2nd International Workshop on Biological, Chemical and Physical Computations (BCPC'16)

Gdansk, Poland, September 11-14, 2016

The International Workshop on Biological, Chemical and Physical Computations (BCPC’16) is a unique interdisciplinary workshop which brings together computer scientists and engineers with biologists, chemists, and physicists to initiate development of novel paradigms, architectures and implementations of computing devices adopting principles of information processing in physical, chemical and biological systems. The workshop aims to bring together world-leading scientists whose research focuses on non-traditional theoretical machines, experimental prototypes and genuine implementations of non-classical computing devices, who try to revisit existing approaches in unconventional computing, provide scientists and engineers with blueprints of realizable computing devices, and take a critical glance at the design of novel and emergent computing systems to point out failures and shortcomings of both theoretical and experimental approaches.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Physics of computation,
  • Slime mould computing,
  • Social insects computing,
  • Chemical computing,
  • Bio-molecular computing,
  • Cellular automata as models of massively parallel computing,
  • Logics of unconventional computing,
  • Reaction-diffusion computing,
  • Molecular machines incorporating information processing,
  • Memristors,
  • Organic electronics,
  • Noise-based computing,
  • Novel hardware systems, 
  • Mechanical computing,
  • Physical limits to mechanical computation.

Paper Submission, Publication and Indexation

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF of MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s).
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.


Past Conferences

Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: October 30, 2015
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: December 15, 2015
  • Paper submission: April 18, 2016
  • Position paper submission: May 30, 2016
  • Acceptance decision: June 13, 2016
  • Final version of paper submission: July 04, 2016
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: July 31, 2016
  • Conference dates: September 11-14, 2016

BCPC'16 is organized by



University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow


FedCSIS is organized by