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1017TPNC 2014: 1st call for papers

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    Apr 5, 2014
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      3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF NATURAL COMPUTING

      TPNC 2014

      Granada, Spain

      December 9-11, 2014

      Organized by:

      Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems (SCI2S)
      University of Granada

      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
      Rovira i Virgili University

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/
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      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 2014 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 2014 will take place in Granada, in the region of Andalucía, to the
      south of Spain. The city is the seat of a rich Islamic historical legacy,
      including the Moorish citadel and palace called Alhambra.

      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 2014 will consist of:

      - invited talks
      - invited tutorials
      - peer-reviewed contributions

      INVITED SPEAKERS:

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      PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

      Hussein A. Abbass (Canberra, AU)
      Uwe Aickelin (Nottingham, UK)
      Thomas Bäck (Leiden, NL)
      Christian Blum (San Sebastián, ES)
      Jinde Cao (Nanjing, CN)
      Vladimir Cherkassky (Minneapolis, US)
      Sung-Bae Cho (Seoul, KR)
      Andries P. Engelbrecht (Pretoria, ZA)
      Inman Harvey (Brighton, UK)
      Francisco Herrera (Granada, ES)
      Tzung-Pei Hong (Kaohsiung, TW)
      Yaochu Jin (Guildford, UK)
      Soo-Young Lee (Daejeon, KR)
      Derong Liu (Chicago, US)
      Manuel Lozano (Granada, ES)
      Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
      Risto Miikkulainen (Austin, US)
      Frank Neumann (Adelaide, AU)
      Leandro Nunes de Castro (São Paulo, BR)
      Erkki Oja (Aalto, FI)
      Marc Schoenauer (Orsay, FR)
      Biplab Kumar Sikdar (Shibpur, IN)
      Darko Stefanovic (Albuquerque, US)
      Umberto Straccia (Pisa, IT)
      Thomas Stützle (Brussels, BE)
      Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Singapore, SG)
      Johan Suykens (Leuven, BE)
      El-Ghazali Talbi (Lille, FR)
      Jon Timmis (York, UK)
      Michael N. Vrahatis (Patras, GR)
      Xin Yao (Birmingham, UK)

      ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

      Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
      Carlos García-Martínez (Córdoba)
      Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
      Manuel Lozano (Granada, co-chair)
      Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Granada)
      Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

      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 prepared according to
      the standard format for 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=tpnc2014

      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 a major journal 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 5 to December 9, 2014. The
      registration form can be found at:

      http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/Registration.php

      DEADLINES:

      Paper submission: July 17, 2014 (23:59h, CET)
      Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: August 24, 2014
      Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 7, 2014
      Early registration: September 7, 2014
      Late registration: November 25, 2014
      Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: March 11, 2015

      QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

      florentinalilica.voicu@...

      POSTAL ADDRESS:

      TPNC 2014
      Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
      Rovira i Virgili University
      Av. Catalunya, 35
      43002 Tarragona, Spain

      Phone: +34 977 559 543
      Fax: +34 977 558 386

      ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

      Departament d’Economia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya
      Universidad de Granada
      Universitat Rovira i Virgili