[Agda] TPNC 2012: submission deadline extended

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: May 8, 2012 (23:59h, CET)






TPNC 2012


Tarragona, Spain


October 1-5, 2012







TPNC is the first event in a series to cover the wide spectrum of computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information processing in nature. TPNC 2012 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It aims at attracting contributions about nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing nature by means of computation, nature-inspired materials, and information processing in nature.




TPNC 2012 will take place in Tarragona, less than 100 kms. to the south of Barcelona.




Topics of either theoretical, experimental or applied interest include, but are not limited to:


* Nature-inspired models of computation:


- amorphous computing

- cellular automata 

- chaos and dynamical systems based computing

- evolutionary computing

- membrane computing

- neural computing

- optical computing  

- swarm intelligence 


* Synthesizing nature by means of computation:


- artificial chemistry

- artificial immune systems

- artificial life


* Nature-inspired materials:


- computing with DNA

- nanocomputing

- physarum computing

- quantum computing and quantum information

- reaction-diffusion computing


* Information processing in nature:


- developmental systems 

- fractal geometry

- gene assembly in unicellular organisms

- rough/fuzzy computing in nature

- synthetic biology

- systems biology


* Applications of natural computing to: algorithms, bioinformatics, control, cryptography, design, economy, graphics, hardware, learning, logistics, optimization, pattern recognition, programming, robotics, telecommunications etc.


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




TPNC 2012 will consist of:


‐ invited talks

‐ invited tutorials

‐ peer‐reviewed contributions




Christian Blum (Barcelona), tutorial tba

Andrew Childs (Waterloo), tba

Max H. Garzon (Memphis), A Geometric Approach to DNA Codeword Design and Applications

Faustino Gómez (IDSIA, Manno-Lugano), Scalable Neuroevolution for Reinforcement Learning

Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Singapore), Differential Evolution: Recent Advances

Barbara M. Terhal (Aachen), Fragility of Quantum Information and Quantum Error Correction

Peter Tiño (Birmingham), Computational Intelligence in Astronomy - Win-Win Situation




Ajith Abraham (Auburn)

Selim G. Akl (Kingston CA)

Enrique Alba (Málaga)

Artiom Alhazov (Chişinău)

Peter J. Bentley (London)

Mauro Birattari (Brussels)

Christian Blum (Barcelona)

Óscar Castillo (Tijuana)

Weng-Long Chang (Kaohsiung)

Parimal Pal Chaudhuri (Calcutta)

Carlos A. Coello Coello (Mexico DF)

Kalyanmoy Deb (Kanpur)

Peter Dittrich (Jena)

Andries Petrus Engelbrecht (Pretoria)

Toshio Fukuda (Nagoya)

Enrique Herrera-Viedma (Granada)

César Hervás-Martínez (Córdoba)

Julia Kempe (Tel Aviv & Paris)

Elmar Wolfgang Lang (Regensburg)

Pier Luca Lanzi (Milan)

Vincenzo Manca (Verona)

Maurice Margenstern (Metz)

Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, chair)

Kaisa Miettinen (Jyväskylä)

Michael O'Neill (Dublin)

Ferdinand Peper (Kobe)

Ion Petre (Turku)

Carla Piazza (Udine)

A.C. Cem Say (Istanbul)

Jürgen Schmidhuber (Lugano)

Moshe Sipper (Beer-Sheva)

El-Ghazali Talbi (Lille)

Kay Chen Tan (Singapore)

Jirí Wiedermann (Prague)

Takashi Yokomori (Tokyo)

Ivan Zelinka (Ostrava)




Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)

Peter Leupold (Tarragona)

Carlos Martín‐Vide (Tarragona, chair)

Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)

Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)




Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single‐spaced pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted 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 at:






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




The period for registration is open from February 25 to October 1, 2012. The registration form can be found at the website of the conference: http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2012/


Early registration fees: 500 Euro

Early registration fees (PhD students): 400 Euro

Late registration fees: 540 Euro

Late registration fees (PhD students): 440 Euro

On‐site registration fees: 580 Euro

On‐site registration fees (PhD students): 480 Euro


At least one author per paper should register. Papers that do not have a registered author who paid the fees by July 1, 2012 will be excluded from the proceedings.


Fees comprise access to all sessions, one copy of the proceedings volume, coffee breaks and lunches. PhD students will need to prove their status on site.




Early (resp. late) registration fees must be paid by bank transfer before July 1, 2012 (resp. September 21, 2012) to the conference bank account:


Uno-e Bank

bank’s address: Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain

IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142


account holder: Carlos Martín-Vide GRLMC

account holder’s address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain


Please mention TPNC 2012 and your name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site.




- Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the conference.

- People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that the bank transfer order was carried out by the deadline.


People registering on site must pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.


Besides paying the registration fees, it is required to fill in the registration form at the website of the conference.




Paper submission: May 8, 2012 (23:59h, CET)

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: June 18, 2012

Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: June 25, 2012

Early registration: July 1, 2012

Late registration: September 21, 2012

Starting of the conference: October 1, 2012

Submission to the post‐conference special issue: January 5, 2013




florentinalilica.voicu at urv.cat




TPNC 2012

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34‐977‐559543

Fax: +34‐977‐558386


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