Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems

First CAMUSS 2012

The CAMUSS international Symposium has ended.

CAMUSS will now evolve to a new media about CA through which this community of researchers will share knowledge and experience on CA modeling and all the collateral topics that involves CA and other concepts and methods in urban modeling.

I would like to thank all the participants – keynote lecturers, presenters, and attenders – who made this great symposium possible. Here is the group photo taken by Ana Natálio.


CAMUSS, the International Symposium on Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems, was held in Oporto, Portugal from November 8 to 10, 2012.

After more than three decades of intensive research on the development and application of cellular automata (CA) models to simulate urban and spatial systems, it is the time to gather all the researchers that have participated in this area of research. This Symposium was a reunion of the CA community in Geography and Urban Studies across the world, bringing together many generations of researchers who have gave to CA modeling the complex scientific structure that it currently has.

CAMUSS aims to make a deep reflection on the scientific history of CA in Geography and Urban Studies through the presentation of the state-of-the-art research on CA, and to devise a new research agenda for the next decades in this topic.

Authors of selected submissions to CAMUSS will be invited to contribute for a comprehensive edited book which will be edited by myself, Prof. Michael Batty (CASA UCL), and Prof. Geoffrey Caruso (University of Luxembourg), and published by a leading publishing company, along with other contributions from a selected group of renowned authors on CA.

Bookmark for further information about CAMUSS.

Kind regards

Nuno Norte Pinto, Chair of the Organizing Committee


CAMUSS was organized by the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra (DEC-UC), and by CITTA, the Research Centre in Territory, Transports and Environment, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, with the participation of ACIV – Association for the Development of Civil Engineering.