Monthly Archives: May 2014


Granada, Spain

December 9-11, 2014

Organized by:

Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems (SCI2S)
University of Granada

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University


TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of
computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information
processing in nature. TPNC 2014 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 2014 will take place in Granada, in the region of Andaluc�a, to the
south of Spain. The city is the seat of a rich Islamic historical legacy,
including the Moorish citadel and palace called Alhambra.


Topics of either theoretical, experimental, or applied interest include, but
are not limited to:

* Nature-inspired models of computation:

– amorphous computing
– cellular automata
– chaos and dynamical systems based computing
– evolutionary computing
– membrane computing
– neural computing
– optical computing  
– swarm intelligence

* Synthesizing nature by means of computation:

– artificial chemistry
– artificial immune systems
– artificial life

* Nature-inspired materials:

– computing with DNA
– nanocomputing
– physarum computing
– quantum computing and quantum information
– reaction-diffusion computing

* Information processing in nature:

– developmental systems
– fractal geometry
– gene assembly in unicellular organisms
– rough/fuzzy computing in nature
– synthetic biology
– systems biology

* Applications of natural computing to: algorithms, bioinformatics, control,
cryptography, design, economics, graphics, hardware, learning, logistics,
optimization, pattern recognition, programming, robotics, telecommunications

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


TPNC 2014 will consist of:

– invited talks
– peer-reviewed contributions


Kalyanmoy Deb (East Lansing, US), Multi-Criterion Problem Solving: A Niche
for Natural Computing Methods

Marco Dorigo (Brussels, BE), Swarm Intelligence

Francisco Herrera (Granada, ES), Bioinspired Real Parameter Optimization:
Where We Are and What’s Next


Hussein A. Abbass (Canberra, AU)
Uwe Aickelin (Nottingham, UK)
Thomas B�ck (Leiden, NL)
Christian Blum (San Sebasti�n, ES)
Jinde Cao (Nanjing, CN)
Vladimir Cherkassky (Minneapolis, US)
Sung-Bae Cho (Seoul, KR)
Andries P. Engelbrecht (Pretoria, ZA)
Terence C. Fogarty (London, UK)
Fernando Gomide (Campinas, BR)
Inman Harvey (Brighton, UK)
Francisco Herrera (Granada, ES)
Tzung-Pei Hong (Kaohsiung, TW)
Thomas Jansen (Aberystwyth, UK)
Yaochu Jin (Guildford, UK)
Okyay Kaynak (Istanbul, TR)
Satoshi Kobayashi (Tokyo, JP)
Soo-Young Lee (Daejeon, KR)
Derong Liu (Chicago, US)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, ES)
Carlos Mart�n-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Ujjwal Maulik (Kolkata, IN)
Risto Miikkulainen (Austin, US)
Frank Neumann (Adelaide, AU)
Leandro Nunes de Castro (S�o Paulo, BR)
Erkki Oja (Aalto, FI)
Lech Polkowski (Warsaw, PL)
Brian J. Ross (St. Catharines, CA)
Marc Schoenauer (Orsay, FR)
Biplab Kumar Sikdar (Shibpur, IN)
Dipti Srinivasan (Singapore, SG)
Darko Stefanovic (Albuquerque, US)
Umberto Straccia (Pisa, IT)
Thomas St�tzle (Brussels, BE)
Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Singapore, SG)
Johan Suykens (Leuven, BE)
El-Ghazali Talbi (Lille, FR)
Jon Timmis (York, UK)
Fernando J. Von Zuben (Campinas, BR)
Michael N. Vrahatis (Patras, GR)
Xin Yao (Birmingham, UK)


Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos Garc�a-Mart�nez (C�rdoba)
Carlos Mart�n-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, co-chair)
Francisco Javier Rodr�guez (Granada)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


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, etc.) and should be
prepared according to the standard format for the Springer Verlag’s LNCS
series (see

Submissions have to be uploaded to:


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

A special issue of a major journal 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.


The period for registration is open from April 5 to December 9, 2014. The
registration form can be found at:


Paper submission: July 17, 2014 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: August 24, 2014
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 7, 2014
Early registration: September 7, 2014
Late registration: November 25, 2014
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: March 11, 2015



TPNC 2014
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386


Universidad de Granada
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C)


February 8-11, 2015

Hershey, PA

The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!

The deadline for submitting a proposal to be a presenter at the 2015 conference is May 15th.  As the primary presenter, if chosen, you will receive a free full conference registration.

If you plan to submit a proposal, it must be completed and submitted by midnight, May 15th.

Use the link below or go to to enter your proposal

We also have room for a few more reviewers to read and score proposals.  You can sign up to be a reviewer at .

Learning, Leadership, and Practice: Educating Global Citizens

Kappa Delta Pi and Mount Royal University invite you to submit a paper, presentation, or poster display proposal for the Learning, Leadership, and Practice: Educating Global Citizens Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 2-4, 2014. The submission deadline is June 30.

Accepted papers, presentations, and poster displays will be included in an online publication of the conference proceedings.

Additionally, paper presenters who wish to have their manuscripts considered for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal for Leadership in Learning may also submit their work according to the guidelines in “Information for Authors.”

Head to the Kappa Delta Pi website to learn more about the conference and the submission process, and feel free to pass this information along to your friends and colleagues.

Virginia Libraries : special issue on exploring openness in libraries

Reminder:  manuscripts for this special, peer reviewed issue are due June 1.  Details below; please don’t hesitate to ask questions or send inquiries!

The Virginia Library Association (VLA) and the Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (VLACRL) invite you to contribute manuscripts for a special, peer-reviewed issue of Virginia Libraries dedicated to exploring openness in libraries. 


The October/November/December (v. 4) 2014 issue of Virginia Libraries will focus on the idea of “openness” and how twenty-first century libraries can engage with and promote this idea.  Submissions should be around 3,000 words in length and may represent original research, case studies, essays, or literature reviews on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  Open access resources

  Open educational resources (OERs)

  Massive open online courses (MOOCs)

  Open education initiatives

  Open source software

  Linked data

  Institutional repositories

  Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)


  Instruction and information literacy efforts including open resources

  Programming and outreach promoting open resources and discussions

  Changing roles of information professionals in an “open” environment

Articles will be peer reviewed and accepted articles will be edited before publication.


The journal issue will be published in Fall 2014.   Full manuscript drafts will be accepted until June 1, 2014.  Authors will be notified about their submissions by July 1, 2014, and final drafts of accepted articles will be due to issue editors by August 15, 2014


Additional information about Virginia Libraries and author guidelines are available:  Virginia Libraries is an open access journal, and is indexed in Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts (LISTA), Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, and Library & Information Science Source. 


Manuscript submissions, questions, and other comments should be sent directly to the issue editors, VLACRL Co-Chair Rebecca K. Miller ( and VLACRL Chair Candice Benjes-Small (  

PA LIbrary Association Annual Conference Poster Sessions

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is accepting proposals for Poster Sessions to take place at this year’s conference in Lancaster.  The poster sessions will take place on Monday & Tuesday, September 29 & 30 at the Lancaster County Convention Center. 


Poster sessions provide a forum for library professionals from across the state to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues. The tone is casual and the mode is highly interactive.  The object is to gather feedback and to make connections with others interested in the same subject.


Submit a proposal


Submission deadline is Monday, June 2.