Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 2013

The UCNC 2013 conference will take place at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy on 1–5 July 2013.

The conference will be co-located with Computability in Europe 2013 (CiE 2013).

The UCNC 2013 satellite workshops BioChemIT2013 (Third COBRA Workshop on Biological and Chemical Information Technologies), CoSMoS 2013 (6th Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation Workshop), and Wivace 2013 (Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale e Computazione Evolutiva 2013, 1–2 July) will also take place at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 2 February 2013 21 February 2013
  • Notification to authors: 25 March 2013
  • Final version: 20 April 2013
  • Conference: 1–5 July 2013


The topics of the conference include all areas of unconventional computation and natural computation, including (but not limited to) quantum, cellular, molecular, neural, DNA, membrane, and evolutionary computing; cellular automata; computation based on chaos and dynamical systems; massive parallel computation; collective intelligence; computation based on physical principles such as relativistic, optical, spatial, collision-based computing; amorphous computing; physarum computing; hypercomputation. Both theoretical and experimental papers are welcome.


Authors are invited to submit original papers (at most 12 pages in LNCS format) using EasyChair at


Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF). The revised version of the manuscripts, to appear in a LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) volume by Springer, must be prepared in LaTeX according to the LNCS format (see the instructions from Springer).

The papers must not have been submitted simultaneously to other conferences with published proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

The proceedings will be available at the conference venue.

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended and improved version of their contribution to a special issue of an international journal.


For any enquiry, contact us at ucnc2013@disco.unimib.it.