We are pleased to announce that the Second International Symposium on Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems (CAMUSS 2016), will be held in Québec, Canada from September 21 to 23, 2016. This edition of CAMUSS will be followed by the well-known GIScience conference which will take place in Montreal, Canada, from 27 to 30 September 2016.

CAMUSS 2016 is organized by the Centre for Research in Geomatics and the Convergence Network, Université Laval, Canada, with the support of the Centre for Urban Policy Studies of the University of Manchester.

The first edition of CAMUSS took place in Oporto, Portugal in 2012, being successful in gathering a small but committed community of researchers in CA after more than three decades of intensive research on the development of these models for the simulation of urban and spatial systems to support informed decision making for different applications.

CAMUSS 2016 aims to consolidate the network that was initiated in 2012 as a privileged forum of discussion about CA and its integration with GIS Sciences, Geography and Urban Studies through the presentation of the advances in the state-of-the-art on CA and related topics.

Further information can also be found at www.camuss.net.

We look forward to welcoming you in Québec.

Kind regards

Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi, Chair of CAMUSS 2016 Organizing Committee, Centre for Research in Geomatics, Université Laval, Québec, CANADA
Nuno Pinto, CAMUSS.net Coordinator, University of Manchester, UK