11th International Conference

Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 2012
(previously Unconventional Computation)
LIFO, University of Orléans (France)
3‒7 September 2012


The 11th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC '12) will take place in Orléans, France, from 3 to 7 September 2012.
It is organized by the LIFO, the Fundamental Computer Science Laboratory of the University of Orléans.

This series of international conferences is devoted to all aspects of unconventional computation and natural computation, theory as well as experiments and applications. These conferences were previously named Unconventional Models of Computation (UMC) from 1998 to 2002 and then Unconventional Computation (UC). For the 11th edition, the conference becomes Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC). Typical, but not exclusive, topics are:
  • natural computing
  • quantum computing
  • cellular automata
  • molecular, DNA and membrane computing
  • neural networks
  • evolutionary computing
  • chaos and dynamical systems based computing
  • relativistic computation
  • optical computation
  • non-Euclidean spaces
  • non-standard approaches
  • amorphous and physarum computing
  • collision based, spatial, geometrical, fuzzy computing...
  • any proposals for computations going beyond the Turing model.

There will be a special talk given by Gilles DOWEK for the Alan Turing centenary.

Important Dates

Paper submission
  • Paper submission deadline: April 9, 2012 closed
  • Notification to authors: May 28, 2012
  • Final versions due: June 25, 2012
  • Early registration: July 15, 2012
  • Conference: September 3‒7, 2012


This conference will be subject to submissions of extended abstract and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings LNCS by Springer.
See here for proceedings of past editions.



Jérôme DURAND-LOSE program committee co-chair
email: jerome.durand-lose@univ-orleans.fr
tel.: +33 (0)
Florent BECKER organization committee chair
email: florent.becker@univ-orleans.fr
tel.: +33 (0)


The UCNC '12 conference is sponsored by :
It is mainly organized by the team GAMoC from the LIFO.