Nuno Norte Pinto

Paper – New paper on Computers, Environment and Urban Systems

A new paper published on CEUS is available online at

Conference – CAMUSS 2016 was announced


The second edition of CAMUSS will be held at the University of Laval in 21-23 September 2016, in Québec City, Québec, Canada.


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.

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, Coordinator, University of Manchester, UK

Publication – New chapter in Portuguese book on urban form

A new chapter on the use of cellular automata to study urban form came out on a Portuguese book on the topic edited by Oliveira,Marat-Mendes and Pinho, published by the University of Porto Press ( .

Talk – At MARC, SEED, 12th March 2014

I will do a talk in the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) Spring Research Seminar series on the 12th March, at 12.30 pm, presenting my research on urban simulation and cellular automata.

The talk will take place at Room 5.209 at the University Place on Oxford Road (number 37 on the campus map).

Please see more info about this seminar in the series poster or at MARC webpage.

Book Chapters

6. Shakeri, M., R. Kingston and N. Pinto, “Game Science or Games and Science? Towards an Epistemological Understanding of Use of Games in Scientific Fields”, in T. Marsh, M. Ma, M. F. Oliveira, J. B. Hauge, S. Göbel (Eds), Serious Games – Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 9894, Springer, pp 163-168, 2016 [link]

5. Pinto, N., A. Antunes, J. Roca, “Modelos de autómatos celulares para a simulação da evolução das estruturas urbanas” in Oliveira, V., T. Marat-Mendes and P. Pinho, O estudo da forma urbana em Portugal, University of Porto Press, Porto, Portugal, pp , 2015

4. Pinto, N., D. Lancrenon, M. Berchtold, “The use of ICT in planning practice: contributions to an effective link between real and virtual cities and territories”, in Pinto, N. N., J. A. Tenedório, A. p. Antunes and J. Roca, Technologies for Urban and Spatial Planning: Virtual cities and territories , IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp 14-28, 2014

3. Pinto, N., A. Antunes, “The Portuguese Planning System and the Planning Practice over the Last Two Decades”, in Tira, M., E. van der Krabben and B. Zanon (Eds), Land Management for Urban Dynamics. Innovative methods and practices in a changing Europe, Maggiori Editore, Milano, Italy, pp 193-208, 2011

2. Nicksic, M., N. N. Pinto, L. Tillmemans, “Redefining Planning Goals to Improve Land Mobilization”, In Lachance-Bernard N. N. Pinto, B. Havel and H. Ploegmakers, Land Use Management and Mobilization in Europe: Regimes, Policies and Processes, EPFL and Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra Coimbra, Portugal, pp 71-84, 2010

1. Pinto, N., A. Antunes, J. Roca, “Cellular Automata in Urban Simulation: Basic Notions and Recent Developments”, In Bavaud, F. and C. Mager, Handbook on Theoretical Quantitative Geography, FGSE, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp 365-402, 2009

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

7. Pinto, N., Antunes, A. P. and Roca, J. 2017. Applicability and calibration of an irregular cellular automata model for land use change. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 65, 93-102, link

6. Neto, L., N. Pinto and M. Burns, “Evaluating the Impacts of Urban Regeneration Companies in Portugal: The Case of Porto.”, Planning Practice and Research 29(5) 524-542, 2014, 1 Citations link

5. Pinto, N. N. and A. P. Antunes, “A cellular automata model based on irregular cells: Application to small urban areas”, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 37(6) 1095-1114, 2010, 31 Citations link

4. Pinto, N. and A. Antunes, “Modeling and urban studies: an introduction”, Architecture, City and Environment, Vol.1 (4) pp 471-485, 2007, 9 Citations link

3. Pinto, N. and A. Antunes, “Cellular automata and urban studies: a literature survey”, Architecture, City and Environment, Vol.1 (3) pp 368-399, 2007, 28 Citations link

2. Antunes, A., A. Seco and N. Pinto, “An accessibility-maximization approach to road network planning”, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 18, pp. 225-241, 2003, 49 Citations link

1. Antunes, A., A. Seco and N. Pinto, “Inter-urban road network planning: An accessibility-maximization”, Journal of Decision Systems, Vol. 11, pp. 283-296, 2002, 0 Citations link

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