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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF NATURAL COMPUTING, Dec 3-5, 2013,Cceres, SPAIN - EXTENDED DEADLINE

http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2013/

Organized by: Computer Architecture and Logic Design Group (ARCO) University of Extremadura Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC) Rovira i Virgili University

AIMS:

TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of computational principles, 
models and techniques inspired by information processing in nature. TPNC 2013 will reserve 
significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It aims at attracting 
contributions to nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing nature by means of 
computation, nature-inspired materials, and information processing in nature.

VENUE:

TPNC 2013 will take place in Cceres, in Western Spain, 300 kms. to the southwest of Madrid and 
100 kms. to the Portuguese border. The old city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

SCOPE:

Topics of either theoretical, experimental, or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

* Nature-inspired models of computation:

- amorphous computing
- cellular automata 
- chaos and dynamical systems based computing
- evolutionary computing
- membrane computing
- neural computing
- optical computing  
- swarm intelligence 

* Synthesizing nature by means of computation:

- artificial chemistry
- artificial immune systems
- artificial life

* Nature-inspired materials:

- computing with DNA
- nanocomputing
- physarum computing
- quantum computing and quantum information
- reaction-diffusion computing

* Information processing in nature:

- developmental systems 
- fractal geometry
- gene assembly in unicellular organisms
- rough/fuzzy computing in nature
- synthetic biology
- systems biology

* Applications of natural computing to: algorithms, bioinformatics, control, cryptography, design, 
economics, graphics, hardware, learning, logistics, optimization, pattern recognition, programming,
robotics, telecommunications etc.

A flexible "theory to/from practice" approach would be the perfect focus for the expected 
contributions.

STRUCTURE:

TPNC 2013 will consist of:

‐ invited talks
‐ invited tutorials
‐ peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Risto Miikkulainen (Austin), Evolving Neural Networks (tutorial)
Yew-Soon Ong (Singapore), Advances in Memetic Computation
Xin Yao (Birmingham), Evolutionary Algorithm Portfolios for Numerical Optimisation

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Selim G. Akl (Kingston, CA)
Thomas Bck (Leiden, NL)
Peter J. Bentley (London, UK)
Hans-Georg Beyer (Dornbirn, AT)
Mauro Birattari (Brussels, BE)
Jinde Cao (Nanjing, CN)
Vladimir Cherkassky (Minneapolis, US)
Sung-Bae Cho (Seoul, KR)
John A. Clark (York, UK)
Carlos A. Coello Coello (Mexico DF, MX)
David W. Corne (Edinburgh, UK)
Peter Dayan (London, UK)
Bernard De Baets (Ghent, BE)
Andries P. Engelbrecht (Pretoria, ZA)
Enrique Herrera-Viedma (Granada, ES)
Yaochu Jin (Guildford, UK)
Nikola Kasabov (Auckland, NZ)
Vladik Kreinovich (El Paso, US)
Kwong-Sak Leung (Hong Kong, CN)
Xiaohui Liu (London, UK)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, ES)
Carlos Martn-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Julian F. Miller (York, UK)
Frank Neumann (Adelaide, AU)
Leandro Nunes de Castro (So Paulo, BR)
Nikhil R. Pal (Kolkata, IN)
Gnther Palm (Ulm, DE)
Jos Carlos Prncipe (Gainesville, US)
Helge Ritter (Bielefeld, DE)
Conor Ryan (Limerick, IE)
Hava Siegelmann (Amherst, US)
Moshe Sipper (Beer-Sheva, IL)
Thomas Sttzle (Brussels, BE)
Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Singapore, SG)
Johan Suykens (Leuven, BE)
Kay Chen Tan (Singapore, SG)
Dacheng Tao (Sydney, AU)
Jon Timmis (York, UK)
Marco Tomassini (Lausanne, CH)
Michael D. Vose (Knoxville, US)
Michael N. Vrahatis (Patras, GR)
Harald Weinfurter (Munich, DE)
Rolf Wrtz (Bochum, DE)
Jun Zhang (Guangzhou, CN)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Martn-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
Miguel A. Vega-Rodrguez (Cceres, co-chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

LOCAL COMMITTEE:

Vctor Berrocal-Plaza
Jos M. Chaves-Gonzlez
Juan A. Gmez-Pulido
David L. Gonzlez-lvarez
Jos M. Granado-Criado
Alejandro Hidalgo-Paniagua
Jos M. Lanza-Gutirrez
lvaro Rubio-Largo
Sergio Santander-Jimnez
Miguel A. Vega-Rodrguez (chair)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished 
research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices) and 
should be formatted according to the standards of the Springer Verlag's LNCS series 
(see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2013

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be available by the time of 
the conference.

A special issue of the journal Soft Computing (Springer, 2011 impact factor: 1.880) will be later 
published containing peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the 
conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from April 17 to December 3, 2013. The registration form can 
be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2013/Registration

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: July 23, 2013 (23:59h, CET)  EXTENDED 
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: August 27, 2013
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 3, 2013
Early registration: September 10, 2013
Late registration: November 19, 2013
Starting of the conference: December 3, 2013
End of the conference: December 5, 2013
Submission to the post-conference special issue: March 5, 2014

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

TPNC 2013
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:

Departament dEconomia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya
Diputacin de Cceres
Universidad de Extremadura
Universitat Rovira i Virgili