General Information


Photos of the workshop


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The aim of the series of IPCAT workshops is to bring together a multidisciplinary core of scientists who are working in the general area of modeling information processing in biosystems.
A general theme is the nature of biological information and the ways in which it is processed in biological and artificial cells and tissues.

The key motivation is to provide a common ground for dialogue and interaction, without emphasis on any particular research constituency, or way of modeling, or single issue in the relationship between biology and information.

IPCAT2003 will highlight recent research and seek to further the dialogue, exchange of ideas, and development of interactive viewpoints between biologists, physicists, computer scientists, technologists and mathematicians that have been progressively expanded throughout the IPCAT series of meetings (since 1995).
The workshop will feature sessions of selected original research papers grouped around emergent themes of common interest, and a number of discussions and talks focusing on wider themes. IPCAT2003 will give particular attention to morphogenetic and ontogenetic processes and systems.

IPCAT2003 encourages experimental, computational, and theoretical articles that link biology and the information processing sciences and that encompass the fundamental nature of biological information processing, the computational modeling of complex biological systems, evolutionary models of computation, the application of biological principles to the design of novel computing systems, and the use of biomolecular materials to synthesize artificial systems that capture essential principles of natural biological information processing.

Topics to be covered will include, but not limited to, the following list:
  • Self-organizing, self-repairing, and self-replicating systems
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Machine learning
  • Evolving, adapting, and neural hardware
  • Automata and cellular automata
  • Information processing in neural and non-neural biosystems
  • Parallel distributed processing biosystem models
  • Information processing in bio-developmental systems
  • Novel bio-information processing systems
  • Autonomous and evolutionary robotics
  • Bionics, neural implants, and bio-robotics
  • Molecular evolution and theoretical biology
  • Enzyme and gene networks
  • Modeling of metabolic pathways and responses
  • Simulation of genetic and ecological systems
  • Single neuron and sub-neuron information processing
  • Microelectronic simulation of bio-information systemics
  • Artificial bio-sensor and vision implementations
  • Artificial tissue and organ implementations
  • Applications of nanotechnology
  • Quantum informational biology
  • Quantum computation in cells and tissues
  • DNA computing


Download the IPCAT2003 flyer (pdf, 113kB) or the IPCAT2003 poster (pdf, 98kB).



Papers will be published in a special issue of the BioSystems journal (Elsevier Science).



Important Dates

Camera-ready copy: July 31, 2003
Workshop: September 8 - 11, 2003








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