Synasc 2005-Workshops-NCA 2005

NCA 2005

Natural Computing and Applications Workshop

in conjunction with  

7th International Symposium on
Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing
Timisoara, Romania
September 25 - 29, 2005

Workshop description

Natural Computation is a field of research that is concerned with 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NCA'05 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrate current research in all areas of natural computation and their applications in science, technology, business and commerce.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 more

Submission of papers:

Papers of up to 8 pages must be submitted electronically in Latex format (IEEE paper style) to All papers will be peer  reviewed by at least two or more independent referees of the program  committee of NCA'05 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'05 post-proceedings (IEEE Computer Press).

Workshop deadlines:

Submission of papers (extended deadline):  July 1, 2005
Notification of acceptance:  August 1, 2005
Final paper:   September 1, 2005
Registration:   September 1, 2005

Workshop chairs:

Ajith Abraham - School of Computer Science and Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea,
Dan Dumitrescu - Department of Computer Science, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,

Program Committee:

Soumya Banerjee - Institute of Management Studies, India
Yuhui Chen - Jinan University, China
Yasuhiko Dote - Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan
Olivier Francois -  Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
Crina Grosan -  Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Sang Yong Han - Chung-Ang University, Korea
Ravi Jain - University of South Australia, Australia
Janusz Kacprzyk - Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Mario Köppen - Fraunhofer IPK, Germany
Hongbo Liu -  Dalian University of Technology, China 
Nadia Nedjah - State University of Rio, Brazil
Vasile Palade - Oxford University, UK
P. Saratchandran - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Gheorghe Paun - Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy, Romania
Vitorino Ramos, CVRM GeoSystems Centre, Portugal
Kaori Yoshida - Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Local organizer:

Daniela Zaharie - West University of Timisoara, Romania,