Workshop on Membrane Computing

Organized by Matteo Cavaliere (University of Edinburgh, UK) and
Alfonso Rodriguez Paton (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)



The Workshop on Membrane Computing is associated with the 16th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation.

June 5-9, 2017, University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA


The goal of the Workshop is to bring together researchers working in membrane computing and researchers working in systems and synthetic biology, in a friendly atmosphere enhancing communication and cooperation. Membrane computing is an area of computer science aiming to abstract computing ideas and models from the structure and the functioning of living cells, as well as from the way the cells are organized and interact in tissues. Synthetic biology is concerned with the design and construction of new biological entities as well as with redesign of existing biological systems. Systems biology integrates experimental and computational research to study how the behaviour of a biological system results from the interactions of its components. The Workshop will focus on experimental and theoretical developments in membrane computing and its interface with the areas of systems and synthetic biology.


“Integrating regulatory information via combinatorial control of gene expression” by Alvaro Sanchez (Yale University)

“Tools for analyzing P systems and other multiset rewriting-based models” by Sergey Verlan (University Paris Est Créteil)


Authors are invited to submit original papers to the email address:

Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) and must be prepared in LATEX
according to the LNCS format:

The papers must not have been submitted simultaneously to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings. All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and must be presented at the workshop.

The authors of selected papers from the workshop will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in the special issue of Natural Computing (Springer).


Submission deadline: 26th February 2017

Notification of Acceptance: 12th March 2017

Workshop: June 8th 2017


M. Cavaliere (co-chair, University of Edinburgh)

D. Genova, University of North Florida

T. Hinze, University of Jena

V. Manca, University of Verona

L. Pan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

A. Paun, UPM and University of Bucharest

A. Rodriguez-Paton (co-chair, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid))

P. Sosik, Silesian University

X. Zeng, Xiamen University