8th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing

TPNC 2019

Kingston, Canada - December 9-11, 2019

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

27th July, 2019Paper submission
7th August, 2019Paper submission - EXTENDED -
31st August, 2019Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
6th September, 2019Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
7th September, 2019Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings
13th September, 2019Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings
7th September, 2019Early registration
13th September, 2019Early registration
2nd November, 2019Poster submission
9th November, 2019Poster notification
25th November, 2019Poster registration
25th November, 2019Late registration
11th March, 2020Submission to the journal special issue

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

STRUCTURE

TPNC 2019 will consist of:

  • — invited talks
  • — peer-reviewed contributions
  • — posters

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.

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

david (at) irdta.eu

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Royal Military College of Canada / Collège militaire royal du Canada (https://www.rmc-cmr.ca/en)

IRDTA – Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice, Brussels/London (http://irdta.eu)

PUBLICATIONS

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

Click here: Proceedings TPNC 2019 - 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Natural Computing.

A special issue of Natural Computing (Springer, 2018 JCR impact factor: 0.860) 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:

https://tpnc2019.irdta.eu/registration/

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