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6368Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation, UCNC 2014

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  • Lila Kari
    Jan 22, 2014

                                  UCNC 2014 -  CALL FOR PAPERS
                                 The 13th International Conference on 
                       Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 
                    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
                                            July 14-18, 2014      


                               Submission deadline: March 7, 2014


      The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation has 
      been a  meeting where scientists with different backgrounds, yet sharing a common interest 
      in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and the 
      computational aspects of processes taking place in nature, present their latest results. Papers
      and poster presentations are sought in all areas, theoretical or experimental, that relate to 
      unconventional computation and natural computation. Typical, but not exclusive, topics are:

      * Molecular (DNA) computing, Quantum computing, Optical computing, Hypercomputation - 
      relativistic computation, Chaos computing, Physarum computing, Computation in hyperbolic 
      spaces, Collision-based computing, Computations beyond the Turing model;

      * Cellular automata, Neural computation, Evolutionary computation, Swarm intelligence, 
      Ant algorithms, Artificial immune systems, Artificial life, Membrane computing, 
      Amorphous computing;

      * Computational Systems Biology, Genetic networks, Protein-protein networks, Transport
      networks, Synthetic biology, Cellular (in vivo) computing.

      INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS: See details on the above website which also contains
      information about important dates and committees.


      Yaakov Benenson (ETH Zurich) - Synthetic Biology and Biomedicine
      Charles Bennett (IBM  Research) - Quantum Information and Computation
      Hod Lipson (Cornell University) -  "The Robotic Scientist"
      Nadrian Seeman (New York University) - "DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life"


      Anne Condon (University of British Columbia, Canada) - "Programming with Biomolecules"
      Ming Li (University of Waterloo, Canada)  - "Approximating  Semantics"
      Tommaso Toffoli  (Boston University, USA) - "Do we compute to live, or live to compute?"


      Computational Neuroscience - Organizer Mark Daley (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
      DNA Computing by Self-Assembly - Organizer Matthew Patitz  (University of Arkansas, USA) 
      Unconventional Computation in Europe - Organizers Martyn Amos (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), 
                                  Susan Stepney (University of York, UK)


          Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK)
          Selim G. Akl (Queen's University, Canada)
          Eshel Ben-Jacob (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
          Cristian S. Calude (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
          Jose Felix Costa (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)
          Erzsebet Csuhaj-Varju (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)
          Alberto Dennunzio (Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
          Marco Dorigo (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
          Jerome Durand-Lose (Universite d'Orleans, France)
          Masami Hagiya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
          Oscar H. Ibarra (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, Co-Chair)
          Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto University, Japan)
          Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
          Lila Kari (University of Western Ontario, Canada, Co-Chair)
          Viv Kendon (University of Leeds, UK)
          Kamala Krithivasan (IIT Madras, India)
          Giancarlo Mauri (Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
          Yongli Mi (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China)    
          Mario J. Perez-Jimenez (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
          Kai Salomaa (Queen's University, Canada)
          Hava Siegelmann (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
          Susan Stepney (University of York, UK)
          Damien Woods (California Institute of Technology, USA)
          Byoung-Tak Zhang (Seoul National University, Korea)