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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Fall School in Natural Computing, 19-23 Nov 2012, Tarragona, SPAIN

FSNC 2012

Organized by:
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC) Rovira i Virgili University 
http://grammars.grlmc.com/fsnc2012/

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AIM:

FSNC 2012 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures at different levels on selected topics 
in nature-inspired computing. The students choose their preferred courses according to their 
interests and background. Instructors are top names in their respective fields. The School intends 
to help students initiate and foster their research career.

ADDRESSED TO:

Graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees 
include: Computer Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Physics and Mathematics. Other students (for 
instance, from Engineering or Information Sciences) are welcome too.

The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep themselves
updated on developments in the field.

There will be no overlap in the class schedule.

COURSES AND PROFESSORS:

- Andries P. Engelbrecht (Pretoria), Learning from Zero-Knowledge [intermediate/advanced, 6 hours]

- Etienne E. Kerre (Gent), Basic Principles of Fuzzy Set Theory [introductory, 8 hours]

- Xiaodong Li (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Advances in Particle Swarm Optimization 
[introductory/advanced, 6 hours]

- Leandro Nunes de Castro (Mackenzie Presbiterian, So Paulo), Introduction to Evolutionary Data 
Clustering [introductory/intermediate, 10 hours]

- Sankar K. Pal (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata), Granular Mining in Soft Computing and 
Pattern Recognition [introductory/advanced, 4 hours]

- Ned Seeman (New York), Structural DNA Nanotechnology [introductory/advanced, 10 hours]

- Tatsuya Suda (University Netgroup Inc., Irvine), Molecular Communication and the Bio-networking 
Architecture [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done on line at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/fsnc2012/Registration.php

FEES:

They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. 
The rule is:

1 hour =
- 10 euros (for payments until September 24, 2012),
- 12.50 euros (for payments between September 25 and October 22, 2012),
- 15 euros (for payments after October 22, 2012).

PAYMENT PROCEDURE:

The fees must be paid to the School's bank account:
Uno-e Bank
bank?s address: Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain
IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142
SWIFT/BIC code: UNOEESM1
account holder: C. Martin ? GRLMC
account holder?s address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain

Please mention FSNC 2012 and your name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site.

Remarks:

- Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

- People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that the bank transfer order was 
carried out by the deadline.

- The organizers reserve the right to cancel a course if the number of students who signed up for 
it is less than 10.

- Students will be refunded only in the case when a course gets cancelled due to the unavailability
of the instructor or because of insufficient registration numbers.

People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. For the sake of local 
organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.

ACCOMMODATION:

Information about accommodation will be available on the website of the School.

CERTIFICATE:

Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their contents, and their 
duration.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Announcement of the programme: August 27, 2012

Very early registration deadline: September 24, 2012

Early registration deadline: October 22, 2012

Starting of the School: November 19, 2012

End of the School: November 23, 2012



QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:



Lilica Voicu:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat



WEBSITE:



http://grammars.grlmc.com/fsnc2012/



POSTAL ADDRESS:



FSNC 2012

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain



Phone: +34-977-559543

Fax: +34-977-558386



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:



Diputaci de Tarragona

Universitat Rovira i Virgili