Monday, March 26, 2012


Final call for Papers Workshops announcement

11th International Conference on


University of Orleans, France, September 3-7, 2012


Important dates

- Paper submission deadline: **April 9, 2012**
- Notification to authors: May 28, 2012
- Final versions due: June 25, 2012
- UCNC 2012: September 3-7, 2012



- BioChemIT 2012: The Second COBRA Workshop on Biological and
Chemical Information Technologies
- CoSMoS 2012: 5th International Workshop on Complex
Systems Modelling and Simulation
- Foun. QI 2: Foundations of Quantum Information 2nd ed.
(funky too.)
- IPCN: Information Physics and Computing in Nano-scale
Photonics and Materials


UCNC 2012 is organized by the LIFO, the Computer Science Research
Laboratory of the University of Orleans.

Original papers are solicited in all areas of unconventional
computation and natural computation. Papers dealing with theory as
well as with experiments and applications are welcome. Typical, but
not exclusive, topics are: natural computing including quantum,
cellular, molecular, neural, DNA and membrane computing, as well as
evolutionary paradigms; chaos and dynamical systems based computing;
massive parallel computation, collective intelligence, relativistic,
optical, spatial computing, amorphous computing, physarum computing,
collision-based computing, proposals for computations going beyond the
Turing model.

Submissions: Authors are invited to submit papers (at most 12 pages)
through, please follow the links from the conference

Papers must be submitted in PDF format. The use of
LaTeX is strongly encouraged as it will be required for the revised
manuscript included in the LNCS proceedings of accepted papers.
They should be prepared according to the Springer's LNCS format.

Simultaneous submissions to other conferences with published
proceedings are not permitted. Each accepted paper must be presented
at the conference. The proceedings will be published by
Springer LNCS series and will be available at the conference.


Invited Speakers:
- Paola BONIZZONI (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
- Cristian CALUDE (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
- Marco DORIGO (IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
- Rene DOURSAT (Complex Systems Institute Paris Ile-de-France, France)
- Jack LUTZ (Iowa State University, USA)
- Maurice MARGENSTERN (Universite de Metz, France)

Alan Turing centenary talk
- Gilles DOWEK (INRIA, France)

- Spatial Computing & MGS
Jean-Louis GIAVITTO (IRCAM, Paris, France)
Antoine SPICHER (Universite de Paris Est - Creteil)
Olivier MICHEL (Universite de Paris Est - Creteil)
- Self-Assembling Systems
Matthew PATITZ (University of Texas-Pan American, USA)


Program Committee:
- Andrew ADAMATSKY (University of Bristol, UK)
- Cristian S. CALUDE (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
- Jose Felix COSTA (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)
- David DOTY (Caltech, California, USA)
- Jerome DURAND-LOSE (University of Orleans, France) - co-chair
- Christine EISENBEIS (INRIA Saclay-Ile de France & Universite
Paris-Sud 11, France)
- Rudolf FREUND (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Pierre GUILLON (CNRS & Universite de Aix-Marseille, France)
- Masami HAGIYA (University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Tero HARJU (University of Turku, Finland)
- Mika HIRVENSALO (University of Turku, Finland)
- Oscar H. IBARRA (University of California - Santa Barbara, USA)
- Natasha JONOSKA (University of South Florida, USA) - co-chair
- Jarkko KARI (University of Turku, Finland)
- Satoshi KOBAYASHI (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
- Giancarlo MAURI (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
- Jacques MAZOYER (LIP-ENS Lyon, France)
- Kenichi MORITA (University of Hiroshima, Japan)
- Kae NEMOTO (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
- Gheorghe PAUN (Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy,
- Igor POTAPOV (University of Liverpool, UK)
- Susan STEPNEY (University of York, UK)


Conference FEES: 210 € (early reduced) to 400 € (normal on site)

Including: lunches, social events, workshops, proceedings...


Conference location: The conference and the satellite workshops will
take place in the computer science building of the Universite d'Orleans.

Conference History: The first venue of the Unconventional Computation
Conference (formerly called Unconventional Models of Computation) was
Auckland, New Zealand, in 1998; subsequent sites of the conference
were Brussels, Belgium, in 2000; Kobe, Japan, in 2002; Seville, Spain,
in 2005; York, UK, in 2006; Kingston, Canada, in 2007; Vienna,
Austria, in 2008; Ponta Delgada, Portugal, in 2009; Tokyo, Japan,
in 2010; and Turku, Finland in 2011.

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