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UCNC 2023 : 20th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation


When Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023
Where Jacksonville, FL, USA
Submission Deadline Oct 21, 2022
Notification Due Nov 28, 2022
Final Version Due Dec 16, 2022
Categories    molecular computation   algorithms   theory

Call For Papers

The 20th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation, UCNC 2023, March 13-17, 2023, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA


Important Dates

Paper Submission: October 21, 2022
Paper Acceptance Notification: November 28, 2022
Poster Submission: December 9, 2022
Final Version for Papers: December 16, 2022
Poster Acceptance Notification: December 22, 2022


The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) series is a forum bringing together scientists from many different backgrounds who are united in their interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and computational aspects of natural processes. The 20th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2023) will be held at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA on March 13-17, 2023 and will continue the tradition of focusing on current important theoretical and experimental results and their critical evaluation.

Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original research papers (of, at most, 15 pages in LNCS format), or one-page poster abstracts, through the conference EasyChair link. Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF); revised versions of manuscripts must be prepared in LaTeX, using the Springer LNCS style, which can be found at one of the following:

Information about proceedings and subsequent journal issues will be posted on the website.

All accepted papers and posters must be presented at the conference.

Please note that these guidelines apply only to the main conference track. Satellite workshops have their own submission procedures and publication arrangements.

Papers and poster presentations are sought in all areas that relate to unconventional computation and natural computation. Both theoretical and experimental papers are welcome.

Invited Speakers
Thomas Bäck (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Eric Goles (University of Chile, Chile)
Christine E. Heitsch (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Lila Kari (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Yukiko Yamauchi (Kyushu University, Japan)

Invited Tutorial Speaker
Ion Petre (University of Turku, Finland)

Satellite Workshops
Material Computing (Organizer: Susan Stepney, University of York, UK)
Reaction Systems (Organizer: Daniela Genova, University of North Florida, USA)
RNA Folding (Organizer: Cody Geary, University of Aarhus, Denmark)

UCNC topics of interest include but are not restricted to:
Amorphous computing
Artificial immune systems
Artificial life
Cellular automata
Cellular (in-vivo) computing
Chaos computing
Collision-based computing
Computational and systems biology
Computation in hyperbolic spaces
Computational neuroscience
DNA computing
Evolutionary computation
Material computing
Membrane computing
Molecular computing
Nature inspired algorithms
Neural computation
Optical computing
Physarum computing
Programmable matter
Quantum computing
Reaction Systems
Self-assembling and self-organizing systems
Super-Turing computation
Swarm intelligence
Synthetic biology

Program Committee
Selim G. Akl (Queen's University, Canada)
Cristian S. Calude (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Matteo Cavaliere (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
Ho-Lin Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Jérôme Durand-Lose (University of Orléans, France)
Enrico Formenti (Côte d'Azur University, France)
Giuditta Franco (University of Verona, Italy)
Daniela Genova (University of North Florida, USA) (Co-chair)
Yo-Sub Han (Yonsei University, South Korea)
Mika Hirvensalo (University of Turku, Finland)
Hendrik Jan Hoogeboom (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland) (Co-chair)
Jongmin Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)
Jetty Kleijn (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Kalpana Mahalingam (Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India)
Ian McQuillan (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Pekka Orponen (Aalto University, Finland)
Matthew Patitz (University of Arkansas, USA)
Zornitza Prodanoff (University of North Florida, USA)
Christian Scheideler (University of Paderborn, Germany)
Shinnosuke Seki (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Susan Stepney (University of York, UK)
Gunnar Tufte (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Giovanni Viglietta (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Organizing Committee

Brendan Chamberlain (University of North Florida)
Ryan Farrell (University of North Florida)
Daniela Genova (University of North Florida) (Co-chair)
Troy Kidd (University of North Florida)
Zornitza Prodanoff (University of North Florida) (Co-chair)
Dylan Strickley (University of North Florida)

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