[FOM] UC 2009 - LAST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION (non-reduced fees)

UC 2009 uc2009 at uac.pt
Mon Jul 13 13:55:18 EDT 2009


UC 2009
8th International Conference on UNCONVENTIONAL 
COMPUTATION, Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, PORTUGAL, September 7-11, 2009

Conference Poster can be downloaded from the 
Conference Homepage: <http://www.uc09.uac.pt/>http://www.uc09.uac.pt .


We are happy to invite you to the next edition of 
the International Conference on UNCONVENTIONAL COMPUTATION (UC).

Registrations between July 11th and July 24th 
fall into the late registration period. Please 
register at the conference website 

Rooms will be available at the special conference 
hotel rate. Please consult the conference website 
for information on reserving your flight and / or 
your hotel room at the special conference rate.

There are special prices for accommodation of PhD 
students at University Student Residence, please 
consult the conference website 

Original papers and posters will cover many areas 
of unconventional computation. Papers dealing 
with theory as well as with experiments and 
applications will be presented. Typical, but not exclusive, topics are:

-  Amoeba-based computing
-  Analogue computation
-  Ant networks
-  Algorithmic cooling
-  Cellular automata
-  Church-Turing thesis
-  Cornerstones of the halting problem
-  Diophantine equations
-  Dynamic system computing
-  Ergodic system computing
-  Evolutionary computation
-  Genetic networks
-  Immune networks
-  Molecular computing
-  Nanocomputing
-  Natural Computing
-  Neural Computing
-  Non-standard lambda-calculus and logics
-  Optical computing
-  P systems
-  Reaction-diffusion computing
-  Self-assembly
-  Tiles
-  Quantum computation
-  Quantum protocols
-  Unconventional Turing machines (infinite-time, relativistic, bio, etc.)
-  Undecidability in Physical Theories

Posters dealing with experimental laboratory 
prototypes of non-standard computing devices will be exposed.

All researchers in these areas are kindly invited 
to attend the conference as well as physicists, 
chemists, and biologists (students or senior researchers).

The conference will take place in Azores 
(Portugal). Azores is an archipelago comprised of 
nine islands located in the middle of the 
Atlantic Ocean, between Europe and North America. 
The islands are full of natural reserves, 
protected landscape areas, parks and protected 
forests. The magic of the Azores is not only 
found in its stunning landscapes, but also in its 
history and culture. Its palaces, churches and 
fortresses are all reminders of when the island 
provided a stopover port for ships loaded with 
treasures from the Americas and the Orient. Ponta 
Delgada is the biggest city of the Azores which 
is located on the southern coast of the São 
Miguel island. It has many magnificent buildings 
of tremendous architectural value portraying the 
urban architecture of the 16th to the 19th 
centuries. The majority of these are presently 
used to accommodate the various political, 
administrative, religious and cultural offices of 
the Azores, including the University of Azores, where UC'09 will be hosted.


The proceedings will be published by Springer 
LNCS series and will be available at the 
conference. Selected papers will be invited for 
Special Issues of well known Journals.

Contributed papers / posters were selected from 
submissions received by the PROGRAMME COMMITTEE consisting of

- Andrew ADAMATZY, UWE Bristol, UK
- Selim AKL, Queen's University, Canada
- Masashi AONO, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, Japan
- Edwin BEGGS, Swansea University, UK
- Olivier BOURNEZ, Ecole Polytechnique, France
- Mark BURGIN, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
- Cristian S. CALUDE, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Luca CARDELLI, Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK
- S. Barry COOPER, University of Leeds, UK
- José Félix COSTA (co-chair), Tech. Univ. of 
Lisbon and Swansea Univ., Portugal and UK
- James CRUTCHFIELD, Complexity Sciences Center, 
Univ. of California at Davis, USA
- Martin DAVIS, Prof. Emeritus, New York 
University and Visiting Scholar, Berkeley, USA
- Nachum DERSHOWITZ (co-chair), Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Michael DINNEEN, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Gilles DOWEK, Ecole Polytechnique and INRIA, France
- Rudolf FREUND, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
- Dina Q. GOLDIN, Brown University, USA
- Masami HAGIYA, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Mark HOGARTH, University of Cambridge, UK
- Natasha JONOSKA, University of South Florida in Tampa, USA
- Lila KARI, University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Julia KEMPE, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Yasser OMAR, ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Ferdinand PEPER, National Inst. of Information 
and Communications Tech., Kobe, Japan
- Mario J. PÉREZ-JIMÉNEZ, University of Seville, Spain
- Petrus H. POTGIETER, University of South Africa, South Africa
- Kai SALOMAA, Queen's University, Canada
- Hava SIEGELMANN, University of Massachusetts 
Amherst and Harvard University, USA
- Darko STEFANOVIC, University of New Mexico, USA
- Susan STEPNEY, University of York, UK
- Christof TEUSCHER, Portland State University, USA
- Jon TIMMIS, University of York, UK

CONFERENCE: The first venue of the Unconventional 
Computation Conference (formerly called 
Unconventional Models of Computation) was 
Auckland, New Zealand, in 1998; subsequent sites 
of the conference were Brussels, Belgium, in 
2000, Kobe, Japan, in 2002, Sevilla, Spain, in 
2005, York, United Kingdom, in 2006, Kingston 
Ontario, Canada, in 2007, Vienna, Austria, in 
2008, and Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal, in 2009.


- Edwin BEGGS (Swansea University): Experimental Computation
- Jarkko KARI (University of Turku): Cellular Automata
- Carlos LOURENÇO (University of Lisbon): Brain Dynamics
- Przemyslaw PRUSINKIEWICZ (University of Calgary): Developmental Computing
- Lukáš SEKANINA (Brno University of 
Technology): Evolvable Hardware: From successful 
applications to implications for the theory of computation
- Philip WELCH (University of Bristol): 
Relativistic Computers and Transfinite Computation


- Jonathan MILLS, Indiana University: Awakening 
the Analogue Computer: Rubel ’ s Extended Analog Computer Workshop
- James M. NYCE (Ball State University): 
Artifice, Interpretation and Nature: Key Categories in Radiology Work


- Gabriela QUEIROZ (Volcanology and Geogological 
Risks Evaluation Centre, University of Azores): The Geology of the Island


- Manuel Lameiras CAMPAGNOLO (Techsssnical 
University of Lisbon): Analogue Computation
- James CRUTCHFIELD (University of California at 
Davis): Computational Mechanics: Natural Computation and Self-Organization
- Martin DAVIS (Professor Emeritus, New York 
University and Visiting Scholar, Berkeley): Diophantine Equations


- Hyper-computation, Organized by Mike STANNETT (University of Sheffield)
- Novel Computing Substrates, Organized by Andrew 
ADAMATZKI (University of West England, Bristol)
- Physics and Computation, Organized by Olivier 
BOURNEZ (Ecole Polytechnique), and Gilles DOWEK (Ecole Polytechnique and INRIA)


- José Félix COSTA (Chair), Tech. Univ. of 
Lisbon and Swansea Univ., Portugal and UK
- Elisabete FREIRE, University of Azores, Portugal
- Matthias FUNK, University of Azores, Portugal
- Luís Mendes GOMES, University of Azores, Portugal
- Hélia GUERRA, University of Azores, Portugal


Elisabete FREIRE
Department of Mathematics
University of Azores
Rua da Mãe de Deus
9501-855 Ponta Delgada
Phone: (+351) 296 650 506 /  (+351) 296 650 000
e-mail: freire at uac.pt

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