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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Unconventional Computation (UC 2009)

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
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) 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.

We also encourage physicists, chemists, and
biologists (students or senior researchers) to
submit a poster (standard size A1 or 1 or 2 x
A2). Posters should be focused on experimental
laboratory prototypes of non-standard computing devices.

The submissions of posters are also expected to
be in PDF format. The author is responsible for
printing out the poster. To submit a poster you
should go to EASYCHAIR and choose the special
topic "POSTERS" instead of a thematic topic.

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
- José Félix 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. PÉREZ-JIMÉNEZ, 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 LOURENÇO (University of Lisbon): Brain Dynamics
- Przemyslaw PRUSINKIEWICZ (University of Calgary): Developmental Computing
- Luká 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)


- José Félix COSTA (chair), Tech. Univ. of
Lisbon and Swansea Univ., Portugal and UK
- Elisabete FREIRE, University of Azores, Portugal
- Matthias FUNK, University of Azores, Portugal
- Lu s Mendes GOMES, University of Azores, Portugal
- Hélia GUERRA, University of Azores, Portugal


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