Invited speakers

Andrew Adamatzky

University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
http://uncomp.uwe.ac.uk/adamatzky/
e-mail: andrew.adamatzky@uwe.ac.uk

Title:
Conductivity, memristivity and creativity of cellular automata

Abstract:
We overview our recent findings on cellular automata based massive parallel actuators; excitable cellular automata with retained refractoriness; memristive structurally-dynamic automata; patterns of conductivity, complexity and diversity; Game of Life on phyllosilicate automata; and, creativity of cellular automata.



Gabriel Wainer

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
http://www.sce.carleton.ca/faculty/wainer
e-mail: gwainer@sce.carleton.ca

Title:
Cellular Modeling with Cell-DEVS: a Discrete-Event Cellular Automata formalism

Abstract:
Recent advances in computer technology have influenced simulation techniques to become an effective approach to understand physical systems. In recent years, grid-shaped cellular models have gained popularity in this sense. In particular, Cellular Automata (CA) have been widely used with these purposes. Despite their usefulness to describe complex behavior, complex cell spaces based CA can require large amounts of compute time, mainly due to its synchronous nature. The use of a discrete time base also constrains the precision of the model. The Cell-DEVS formalism is an extension to Cellular Automata was defined in order to deal with these issues. The goal of Cell-DEVS is to build discrete-event CAspaces, improving their definition by making the timing specification more expressive.
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