Second round of submissions for UCNC 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for multiple emails. Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation 2017 is opening a second round of paper and poster submissions, with a deadline of 20th Feb 2017.  Please see below for additional details about the conference and submissions.

We look forward to seeing you in Fayetteville!

     UCNC 2017, June 5-9, 2017, University of Arkansas
              Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
                 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
        Notification of acceptance:  6 Mar, 2017
               Conference: 5-9 Jun, 2017

            SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 20 Feb, 2017

The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) is a meeting where scientists from many different backgrounds are united in their interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and computational aspects of natural processes. UCNC provides a forum for such scientists to meet and discuss their work. The 16th UCNC will take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, a city nestled in the Ozark Mountains and home to the University of Arkansas.

Authors are invited to submit original research papers (of, at most, 12 pages in LNCS format), or one-page poster abstracts, to the conference EasyChair Site. Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF); revised versions of manuscripts must be prepared in LaTeX, using the Springer LNCS style. Note, one-page abstracts will only be considered for posters.

Papers must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference with published proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series, and authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of Natural Computing.
Please note that these guidelines apply only to the main conference track; satellite workshops have their own submission procedures and publication arrangements.

 * Erik Demaine (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
 * Masayuki Endo (Kyoto University, Japan)
 * José Félix Costa (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
 * Jérome Durand-Lose (Universite d'Orleans, France)
 * Makato Naruse (National Institute of Information and 
     Communications Technology, Japan)

 * Membranes/Systems Biology
     Matteo Cavaliere (University of Edinburgh, UK)
     Alfonso Rodriguez Paton (Universidad Politécnica 
       de Madrid, Spain)
   Invited Speakers:
      Alvaro Sanchez (Yale University)
      Sergey Verlan (University Paris Est Créteil)
 * Cortical Computation
   Organiser: Matt Cook (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
 * Physics and Computation
   Organiser: Mike Stannett (University of Sheffield, UK)

 * Oritatami, 1st International Workshop on
   Organiser: Shinnosuke Seki (University of Electro-
     Communications, Japan)
   Invited Speakers:
      Cody Geary (Caltech/Aarhus University)
      Nicolas Schabanel (CNRS, U. Paris Diderot (IRIF), & ENS Lyon (IXXI))
UCNC Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):
 * Molecular computing
 * Quantum computing
 * Optical computing
 * Chaos computing
 * Physarum computing
 * Collision-based computing
 * Self-assembling and self-organizing systems
 * Super-Turing computation
 * Cellular automata
 * Neural computation
 * Evolutionary computation
 * Swarm intelligence
 * Ant algorithms
 * Artificial immune systems
 * Artificial life
 * Membrane computing
 * Amorphous computing
 * Computational systems biology
 * Computational neuroscience
 * Synthetic biology
 * Cellular (in-vivo) computing
 * Matthew Patitz, University of Arkansas
 * Cindy Pickney, University of Arkansas

 * Andy Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK)
 * Martyn Amos (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
 * Peter Banda (University of Luxembourg)
 * Cristian Calude (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
 * Matteo Cavaliere (University of Edinburgh, UK)
 * Mark Daley (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
 * Jérome Durand-Lose (Université d'Orléans, France)
 * Angel Goni-Moreno (Centre for Synthetic Biology and 
     Bioexploitation, Newcastle University)
 * Jacob Hendricks (University of Wisconsin-River Falls)
 * Jarkko Kari (University of Turku, Finland)
 * Lila Kari (University of Waterloo, Canada)
 * Viv Kendon (Durham University, UK)
 * Niall Murphy (University of Cambridge, UK)
 * Makato Naruse (National Institute of Information and 
     Communications Technology, Japan)
 * Turlough Neary (University of Zurich/ETH Zurich, 
 * Pekka Orponen (Aalto University, Finland)
 * Matt Patitz (University of Arkansas, USA; Co-Chair)
 * Alfonso Rodriguez Paton (Universidad Politécnica de 
     Madrid, Spain)
 * Rebecca Schulman (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
 * Mike Stannett (University of Sheffield, UK; Co-Chair)
 * Susan Stepney (University of York, UK)
 * Scott Summers (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA)
 * Sergey Verlan (University Paris Est Créteil, France)
 * Damien Woods (Inria-Paris, France)

  Matthew Patitz
  Dept. of Computer Science and Computer Engineering
  504 J.B. Hunt Building
  1 University of Arkansas
  Fayetteville, AR 72701