[Elsnet-list] IWINAC-2005 pre-organized session: call for papers

Carlos Martin-Vide cmv at astor.urv.es
Tue Aug 24 18:52:45 CEST 2004


The first "International Work-Conference on the Interplay between Natural 
and Artificial Computation" (IWINAC-2005) will take place in Las Palmas de 
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain), June, 15-18, 2005.

This meeting, with focus on the interplay between Neuroscience and 
Computation, inherits the general purpose, the scope and the more 
biologically oriented topics of the last IWANNs (Lanzarote, Alicante, 
Granada and Menorca) and expands this scope to the broad and more 
comprehensive fields of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and 
Knowledge Engineering (KE), including the different paradigms: Symbolic, 
Connectionist, "Situated" or Hybrid.

The Program Committee accepted the following pre-organized session in the 
interdisciplinary spirit of the interplay between natural and artificial 


SESSION TITLE: Computing with Networks of Evolutionary Processors

ORGANIZERS: Carlos Martin-Vide, Victor Mitrana, Jose Sempere


A natural way to define computational models based on the interacting 
molecular entities seems to emerge by combining our knowledge about the 
behaviour and evolution of cell populations with advanced formal theories 
from computer science. The main goal of this session is to get answers to 
the following questions:

- Which operations amenable to be applied to molecular entities forming a 
biological system can be used for designing computing networks with an 
underlying structure inspired from that of the biological system?
- How to control the data navigating in the networks via precise protocols?
- How to effectively design the networks?
- What properties (computational power and efficiency, descriptional 
complexity, possible implementation on electronic computers as well as 
possible relevance for biology, linguistics, technology, etc.) do such 
computability models possess?
- Might these models be considered as theoretical models of programmable 
(universal) molecular computers?
- Which computations with practical importance can be carried out in this 
computing framework in a better way than by using a classical computer?


The Program Committee requests original papers on the above mentioned 
topics. Authors (not more than four for each paper) must submit the 
camera-ready final version of their paper written in English (official 
language of the conference), of up to 10 pages (including figures, tables 
and references), in electronic format, through either of the following two 

- Through a pre-organized session (refereed at least by the session 
organizer and one external referee). Please, send 1 copy to the session 
organizer and then (after the session organizer agrees) register the paper 
in the submission web form.
- Or directly to the general program (two external referees). Please, 
register the paper directly in the submission web form.

The contributions must use only the LATEX2e style file available in the 
Springer instructions web page: 
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html (follow the "Information for 
LNCS Authors" link). Other formats or draft versions cannot be accepted at 
all (see hints for LATEX on MS-Windows in our web pages). Please, use gray 
scale (not color) for all the figures.

Authors must send their papers (LATEX sources plus camera ready in 
PDF/Postscript, see web page for details), before February 15th, 2005 
(23:59h. UTC), through the submission web form found in a link from the 
main web site: http://iwann.dia.uned.es/
Please, do not send printed copies or email attachments (except when 
required by the organization staff). All authors must fill in (themselves 
or the contact author) the required data for the program database form as 
specified in the submission web form. The proceedings will be published in 
the "Lecture Notes in Computer Science" series from Springer-Verlag.

All papers received will be refereed by the Program Committee. Accepted 
papers must be presented either orally (overhead, slide, data projectors 
and a PC with standard presentation software will be available) or as 
poster panels (size 90 cm. width x 150 cm. height). However, all accepted 
contributions will be published at full length using directly the camera 
ready electronic file sent by the authors. At least one author's 
registration is required for each accepted paper.


