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Cellular Automata - Applications to Urban Problems

Alejandro Salcido

Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias

Lead Scientist in the Environmental Sustainability Program at the National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energies (Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias) in Cuernavaca, Mexico with main research interests in micrometeorology, air pollution modeling, wind taxonomy, lattice gas dynamics, cellular automata fluids, traffic cellular automata, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, thermodynamic and phonon properties of high Tc superconductors, and mathematical modeling.

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Susana Carreón-Sierra

Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias

Dr. Sierra is PMP for the PMI and has published ten scholarly articles in international journals and three in proceedings of conferences. His main research topics include air pollution modeling, wind taxonomy, traffic cellular automata, complex systems, and mathematical modeling.

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Traffic Cellular Automata Fuel Consumption Emissions Modelling Urban Dynamics Urbanization Modelling Evacuation Dynamics Blind Evacuation Urban Fires Propagation Fire Spreading Hazard Assessment Epidemic Spreading Patterns of Infection

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A cellular automaton (CA) is a spatially and temporally discrete, dynamical system characterized by local interaction and an inherently parallel form of evolution. These systems, first introduced by John von Neumann (as a suggestion of Stanislaw Ulam) in the early 1950s, are prototypical models for complex systems and processes involving a large number of identical, simple, locally interacting components. The CA models have generated considerable interest over the years because of its ability to produce a vast and rich spectrum of intricate patterns of behavior out of sets of relatively simple underlying rules, and also because they may capture many essential features of the complex self-organizing cooperative behavior observed in real systems.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in the application of CA models for understanding and solving some of the typical and recurrent problems that occur in large urban settlements (towns, cities, and megacities), such as urban congested traffic and its related adverse effects on the vehicles fuel consumption, emissions, and air quality impact; urban growth and land-use change and their environmental impacts; crowd behavior and evacuation from buildings for fire safety or seismic safety; fire growth and spreading for hazard assessment and planning for disaster mitigation; the spread of epidemics in high-dense populated cities, among other timely and interesting topics of urban problems (flood routing, sewer network optimization, etc).

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Date completed: September 22nd 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: December 19th 2020

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Review results due: March 9th 2021

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Expected publication date: May 8th 2021

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Alejandro Salcido

Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias

Alejandro Salcido is currently Lead Scientist in the Environmental Sustainability Program at the National Institute of Electricity and Clean Energies (Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energías Limpias) in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Physics Department of the Faculty of Sciences at the National University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM) in 1992. From 1979 up to 1991 Dr. Salcido was Staff Scientist (Statistical Physics and Lattice Gas Models) and Faculty Professor (Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Electrodynamics) at the Physics Department of UNAM. Dr. Salcido has published close to a hundred scholarly articles in international journals, proceedings of conferences and book chapters. His main research topics include micrometeorology, air pollution modelling, wind taxonomy, lattice gas dynamics, cellular automata fluids, traffic cellular automata, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, thermodynamic and phonon properties of high Tc superconductors, and mathematical modelling.

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