Workshop CACGI - First International Workshop on Cellular automata of Cancer Growth and Invasion

AIMS and SCOPE

Cancer cells display characteristic traits acquired in a step-wise manner during carcinogenesis. Some of these traits are autonomous growth, induction of angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis. A particular focus of this workshop is on one of the latest stages of tumor progression, tumor invasion. Tumor growth and invasion have been recognized as a complex system since it emerges from the combined effect of tumor cell-cell and cell-microenvironment interactions, which can be studied with the help of mathematical analysis. Cellular automata (CA) can be viewed as simple models of self-organizing complex systems in which collective behavior can emerge out of an ensemble of many interacting "simple" components. The aim of this workshop is to gather interdisciplinary researchers studying different aspects of tumor growth and promote the scientific dialogue on the modeling, analysis and translation of theoretical results into biomedical practice.

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 via Easychair 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.


IMPORTANT DATES:

NEW (EXTENDED) Paper submission deadline: April 22, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: May 14, 2012
Final version of the paper for the proceedings: May 31, 2012

REGISTRATION

Details about how to register will be provided in the next days through the registration page of the ACRI conference.

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Michael Meyer-Hermann
Helmholtz centre for infectious disease, Germany
Michael.Meyer-Hermann@helmholtz-hzi.de

Andreas Deutsch
TU Dresden, Germany
Andreas.deutsch@tu-dresden.de

Haralampos Hatzikirou
Helmholtz centre for infectious disease, Germany
haralampos.hatzikirou@helmholtz-hzi.de

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

John Lowengrub (UC Irvine, USA)
Harald Kempf (FIAS, Germany)
Joerg Galle (IZBI, Germany)
Sebastiano De Franciscis (European Institute for Oncology, Italy)
Alvaro Koehn (TU Dresden, Germany)
David Basanta (Moffit, Tampa, USA)
Simon Agus (Monash, Melbourne, Australia)

 

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