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Workshop on Natural Computing and Applications

Timisoara, Romania
September 26 - 29, 2009

Workshop deadlines:

Submission of papers (extended): 19 August 2009
Notification of acceptance (extended): 30 August 2009
Registration: 6 September 2009
Camera ready version: 20 September 2009
Revised papers for special issue: 30 November 2009

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We invite authors to submit their original and unpublished work that communicates current research in all area of natural computing with a particular focus on methods designed to solve complex problems.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.

Submission of papers:

We invite submissions in the form of:

         - full research papers,
         - short papers (work in progress), system descriptions and software demonstrations.
Papers of up to 8 pages (IEEE conference style), must be submitted electronically through EasyChair. Research papers must contain original research results not submitted and not published elsewhere.  

Extended abstracts (up to 4 pages) may be submitted for short papers and system presentations. 


Submitted papers have to be original and should contain new and interesting results. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least THREE independent referees of the program committee of NCA'09 and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics. Papers accepted and presented at the workshop will be published in the SYNASC'09 local pre-proceedings.

Papers accepted and presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in a special issue in the Mathematics and Computer Science Annals of the West University of Timisoara (  Other possibilities of publication will be formulated soon after the workshop.


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