Call for Participation - 15th Brainstorming Week on Membrane Computing

Goal: Similarly to the previous editions, the goal is to gather together researchers interested in Membrane Computing (theory and applications), for exchanging ideas, problems, solutions, for working together, in a friendly framework.

To this aim, the meeting combines joint work sessions (usually on the afternoons), together with short and provocative talks, possibly presenting ongoing work and/or open problems. Participants are strongly encouraged to circulate open problems and research ideas before the event. Researchers from MC community, and from other areas as well, are also
welcome to submit their open problems, even if they cannot attend the meeting. The Brainstorming Week is an excellent opportunity to discuss about potential collaborations and interdisciplinary approaches. Please send to ariscosn 'at' us.es your proposals.

Invited talks and short and provocative presentations will be scheduled in the first days, then the time will be mainly devoted to joint work. Those interested in having such presentations should inform the organizers (ariscosn 'at' us.es) some days before the meeting.

Dates: January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) - February 3, 2017 (Friday)

Organising institution:

  • Research Group on Natural Computing (RGNC) PAI-TIC-193
  • Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • University of Sevilla, Spain


  • E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática, module H, first floor.
  • Avda. Reina Mercedes s/n. 41012 Sevilla (Spain)

Proceedings: As usual, about two months after the meeting a proceedings volume will be published as a research report of the RGNC. A selection of final papers will be published in a special issue of a journal ,as it was the case with previous editions: Natural Computing 2(3) 2003, New Generation Computing 22(4) 2004, Journal of Universal Computer Science 10(5) 2004, Soft Computing 9(9) 2005, International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science 17(1) 2006, Theoretical Computer Science 372(2) 2007, Fundamenta Informaticae 87(1) 2008, International Journal of Unconventional Computing 5(5) 2009, International Journal of Computers, Communication & Control 4(3) 2009, Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology 13(2) 2010, International Journal of Natural Computing Research 2(3) 2011, International Journal of Computer Mathematics 90(4) 2013, International Journal of Unconventional Computing 9(5-6) 2013, Fundamenta Informaticae 134 (1-2), 2014, Natural Computing 15 (4), 2016 and Theoretical Computer Science (to appear). Most of these journals are indexed in the ISI JCR.

Web page: http://www.gcn.us.es/15bwmc.
News will be communicated through the web of the Research Group on Natural Computing, and through the Vienna P systems web page.

Registration: In order to register the participants should email Ana María Ruiz (anarumez 'at' us.es). A registration fee of 100 euros will be requested on arrival at the registration desk. This will cover workshop materials, coffee breaks, lunch, social dinner and proceedings. Several accommodation options are listed on the webpage of the BWMC'17 (keep tuned at http://www.gcn.us.es/bwmc_acommodation).

Important advice:
Bookings should be arranged the sooner the better, in order to avoid availability restrictions. In particular, reservations for University residences should be made not later than January 20, 2017 (by email to anarumez 'at' us.es).

Organizing Committee:

  • Gheorghe Păun (co-chair)
  • Mario de J. Pérez Jiménez (co-chair)
  • Agustín Riscos Núñez (co-chair)
  • José Antonio Andreu Guzmán
  • Carmen Graciani
  • David Orellana Martín
  • Daniel Rodríguez Chavarría
  • Álvaro Romero Jiménez
  • Ana M. Ruiz Gómez
  • Luis Valencia Cabrera

Supported by:

  • Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad de Sevilla.

Download the CfP (Call for Participation) of the 15th BWMC in pdf format here .

Links to previous editions, here