History and Events


IFIP Working Group 1.5, originally established in 1995, as “Cellular Automata and Machines”, was dissolved in early 2004, after several discussions that revealed its scope was too narrow. As a consequence, its scope was extended, from cellular automata to more general discrete complex systems. The Working Group 1.5 was then re-established in 2009, since then denominated “Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems”.

But even during the period of its restructuring, the community involved continued organising the series of AUTOMATA workshops, the International Workshops on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems, held annually in various parts of the world:


Upcoming Event of the WG 1.5:

Automata 2017 Milan, Italy, June 7-9, 2017.

Past Events:

Automata 2016 Zurich, Switzerland
Automata 2015 Turku, Finland
Automata 2014 Himeji, Japan
Automata 2013 Gießen, Germany
Automata 2012 La Marana, France
Automata 2011 Santiago, Chile
Automata 2010 Nancy, France
Automata 2009 São José dos Campos, Brazil
Automata 2008 Bristol, United Kingdom
Automata 2007 Toronto, Canada
Automata 2006 Hiroshima, Japan
Automata 2005 Gdansk, Poland
Automata 2004 Karlsruhe, Germany
Automata 2003 Leuven, Belgium
Automata 2002 Prague, Czech Republic
Automata 2001 Giens, France
Automata 2000 Osaka, Japan
Automata 1999 Lyon, France
Automata 1998 Santiago, Chile
Automata 1997 Gargnano, Italy
Automata 1996 Rauischholzhausen, Germany
Automata 1995 Dagstuhl, Germany