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TPNC 2014: 2nd call for papers

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3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF NATURAL COMPUTING

TPNC 2014

Granada, Spain

December 9-11, 2014

Organized by:

Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems (SCI2S)
University of Granada

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/
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AIMS:

TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of
computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information
processing in nature. TPNC 2014 will reserve significant room for young
scholars at the beginning of their career. It aims at attracting
contributions to nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing nature
by means of computation, nature-inspired materials, and information
processing in nature.

VENUE:

TPNC 2014 will take place in Granada, in the region of Andalucía, to the
south of Spain. The city is the seat of a rich Islamic historical legacy,
including the Moorish citadel and palace called Alhambra.

SCOPE:

Topics of either theoretical, experimental, or applied interest include, but
are not limited to:

* Nature-inspired models of computation:

- amorphous computing
- cellular automata 
- chaos and dynamical systems based computing
- evolutionary computing
- membrane computing
- neural computing
- optical computing  
- swarm intelligence 

* Synthesizing nature by means of computation:

- artificial chemistry
- artificial immune systems
- artificial life

* Nature-inspired materials:

- computing with DNA
- nanocomputing
- physarum computing
- quantum computing and quantum information
- reaction-diffusion computing

* Information processing in nature:

- developmental systems 
- fractal geometry
- gene assembly in unicellular organisms
- rough/fuzzy computing in nature
- synthetic biology
- systems biology

* Applications of natural computing to: algorithms, bioinformatics, control,
cryptography, design, economics, graphics, hardware, learning, logistics,
optimization, pattern recognition, programming, robotics, telecommunications
etc.

A flexible "theory to/from practice" approach would be the perfect focus for
the expected contributions.

STRUCTURE:

TPNC 2014 will consist of:

- invited talks
- peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Kalyanmoy Deb (East Lansing, US), Multi-Criterion Problem Solving: A Niche
for Natural Computing Methods

Marco Dorigo (Brussels, BE), Swarm Intelligence

Francisco Herrera (Granada, ES), Bioinspired Real Parameter Optimization:
Where We Are and What’s Next

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Hussein A. Abbass (Canberra, AU)
Uwe Aickelin (Nottingham, UK)
Thomas Bäck (Leiden, NL)
Christian Blum (San Sebastián, ES)
Jinde Cao (Nanjing, CN)
Vladimir Cherkassky (Minneapolis, US)
Sung-Bae Cho (Seoul, KR)
Andries P. Engelbrecht (Pretoria, ZA)
Terence C. Fogarty (London, UK)
Fernando Gomide (Campinas, BR)
Inman Harvey (Brighton, UK)
Francisco Herrera (Granada, ES)
Tzung-Pei Hong (Kaohsiung, TW)
Thomas Jansen (Aberystwyth, UK)
Yaochu Jin (Guildford, UK)
Okyay Kaynak (Istanbul, TR)
Satoshi Kobayashi (Tokyo, JP)
Soo-Young Lee (Daejeon, KR)
Derong Liu (Chicago, US)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, ES)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Ujjwal Maulik (Kolkata, IN)
Risto Miikkulainen (Austin, US)
Frank Neumann (Adelaide, AU)
Leandro Nunes de Castro (Săo Paulo, BR)
Erkki Oja (Aalto, FI)
Lech Polkowski (Warsaw, PL)
Brian J. Ross (St. Catharines, CA)
Marc Schoenauer (Orsay, FR)
Biplab Kumar Sikdar (Shibpur, IN)
Dipti Srinivasan (Singapore, SG)
Darko Stefanovic (Albuquerque, US)
Umberto Straccia (Pisa, IT)
Thomas Stützle (Brussels, BE)
Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Singapore, SG)
Johan Suykens (Leuven, BE)
El-Ghazali Talbi (Lille, FR)
Jon Timmis (York, UK)
Fernando J. Von Zuben (Campinas, BR)
Michael N. Vrahatis (Patras, GR)
Xin Yao (Birmingham, UK)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos García-Martínez (Córdoba)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, co-chair)
Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Granada)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting
original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
pages (including eventual appendices, references, etc.) and should be
prepared according to the standard format for the Springer Verlag's LNCS
series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2014

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be
available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing
peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the
conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from April 5 to December 9, 2014. The
registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/Registration.php

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: July 17, 2014 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: August 24, 2014
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 7, 2014
Early registration: September 7, 2014
Late registration: November 25, 2014
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: March 11, 2015

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

TPNC 2014
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Universidad de Granada
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
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