Wednesday, May 19, 2021

[DMANET] UCNC 2021 -- Final Call for Papers


The 19th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2021)

October 18-22, 2021

Aalto University, Espoo, Finland


Submission webpage:



The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) is a meeting where scientists from many different backgrounds are united in their interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and computational aspects of natural processes. The 19th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2021) will be held in Aalto University, Espoo, Finland on October 18-22, 2021.

Authors are invited to submit papers in PDF format of no more than 12 pages (excluding the references). Proofs omitted due to space constraints may be put into an appendix to be read by the reviewers at their discretion. Submissions must be prepared in LaTeX using the LNCS style, with bibliography in BibTeX using bibliography style splncs04.bst. You can use one of the following links to download the LNCS style files:


Simultaneous submissions to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings and submitting previously published papers are not allowed.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

* Programmable matter
* Material computing
* Molecular computing
* Membrane computing
* Quantum computing
* Self-assembling and self-organising systems
* Super-Turing computation
* Swarm computing
* Optical computing
* Collision-based computing
* Cellular automata
* Neural computation
* Evolutionary computation
* Artificial life
* Artificial immune systems
* Amorphous computing
* Chaos computing
* Physarum computing
* Computational systems biology
* Computational neuroscience
* Cellular (in-vivo) computing
* Synthetic biology

Important Dates

Submission: May 31, 2021 AoE

Notification: July 9, 2021

Final version: August 1, 2021 AoE

Early registration: TBA

Late registration: TBA

Conference: October 18-22, 2021

Invited speakers

* Corentin Coulais (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
* Cody Geary (Aarhus University, Denmark)
* Mikko Möttönen (Aalto University, Finland)
* Andrew Phillips (Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK)
* Damien Querlioz (CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, France)


The following independent workshops are going to be held in parallel with the conference:

* Programmable Matter, organised by Christian Scheideler (Paderborn University, Germany) and Matthew Patitz (University of Arkansas, USA)
* Third International Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Material Computing (TEMC 2021), organised by Susan Stepney (University of York, UK)

Programme Committee

* Selim G. Akl (Queen's University, Canada)
* Pablo Arrighi (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
* Peter Banda (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
* Daniela Besozzi (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
* Julien Bourgeois (Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France)
* Olivier Bournez (École Polytechnique, France)
* Cristian Calude (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
* Matteo Cavaliere (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
* Jérôme Durand-Lose (Université d'Orléans, France)
* Ángel Goñi-Moreno (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
* Masami Hagiya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Mika Hirvensalo (University of Turku, Finland)
* NataĊĦa Jonoska (University of South Florida, USA)
* Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
* Irina Kostitsyna (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands), co-chair
* Robert Legenstein (TU Graz, Austria)
* Makoto Naruse (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Pekka Orponen (Aalto University, Finland), co-chair
* Matthew Patitz (University of Arkansas, USA)
* Christian Scheideler (University of Paderborn, Germany)
* Susan Stepney (University of York, UK)
* Gunnar Tufte (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

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