9th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing

TPNC 2020

Taoyuan, Taiwan - December 7-9, 2020

Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

25th July, 2020Paper submission
29th August, 2020Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
5th September, 2020Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings
5th September, 2020Early registration
23rd November, 2020Late registration
9th March, 2021Submission 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 2020 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.

Previous events took place in Tarragona, Cáceres, Granada, Mieres, Sendai, Prague, Dublin and Kingston.

VENUE

TPNC 2020 will take place in Taoyuan, in northwestern Taiwan, neighboring Taipei and home to many industrial parks and tech company headquarters. The venue will be:

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STRUCTURE

TPNC 2020 will consist of:

  • invited talks
  • peer-reviewed contributions
  • posters

SCOPE

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Theoretical contributions to:

  • — affective computing
  • — ambient intelligence
  • — ant colony optimization
  • — approximate reasoning
  • — artificial immune systems
  • — artificial life
  • — cellular automata
  • — cognitive computing
  • — cognitive robotics
  • — collective intelligence
  • — combinatorial optimization
  • — computational intelligence
  • — computing with words
  • — developmental systems
  • — DNA computing
  • — evolutionary algorithms
  • — evolutionary computing
  • — evolutionary game theory
  • — fuzzy logic
  • — fuzzy sets
  • — fuzzy systems
  • — genetic algorithms
  • — genetic programming
  • — global optimization
  • — granular computing
  • — heuristics
  • — intelligent agents
  • — intelligent control
  • — intelligent manufacturing
  • — intelligent systems
  • — intelligent user interfaces
  • — machine intelligence
  • — membrane computing
  • — metaheuristics
  • — molecular programming
  • — multiobjective optimization
  • — neural networks
  • — quantum communication
  • — quantum computing
  • — quantum information
  • — rough sets
  • — soft computing
  • — swarm intelligence
  • — swarm robotics
  • — unconventional computing

Applications of natural computing to:

  • — algorithmics
  • — bioinformatics
  • — cryptography
  • — design
  • — economics
  • — graphics
  • — hardware
  • — human-computer interaction
  • — knowledge discovery
  • — learning
  • — logistics
  • — medicine
  • — natural language processing
  • — pattern recognition
  • — planning and scheduling
  • — programming
  • — 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

PUBLICATIONS

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 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://irdta.eu/tpnc2020/registration/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS


College of Science