# About UC

The series of International Conferences
**UNCONVENTIONAL COMPUTATION (UC)** is devoted to all aspects of unconventional computation, **theory** as well as **experiments** and **applications**. Typical, but not exclusive, topics are: natural computing including quantum, cellular, molecular, neural and membrane computing, as well as evolutionary paradigms; chaos and dynamical systems based computing; proposals for computations going beyond the Turing model.

## Conference History

The first venue of the Unconventional Computation Conference (formerly called Unconventional Models of Computation) was Auckland, New Zealand, in 1998. The conference in Turku is the tenth edition of UC:

- 1) Auckland, New Zealand, Jan. 5-9, 1998
- 2) Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 13-16, 2000
- 3) Kobe, Japan, Oct. 15-19, 2002
- 4) Sevilla, Spain, Oct. 3-7, 2005
- 5) York, UK, Sep. 4-8, 2006
- 6) Kingston, Canada, Aug. 13-17, 2007
- 7) Vienna, Austria, August 25-28, 2008
- 8) Ponta Delgada, Portugal, Sep. 7-11, 2009
- 9) Tokyo, Japan, Jun. 21-25, 2010
- 10) Turku, Finland, June 6-10, 2011

## Topics

All aspects of unconventional computation, theory as well as experiments and applications, including (but not limited to):

- Amoeba-Based Computing
- amorphous computing
- Analogue Computation
- Ant Networks
- Algorithmic Cooling
- Biologically-inspired Computing
- Cellular Automata
- Cellular Computing
- Chaos-Based Computation
- Chemical Computing
- Church-Turing Thesis
- Cornerstones of the Halting Problem
- DNA computing
- Domino Computation
- Diophantine Equations
- Dynamical Systems Based Computing
- Ergodic Systems Based Computing
- Evolutionary Computation
- Fluidic Logic
- Genetic Networks
- Immune Networks
- Membrane Computing
- Molecular Computing
- Nanocomputing
- Natural Computing
- Nature-Inspired Algorithms and Devices
- Neural Computing
- Non-Standard Lambda Calculus and Logics
- Optical Computing
- P Systems
- Quantum Computing
- Quantum Information
- Quantum Protocols
- Reaction-Diffusion Computing
- Reversible Computing
- Self-Organization Based Computing
- Ternary Computing
- Tiling Based Computation
- Unconventional Computing Substrates
- Unconventional Turing Machines
- Undecidability in Physical Theories
- Wetware Computing