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Workshop on Natural Computing and Applications

in the framework of SYNASC 2010 - International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

Timisoara, Romania
September 23 - 26, 2010

Workshop deadlines

Submission of papers:  August 10, 2010
Notification of acceptance: August 27, 2010
Final paper: September 8, 2010
Registration: September 1, 2010
Symposium starts: September 23, 2010
Revised papers for special issue: November 30, 2010

Workshop Chairs

Ajith Abraham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dan Dumitrescu, Babes Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Workshop description

Natural Computing is a field of research that is concerned with the use of nature-inspired paradigms for solving computational problems. The world of natural computing is diverse and fascinating. It tries to combine the computing carried in computer science with the computing observed in nature. It can be used both to better understand complex natural phenomena and to design methods
to solve complex problems.
We invite authors to submit their original and unpublished work that communicates current research in all area of natural computing with a particular focus on methods designed to solve complex problems. The contributions can address both theoretical and methodological aspects, as well as various applications in science, engineering, business, commerce etc.


Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to, the following:
   -evolutionary computing,
   -neural computing, Bayesian networks, learning algorithms,
   -membrane computing,
   -DNA computing,
   - molecular computing,
   -information processing in cells and tissues,
   -quantum computing,
   -swarm intelligence, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization,
   -bacterial foraging
   -computation with words,
   -granular computation,
   -artificial life,
   -emergent computing and self-organizing systems
   -complex adaptive systems
   -hybridization of evolutionary, neural, molecular and quantum computing,
   -hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing techniques and other
    global and local optimization methods,
   -integration of natural computing techniques in intelligent systems,
   -implementation issues of natural computing techniques,
   -natural computing approaches for multi-objective, multimodal and dynamic optimization,
   -natural computing approaches in knowledge discovery, natural language processing, image processing, planning and scheduling,  information security, human-computer interaction, Web Intelligence, Web-based support systems,
   -natural computing applications in science, business, finance,  engineering,  medicine, bioinformatics and other fields.




Camelia Chira, Romania

Stefka Fidanova, Bulgaria

Pierluigi Frisco, UK

Anca Gog, Romania

Rodica Lung, Romania

Ferrante Neri, Finland

Gerald Schaefer, UK

Josef Tvrdik, Czech Republic


Submission of papers

We invite submissions in the form of:

         - research papers (oral presentations),
         - posters (work in progress to be presented).
Full research papers should have at most 8 pages (IEEE conference style) while the poster should have an extended abstract of at most 4 pages.
All papers must be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system

The papers must contain original research results not submitted and not published elsewhere. 


Extended versions of the papers accepted and presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in the Mathematics and Computer Science Annals of the West University of Timisoara ( 
Other possibilities of publication will be announced soon later.

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