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Theory and Practice of Natural Computing

8th International Conference, TPNC 2019, Kingston, ON, Canada, December 9–11, 2019, Proceedings

  • Carlos Martín-Vide
  • Geoffrey Pond
  • Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez
Conference proceedings TPNC 2019

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11934)

Also part of the Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues book sub series (LNTCS, volume 11934)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Invited Talks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John S. McCaskill, Norman H. Packard
      Pages 3-40 Open Access
    3. Dominik Schiller, Katharina Weitz, Kathrin Janowski, Elisabeth André
      Pages 41-53
  3. Applications of Natural Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Ozan Kahramanoğulları, Lorenzo Bramanti, Maria Carla Benedetti
      Pages 57-69
    3. Kalpana Mahalingam, Hirapra Ravi
      Pages 70-81
    4. Guillaume Pérution-Kihli, Sarah Guiziou, Federico Ulliana, Michel Leclère, Jérôme Bonnet
      Pages 82-94
    5. Ken Takashima, Daiki Miyahara, Takaaki Mizuki, Hideaki Sone
      Pages 95-106
  4. Evolutionary Computation

  5. Genetic Algorithms, Swarm Intelligence, and Heuristics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Michele Fee, Bart van Oers, Richard Logtmeijer, Jean-Denis Caron, Van Fong
      Pages 161-172
    3. Jason T. Lam, François Rivest, Jean Berger
      Pages 184-196
    4. Usama Mir, Zainullah Khan, Umer Iftikhar Mir, Farhat Naseer, Waleed Shah
      Pages 197-207
  6. Quantum Computing and Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Natural Computing, TPNC 2019, held in Kingston, ON, Canada, in December 2019.
The 15 full papers presented in this book, together with two invited talk, were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named:

Applications of Natural Computing; Evolutionary Computation; Genetic Algorithms, Swarm Intelligence, and Heuristics; Quantum Computing and Information.


algorithm analysis and problem complexity artificial intelligence bio-inspired optimization computation by abstract devices computer communication networks cryptography decision support systems evolutionary algorithms genetic algorithms genetic programming information systems applications (incl. Internet) machine learning mathematical optimization meural networks molecular computing Petri Nets project management quantum computers software engineering

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rovira i Virgili UniversityTarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Royal Military College of CanadaKingstonCanada
  3. 3.University of ExtremaduraCáceresSpain

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