Call for Papers

ACMC 2017 is one of the flagship conferences on Membrane Computing, aiming to provide a high-level international forum for researchers working in membrane computing and related areas, especially for the ones from the Asian region. This conference is the sixth edition of ACMC with the five editions having successfully taken place in Wuhan (China, 2012), Chengdu (China, 2013), Coimbatore (South India, 2014), Anhui (China, 2015), and Bangi (Malaysia, 2016), and also a geographical expansion of CMC (Conference on Membrane Computing) which is held every year from the year of 2000 in different European Countries.

 

Like artificial neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence, cellular automata and DNA computing, membrane computing is also a branch of natural computing or nature-inspired computing and was initiated by Gheorghe Păun in 1998. It aims to abstract computing models, called membrane systems or P systems, from the structure and the functioning of the living cell as well as from the cooperation of cells in tissues, organs, and populations of cells. This research area has grown into a vigorous scientific discipline and has attracted a large number of researchers all over the world.

 

ACMC 2017 is planned as a friendly interactive conference with several introductory tutorials, several keynote lectures and some specialized sessions, which will cover a wide range of topics on membrane computing, including theory, applications, implementation and various aspects related to membrane computing. The registration fee will be of about 3500 RMB per person. This fee covers the participation, the special dinner, the tourist programme, as well as the lunches. The accommodation, to be paid by each participant, will be available at various prices. Various accommodation possibilities will be posted soon on the conference page.

 

Topics

The Sixth Asian Conference on Membrane Computing (ACMC2017) provides an open platform to bring together scholars worldwide to present their recent work on membrane computing. The topics of this conference are as follows (but not limited to):

(1) Theoretical aspects of membrane computing

(i)  Various variants of computing models: cell-, tissue- and neural-like P systems

(ii)   Computing power of membrane computing models

(iii)   Computing efficiency of membrane computing models

(2) Applications of membrane computing

(i)  Robots controller design

(ii)   Modeling using P systems for biological systems, ecological systems, etc.

(iii)   Membrane-inspired optimization algorithms for various problems

(iv)   Fault diagnosis of various systems, such as robots, power systems, etc.

(v)  Other applications

 (3) Implementation of membrane computing models

(i)   Software implementation

(ii)   Hardware implementation

(iii)   Biological implementation

(iv)  Other implementation

(4) Related topics

(i)   Bio-Inspired Optimization Techniques, such as optimization algorithms inspired by cells or DNA computing

(ii)   Other topics related to membrane computing or dealing with cellular computing, DNA computing, etc.

 

Awards

ACMC 2017 sets up two best papers awards, BEST PAPER AWARD and BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD, which aims to promote the academics, encourage young scientists to participate in academic activities, further to improve the paper quality and expand conference influence.

 

1. Best Paper Award Regulations:

(1) Eligibility

The considered papers must satisfy:

(i) The paper is accepted by the ACMC 2017;

(ii) One of the authors must register;

(iii) One of the authors must present the paper at the conference.

(2) Requirement

The paper should present a significant contribution with regard to theoretical results, applications or implementation of P systems, or comprehensive and high-level surveys on a specific topic, and should be written in a professional way.

 

2. Best Student Paper Award Regulations

(1) Eligibility

The considered papers must satisfy:

(i) The paper is accepted by the ACMC 2017;

(ii) The first author must be an undergraduate, master or PhD student.

(iii) The student must finish the registration process and present the paper at the conference.

(2) Requirement

The paper should present a significant contribution with regard to theoretical results, applications or implementation of P systems, or comprehensive and high-level surveys on a specific topic, and should be written in a professional way.

 

3. Procedure

The best paper and best student paper are selected by a Technical Committee through evaluating the reviewing reports, quality and presentation.

 

4. Award

The best papers elected by these regulations are awarded:

(1)  A certificate of “ACMC 2017 Best Paper Award” or “ACMC 2017 Best Student Paper Award”. The certificate is signed by the conference chair;

(2)  Prize or gifts.

 

 

Invited Speakers

Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez, University of Seville, Spain

Marian Gheorghe, University of Bradford, UK

Ferrante Neri, De Montfort University, UK

Linqiang Pan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Sergey Verlan, University of Paris Paris Est, France

Kumbakonam Govindarajan Subramanian, India

Jun Wang, Xihua University, China

 

Publishing

Papers accepted for presentation will appear in conference pre-proceedings of ACMC 2017. After the conference, all the accepted papers will be selected to be considered for publication in the following reputed publications:

(1) A selection of the ACMC2017 accepted papers will be re-reviewed and published in the SCI-indexed journal “International Journal of Computers, Communications and Control (IJCCC)”;

(2) A selection of the ACMC2017 accepted papers will be combined with the CMC2017 papers to be re-reviewed and published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (EI-indexed volume), Springer;

(3) A selection of the ACMC2017 accepted papers will be combined with the BIC-TA2017 papers to be re-reviewed and published in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) (EI-indexed volume), Springer;

(4) A selection of the ACMC2017 accepted papers will be re-reviewed and published in the Springer journal “Journal of Membrane Computing (JMC)”;

(5) More SCI-indexed journals are under discussion.

