TPNC 2016

Important dates

July 26, 2016
August 8, 2016
Extended deadline for paper submission
(closing at 23:59h, CET)
September 2, 2016
September 6, 2016
notification of paper acceptance or rejection
September 9, 2016
September 13, 2016
early registration
September 9, 2016
September 13, 2016
final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings
November 9, 2016 poster submission
November 12, 2016 notification of poster acceptance or rejection
November 28, 2016 late registration
March 14, 2017 submission to the post-conference journal special issue


A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be available by the time of the conference.

Springer LNCS

A special issue of the journal Soft Computing (Springer, 2014 JCR impact factor: 1.304) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


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Cyberscience Center, Tohoku University
Cyberscience Center

La universitat pública de Tarragona
La universitat pública de Tarragona

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TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information processing in nature. TPNC 2016 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology. The conference aims at attracting contributions to nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing nature by means of computation, nature-inspired materials, and information processing in nature.


TPNC 2016 will take place in Sendai, in the northeast (Tohoku) region of Japan. The city was founded in 1600 and is nicknamed the "city of trees". It is the second largest city north of Tokyo. It takes about 100 minutes to reach Sendai from Tokyo by bullet train (Shinkansen). The venue will be the Cyberscience Center, Aobayama Campus, Tohoku University:


Topics include, but are not limited to:

A flexible "theory to/from practice" approach would be the perfect focus for the expected contributions.

Structure of the Conference

TPNC 2016 will consist of


Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (including eventual appendices, references, proofs, etc.) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series.

Submissions have to be uploaded to:


The registration form can be found here.