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UC 2009
8th International Conference on UNCONVENTIONAL COMPUTATION
Ponta Delgada, PORTUGAL
September 7-11, 2009

Deadline for submissions: April 10th, 2009

Conference Poster and Call for Papers/Posters can be downloaded from the Conference Homepage: .



Original papers or posters are solicited in all areas of unconventional computation. Papers and posters dealing with theory as well as with experiments and applications are welcome. Typical, but not exclusive, topics are:

-  Amoeba-based computing
-  Analogue computation
-  Ant networks
-  Algorithmic cooling
-  Cellular automata
-  Church-Turing thesis
-  Cornerstones of the halting problem
-  Diophantine equations
-  Dynamic system computing
-  Ergodic system computing
-  Evolutionary computation
-  Genetic networks
-  Immune networks
-  Molecular computing
-  Nanocomputing
-  Natural Computing
-  Neural Computing
-  Non-standard lambda-calculus and logics
-  Optical computing
-  P systems
-  Reaction-diffusion computing
-  Self-assembly
-  Tiles
-  Quantum computation
-  Quantum protocols
-  Unconventional Turing machines (infinite-time, relativistic, bio, etc.)
-  Undecidability in Physical Theories

All researchers in the area of the conference are kindly invited to submit their papers (at most 12 pages) or posters (in format between A1 and A3) electronically, via easychair: .

The submissions of papers are expected to be in PDF format using the suitable class files of Springer LNCS. Joint submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference. The proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS series and will be available at the conference. Selected papers will be invited for Special Issues of well known Journals.

The submissions of posters are also expected to be in PDF format. The author is responsible for printing out the poster.

Submissions Due: April 10th, 2009
Notification: May 8th, 2009
Final Versions Due: June 5th, 2009

Contributed papers/posters will be selected from submissions received by the PROGRAMME COMMITTEE consisting of

- Andrew ADAMATZY, UWE Bristol, UK
- Selim AKL, Queen's University, Canada
- Masashi AONO, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Japan
- Edwin BEGGS, Swansea University, UK
- Olivier BOURNEZ, Ecole Polytechnique, France
- Mark BURGIN, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
- Cristian S. CALUDE, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Luca CARDELLI, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
- S. Barry COOPER, University of Leeds, UK
- Jos Flix COSTA (co-chair), Tech. Univ. of Lisbon and Swansea Univ., Portugal and UK
- James CRUTCHFIELD, Complexity Sciences Center, Univ. of California at Davis, USA
- Martin DAVIS, Prof. Emeritus, New York University and Visiting Scholar, Berkeley, USA
- Nachum DERSHOWITZ (co-chair), Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Michael DINNEEN, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Gilles DOWEK, Ecole Polytechnique and INRIA, France
- Rudolf FREUND, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Dina Q. GOLDIN, Brown University, USA
- Masami HAGIYA, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Mark HOGARTH, University of Cambridge, UK
- Natasha JONOSKA, University of South Florida in Tampa, USA
- Lila KARI, University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Julia KEMPE, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Yasser OMAR, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Ferdinand PEPER, National Inst. of Information and Communications Tech., Kobe, Japan
- Mario J. PREZ-JIMNEZ, University of Seville, Spain
- Petrus H. POTGIETER, University of South Africa, South Africa
- Kai SALOMAA, Queen's University, Canada
- Hava SIEGELMANN, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard University, USA
- Darko STEFANOVIC, University of New Mexico, USA
- Susan STEPNEY, University of York, UK
- Christof TEUSCHER, Portland State University, USA
- Jon TIMMIS, University of York, UK

CONFERENCE: The first venue of the Unconventional Computation Conference (formerly called Unconventional Models of Computation) was Auckland, New Zealand, in 1998; subsequent sites of the conference were Brussels, Belgium, in 2000, Kobe, Japan, in 2002, Sevilla, Spain, in 2005, York, United Kingdom, in 2006, Kingston Ontario, Canada, in 2007, Vienna, Austria, in 2008, and Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal, in 2009.

- Edwin BEGGS (Swansea University): Experimental Computation
- Jarkko KARI (University of Turku): Cellular Automata
- Carlos LOURENO (University of Lisbon): Brain Dynamics
- Przemyslaw PRUSINKIEWICZ (University of Calgary): Developmental Computing
- Luk SEKANINA (Brno University of Technology): Evolvable Hardware: From successful applications to implications for the theory of computation

- Manuel Lameiras CAMPAGNOLO (Technical University of Lisbon): Analogue Computation
- James CRUTCHFIELD (University of California at Davis): Computational Mechanics: Natural Computation and Self-Organization
- Martin DAVIS (Professor Emeritus, New York University and Visiting Scholar, Berkeley): Diophantine Equations

- Hyper-computation, Organized by Mike STANNETT (University of Sheffield)
- Novel Computing Substrates, Organized by Andrew ADAMATZKI (University of West England, Bristol)
- Physics and Computation, Organized by Olivier BOURNEZ (Ecole Polytechnique), and Gilles DOWEK (Ecole Polytechnique and INRIA)

- Jos Flix COSTA (chair), Tech. Univ. of Lisbon and Swansea Univ., Portugal and UK
- Elisabete FREIRE, University of Azores, Portugal
- Matthias FUNK, University of Azores, Portugal
- Lus Mendes GOMES, University of Azores, Portugal
- Hlia GUERRA, University of Azores, Portugal

Elisabete FREIRE
Department of Mathematics
University of Azores
Rua da Me de Deus
9501-855 Ponta Delgada
Phone: (+351) 296 650 506 /  (+351) 296 650 000