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UCNC 2013 : Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation 2013


When Jul 1, 2013 - Jul 5, 2013
Where Milano, Italy
Submission Deadline Feb 17, 2013
Notification Due Mar 25, 2013
Final Version Due May 1, 2013
Categories    dna computing   quantum computing   evolutionary computation   cellular automata

Call For Papers

12th International Conference on

UCNC 2013

previously Unconventional Computation

1-5 July 2013
Milano, Italy

Important dates

* Submission deadline: 17 February 2013 (extended)
* Notification to authors: 25 March 2013
* Final version: 1 May 2013
* Conference: 1-5 July 2013

UCNC 2013 is organised by Dipartimento di Informatica,
Sistemistica e Comunicazione (Department of Computer Science,
Systems and Communication) of Università degli Studi di


The topics of the conference include all areas of unconventional
computation and natural computation, including (but not limited
to) quantum, cellular, molecular, neural, DNA, membrane, and
evolutionary computing; cellular automata; computation based on
chaos and dynamical systems; massive parallel computation;
collective intelligence; computation based on physical principles
such as relativistic, optical, spatial, collision-based
computing; amorphous computing; physarum computing;
hypercomputation. Both theoretical and experimental papers are


Authors are invited to submit original papers (at most 12 pages
in LNCS format) using, at

Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF). The
revised version of the manuscripts, to appear in a LNCS volume by
Springer, must be prepared in LaTeX according to the LNCS format
(see lncs+authors).

The papers must not have been submitted simultaneously to other
conferences with published proceedings. All accepted papers must
be presented at the conference.

The proceedings will be available at the conference venue.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended
and improved version of their contribution to a special issue of
an international journal.

Invited speakers

* Enrico Formenti (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
* John V. Tucker (Swansea University, UK)
* Xin Yao (University of Birmingham, UK)

Joint UCNC/CiE 2013 invited speakers

* Gilles Brassard (Université de Montréal, Canada)
* Grzegorz Rozenberg (Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands and
University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
* Endre Szemerédi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary and
Rutgers University, USA)

Program committee

* Andrew Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK)
* Selim G. Akl (Queen's University, Canada)
* Olivier Bournez (École Politechnique, France)
* Cristian S. Calude (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
* José Félix Costa (Techinical University of Lisbon, Portugal)
* Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
* Alberto Dennunzio (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,
* Michael J. Dinneen (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
* Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
* Jérôme Durand-Lose (Université d'Orléans, France)
* Oscar H. Ibarra (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
* Masami Hagiya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
* Lila Kari (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
* Viv Kendon (University of Leeds, UK)
* Giancarlo Mauri (chair, Università degli Studi di
Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
* Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
* Kai Salomaa (Queen's University, Canada)
* Hava Siegelmann (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
* Susan Stepney (University of York, UK)
* Hiroshi Umeo (Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan)
* Leonardo Vanneschi (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
* Damien Woods (California Institute of Technology, USA)

Organising committee

* Alberto Dennunzio (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,
* Luca Manzoni (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
* Giancarlo Mauri (chair, Università degli Studi di
Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
* Antonio E. Porreca (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,

Satellite workshops:
* BioChemIT2013 (Third COBRA Workshop on Biological and Chemical
Information Technologies)
* CoSMoS 2013 (6th Complex Systems Modelling and
Simulation Workshop)
* Wivace 2013 (Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e
Computazione Evolutiva 2013 - Italian Workshop on Artificial
Life and Evolutionary Computation 2013)

The UCNC 2013 conference will be co-located with Computability in
Europe 2013 (CiE 2013,

The conference and the satellite workshops will take place at
the U6 building of Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca,
Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano.

The previous editions of the conference took place at Auckland,
New Zealand (UMC 1998); Brussels, Belgium (UMC 2000); Kobe, Japan
(UMC 2002); Seville, Spain (UC 2005); York, UK (UC 2006);
Kingston, Canada (UC 2007); Vienna, Austria (UC 2008); Ponta
Delgada, Portugal (UC 2009); Tokyo, Japan (UC 2010); Turku,
Finland (UC 2011); Orleans, France (UCNC 2012).

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