Monday, January 15, 2018

[DMANET] Machines, Computations and Universality 2018 --- 1st Call for Papers


8th Conference on Machines, Computations and Universality

MCU 2018, June 28-30, 2018,

Fontainebleau, Paris region, France

Submission deadline        February 4, 2018,
Notification of acceptance    March 20, 2018,
Final version for proceedings    April 9, 2018.



The International conference MCU series traces its roots back to the mid
90's, and has always been concerned with gaining a deeper understanding
of computation and universality through the study of models of general
purpose computation. The MCU conference series was initiated in Paris
(1995). Following editions were held in Metz (1998), Chisinau (2001),
St. Petersburg (2004), Orleans (2007), Zurich (2013) and Famagusta
(2015). The 8th edition of MCU will take place at IUT de Fontainebleau,
located in the city of Fontainebleau, former residence of French kings
situated near Paris.


The scope of the conference topics includes, but is not limited to,
computation in the setting of various discrete models (Turing machines,
register machines, cellular automata, tile assembly systems, rewriting
systems, molecular computing models, neural models...) and analog and
hybrid models (BSS machines, infinite time cellular automata, real
machines, quantum computing...) and the meaning and implantation of
universality in these contexts. Particular emphasis is given towards
search for frontiers between decidability and undecidability in the
various models, search for the simplest universal models, computational
complexity of predicting the evolution of computations in the various
models... Parallel computing models  and their connections to
decidability, complexity and universality.


MCU 2018 conference topics include, but not exclusively:

* Analog computation
* Automata theory
* Cellular automata
* Classical computability and degree structures
* Computability theoretic aspects of programs
* Computable analysis and real computation
* Computable structures and models
* Continuous computing
* Decidability of theories
* DNA computing, self-assembly and tiling
* Dynamical systems and computational models
* Emerging and non-standard models of computation
* Finite model theory
* Generalized recursion theory
* Higher type computability
* Hyper-computational models
* Infinite time Turing machines
* Membrane computing
* Molecular computation
* Morphogenesis and developmental biology
* Multi-agent systems
* Natural computation and Hybrid systems
* Neural nets and connectionist models
* Physics and computability
* Proof theory and computability
* Randomness and Kolmogorov complexity
* Relativistic computation
* Swarm intelligence and self-organisation
* Theory of Petri nets
* Turing, Counter, Register, Signal machines
* Universality of systems


* Damien Woods (INRIA Paris, France)
* Erzsebet Csuhaj-Varju (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
* Rudolf Freund (Technical University of Vienna, Austria)
* Natasha Jonoska (University of South Florida, USA)
* Michel Raynal (IRISA, University of Rennes, France)


Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their results at the
conference. Submitted papers must describe work not previously
published, and they must neither be accepted nor under review at a
journal or at another conference with refereed proceedings. Authors are
required to submit their manuscripts electronically in PDF using the
LNCS style. Authors using LaTeX can download the needed macros at
Springer-Verlag site. Papers should not exceed 15 pages; full proofs may
appear in a clearly marked technical appendix which will be read at the
reviewers' discretion. The submission process is managed by EasyChair.

The proceedings will be available at the conference venue. It will be an
LNCS volume by Springer Verlag.

Traditionally, a selection of the papers will be will be invited to
submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of a journal.

There will be a best paper and a best student paper award.


* Artiom Alhazov, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Moldova
* Nathalie Aubrun, ENS Lyon, France
* Pablo Arrighi, University of Marseille, France
* Laurent Bienvenu, CNRS, Université de Montpellier, France
* Olivier Bournez, École polytechnique, France
* Jérôme Durand-Lose, University of Orléans, France (co-chair)
* François Fages, INRIA, Saclay, France
* Henning Fernau, University of Trier, Germany
* Rudolf Freund, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
* Christine Gaßner, University of Greifswald, Germany
* Frédéric Gruau, Université Paris-Sud, France
* Hendrik Jan Hoogeboom, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
* Gabriel Istrate, West University of Timisoara, Romania
* Emmanuel Jeandel, Université de Lorraine, France
* Seth Lloyd, MIT, USA
* Benedek Nagy, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus
* Turlough Neary, University of Zürich and ETH Zürich, Switzerland
* Matthew Patitz, University of Arkansas, USA
* Simon Perdrix, CNRS, LORIA, France
* Nicolas Schabanel, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot, France
* Klaus Sutner, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
* Sergey Verlan, University of Paris Est, France (co-chair)


 * Patrick CEGIELSKI, Université Paris Est Créteil (co-chair)
 * Julien CERVELLE, Université Paris Est Créteil
 * Catalin DIMA, Université Paris Est Créteil
 * Luidnel MAIGNAN, Université Paris Est Créteil
 * Olivier MICHEL, Université Paris Est Créteil
 * Antoine SPICHER, Université Paris Est Créteil
 * Pierre VALARCHER, Université Paris Est Créteil
 * Pascal VANIER, Université Paris Est Créteil
 * Serghei VERLAN, Université Paris Est Créteil (co-chair)

         Jérôme Durand-Lose - jerome.durand-lose (at)
         Sergey Verlan – verlan (at)
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