[TYPES/announce] Last CfP 5th MeCBIC, 23-24 August 2011, Paris (Fontainebleau)

Gabriel Ciobanu gabriel at info.uaic.ro
Fri Jun 10 07:18:25 EDT 2011

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                          Call for Papers
                            MeCBIC 2011
                  5th Workshop on Membrane Computing
               and Biologically Inspired Process Calculi
                23-24 August 2011, Paris(Fontainebleau)



     Title and Abstract:  18 June,  2011
     Paper Submission: 	 25 June,  2011
     Notification: 	 01 August, 2011
     Revised version: 	 11 August, 2011

The main aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working in 
membrane computing, in biologically inspired process calculi (ambients, 
brane calculi, etc.) and in other related fields to present recent results 
and to discuss new ideas concerning such formalisms, their properties and 
relationships. Original research papers (including significant 
work-in-progress) on the membrane systems or biologically inspired process 
calculi are sought. Related formal approaches in which cell compartments 
play an important role are also within the scope of the workshop.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
     *  Biologically inspired models and calculi;
     *  Biologically inspired systems and their applications;
     *  Analysis of properties of biologically inspired models;
     *  Theoretical links and comparison between different models.

Invited Speaker:
         Cosimo Laneve (University of Bologna)
            Reversible Structures (joint work with Luca Cardelli)


Papers must report previously unpublished work, and not be submitted 
concurrently to another conference or journal. Authors are invited to 
submit their papers (of about 16 pages) using the web page 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mecbic2011. We also encourage 
the submission of short papers (around 8 pages) presenting new tools or 
platforms related to the topics of MeCBIC 2011.

The workshop proceedings will be available during the meeting, and will be 
posted on arXiv.org. After the workshop, selected papers will be published 
in Scientific Annals of Computer Science, an open access journal indexed 
by SCOPUS, MathSciNet, DOAJ, DBLP, etc.

Depending on the quality of the papers, we plan to have each two years a 
special issue of a well-known journal including a selection of (extended 
and additionally refereed) papers. This year will be published a special 
issue of Theoretical Computer Science which will include selected papers 
accepted and presented at MeCBIC 2009 and MeCBIC 2010.


*  Bogdan Aman, A.I.Cuza University of Iasi
*  Roberto Barbuti, University of Pisa, Italy
*  Marco Bernardo, University of Urbino, Italy
*  Paola Bonizzoni, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
*  Gabriel Ciobanu, ICS, Romanian Academy, Iasi (chair)
*  Jean-Louis Giavitto, IRCAM CNRS, Paris, France
*  S.N. Krishna, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
*  Jean Krivine, University Paris 7, France
*  Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
*  Gethin Norman, University of Glasgow, UK
*  Andrew Phillips, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
*  G. Michele Pinna, University of Cagliari, Italy
*  Franck Pommereau, University of Evry, France
*  Jason Steggles, Newcastle University, UK
*  Angelo Troina, University of Torino, Italy
*  Sergey Verlan, University Paris 12, France
*  Gianluigi Zavattaro, University of Bologna, Italy


Past Events: The first edition of MeCBIC was held in Venice in 2006 
(co-located with ICALP 2006). The second MeCBIC was held in Iasi in 2008, 
the third one took place in Bologna (as a satellite event of CONCUR 2009), 
and the forth one in Jena. The previous proceedings of the MeCBIC 
workshops have been published as ENTCS volumes 171 and 227 (2006, 2008), 
and EPTCS volumes 11 and 40 (2009, 2010).
A special issue of Theoretical Computer Science including selected papers 
accepted and presented at MeCBIC in 2009 and 2010 will be published this 

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