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NCA 2006

Natural Computing and Applications Workshop

in the frame of

8th International Symposium on
Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing
Timisoara, Romania
September 26 - 29, 2006

Workshop description

Natural Computation is a field of research that is concerned with the use of nature-inspired paradigms for solving computational problems. The world of natural computation is diverse and fascinating. It tries to combine the computing carried in computer science with the computing observed in nature.

NCA'06 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrate current research in all areas of natural computation and their applications in science, technology, business and commerce. Submitted papers have to be original, containing new and interesting results.


Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  -evolutionary computing,
  -neural computing,
  -molecular computing (DNA computing, membrane computing)
  -quantum computing,
  -information processing in cells and tissues,
  -swarm intelligence,
  -computation with words,
  -granular computation,
  -artificial life,
  -hybrid systems and other intelligent systems inspired by nature,
  -natural computing applications in knowledge discovery, business, science, finance, operations research and other fields.

Submission of papers:

Papers of up to 8 pages edited using the IEEE conference style  must be submitted electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All papers will be peer  reviewed by at least two or more independent referees of the program  committee of NCA'06 and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics. Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the SYNASC'06 post-proceedings (IEEE Computer Press).

Workshop deadlines:

Submission of papers:  June 16, 2006     June 30, 2006
Notification of acceptance:  August 1, 2006  August 7, 2006
Final paper:   September 1, 2006
Registration:   September 1, 2006

Workshop chairs:

Ajith Abraham - School of Computer Science and Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Dan Dumitrescu - Department of Computer Science, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Program Committee:

Yuehui Chen - Jinan University, China
Juan M. Corchado - University of Salamanca, Spain
Yasuhiko Dote - Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Bernard De Baets -  University of Ghent, Belgium

Olivier Francois -  Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Pierluigi Frisco - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Ranadhir Ghosh -  University of Ballarat, Australia
Crina Grosan -  Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Hisao Ishibuchi - Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Er Meng Joo -  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Janusz Kacprzyk - Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Mario Köppen - Fraunhofer IPK, Germany
Jiri Kroc - University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

Hongbo Liu -  Dalian University of Technology, China
Carlos Martin-Vide - Roveira I Virgili University, Spain 
Sanaz Mostaghim - University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Nadia Nedjah - State University of Rio, Brazil
Mihai Oltean - Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Vasile Palade - Oxford University, UK
Gheorghe Paun - Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Romania
Witold Pedrycz - University of Alberta, Canada
Ashraf Saad - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
P. Saratchandran - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yanqing Zhang - Georgia State University, USA

Berend Jan van der Zwaag - University of Twente, Netherlands
Fabio Zambetta - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia


Abo Al-Ola Atifi,  Kuwait
Arpad Kelemen, USA
Urszula Markowska Kaczmar, Poland
Khalid Saeed, Poland

Local organizer:

Daniela Zaharie - West University of Timisoara, Romania, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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