Appel: TPNC 2013

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Apr 23 19:50:15 UTC 2013

Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:33:35 +0200
From: "GRLMC" <grlmc at>
Message-ID: <197C909A6EE940A7A60143CC6B38D159 at Carlos1>


TPNC 2013

Cáceres, Spain

December 3-5, 2013

Organized by:

Computer Architecture and Logic Design Group (ARCO)
University of Extremadura

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University


TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of
computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information
processing in nature. TPNC 2013 will reserve significant room for young
scholars at the beginning of their career. It aims at attracting
contributions to nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing
nature by means of computation, nature-inspired materials, and
information processing in nature.


TPNC 2013 will take place in Cáceres, in Western Spain, 300 kms. to the
southwest of Madrid and 100 kms. to the Portuguese border. The old city
is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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, economics, 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 2013 will consist of:

‐ invited talks
‐ invited tutorials
‐ peer-reviewed contributions


to be announced


Selim G. Akl (Kingston, CA)
Thomas Bäck (Leiden, NL)
Peter J. Bentley (London, UK)
Jinde Cao (Nanjing, CN)
Vladimir Cherkassky (Minneapolis, US)
Sung-Bae Cho (Seoul, KR)
Carlos A. Coello Coello (Mexico DF, MX)
David W. Corne (Edinburgh, UK)
Peter Dayan (London, UK)
Andries P. Engelbrecht (Pretoria, ZA)
Enrique Herrera-Viedma (Granada, ES)
Nikola Kasabov (Auckland, NZ)
Vladik Kreinovich (El Paso, US)
Kwong-Sak Leung (Hong Kong, CN)
Xiaohui Liu (London, UK)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, ES)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Frank Neumann (Adelaide, AU)
Leandro Nunes de Castro (São Paulo, BR)
Nikhil R. Pal (Kolkata, IN)
José Carlos Príncipe (Gainesville, US)
Helge Ritter (Bielefeld, DE)
Conor Ryan (Limerick, IE)
Moshe Sipper (Beer-Sheva, IL)
Thomas Stützle (Brussels, BE)
Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Singapore, SG)
Johan Suykens (Leuven, BE)
Jon Timmis (York, UK)
Michael N. Vrahatis (Patras, GR)
Harald Weinfurter (Munich, DE)


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres, co-chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


Víctor Berrocal-Plaza
José M. Chaves-González
Juan A. Gómez-Pulido
David L. González-Álvarez
José M. Granado-Criado
Alejandro Hidalgo-Paniagua
José M. Lanza-Gutiérrez
Álvaro Rubio-Largo
Sergio Santander-Jiménez
Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (chair)


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English
presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed
12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices) and should be
formatted according to the standards of the Springer Verlag's LNCS
series (see

Submissions have to be uploaded to:


A volume of proceedings expectedly published by Springer in the LNCS
series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of the journal Soft Computing (Springer, 2011 impact
factor: 1.880) 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 April 17 to December 3,
2013. The registration form can be found at:


Paper submission: July 16, 2013 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: August 27, 2013
Final version of the paper for the proceedings: September 3, 2013
Early registration: September 10, 2013
Late registration: November 19, 2013
Starting of the conference: December 3, 2013
End of the conference: December 5, 2013
Submission to the post-conference special issue: March 5, 2014


florentinalilica.voicu at


TPNC 2013
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain
Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386


Diputació de Tarragona
Universidad de Extremadura
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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