Detailed Program

Wednesday, September 21st

8:00 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 – 9:00 Symposium Opening
9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Speech: Cellular Automata, Agent-Based Modeling… What Comes Next?

Professor Itzhak Benenson

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Morning Session 1: Foundations of CA and calibration

Session Chair: Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi

  • Semi-automated calibration of an activity-based CA model. By Tomas Crols, Maarten van der Meulen, Roger White, Inge Uljee, Guy Engelen, Lien Poelmans and Frank Canters.
  • Analysing urban development with decision tree based cellular automata. Toward an automatic transition rule creation process. By Valentine Judge, Hichem Omrani, Jean-Philippe Antoni and Olivier Klein.
  • Growth parameters sensitivity analysis of the SLEUTH urban growth cellular automata-based model. By Omar Doukari, Wissem Ghzel, Rahim Aguejdad and Hassan Aït Haddou.
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:45 Afternoon Session 1: CA and land use changes

Session Chair: Nuno Norte Pinto

  • CA or GAS or VGE or IVGE or GSS? Is That a good question? By Bernard Moulin.
  • A multiple objective optimisation approach to calibrate cellular automata land use models with multiple dynamic land use classes. By Charles P. Newland, Hedwig Van Delden, Jeffrey P. Newman, Holger R. Maier and Aaron C. Zecchin.
  • Coupling cellular automata and Markov chains to design prospective scenarios of urbanization. An application to Strasbourg cross-border area. By Jean-Philippe Antoni, Valentine Judge, Hichem Omrani, Gilles Vuidel and Olivier Klein.
14:45 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:45 Afternoon Session 2: Foundations of CA

Session Chair: Marius Thériault

  • An irregular and multiscale cellular automata for spatio-temporal processes geosimulation. By Hédia Sammari, Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi and Bernard Moulin.
  • Cellular automata modelling of urban systems: evolution and future research of concepts, models and applications. By Nuno Norte Pinto.
  • Modelling challenge of small amounts of change: a new sampling strategy in land use science. By Hichem Omrani, Valentine Judge, Jean-Philippe Antoni and Olivier Klein.

Thursday, September 22nd

8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speech: Exploring the Logic Scoring of Preference Method for Geographic Automata Modeling

Professor Suzana Dragićević

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Morning Session 1: Agent-based geosimulations

Session Chair: Roger White

  • An agent-based model to simulate the feedback effect between traffic-induced air pollution and urban structure. By Mirjam Schindler and Geoffrey Caruso.
  • A human behaviour approach to model urban land development: the case of Jakarta Metropolitan area (Indonesia). By Yan Liu, Agung Wahyudi and Jonathan Corcoran.
  • Simulation of person-to-person epidemics in urban areas: a GIS-integration approach. By Marius Thériault, Bernard Moulin and Hedi Haddad.
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Keynote Speech: A cellular automata based spatial optimisation model to delineate new locations for economic activity in Limburg Province, Belgium

Professor Guy Engelen

14:15 – 15:15 Afternoon Session 1: CA and urban dynamics

Session Chair: William Veerbeek

  • Towards an urban growth model for Ensenada City Public Policy Analysis. By Javier Sandoval–Félix, Manuel Castañón–Puga, Josué Miguel Flores–Parra, and Carelia Gaxiola–Pacheco.
  • Modeling urban growth using cellular automata. Application to the City of Tandil (Argentina). By Santiago Linares, Juan Pablo Celemín, Mariana del Fresno and Martín Meliendrez.
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Afternoon Session 2: CA and urban dynamics

Session Chair: Yan Liu

  • Be very careful with the data source and classification method when estimating probabilities of the land-use transitions. By Yulia Grinblat, Michael Gilichinsky and Itzhak Benenson.
  • Cellular automata urban expansion model based on support vector machines. By Ahmed Mustafa, Andreas Rienow, Ismail Saadi, Mario Cools and Jacques Teller.
  • Suitability and accessibility definition in irregular cellular automata based models. By Pablo Barreira-González, Francisco Aguilera-Benavente and Monserrat Gómez-Delgado.
17:45 – 22:30 Social Event – Gala Dinner at Le Manoir Montmorency (Montmorency Falls)

Located just a few minutes from downtown Québec City, le Manoir Montmorency offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience and a breathtaking view of the Montmorency Falls.

Photo Credit Yves Marcoux

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (Photo Credit Yves Marcoux)

Friday, September 23rd

8:00 – 8:45 Registration
8:45 – 10:45 Morning Session 1: Environmental and urban applications

Session Chair: Jean-Philippe Antoni

  • Modelling and simulation of greenhouse gas emissions linked to housing and transportation choices. By Marius Thériault, François Des Rosiers, Marie-Hélène Vandersmissen.
  • The contribution of future urban growth to flood risk in megacities. By William Veerbeek, Arno Bouwman and Chris Zevenbergen.
  • Cellular models for emerging traffic behavior. By Gabriel Wainer, Cristina Ruiz-Martin and Adolfo Lopez-Paredes.
  • Hexagonal cellular automata for flood modelling. By Luis M. de Sousa, Michael J. Gibson, Albert S. Chen, Dragan A. Savić and Joao Paulo Leitão.
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Discussion Panel (Moderated by Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi and Nuno Norte Pinto)

  • Itzhak Benenson
  • Suzana Dragićević
  • Guy Engelen
  • Bernard Moulin
12:30 Closing of the Symposium