Jörg Esser, Lutz Neubert, Michael Schreckenberg
      Pages 185-193
  4. Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life and Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Roberto Serra, Marco Villani, Anna Salvemini
      Pages 203-217
    3. Monica Dascàlu, Eduard Franti, George Stefan
      Pages 218-229
    4. Eliano Pessa, Carlo Palma, Maria Pietronilla Penna
      Pages 230-242
    5. Raffaele Calabretta
      Pages 243-246
  5. CA Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. C. Borsani, G. Cattaneo, V. De Mattei, U. Jocher, B. Zampini
      Pages 249-260
    3. J. A. Moreno, J. G. Santos
      Pages 261-270
    4. Christian Hochberger, Rolf Hoffmann, Stefan Waldschmidt
      Pages 271-282
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 283-283

About these proceedings


Cellular Automata (CA), about to enter their fifties, are coming of age, seen by the breadth and quality of CA-related research carried out worldwide, as well as by the appearance of interesting applications to real world problems. The papers collected in this book, presented at ACRI 98 (Third Conference on Cellular Automata for Research and Industry -7-9 October 1998), further demonstrate the vitality of this line ofresearch. Until some years ago, a researcher interested in dynamical modelling of spatially of the partial extended systems had only one language at his disposal, namely that differential equations (PDE). These are wonderful tools to use when an analytical solution can be found or a perturbative approach can provide a good approximation of the observed phenomena. The use of digital computers has enormously expanded the explanatory and predictive power of partial differential equations by allowing one to treat cases which had been outside the scope of a "pen and pencil" approach. However, it has also opened up a way to new formalisms which are able to describe interesting phenomena and are, at the same time, well-suited for digital simulation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. Bandini
    • 1
  • R. Serra
    • 2
  • F. Suggi Liverani
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartmento di Scienze dell’InformazioneUniversità di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Montecatini Environmental Research CenterRavennaItaly
  3. 3.Illycaffè S.p.A.TriesteItaly

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