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Theory and Practice of Natural Computing

7th International Conference, TPNC 2018, Dublin, Ireland, December 12–14, 2018, Proceedings

  • David Fagan
  • Carlos Martín-Vide
  • Michael O'Neill
  • Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez
Conference proceedings TPNC 2018

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11324)

Also part of the Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues book sub series (LNTCS, volume 11324)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Invited Talk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ravikiran Chimatapu, Hani Hagras, Andrew Starkey, Gilbert Owusu
      Pages 3-20
  3. Applications of Natural Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Roberto Barbuti, Anna Bernasconi, Roberta Gori, Paolo Milazzo
      Pages 23-35
    3. Ziya Firat, Eliseo Ferrante, Nicolas Cambier, Elio Tuci
      Pages 49-60
    4. Yuichi Komano, Takaaki Mizuki
      Pages 87-98
    5. Yuya Sugie, Yuki Yoshida, Normann Mertig, Takashi Takemoto, Hiroshi Teramoto, Atsuyoshi Nakamura et al.
      Pages 111-123
    6. Miin-Shen Yang, Shou-Jen Chang-Chien, Yessica Nataliani
      Pages 124-135
  4. Evolutionary Computation

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Natural Computing, TPNC 2017, held in Dublin, Ireland, in December 2018. The 35 full papers presented in this book, together with one invited talk, were carefully reviewed and selected from 69 submissions. The papers are organized around the following topical sections: applications of natural computing as algorithms, bioinformatics, control, cryptography, design, economics. The more theoretical contributions handle with artificial chemistry, artificial immune systems, artificial life, cellular automata, cognitive computing, cognitive engineering, cognitive robotics, collective behaviour, complex systems, computational intelligence, computational social science, computing with words, developmental systems, DNA computing, DNA nanotechnology, evolutionary algorithms, evolutionary computing, evolutionary game theory, fractal geometry, fuzzy control, fuzzy logic, fuzzy sets, fuzzy systems, genetic algorithms, genetic programming, granular computing, heuristics, intelligent agents, intelligent systems, machine intelligence, molecular programming, neural computing, neural networks, quantum communication, quantum computing, rough sets, self-assembly.


algorithm analysis artificial intelligence artificial intelligence (incl. robotics) authentication bio-inspired optimization computation by abstract devices computer communication networks decision support systems evolutionary algorithms genetic algorithms information systems applications (incl. Internet) machine learning mathematical optimization molecular computing neural networks petri nets problem complexity problem solving quantum computing Software engineering

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of BusinessUniversity College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.Rovira i Virgili UniversityTarragonaSpain
  3. 3.School of BusinessUniversity College DublinDublinIreland
  4. 4.Escuela PolitécnicaUniversity of ExtremaduraCaceresSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Theory and Practice of Natural Computing
  • Book Subtitle 7th International Conference, TPNC 2018, Dublin, Ireland, December 12–14, 2018, Proceedings
  • Editors David Fagan
    Carlos Martín-Vide
    Michael O'Neill
    Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Computer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-04069-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-04070-3
  • Series ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series E-ISSN 1611-3349
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 474
  • Number of Illustrations 55 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity
    Artificial Intelligence
    Information Systems and Communication Service
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