2nd CFP: Workshop on Physics and Computation, 25-29 June 2018

Second Call for Papers

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


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 (http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/philosophy/philosophy-science/physical-perspectives-computation-computational-perspectives-physics). 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 (IJUC).


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: 1 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
* Michael Cuffaro
* Philippos Papayannopoulos

Organising Committee

* Michael Cuffaro
* Philippos Papayannopoulos


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