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8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF NATURAL COMPUTING
 
TPNC 2019
 
Kingston, Canada
 
December 9-11, 2019
 
Co-organized by:
 
Royal Military College of Canada
 
Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice
Brussels / London
 
http://tpnc2019.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 2019 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 2019 will take place in Kingston, a city midway between Toronto and Montréal with an important military history. The venue will be:
 
Royal Military College of Canada
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7K 7B4
 
https://www.rmc-cmr.ca/en
 
SCOPE:
 
Topics include, but are not limited to:
 
- Theoretical contributions to:
 
ant colony optimization
artificial immune systems
artificial life
cellular automata
cognitive computing
collective behaviour
collective intelligence
computational intelligence
computing with words
developmental systems
DNA computing
DNA nanotechnology
evolutionary algorithms
evolutionary computing
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 networks
quantum communication
quantum computing
quantum information
rough sets
self-organization
soft computing
swarm intelligence
unconventional computing
 
- 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 2019 will consist of:
 
- invited talks
- peer-reviewed contributions
- posters
 
INVITED SPEAKERS:
 
tba
 
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: (to be completed)
 
Thomas Bäck (Leiden University, NL)
Mauro Birattari (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)
Shyi-Ming Chen (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, TW)
Carlos A. Coello Coello (CINVESTAV – National Polytechnic Institute, MX)
Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)
Matthias Ehrgott (Lancaster University, UK)
Andries Engelbrecht (Stellenbosch University, ZA)
Deborah M. Gordon (Stanford University, US)
Etienne E. Kerre (Ghent University, BE)
Chung-Sheng Li (Accenture, IE)
Gui Lu Long (Tsinghua University, CN)
Vittorio Maniezzo (University of Bologna, IT)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)
Luis Martínez López (University of Jaén, ES)
Serge Massar (Université Libre de Bruxelles, BE)
Geoffrey Pond (Royal Military College of Canada, CA)
Shahab Shamshirband (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO)
José Luis Verdegay (University of Granada, ES)
Xin-She Yang (Middlesex University, UK)
Yi Zhang (Sichuan University, CN)
 
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
 
Sara Morales (Brussels)
Manuel Parra-Royón (Granada)
Geoffrey Pond (Kingston, co-chair)
David Silva (London, co-chair)
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 (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=tpnc2019
 
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://tpnc2019.irdta.eu/Registration.php
 
DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):
 
Paper submission: July 27, 2019
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: August 31, 2019
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 7, 2019
Early registration: September 7, 2019
Late registration: November 25, 2019
Submission to the journal special issue: March 11, 2020
 
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
 
Royal Military College of Canada / Collège militaire royal du Canada
 
IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London
 

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