 

Important Data

Submission deadline: Sunday August 6, 2017

Acceptance notification: Wednesday August 30, 2017

Camera-ready version and early registration: Sunday September 10, 2017

 

Submission

Authors are invited to submit their original research contributions (including significant work in progress) on membrane computing, its applications and related subjects. Papers (of reasonable length) should be formatted according to Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please refer to http://acmc2013.org/file/LatexTemplate.zip). All papers should be submitted as PDF files through EasyChair conference system website. The submission Web page for ACMC 2017 is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmc2017.

 

If there is any difficulty or problem, please do not hesitate to contact the organizer by email: gexiangzhang@gmail.com.

 

Host institutions

Xihua University, Chengdu, China

Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

 

Sponsors

International Membrane Computing Society (IMCS)

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Xihua University, Chengdu, China

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Committees

Steering Committee:

Henry Adorna (Quezon City, Philippines)

Artiom Alhazov (Chisinau, Moldova)

Bogdan Aman (Iasi, Romania)

Matteo Cavaliere (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest, Hungary)

Giuditta Franco (Verona, Italy)

Rudolf Freund (Wien, Austria)

Marian Gheorghe (Bradford, UK) – Honorary member

Thomas Hinze (Cottbus, Germany)

Florentin Ipate (Bucharest, Romania)

Shankara N. Krishna (Bombay, India)

Alberto Leporati (Milan, Italy)

Taishin Y. Nishida (Toyama, Japan)

Linqiang Pan (Wuhan, China)

Gheorghe Păun (Bucharest, Romania) – Honorary member

Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez (Sevilla, Spain)

Agustín Riscos-Núñez (Sevilla, Spain)

José M. Sempere (Valencia, Spain)

Petr Sosík (Opava, Czech Republic)

Kumbakonam Govindarajan Subramanian (Chennan, India)

György Vaszil (Debrecen, Hungary)

Sergey Verlan (Paris, France)

Claudio Zandron (Milan, Italy)

Gexiang Zhang (Chengdu, China)

 

Program Committee:

Henry Adorna (Quezon City, Philippines)

Cătălin Buiu (Bucharest, Romania)

Matteo Cavaliere (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest, Hungary)

Xiaoju Dong (Shanghai, China)

Marian Gheorghe (Bradford, UK)

Ping Guo (Chongqi, China)

Thomas Hinze (Cottbus, Germany)

Florentin Ipate (Bucharest, Romania)

Alberto Leporati (Milan, Italy)

Xiyu Liu (Jinan, China)

Taishin Nishida (Toyama, Japan)

Tseren-Onolt Ishdorj (Mongolia)

Jose M. Sempere (Valencia, Spain)

Ravie Chandren Muniyandi (Bangi, Malaysia)

Radu Nicolescu (Auckland, Australian)

Linqiang Pan (Wuhan, China)

Gheorghe Păun (Bucharest, Romania)

Hong Peng (Chengdu, China)

Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez (Sevilla, Spain)

Agustín Riscos-Núñez (Sevilla, Spain)

Tao Song (Qingdao, China)

Kumbakonam Govindarajan Subramanian (Chennan, India)

D.G. Thomas (Chennai, India)

Sergey Verlan (Paris, France)

Jun Wang (Chengdu, China)

Jianhua Xiao   (Tianjing, China)

Hsu-Chun Yen (Taiwai, China)

Claudio Zandron (Milan, Italy)

Xiangxiang Zeng (Xiamen University)

Gexiang Zhang (Chengdu, China)

Xingyi Zhang (Anhui, China)

XueZhang (Boston, USA)

Xuncai Zhang (Zhengzhou, China)

 

Organizing Committee:

Qingyou Liu (Xihua University, China) – General Chair

Gexiang Zhang (Xihua University, China, gexiangzhang@gmail.com) –Chair

Jun Wang (Xihua University, China) –Co-Chair

Wei Yang (Xihua University, China)

Zhongfan Xiang (Xihua University, China)

Xiantai Gou (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

Haina Rong (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

Zhi’ang Wan (Xihua University, China)

Qiang Yang (Xihua University, China)

Tao Ren (Xihua University, China)

Yujia Li (Xihua University, China)

Yu Wang (Xihua University, China)

Xiaoxiao Song (Xihua University, China)

Youxing Zeng (Xihua University, China)

Xucai Zeng (Xihua University, China)

 

 

Contact

Conference Secretaries

Qiang Yang, Youxing Zeng, Xucai Zeng (Xihua University, China)

No.999, Jinzhou Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu, China

E-mail: qiangychd@126.com (English), zengyouxinxhu@163.com (Chinese), 1084948226@qq.com (Chinese)