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

TPNC 2014 Program

For presentations (except the invited talks), we recommend to allocate 23 minutes for the slide presentation and 2 minutes for questions.

The conference room is 1.2 unless otherwise specified

Tuesday, December 9
9:30 - 10:45 Registration
10:45 - 11:00 Opening
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:10
Darko Stefanovic
Rūsiņš Freivalds: Ultrametric Vs. Quantum Query Algorithms
Peter Niebert and Mathieu Caralp: Cellular Programming
Kiyoharu Tagawa and Shoichi Harada: Multi-Noisy-objective Optimization Based on Prediction of Worst-Case Performance
Paulo Urbano, Enrique Naredo, and Leonardo Trujillo: Generalization in Maze Navigation using Grammatical Evolution and Novelty Search
13:10 - 14:40 Lunch
14:40 - 15:55
Paulo Urbano
Simon Bin, Sebastian Volke, Gerik Scheuermann, and Martin Middendorf: Comparing the Optimization Behaviour of Heuristics with Topology Based Visualization
José Matías Cutillas Lozano and Domingo Giménez: Parameterized Message-Passing Metaheuristic Schemes on a Heterogeneous Computing System
Jonathan Gutierrez, Megan Sorenson, and Eva Strawbridge: Modeling Fluid Flow Induced by C. elegans Swimming at Low Reynolds Number
15:55 - 16:10 Break
16:10 - 16:40
Room: B2
The No Free Lunch Theorem for Optimization: Something to Turn a Blind Eye to, or a Tool for Scientific Research (Carlos García-Martínez, Francisco J. Rodríguez, and Manuel Lozano)
16:40 - 18:30 Break
18:30 - 19:20
Francisco Herrera
Room: 0.8
Marco Dorigo: Swarm Intelligence - Invited Lecture

Wednesday, December 10
9:00 - 9:50
Marco Dorigo
Room: B1
Kalyanmoy Deb: Multi-Criterion Problem Solving: A Niche for Natural Computing Methods - Invited Lecture
9:50 - 10:05 Break
10:05 - 11:20
Tomoyuki Yamakami
Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid, Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie, and Robert Zimmer: Detecting Symmetry in Cellular Automata Generated Patterns Using Swarm Intelligence
Edward Kent, Jason A. D. Atkin, and Rong Qu: Vehicle Routing in a Forestry Commissioning Operation Using Ant Colony Optimisation
Michel Boyer and Tal Mor: Extrapolated States, Void States, and a Huge Novel Class of Distillable Entangled States
11:20 - 11:50 Coffee Break and Group Photo
11:50 - 13:05
Peter Niebert
Vinay K. Gautam, Eugen Czeizler, Pauline C. Haddow, and Martin Kuiper: Design of a Minimal System for Self-replication of Rectangular Patterns of DNA Tiles
Naya Nagy and Marius Nagy: Unconditionally Secure Quantum Bit Commitment Protocol Based on Incomplete Information
Marcos Villagra and Tomoyuki Yamakami: Quantum and Reversible Verification of Proofs Using Constant Memory Space
13:05 - 14:35 Lunch
14:35 - 15:50
Rūsiņš Freivalds
Henning Bordihn, Paolo Bottoni, Anna Labella, and Victor Mitrana: Solving 2D-Pattern Matching with Networks of Picture Processors
Clelia De Felice, Rocco Zaccagnino, and Rosalba Zizza: Unavoidable Sets and Regularity of Languages Generated by (1,3)-Circular Splicing Systems
Kaoru Fujioka: A Two-Dimensional Extension of Insertion Systems
16:45 - 19:00 Touristic visit

Thursday, December 11
9:00 - 9:50
Jiří Šíma
Room: B1
Francisco Herrera: Bioinspired Real Parameter Optimization: Where We Are and What’s Next - Invited Lecture
9:50 - 10:05 Break
10:05 - 11:20
Carlos García-Martínez
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad: Differential Evolution-Based Weighted Combination of Distance Metrics for k-means Clustering
Sergio Santander-Jiménez and Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez: Inferring Multiobjective Phylogenetic Hypotheses by Using a Parallel Indicator-Based Evolutionary Algorithm
Jean-Philippe Bernard, Benjamin Gilles, and Christophe Godin: Combining Finite Element Method and L-Systems Using Natural Information Flow Propagation to Simulate Growing Dynamical Systems
11:20 - 11:50 Coffee Break
11:50 - 13:05
Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad
Abdoulaye Sarr, Alexandra Fronville, and Vincent Rodin: Morphogenesis Model for Systematic Simulation of Forms' Co-evolution with Constraints : Application to Mitosis
Jiří Šíma: The Power of Extra Analog Neuron
Zheng Yan, Xinyi Le, and Jun Wang: Model Predictive Control of Linear Parameter Varying Systems Based on a Recurrent Neural Network
13:05 - 13:15 Closing