Workshop on Membrane Computing at UCNC 2018

Workshop Description

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 organised in tissues or higher order structures. Membrane systems, also called P systems, are distributed and parallel algebraic models processing multisets or other objects like strings in a localized manner; evolution rules and evolving objects are encapsulated in compartments delimited by membranes or in cells, with an essential role played by the communication among compartments or cells and with the environment.

The aim of the 4th Workshop on Membrane Computing at UCNC 2018 is to bring together researchers working in membrane computing and related fields of unconventional and natural computation, in a friendly atmosphere enhancing communication and cooperation. The Workshop will focus on important new theoretical and experimental results in membrane computing and their impact on related fields.


Authors are invited to submit papers original papers or extended abstracts in all areas of membrane computing.


We invite the submission of long papers (12 pages maximum), or extended abstracts (6 pages maximum) to one or both of the organizers of the workshop:

Rudolf Freund (

Sergiu Ivanov (

Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF); the revised version of manuscripts must be prepared in LaTeX (including a bib-file), using the Springer LNCS style <>.

Papers must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference with published proceedings. Accepted papers will be published in the WMC Proceedings (available in electronic form at the Workshop) and are expected to be presented at the Workshop. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of the new Springer Journal of Membrane Computing.

Invited Speakers

*  Artiom Alhazov, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of Moldova, Republic of Moldova

*  Lucie Ciencialová, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic


Important dates:

Paper submission:  June 11, 2018

Paper notification: June18, 2018

Camera-ready version: June 23, 2018

Workshop: June 25, 2018


Program Committee

Artiom Alhazov (Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Moldova)

Lucie Ciencialová (Silesian University in Opava, Czech republic)

Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)

Rudolf Freund (TU Wien, Austria)

Sergiu Ivanov (University of Evry, France)

Raluca Lefticaru (University of Bradford, UK)

Luca Manzoni (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Mario de Jesús Pérez Jiménez (University of Seville, Spain)

Antonio Enrico Porreca (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Agustín Riscos Núñez (University of Seville, Spain)

György Vaszil (University of Debrecen, Hyngary)

Gexiang Zhang (Southwest Jiaotong University & Xihua University, China)


Organizing Committee

Rudolf Freund (

Sergiu Ivanov (


Registration, Participation, Venue, and Accommodation

The Workshop on Membrane Computing is part of the broader UCNC conference and all costs are included in the registration for the primary conference. To attend, please register for UCNC 2018.

Accommodation and venue information are also made available via the UCNC 2018 site.