Extended deadline, March 17, 2014 for submission to the post-conference journal special issue!

Proceedings are available online as volume LNCS 8273. You can find information about it at Springer or access the online version at http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-3-642-45007-5/.

Call for Posters

Poster presentations are intended to enhance informal interactions with the conference participants, at the same time permitting in-depth discussion.


Authors are encouraged to submit presentations that discuss novel work in progress on:

  • Nature-inspired models of computation
  • Synthesizing nature by means of computation
  • Nature-inspired materials
  • Information processing in nature
  • Applications of natural computing to: algorithms, bioinformatics, control, cryptography, design, economy, graphics, hardware, learning, logistics, optimization, pattern recognition, programming, robotics, telecommunications etc.
  • Posters do not need to present final research results. Work that may lead to new interesting developments is welcome.

    Key Dates

    • Submission deadline: October 20, 2013
    • Poster submission remains open for late poster submissions for a few days until decisions will have been taken!

    • Notification of poster acceptance or rejection: October 27, 2013


    Please submit a .pdf abstract through: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2013. It should contain the title, author(s) and affiliation, and should not exceed 500 words.


    Posters will be allocated 8 minutes each in the programme for oral presentation. Moreover, they will remain hanging during the whole conference for discussion.


    Posters will not appear in the LNCS proceedings volume of TPNC 2013. However, they will be eligible for submission to the post-conference Soft Computing journal special issue.


    Authors of accepted posters have to register to the conference. Their registration fare is reduced: 150 Euro (appr. one third of the fare for PhD students). Contributors of regular papers who in addition get a poster accepted must register for the latter too.

    Important dates

    July 23, 2013
    extended deadline
    paper submission (closing at 23:59h, CET)
    August 30, 2013notification of paper acceptance or rejection
    September 6, 2013final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings
    September 13, 2013early registration
    October 20, 2013poster submission (closing at 23:59h, CET)
    October 27, 2013notification of poster acceptance or rejection
    November 19, 2013late registration
    March 17, 2014submission to the post-conference journal special issue


    A volume of LNCS proceedings (Springer) will be available by the time of the conference.

    Springer LNCS

    A special issue of the journal Soft Computing (Springer, 2011 impact factor: 1.880) will be later published containing peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.


    Diputación de Cáceres
    Diputación de Cáceres

    Universidad de Extremadura
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    Computer Architecture and Logic Design Group
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    Economia i Coneixement. Catalunya
    La universitat pública de Tarragona
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    Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
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    Organised by


    TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information processing in nature. TPNC 2013 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It 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 2013 will take place in Cáceres, in Western Spain, 300 kms. to the southwest of Madrid and 100 kms. to the Portuguese border. The old city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


    Topics of either theoretical, experimental, or applied interest 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 2013 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) and should be formatted according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series. Submissions have to be uploaded to: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2013.


    The registration form can be found here.

    We kindly ask all the participants to register, including invited persons and members of the organising committee.