Session03-BICAS

The 3rd Special Session on Biologically Inspired Parallel and Distributed Computing, Algorithms and Solutions
(BICAS 2020)


CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION

As part of 
The 18th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2020)
26 - 30 October 2020
Barcelona, Spain
(Tentative)


 Paper Submission Deadline: 17 June 2020

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters



SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Biology has served as inspiration for Computer Science in recent years, given that biological systems tend to be adaptive, reactive, and distributed. Thus, bio-inspired computing is a multi-disciplinary field devoted to studying complex problems using computational methods modeled after design principles encountered in nature. This way, novel and unconventional solutions are accomplished to tackle current challenges in science.
  
This session aims at examining different solutions to complex problems using nature inspired approaches, and their interplay with cutting-edge technology in High Performance Computing. We invite researchers and scientists in this area to participate and contribute to this event and we welcome their works. 
  
The BICAS Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Bio-inspired parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Natural parallelism and concurrency in computing
  • Biological systems, computing and informatics
  • Bio-inspired hardware, software and design
  • Biologically inspired distributed systems and networks
  • Self-Organization, evolution and adaptation
  • Neurocomputing and Neuromorphic Computing
  • Bio-inspired modeling of real-life phenomena and its simulation
  • Bio-inspired applications and case studies
  • Parallel systems biology and synthetic biology
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Artificial life
  • Cellular automata
  • Genetic programming and evolutionary algorithms
  • Reservoir computing
  • Artificial neural networks and systems
  • Collective behavior and swarm intelligence
  • Communication and multi-agent simulation
  • Complex systems and complex networks
  • Membrane computing
  • Natural computing
  • DNA computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Immunocomputing and computing inoculation
  • Amorphous computing
  • Biological fault tolerance
  • Unconventional models of computation
  • Unconventional architectures

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS 
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to biologically inspired parallel and distributed computing, algorithms and solutions. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwiseSubmission can be for
-  Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. 
-  Short papers (up to 4 pages), please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 4 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript.
-  Poster papers and Posters (please refer to http://hpcs2020.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers-and-participation/call-for-posters  for posters submission details) will also be considered. 

Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the special session paper submission site at  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bicas2020. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. 

Conference Policies
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and soundness, presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2020 conference to present the paper at the special session as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages

Proceedings
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2020 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

SPECIAL ISSUE
Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the special session, please contact the special session organizers. 

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 17 June 2020
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 10 July 2020
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 03 August 2020
Conference Dates: --------------------------------------------- 26-30 October 2020


SPECIAL SESSION ORGANIZERS

Miguel Ángel Martínez del Amor   
   Dept. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
   University of Seville
   E.T.S.I. Informática, Avda. Reina Mercedes S/N, 41012, Sevilla, Spain
   Phone: +34 954 55 79 53 
   Fax:     +34 954 55 62 51 
   Email:   mdelamor 'at' us.es 

David Orellana-Martín
   Dept. Computer Science 
   Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
   Sem Sælandsvei 9, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
   Phone: +47 
   Fax:     +47 
   Email:   david.o.martin 'at' ntnu.no; dorellana 'at' us.es 

Francis George Cabarle   
   Dept. of Computer Science
   University of the Philippines Diliman
   Diliman 1101 Quezon City, The Philippines
   Phone: +63 2 433 3877  
   Fax:     +63 2 
   Email:   fccabarle 'at' up.edu.ph

Gunnar Tufte
   Dept. of Computer Science
   Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
   Sem Sælandsvei 9, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
   Phone: +47 73 59 03 56
   Email: gunnar.tufte 'at' ntnu.no

Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez   
   Dept. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
   University of Seville
   E.T.S.I. Informática, Avda. Reina Mercedes S/N, 41012, Sevilla, Spain
   Phone: +34 954 55 79 52 
   Fax:     +34 954 55 62 51 
   Email:   marper 'at' us.es

International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2020 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2020 Proceedings.
  • Henry N. Adorna, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, The Philippines
  • Rene Batac, De La Salle University – Manila, Manila, The Philippines
  • Daniel H. Cámpora-Pérez, NIKHEF and Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Miguel Cardenas Montes, CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
  • Anne C. Elster, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Manuel García-Quismondo, OneThree Biotech, NY, USA
  • Juan A. Gómez Pulido, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
  • José L. Guisado, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Richelle A.B. Juayong, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, The Philippines
  • Ravie C. Muniyandi, National University of Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Agustín Riscos-NúñezUniversity of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Bosheng Song, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
  • Jianhua Xiao, Nankai University, Nankai, China
  • Jan M. Yap, Philippine Genome Center, Quezon City, The Philippines
  • Xiangxiang ZengHunan University, Hunan, China


(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://hpcs2020.cisedu.info/  or  http://conf.cisedu.info/rp/hpcs20  or contact one of the Conference's organizers.


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