8th International Workshop on Physics and Computation

Organized by Mike Stannett (University of Sheffield, UK)

The 8th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (P&C 2017) will be held as a satellite workshop of UCNC 2017, which takes place this year from 5-9 June 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA (http://ucnc2017.uark.edu/).


A Physical Machine Based on a Super-Turing Computational Model


The goal of the Workshop is to bring together researchers working in Physics and Computation in a friendly and collegiate atmosphere, to exchange views on current research, and to promote discussion and collaboration on future projects.


Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Axiomatisation of physics: completeness, decidability, reduction
  • Dynamical systems: computability, complexity
  • Molecular computation and reaction-diffusion models
  • Multiple-substrate computation
  • Nanoscale algorithms
  • New approaches to physical computation
  • Novel models of computation
  • Philosophy of physics and computation
  • Physical Church-Turing thesis
  • Quantum computation, logics and information
  • Randomness and computation: quantum, dynamical and physical randomness
  • Relativistic computation: reasoning, complexity, hypercomputation
  • Theory of measurement: axiomatisation, complexity
  • Type theories of physical computation


Submission deadline: 5 March 2017
Notification of acceptance: 19 April 2017
Final versions of papers due: 8 May 2017


Authors are invited to submit original papers (12 pages maximum, PDF format) to the workshop’s EasyChair site (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pc2017). Extended abstracts (4-5 pages) may also be submitted, although preference will be given to full papers.


Accepted papers will be made available online in a pre- proceedings before the workshop begins. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers, subject to additional review, for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Unconventional Computing (IJUC).


  • Selim Akl (Queen’s)
  • Pablo Arrighi (Aix-Marseille)
  • Edwin Beggs (Swansea)
  • Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer)
  • Cristian Calude (Auckland)
  • Félix Costa (Lisboa)
  • Jerome Durand-Lose (Orléans)
  • Marian Gheorghe (Bradford)
  • Jerzy Górecki (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Viv Kendon (Durham University)
  • Judit Madarász (Rényi Mathematical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Mike Stannett (Sheffield)
  • Karl Svozil (Vienna)
  • Gergely Székely (Rényi Mathematical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)


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