NCA 2023

20th Workshop on Natural Computing and Applications

in the framework of


25th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

LORIA, Nancy, France

September 11-14, 2023


  • 9 July 2023 (AoE): Paper submission
  • 30 July 2023: Notification of acceptance
  • 15 August 2023: Early registration     
  • 1 September 2023: Late registration

Scientific Chairs

  • Siby Abraham, NMIMS University, Mumbai, India
  • Nebojša Bačanin, Singidunum University, Serbia
  • Catalin Stoean, University of Craiova, Romania

Aim and description

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to discuss and explore the latest developments in natural computing and its applications. Natural computing is an interdisciplinary field that draws inspiration from nature to design and develop computing systems and algorithms that can solve complex problems. The workshop will provide a platform for participants to share their research findings, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations. The workshop will also explore the practical applications of natural computing, such as in image processing, data mining, and optimization problems. We invite authors to submit their original and unpublished work that communicates current research in all areas of natural computing with a particular focus on methods designed to solve complex, real-world problems. Overall, the workshop will provide a valuable opportunity for participants to deepen their knowledge of natural computing and its potential for solving real-world problems.


Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • evolutionary algorithms and their applications,
  • neural networks and their use in pattern recognition and prediction,
  • membrane computing, DNA computing, molecular computing, information processing in cells and tissues, cellular automata
  • quantum computing,
  • genetic programming and its applications in software engineering,
  • swarm intelligence (particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, artificial bee colony etc.)
  • bacterial foraging,
  • computation with words, granular computation,
  • artificial life, emergent computing and self-organizing systems, complex adaptive systems,
  • hybridization of evolutionary, neural, molecular and quantum computing,
  • hybrid optimization algorithms involving natural computing techniques and other global and local optimization methods,
  • integration of natural computing techniques in intelligent systems,
  • implementation issues of natural computing techniques,
  • visualization techniques in natural computing
  • rule discovery via natural computing means
  • algorithm calibration via evolutionary optimization methods
  • natural computing approaches for multi-objective, multimodal and dynamic optimization,
  • natural computing approaches in knowledge discovery, natural language processing, image processing, planning and scheduling, information security, human-computer interaction, Web Intelligence, Web-based support systems,
  • natural computing applications in science, business, finance, engineering, medicine, bioinformatics and other fields.

Paper submission

We invite submissions containing original research results in the form of:
+ full research papers
+ short papers (work in progress)

Papers of up to 8 pages prepared according to the CPS template must be submitted electronically using the submission system that will be later accessible through EasyChair.
Research papers must contain original research results not submitted and not published elsewhere. Authors who want to present work in progress or discuss new aspects or a survey of their older research results at the workshop are welcome to submit an extended abstract (up to 4 pages). Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop topics.


Research papers that are accepted and presented at the workshop will be collected as proceedings published by Conference Publishing Service (CPS) and will be submitted for indexing in ISI Web of Science, DBLP, SCOPUS.

Program Committee

(to be confirmed)

  • Moloud Abdar, Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), Deakin University, Australia
  • Miguel Atencia, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Carlos Cano Domingo, Universidad de Almería, Spain
  • Subodh Deolekar, University of Mumbai, India
  • Jyotshna Dongerdi, University of Mumbai, India
  • Tome Eftimov, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  • David Iclanzan, Sapientia – Hungarian Science University of Transylvania, Romania
  • Daniel Lichtblau, Wolfram Research, Inc., USA
  • Wieslaw Paja, University of Rzeszow, Poland
  • Camelia Pintea, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, North University Center at Baia Mare,
  • Mike Preuss, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Andrija Petrovic, Singidunum University, Serbia,
  • Mădălina Răschip, Al.I.Cuza University, Romania
  • Ivana Strumberger, Singidunum University, Serbia,
  • Girish Tere, Thankur College, Mumbai, India
  • Ana-Sabina Uban, Universitat Politècnica de València; HLT, University of Bucharest
  • Sushil Kulkarni, University of Mumbai
  • Venkatachalam Kandasamy, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic,
  • Dr. Seema Purohit, KIRTI COLLEGE AND NMITD
  • Miodrag Zivkovic, Singidunum University, Serbia,