[FOM] CFP (extended deadline): 9th International Workshop on Physics and Computation

Philippos Papagiannopoulos fpapagia at uwo.ca
Thu Mar 1 13:26:24 EST 2018

  * Call for Papers (extended deadline)
  * 9th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (P&C 2018)
  * (A satellite workshop to Unconventional Computation & Natural
  * Computation 2018)
  * IUT de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France
  * 25-29 June 2018
  * https://easychair.org/cfp/pc2018

Workshop Description:
The 9th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (P&C 2018)
will be held as a satellite workshop of the 17th International
Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC
2018) in Fontainebleau, France, which is being held from 25-29 June
2018. (The workshop will be co-located with the main conference and will
be held on one of the days within this period.) P&C 2018 is an
interdisciplinary meeting which aims to bring together researchers from
various domains with interests in physics and computation. Research and
important issues relating to the interface between physics and the
theories of computation, computability and information, including their
application to physical systems, will be presented and discussed.

In 2018, the P&C workshop coincides with the imminent publication of the
interdisciplinary volume, "Physical Perspectives on Computation,
Computational Perspectives on Physics" (Cambridge University Press),
edited by Michael E. Cuffaro and Samuel C. Fletcher
We are pleased to announce that two of this book's contributors: Judit
X. Madarász and Oron Shagrir will present keynote lectures at the workshop.

Invited Speakers:
* Judit X. Madarász
* Oron Shagrir

Authors are invited to submit either an extended abstract (maximum 4-5
pages) or a full paper (12 pages maximum) to the workshop's EasyChair
site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pc20180. Submissions must
be prepared for blind review by removing any identifying author
information, and submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF). Note that
those submitting only an extended abstract will (if accepted) be asked
to submit the full (maximum 12 page) version of the paper prior to the
commencement of the workshop, so as to be published in the workshop's
pre-proceedings (see below). Papers must not have been submitted
simultaneously to other conferences or workshops with published
proceedings. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop.

A 'pre-proceedings' of the workshop will be published as a volume of
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) before
the workshop commences. Additionally, after the workshop, authors of
selected papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions
of their papers, subject to additional review, for publication in a
special issue of the International Journal of Unconventional Computing

We welcome extended abstracts and/or paper submissions for presentation
on topics relating to physics and computation. Typical, but not
exclusive, topics include:

* Axiomatisation of physics: completeness, decidability, reduction
* Dynamical systems: computability, complexity
* Hypercomputation
* Molecular computation and reaction-diffusion models
* Multiple-substrate computation
* Novel models of computation
* Philosophy of physics and computation
* (Physical) Church-Turing thesis
* Quantum computation and information
* Quantum logics
* Physics and computational complexity
* Randomness: quantum, dynamical & physical randomness
* Relativistic computation
* Theory of measurement: axiomatisation, complexity
* Thermodynamics of Computation

Important Dates:

* Submissions deadline (extended): 18 March 2018
* Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2018
* Final versions of papers due (for pre-proceedings): 21 May 2018

Registration, Participation, & Accommodation:
P&C 2018 is part of the broader UCNC conference and all costs are
included in registration for the primary conference. To attend, please
register for the conference at: https://ucnc2018.lacl.fr/. Accommodation
information will also be made available via the UCNC site.

Program Committee:
* Hajnal Andréka
* Jack Copeland
* Nachum Dershowitz
* Samuel Fletcher
* Dominic Horsman
* Viv Kendon
* Olimpia Lombardi
* Markus Müller
* Wayne Myrvold
* Gualtiero Piccinini

Organising Committee
* Michael Cuffaro
* Philippos Papayannopoulos


Email address for further inquiries
pc2018-0 at easychair.org

The conference language is English.

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