Natural Computing

4th International Workshop on Natural Computing Himeji, Japan, September 2009 Proceedings

  • F. Peper
  • H. Umeo
  • N. Matsui
  • T. Isokawa

Part of the Proceedings in Information and Communications Technology book series (PICT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talks

  3. Invited Papers

    1. Raymond Carroll, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Dmitri Botvich, William Donnelly
      Pages 64-71
    2. Jia Lee, Ferdinand Peper
      Pages 72-81
    3. Yuki Moritani, Satoshi Hiyama, Tatsuya Suda
      Pages 82-89
  4. Contributed Papers

    1. Susumu Adachi, Jia Lee, Ferdinand Peper
      Pages 107-116
    2. Vincenzo Bruno, Valerio Baldacchini, Salvatore Di Gregorio
      Pages 125-132
    3. Matteo Cavaliere, Peter Leupold
      Pages 133-140
    4. Stefan Haflidason, Richard Neville
      Pages 149-156
    5. Shogo Hamada, Satoshi Murata
      Pages 157-164
    6. Masud Hasan, S. M. Shabab Hossain, Md. Mahmudur Rahman, M. Sohel Rahman
      Pages 165-173

About these proceedings


Most natural and artificial systems transform information in a predictable or programmable way; such transformation can be interpreted as harnessing nature for computing. Recently we have witnessed a burst of research in unconventional computing, resulting in the development of experimental prototypes of natural computers, plasmodium computers, reaction-diffusion processors, and DNA computers as well as theoretical paradigms of natural computation such as cellular automata, artificial chemistry, evolutionary computing, and neural networks. The International Workshop on Natural Computing (IWNC) brings together computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, electronic engineers, physicists, and others to critically assess present findings in the field, and to outline future developments in nature-inspired computing. This compilation of papers presented at the most recent workshop, held in Nagoya, Japan, makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of natural computing.


Monte-Carlo Simulation Natur automata chaos evolution optimization robotics simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Peper
    • 1
  • H. Umeo
    • 2
  • N. Matsui
    • 3
  • T. Isokawa
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of Information and Communications TechnologyJapan
  2. 2.Osaka Electro-Communications UniversityJapan
  3. 3.University of HyogoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-53867-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-53868-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-2914
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2922
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