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International Conference on Nature of Computation and Communication

November 24–25, 2014 | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Volume 144 of Springer LNICST series for papers presented at the 1st ICTCC held in November 2014 in Ho Chi Minh city of Vietnam has appeared. Click [here]


The ICTCC 2014 ended successfully and smoothly after two days of intensive and inspiring work. Here are some photos taken at the conference. For more details, click here.


ATTENTION! For your convenient travel, please read carefully the announcement here uploads/Announcement-agents.pdf .


All ICTCC 2014 participants are invited to Welcome Party on Saigon Boat on Sunday evening, 23 November 2014. Please gather in Duxton Hotel lobby at 19:00 on Sunday 23 November 2014 before going

Saigon Boat

Technical program and sessions

Final program in full and technical sessions have been updated. For more details, see the Program item on the main menu.

Venue for ICTCC 2014:

63 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The social event of the conference will take place on Monday, 24th of November at DUXTON HOTEL SAIGON!


We reserve the right to not include conference proceedings papers accepted but not presented at the conference


Taking into account the numerous requests we would like to announce that the HARD Deadline for submissions has been extended to 20 August 2014.


Please send your CV to [email protected]

We usually select reviewers based on a few criteria as follows:

  • Qualification of reviewer (PhD – depending on subject area)

  • Whether they have reviewed before

  • The number of papers they have published in their given area of expertise

  • How well those papers have been cited

  • Recommendations from other researchers/reviewers they know or have worked with

Once we approve your qualifications, you will be counted in the list of reviewers on this website. Review period will start up after the deadline of submission.


Two Special Issues have been allocated for selected papers by the following prestigious journals


Second International Workshop on Formal Methods for Self-Adaptive Systems (FMSAS 2014)

Chaired by Dr. Emil Vassev, Lero at University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland

KEYNOTE SPEECH 1: Evolving Critical Systems

Prof. Mike Hinchey, Director of Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre at University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland will give a talk at ICTCC 2014 on a hot topic of the nature in computing and communicating with the title of Evolving Critical Systems

KEYNOTE SPEECH 2: Adaptive Complex Systems: from Formal Approaches to Bio-Inspired Approaches

Prof. Giacomo Cabri at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy will give a talk at ICTCC 2014 on a hot topic of the nature in computing and communicating with the title of Adaptive complex systems: from formal approaches to bio-inspired approaches

KEYNOTE SPEECH 3: Self-Adaptation in Collective Adaptive Systems

Dr. Phan Cong Vinh at Nguyen Tat Thanh University in Vietnam will give a talk at ICTCC 2014 on a hot topic of the nature in computing and communicating with the title of Self-Adaptation in Collective Adaptive Systems

International Conference on Nature of Computation and Communication (ICTCC)

The ICTCC 2014 jointly organized by EAI and Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NTTU) is a place for highly original ideas about how the nature is going to shape computing systems of the future. Hence, it focuses on rigorous approaches and cutting-edge solutions, which encompass three classes of major methods:

  • Those that take inspiration from nature for the development of novel problem solving techniques;
  • Those that are based on the use of computers or networks to synthesize natural phenomena; and
  • Those that employ natural materials (e.g., molecules,) to compute or communicate.

Its purpose is to make a formal basis more accessible to researchers, scientists, professionals and students as well as developers and practitioners in ICT by providing them with state-of-the-art research results, applications, opportunities and future trends.

We hope that the conference will receive many papers and the participation of a large number of students, researchers, and professionals from all over the world.

Original papers are solicited for the ICTCC 2014. In particular, theoretical contributions should be formally stated and justified, and practical applications should be based on their firm formal basis. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Autonomic computing/communicating
  • Amorphous computing
  • Biologically-inspired computing/communicating
  • Cellular automata
  • Cellular computing
  • Collective intelligence in computing/communicating
  • Collision-based computing
  • Computation/communication based on chaos and dynamical systems
  • Context-aware computing/communicating
  • DNA computing
  • Evolutionary computing
  • Fuzzy computing
  • Hypercomputation
  • Massive parallel computing
  • Membrane computing
  • Molecular computing
  • Neural computing
  • Optical computing
  • Physarum computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Relativistic computing
  • Spatial computing
  • Swam intelligence in computing/communicating
  • Wetware computing


  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT

  • All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries

  • Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more


  • Workshop proposals due: 01 April 2014

  • Tutorial/Industry track proposal deadline: 06 June 2014

  • Demo/Poster proposal deadline: 06 June 2014

  • Submission deadline: 20 August 2014 (HARD!)

  • Notification of acceptance: 20 September 2014

  • Camera-ready deadline: 10 October 2014


Official conference proceedings of ICTCC 2014 will appear in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) series jointly published by ICST and Springer and indexed in DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI, CrossRef and Zentralblatt Math.

All papers, but particularly those nominated for the Best Paper competition, will be automatically considered for publication in an expanded form in the special issues of ELSEVIER Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) Journal (indexed in SCIE), ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) journal (indexed in SCIE) and EAI endorsed Transactions on Context-Aware Systems and Applications