The Workshop will be held as a part of the ECAL 2011 conference in Paris on (date here). The workshop aims to bring together scientists who work on information processing in nanostructures, nonequilibrium chemical systems including microfluidic reactors and living organisms. The main topic of the workshop is presentation and discussion of the strategies of information coding that extend the computing potential of unconventional media beyond the limits fixed by traditional, Boolean coding. We cordially invite all who are interested to submit papers. All accepted contributions will be presented in oral or in poster form. Selected contributions will be published in the conference proceedings as well as in a special issue of The International Journal of Unconventional Computing.
The following topics are encouraged (we would prefer to see experimental results not just pure theory):
- biologically inspired algorithms,
- computing with structured medium like micro-and nano- droplets,
- decision making by unconventional computing substrates,
- excitable cells and Lab-on-Chip systems
- emergence phenomena and they interpretation as information processing operations,
- Hebbian-type rules in unconventional computing
- information coding and processing with reaction networks,
- information coding in nanostructures,
- information r processing performed by reaction-diffusion structures,
- intelligent behavior of nonlinear chemical systems
- morphogenetic computing in biological (e.g. growth of bacteria, fungi, plants) and chemical (e.g. crystallization) systems
- pattern recognition.
We also invite contributions related to neural network computing if the
networks are implemented as working laboratory prototypes.
Information Coding in
Unconventional Computing Substrates
Workshop at the European Conference on Artificial Life