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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Natural Computing, 20-22 March 2013, Tokyo, JAPAN



Organized by: SIG-NAC, Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence
Co-organized by:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas
?Synthetic biology for the comprehension of Biomolecular networks? project
and ?Molecular Robotics? project

Computation is an intrinsic feature of natural and artificial systems
because almost all of them can transform information in a predictable
or programmable way. We witness experimental prototypes of natural
computers: plasmodium computers, reaction-diffusion processors,
amorphous computers, DNA computers, and theoretical paradigms:
cellular automata, artificial chemistry, P-systems, evolutionary
computing, neural networks.
Fine mechanics of computation may significantly differ from system to
system and even be somewhere ambiguous. This workshop aims to
bring together computer scientists, biologists, physicists, mathematicians,
electronic engineers, aestheticians and so on to critically assess
present findings in the field, and to outline future developments in
natural computing.

-Computing with Natural media:
Synthetic Biology, Molecular Robotics, Slime mold computing, Computing
with chemical reaction, Reaction-diffusion computing, Unconventional
Computing models, etc.

-Bio-Inspired Computing: Ant / Bees Algorithm, Swarm intelligence,
Evolutional Computing, etc.

-Model and Theory:
Artificial Life, Cellular Automaton, DNA computing, P systems, Formal
Language theory and model for natural computing, Multiset computing,
Mathematical Biology, etc.

-Computational Aesthetics:
  Theory of or/and Empirical Aesthetics, Design / Fine and Media Art /
Music relating to computing or/and Nature, Scientific Visualization, etc.

-Philosophy of Natural Computing:
  Philosophy of Computing, Scientific Philosophy of Natural Computing,
-Other related topics:

Important Date
Deadline of Abstract: 28.Feb.2013
Workshop: 20-22.March 2013
Deadline of Paper for Postceeding: May. 1. 2013
Notification: June. 2013

Registration: Registration fee is Free of Charge

Publication: Post-ceedings will be published from Springer Verlag, Japan,
and selected papers to be published in International Journal of Unconventional
Computing, Journal of Cellular Automata.

Programming Committee:
Fuminori Akiba, Nagoya Univ.
Peter Dittirich, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ.,
Masami Hagiya, Univ. of Tokyo,
Kenichi Morita, Hiroshima Univ.,
Vincenzo Manca, Univ. of Verona,
Giancarlo Mauri, Univ. of Milan, Bicocca,
Ferdinand Peper, NICT,
Hiroki Sayama, Binghamton Univ, State Univ. of New York,
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Nagoya Univ.,
  Hiroshi Umeo, Osaka Electro-Communication Univ.

Contact to:
yasuhiro SUZUKI (ysuzuki@nagoya-u.jp), Chair and Secretariat