Second international workshop

New Worlds of Computation 2011
LIFO, University of Orléans (France)
Monday & Tuesday May 23‒24, 2011

International Journal of Unconventional Computing special issue on NWC 2011

The International Journal of Unconventional Computing will publish a special issue, sequel to the worskhop New Worlds of Computation 2011.
Submission is now open and is not restricted to NWC 2011 participants. Submitted papers must be sent via EasyChair before January 23th, 2012.

For submissions and more details, please click here.

Aims and scope

The New Worlds of Computation workshop concentrates on models of computation that fall out of the Turing context:
  • analog computation
  • continuous computation
  • hybrid systems
  • computation on infinite structures (ordinal, linear orders)
  • hypercomputation
  • infinite time computation
  • non-Euclidean spaces
  • non-standard approaches
  • optical computation
  • abstract geometrical computation
  • spatial computing
  • fuzzy computation
  • cellular automata
  • collision based, quantum, DNA, membrane,...

The classical Turing computability has been THE paradigm for computation for more than half a century.
In less than two decades, various paradigms have been proposed (invented, discovered or reframed) and communities have emerged: computable analysis, algebraic models, quantum computing, DNA, cellular automaton...
All of them fall outside the classical context because they manipulate objects that are just out of the classical scope (infinite objects or uncountably many values) or continuous or infinite time.
Unfortunately, there is no miraculous generalized Church-Turing thesis (nor specialized analog nor...).

This workshop aims at gathering researchers of a scattered but wide off-Turing community in order to share points of view and bring forth the common problematics.
The audience aimed at is roughly the same as:


This worksop will be subject to:
You can now download the full NWC 2011 booklet (local proceedings).


The participation to this workshop is free of charge and includes Monday and Tuesday's lunches, coffee break(s), and proceedings.

The Monday's diner at the « Brin de Zinc » restaurant will be around 20‒25€.


For informations, please contact Maxime Senot:
Tel.: +33 (0)

Previous edition

  • NWC'09LIFO, University of Orléans (France). 12 January 2009.