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UCNC 2024 : 21st International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation


When Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
Where Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Ko
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2024
Notification Due Mar 28, 2024
Final Version Due Apr 10, 2024
Categories    algorithms   molecular computation   self-assembly   natural computation

Call For Papers

The 21th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation 2024

UCNC 2024, June 17-21, 2024, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Republic of Korea



Full paper

Submission deadline February 28, 2024,

Notification of acceptance March 28, 2024,

Final version for proceedings April 10, 2024.

Submissions for full paper


Submission deadline for poster May 1, 2024,

Notification of acceptance May 15, 2024.

Submissions for poster

The one-page abstract will be submitted via email :

All paper submissions should be in PDF format.


The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) series is a forum bringing together scientists from many different backgrounds who are united in their interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and computational aspects of natural processes. UCNC provides a forum for such scientists to meet and discuss their work. The 21st International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2024) will be held at the Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Republic of Korea on June 17-21, 2024 and will continue the tradition of focusing on current important theoretical and experimental results and their critical evaluation.

Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original research papers (of, at most, 15 pages in LNCS format) through the conference EasyChair link:

Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, and authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of Natural Computing.

Papers must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference with published proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Please note that these guidelines apply only to the main conference track; satellite workshops have their own submission procedures and publication arrangements.

Invited Speakers

* Paola Flocchini (University of Ottawa, Canada)

* Nikola Kassabov (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

* Sung Ha Park (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)

* Friedrich Simmel (Technical University Munich, Germany)

* Winner of Rozenberg Natural Computing Award


* Cellular Automata (Organizers: Enrico Formenti and Jarkko Kari)

* Theoretical and Experimental Material Computing (Organizer: Susan Stepney, University of York, UK)

UCNC topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

Molecular computing

Quantum computing

Optical computing

Chaos computing

Physarum computing

Collision-based computing

Self-assembling and self-organizing systems

Super-Turing computation

Cellular automata

Neural computation

Evolutionary computation

Swarm intelligence

Ant algorithms

Artificial immune systems

Artificial life

Membrane computing

Amorphous computing

Computational systems biology

Computational neuroscience

Synthetic biology

Cellular (in-vivo) computing

Program Committee (UCNC)

* Daniela Besozzi (University of Milano - Bicocca, Italy)

* Cristian S. Calude (University of Auckland, New Zealand)

* Matteo Cavaliere (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

* Ho-Lin Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

* Da-Jung Cho (Ajou University, Republic of Korea, Co-chair)

* Benjamin Doerr (École Polytechnique, France)

* David Doty (University of California Davis, USA)

* Jérôme Durand-Lose (Université d'Orléans, France)

* Matthias Fugger (ENS Paris-Saclay, France)

* Cody Geary (Aarhus University, Denmark)

* Daniela Genova (University of North Florida, USA)

* Masami Hagiya (University of Tokyo, Japan)

* Yo-Sub Han (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)

* Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)

* Lila Kari (University of Waterloo, Canada)

* Jongmin Kim (POSTECH, Republic of Korea, Co-chair)

* Andreas Malcher (University of Giessen, Germany)

* Luca Mariot (University of Twente, Netherlands)

* Ian McQuillan (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

* Pekka Orponen (Aalto University, Finland)

* Matthew Patitz (University of Arkansas, USA)

* Zornitza Prodanoff (University of North Florida, USA)

* Christian Scheideler (Paderborn University, Germany)

* Susan Stepney (University of York, UK)

* Damien Woods (Maynooth University, Ireland)

* Abuzer Yakaryilmaz (University of Latvia, Latvia)

Organizing Committee

* Da-Jung Cho (Ajou University, Republic of Korea)

* Yunjeong Choi (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)

* Seongho Hong (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)

* Jongmin Kim (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)

* Shinnosuke Seki (University of Electro-Communications, Japan)

Further Information (UCNC)


Jongmin Kim (Co-chair)

Department of Life Sciences

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Pohang, Republic of Korea


Da-Jung Cho (Co-chair)

Department of Software and Computer Engineering

Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea


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