AIMS and SCOPE
Cellular Automata (CA) have been thoroughly applied as an efficient research tool in the scientific area of crowds and pedestrian dynamics. The latter constitutes an intrinsic multidisciplinary research area, thus the current literature involving CA and agent-based models is disseminated in a vast range of conferences proceedings, journals and books; from physics and urban planning, to fire engineering and psychology.
Following the principles of its previous editions, the goal of the C&CA 2012 international workshop (the fourth successive within ACRI conferences) is to provide researchers from different disciplines with the opportunity to present their work, introduce their methods and communicate their ideas on CA-originated modeling and simulation of crowds and pedestrians dynamics, within an advanced scientific environment.
The workshop further encourages submissions regarding all CA-comparable, computer-simulation-based methods of crowd research. Application demonstrations and domain analyses are welcome, as well as overviews and states-of-the-arts about social and psychological aspects, following CA- and Agent-inspired approaches of crowd dynamics.
Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
• crowd dynamics
• pedestrian behaviour
• spatial competition
• urban design and planning
• social self-organisation
• collective beliefs and behaviour
• competition, collaboration
• social structures
SUBMISSIONS AND PUBLICATION
Authors are invited to submit papers according to two contribution categories -- full and short papers -- depending on their length, depth and/or maturity. Papers must comply with the Springer-Verlag format and the maximum length of 5 and 10 pages for short and full contributions, respectively. Formatting style files and further guidelines for formatting can be found at Springer as well as at ACRI 2012 submission page. The submission system is now open and early submissions are welcome. Please prepare your submission in accordance with the rules described above and submit a pdf file viaEasychair system.
Accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. This volume will be available by the time of the workshop. A selection of papers that will be presented during the workshop will be published on a special issue of the international Journal of Cellular Automata.