9th-10th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing

TPNC 2020 & 2021

Tsukuba, Japan - December 7-10, 2021

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Deadlines (all at 23:59 CET)

27th July, 2021Paper submission
3rd August, 2021Paper submission - EXTENDED
31st August, 2021Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
10th September, 2021Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings
10th September, 2021Early registration
31st October, 2021Poster submission
7th November, 2021Poster notification
14th November, 2021Poster registration
23rd November, 2021Late registration
10th March, 2022Submission 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 & 2021 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 & 2021 will take place in Tsukuba, located northeast of Tokyo and the seat of a science city bearing witness of a place oriented to scientific innovation. The venue will be:

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STRUCTURE

TPNC 2020 & 2021 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
  • — quantum metrology
  • — 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

Submissions

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Upload submissions to:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc20202021

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 Neural Computing and Applications (2020 JCR impact factor: 5.606) 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/tpnc2020-2021/registration/

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS



Japanese Society for Artificial Life