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UCNC 2018 : 17th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation


When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
Where Fontainebleau, Paris region, France
Submission Deadline Jan 29, 2018
Notification Due Mar 20, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 9, 2018
Categories    computer science   unconventional computation   natural computation

Call For Papers



UCNC 2018, June 25-29, 2018, University of Paris Est Créteil

Fontainebleau, Paris region, France

Submission deadline January 29, 2018,
Notification of acceptance March 20, 2018,
Final version for proceedings April 9, 2018.



The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) is a meeting where scientists from many different backgrounds 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 17th UCNC will take place at IUT de Fontainebleau, located in the city of Fontainebleau, former residence of French kings situated near Paris.

Authors are invited to submit original research papers (of, at most, 14 pages in LNCS format), or one-page poster abstracts, to the conference EasyChair Site. Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF); revised versions of manuscripts must be prepared in LaTeX, using the Springer LNCS style. Note, one-page abstracts will only be considered for posters.

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

During previous editions accepted papers were published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, and authors of selected papers were invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of a journal. We expect the same thing for 2018 edition.
Please note that these guidelines apply only to the main conference track; satellite workshops have their own submission procedures and publication arrangements.

* Satoshi Murata (Tohoku University, Japan)
* Lee Cronin (University of Glasgow, UK)
* Julian Miller (University of York, UK)
* Damien Woods (INRIA Paris, France)

* Jean Krivine (Paris Didérot University, France)

* Decision Making in Nature
Organizers: Makoto Naruse (NIICT, Tokyo, Japan),
Matteo Cavaliere, University of Edinburgh, UK)

* Membrane computing
Organizer: Rudolf Freund (TU Wien, Austria)

* Novel Computing Substrates
Organizer: Andy Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK)

* Self-assembly
Organizer: Damien Woods (INRIA Paris, France)

* Physics and computation
Organizer: Michael Cuffaro (University of Western Ontario)

* Morphogentic engineering
Organizer: Gunnar Tufte (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

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

* Patrick CEGIELSKI, Université Paris Est Créteil (co-chair)
* Julien CERVELLE, Université Paris Est Créteil
* Catalin DIMA, Université Paris Est Créteil
* Luidnel MAIGNAN, Université Paris Est Créteil
* Olivier MICHEL, Université Paris Est Créteil
* Antoine SPICHER, Université Paris Est Créteil
* Pierre VALARCHER, Université Paris Est Créteil
* Pascal VANIER, Université Paris Est Créteil
* Serghei VERLAN, Université Paris Est Créteil (co-chair)

* Andy Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK)
* Selim G. Akl (Queen’s University, Canada)
* Martyn Amos (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
* Pablo Arrighi (University of Marseille)
* Olivier Bournez (École Politechnique, France)
* Cristian Calude (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
* Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
* Matteo Cavaliere (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
* Alberto Dennunzio (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
* Michael J. Dinneen (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
* Rudolf Freund (TU Wien, Austria)
* Angel Goni-Moreno (Centre for Synthetic Biology and Bioexploitation, Newcastle University)
* Masami Hagiya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
* Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto University, Japan)
* Natasha Jonoska (University of South Florida, USA)
* Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
* Lila Kari (University of Waterloo, Canada)
* Viv Kendon (Durham University, UK)
* Giancarlo Mauri (Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
* Ian McQuillan (University of Saskatchewan, USA)
* Niall Murphy (University of Cambridge, UK)
* Turlough Neary (University of Zurich/ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
* Pekka Orponen (Aalto University, Finland)
* Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
* Ion Petre (Abo Akademi, Finland)
* Matthew Patitz (University of Arkansas, USA)
* Kai Salomaa (Queen’s University, Canada)
* Shinnosuke Seki (University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan)
* Hava Siegelmann (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
* Oron Shagrir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
* Susan Stepney (University of York, UK) – co-chair
* Sergey Verlan (University Paris Est Créteil, France) – co-chair
* Damien Woods (Inria – Paris, France)

Sergey Verlan
LACL, Département Informatique
Université Paris Est Créteil
61 av. du général de Gaulle
94010 Créteil Cedex

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