CfP PPSN 2012 - 12th Int. Conf. on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature, 1-5 September, 2012 Taormina, Italy

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IMPORTANT: *Submission deadline Thursday March 15, 2012*


12th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature  
- PPSN 2012

1-5 September, 2012
Hotel Villa Diodoro
Taormina, Italy


*** The submission system is now open


Natural Computing is the study of computational systems which use  
ideas and get inspiration from natural systems, including biological,  
ecological, physical, chemical, and social systems. It is a  
fast-growing interdisciplinary field in which a range of techniques  
and methods are studied for dealing with large, complex, and dynamic  
problems with various sources of potential uncertainties.

PPSN XII will be a showcase of a wide range of topics in Natural  
Computing including, but not restricted to: Evolutionary Computation,  
Neural Computation, Molecular Computation, Quantum Computation,  
Artificial Life, Swarm Intelligence, Artificial Ant Systems,  
Artificial Immune Systems, Self-Organizing Systems, Emergent  
Behaviors, and Applications to Real-World Problems. PPSN XII will also  
feature workshops and tutorials covering advanced and fundamental  
topics in the field of natural computation.

Submissions should present significant contributions. All accepted  
papers will be presented during poster sessions and will be included  
in the proceedings.
Following the tradition of PPSN, we plan to publish the proceedings in  
the Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer.

The preceding symposia were held in Dortmund, Brussels,  Jerusalem,  
Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Granada, Birmingham, Reykjavik, Dortmund,  
and  Krakow.


Submission deadline: March 15, 2012
Author notification: June 1, 2012
Camera-ready submission: June 20, 2012


Accepted papers will appear in the PPSN 2012 proceedings published by
Springer Verlag in the LNCS series.


Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting
original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics
related to the symposium. Simultaneous submission to other conferences
or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed.

Submissions must not exceed 10 pages formatted according to LNCS style.
All papers will be peer reviewed and comments will be provided to the authors.

The submission system can be accessed via


Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, UK
Natalio Krasnogor, University of Nottingham, UK
Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
Leslie G. Valiant, Harvard University, USA


Jaume Bacardit, University of Nottingham, UK
Juergen Branke, University of Warwick, UK
Pierre Collet, Strasbourg University, France
Pier Luca Lanzi, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Martin Pelikan, University of Missouri in St. Louis, USA
Roberto Serra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Lee Spector, Hampshire College, USA


*General Chairs
Vincenzo Cutello, University of Catania, Italy
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy

*Honorary Chair
Hans-Paul Schwefel, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany

*Programme Chairs
Carlos A. Coello Coello, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Kalyanmoy Deb, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico & Santa Fe Institute, USA
Giuseppe Nicosia,  University of Catania, Italy

*Tutorial Chairs
Giuseppe Narzisi, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
German Terrazas Angulo, University of Nottingham, UK

For further information, please send an email to

Hope to see you in Taormina!

Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD)
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Catania
V.le A. Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy
tel: 0039 095 7383038
fax: 0039 095 330094

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