Jose Mira Mira
Dpto. Inteligencia Artificial, UNED
Juan del Rosal, 16
E-28040 Madrid, (Spain)
Phone: +34-91-398-7155
Fax: +34-91-398-8895
Email: jmira at dia.uned.es


Jose Ramon Alvarez Sanchez, UNED (Sp)
Felix de la Paz Lopez, UNED (Sp)


Roberto Moreno-Diaz, jr., Univ. Las Palmas de G.C. (Sp)
Alexis Quesada, Univ. Las Palmas de G.C. (Sp)
Jose Carlos Rodriguez, Univ. Las Palmas de G.C. (Sp)
Cristobal Garcia Blairsy, UNED (Sp)


Ajith Abraham, Oklahoma State Univ. (USA)
Amparo Alonso, Univ. A Coruna (Sp)
Igor Aleksander, Imperial College (UK)
Etelvina Andreu, Univ. Miguel Hernandez (Sp)
Michael A. Arbib, Univ. of Southern California (USA)
Antonio Bahamonde, Univ. de Oviedo en Gijon (Sp)
Emilia Barakova, RIKEN (Jp)
Alvaro Barreiro, Univ. A Coruna (Sp)
Senen Barro, Univ. de Santiago (Sp)
Carlos Cotta, Univ. de Malaga (Sp)
Paul Cull, Oregon State Univ. (USA)
Angel P. del Pobil, Univ. Jaume I de Castellon (Sp)
Ana E. Delgado, UNED (Sp)
Jose Dorronsoro, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Sp)
Richard Duro, Univ. A Coruna (Sp)
Reinhard Eckhorn, Philipps-Univ. (Ge)
Juan Pedro Febles, Univ. Habana (Cu)
Javier de Felipe, Instituto Cajal (Sp)
Jose M. Ferrandez, Univ. Politecnica de Cartagena (Sp)
Tamas D. Gedeon, Murdoch Univ. (Au)
Karl Goser, Univ. Dortmund (Ge)
Manuel Grana, Univ. Pais Vasco (Sp)
Oscar Herreras, Hospital Ramon y Cajal (Sp)
Francisco Ibarra, Univ. Alicante (Sp)
Shahla Keyvan, Univ. Missouri-Columbia (USA)
Kostadin Koroutchev, Univ. Autonoma Madrid (Sp)
Elka Korutcheva, UNED (Sp)
Dario Maravall, Univ. Politecnica Madrid (Sp)
Eve Marder, Univ. of California, San Diego (USA)
Roque Marin, Univ. de Murcia (Sp)
Victor Mitrana, Univ. Rovira i Virgili (Sp)
Roberto Moreno-Diaz, Univ. Las Palmas de G.C. (Sp)
Federico Moran, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Sp)
Nadia Nedjah, State Univ. of Rio do Janeiro (Bz)
Lucas Paletta, Joanneum Research (At)
Mario de J. Perez, Univ. de Sevilla (Sp)
Franz Pichler, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz (At)
Carlos G. Puntonet, Univ. Granada (Sp)
Luigi M. Ricciardi, Univ. di Napoli Federico II (It)
Eduardo Sanchez, Univ. de Santiago (Sp)
Juan V. Sanchez-Andres, Univ. de La Laguna (Sp)
Jose Santos, Univ. A Coruna (Sp)
Stefan Schaal, Univ. of Southern California (USA)
Erik De Schutter, Univ. of Antwerp (Be)
Igor A. Shevelev, Russian Academy of Sciences (Ru)
Wolf Singer, Max Planck Inst. for Brain Research (Ge)
Juan A. Siguenza, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Sp)
Jordi Sole i Casals, Univ. de Vic (Sp)
M. Jesus Taboada, Univ. de Santiago de C. (Sp)
Cloe Taddei-Ferretti, Istituto di Cibernetica, CNR (It)
Enric Trillas, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Sp)
Alfonso Valencia Herrera, Centro Nac. Biotecnologia (Sp)
Ramiro Varela, Univ. de Oviedo (Sp)
Marley Vellasco, Univ. College London (UK)
Changjiu Zhou, Singapore Polytechnic (Sg)


Final date for submission: February 15, 2005
Acceptance notification and start of registration: April 1, 2005
End of reduction fee for early registration: April 30, 2005
Congress date: June 15-18, 2005

Official web site: http://iwann.dia.uned.es/ 

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