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TPNC 2017: 2nd call for papers*To be removed from our mailing list, please respond to this message with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line*

 

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6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF NATURAL COMPUTING

 
TPNC 2017

 
Prague, Czech Republic

 
December 18-20, 2017

 

Organized by:

 

Institute of Computer Science

Czech Academy of Sciences

 

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Charles University

 

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

 

http://grammars.grlmc.com/TPNC2017/

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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 2017 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology. The conference 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 2017 will take place in Prague, whose historic centre is UNESCO World Heritage Site and which is home to famous attractions like the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, etc. The venue will be:

 

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Charles University

Ke Karlovu 3

121 16 Praha 2

 
SCOPE:

 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

 

- Theoretical contributions to:

 

amorphous computing

ant colonies

artificial chemistry

artificial immune systems

artificial life

bacterial foraging

cellular automata

chaos computing

collision-based computing

complex adaptive systems

computing with DNA

computing with words and perceptions

developmental systems

evolutionary computing

fractal geometry

fuzzy logic

gene assembly in ciliates

granular computing

intelligent systems

in-vivo computing

membrane computing

nanocomputing

neural computing

optical computing

physarum machines

quantum computing

quantum information

reaction-diffusion systems

rough sets

self-organizing systems

swarm intelligence

synthetic biology

 

- Applications of natural computing to:

 

algorithmics

bioinformatics

control

cryptography

design

economics

graphics

hardware

human-computer interaction

knowledge discovery

learning

logistics

medicine

natural language processing

optimization

pattern recognition

planning and scheduling

programming

robotics

telecommunications

web intelligence

 

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

 
STRUCTURE:

 

TPNC 2017 will consist of:

 

- invited talks

- peer-reviewed contributions

- posters

 
INVITED SPEAKERS:

 

tba

 
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: (to be completed)

 

Ajith Abraham (Machine Intelligence Research Labs, US)

Thomas Bäck (Leiden University, NL)

Gilles Brassard (University of Montréal, CA)

Erik Cambria (Nanyang Technological University, SG)

Carlos Coello Coello (CINVESTAV-IPN, MX)

Dipankar Dasgupta (University of Memphis, US)

Kalyanmoy Deb (Michigan State University, US)

Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)

Andries Engelbrecht (University of Pretoria, ZA)

Michel Gendreau (Polytechnique Montréal, CA)

Deborah M. Gordon (Stanford University, US)

Lawrence Hall (University of South Florida, US)

Enrique Herrera-Viedma (University of Granada, ES)

Licheng Jiao (Xidian University, CN)

Janusz Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, PL)

Hamid Reza Karimi (Polytechnic University of Milan, IT)

Joshua Knowles (University of Birmingham, UK)

Andrew Kusiak (University of Iowa, US)

Vittorio Maniezzo (University of Bologna, IT)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)

José M. Merigó Lindahl (University of Chile, CL)

Radko Mesiar (Slovak University of Technology, SK)

Risto Miikkulainen (University of Texas, Austin, US)

Christos Ouzounis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, GR)

Henri Prade (Paul Sabatier University, FR)

Patrick Siarry (University of Paris-Est, FR)

Andrzej Skowron (University of Warsaw, PL)

Thomas Stützle (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)

Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Nanyang Technological University, SG)

Johan Suykens (KU Leuven, BE)

Guy Theraulaz (Paul Sabatier University, FR)

Xin‐She Yang (Middlesex University, UK)

Yiyu Yao (University of Regina, CA)

Lotfi A. Zadeh (University of California, Berkeley, US)

Anton Zeilinger (University of Vienna, AT)

 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

 

Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)

Roman Neruda (Prague, co-chair)

Manuel Jesús Parra Royón (Granada)

David Silva (London)

Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres)

 
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, proofs, graphics, etc.) and should be prepared according to the standard format for 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://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2017

 
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 substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

 
REGISTRATION:

 

The registration form can be found at:

 

http://grammars.grlmc.com/TPNC2017/Registration.php

 
DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

 

Paper submission: August 6, 2017

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: September 6, 2017

Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 16, 2017

Early registration: September 16, 2017

Late registration: December 4, 2017

Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: March 20, 2018

 
QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com

 
POSTAL ADDRESS:

 

TPNC 2017

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain

 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

 

Akademie věd České republiky

Univerzita Karlova v Praze

Universitat Rovira i Virgili


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