3rd International Conference on the
Theory and Practice of Natural Computing
TPNC 2014

Proceedings available online as volume LNCS 8890.
Information about it at http://www.springer.com/978-3-319-13748-3 or access the online version.

Important dates

July 24, 2014
paper submission
(extended deadline, closing at 23:59h, CET)
August 24, 2014notification of paper acceptance or rejection
August 29, 2014early registration
September 7, 2014final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings
November 25, 2014late registration
March 26, 2015submission to the post-conference journal special issue


A volume of LNCS proceedings (Springer) will be available by the time of the conference.

Springer LNCS

A special issue of the journal Soft Computing (Springer, 2012 JCR impact factor: 1.124) 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.


Wikimedia commons for Alhambra photos.

Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems (SCI2S)
Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems

University of Granada
University of Granada

Economia i Coneixement. Catalunya
La universitat pública de Tarragona
La universitat pública de Tarragona

Organised by


TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information processing in nature. TPNC 2014 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 2014 will take place in Granada, in the region of Andalucía, to the south of Spain. The city is the seat of a rich Islamic historical legacy, including the Moorish citadel and palace called Alhambra.


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

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

Structure of the Conference

TPNC 2014 will consist of


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research.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 prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series. Submissions have to be uploaded to: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2014.


The registration form can be found here.

We kindly ask all the participants to register, including invited persons and members of the organising committee.