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TPNC 2018: 1st 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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7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF NATURAL COMPUTING

 
TPNC 2018

 
Dublin, Ireland

 
December 12-14, 2018

 

Co-organized by:

 

Natural Computing Research &amp; Applications Group

School of Business

University College Dublin

 

Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice

Brussels / London

 

http://tpnc2018.irdta.eu/

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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 2018 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 2018 will take place in Dublin, a major historical and contemporary centre for education, arts, administration, economy and industry. The venue will be:

 

Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

University College Dublin

Carysfort Avenue

Blackrock

Co. Dublin

http://www.smurfitschool.ie/

 
SCOPE:

 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

 

- Theoretical contributions to:

 

artificial chemistry

artificial immune systems

artificial life

cellular automata

cognitive computing

cognitive engineering

cognitive robotics

collective behaviour

complex systems

computational intelligence

computational social science

computing with words

developmental systems

DNA computing

DNA nanotechnology

evolutionary algorithms

evolutionary computing

evolutionary game theory

fractal geometry

fuzzy control

fuzzy logic

fuzzy sets

fuzzy systems

genetic algorithms

genetic programming

granular computing

heuristics

intelligent agents

intelligent systems

machine intelligence

metaheuristics

molecular programming

multiobjective optimization

neural computing

neural networks

quantum communication

quantum computing

rough sets

self-assembly

self-organization

social computing

social simulation

soft computing

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 2018 will consist of:

 

- invited talks

- peer-reviewed contributions

- posters

 
INVITED SPEAKERS:

 

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PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: (to be completed)

 

Mauro Birattari (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)

Shyi-Ming Chen (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, TW)

Jean-Louis Deneubourg (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)

Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)

Carlos M. Fonseca (University of Coimbra, PT)

Amir H. Gandomi (Stevens Institute of Technology, US)

Michel Gendreau (Polytechnique Montréal, CA)

Licheng Jiao (Xidian University, CN)

Janusz Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, PL)

Hamid Reza Karimi (Polytechnic University of Milan, IT)

Ljupco Kocarev (Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, MK)

Rudolf Kruse (University of Magdeburg, DE)

José Ignacio Latorre (University of Barcelone, ES)

Gui Lu Long (Tsinghua University, CN)

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

Luis Martínez (University of Jaén, ES)

Michael O'Neill (University College Dublin, IE)

Patrick Siarry (Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne University, FR)

Andrzej Skowron (University of Warsaw, PL)

Attila Szolnoki (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HU)

David Wolpert (Santa Fe Institute, US)

 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

 

David Fagan (Dublin, co-chair)

Sara Morales (Brussels)

Michael O'Neill (Dublin, co-chair)

Manuel Jesús Parra Royón (Granada)

David Silva (London, co-chair)

Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres)

Irene Ward (Dublin)

 
SUBMISSIONS:

 

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) 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=tpnc2018

 
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://tpnc2018.irdta.eu/Registration.php

 
DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

 

Paper submission: July 29, 2018

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: September 5, 2018

Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 12, 2018

Early registration: September 12, 2018

Late registration: November 28, 2018

Submission to the journal special issue: March 14, 2019

 
QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

 

UCD – University College Dublin

 

IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London


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