The 6th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (PC 2015) [A satellite workshop to Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 2015]

2015-08-31 - 2015-09-04
Registration deadline: 
2015-05-11 (All day)
University of Auckland, New Zealand

                                    CALL FOR PAPERS

                         The 6th International Workshop on
                         Physics and Computation (PC 2015)

(A satellite workshop to Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation 2015)

                          31 August - 4 September 2015
                       University of Auckland, New Zealand


The 6th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (PC 2015) will take place at the University of Auckland, New Zealand as a satellite workshop to the 14th International Conference on Unconventional Computation & Natural Computation (UCNC 2015). The workshop will run for two days alongside the UCNC conference between 31 August and 4 September 2015.

This workshop is an interdisciplinary meeting aimed at bringing together researchers from various domains at the intersection of physics and computation. This interdisciplinary area of research covers issues relating to the interface between the theories of computation, computability and information and their application to physical systems, including quantum, biological and relativistic methods of computation.


We welcome extended abstracts and paper submissions for presentation on topics relating to physics and computation. Typical, but not exclusive, topics include:

    • Axiomatisation of physics: completeness, decidability, reduction
    • Church-Turing thesis
    • Dynamical systems: computability, complexity
    • Hypercomputation
    • Novel models of computation
    • Philosophy of physics and computation
    • Quantum computation and information
    • Quantum logics
    • Randomness: quantum, dynamical & physical randomness
    • Molecular computation and reaction-diffusion models
    • Multiple-substrate computation
    • Relativistic computation
    • Theory of measurement: axiomatisation, complexity


Joe Fitzsimons (Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore)
Clare Horsman (University of Oxford)


Submissions Deadline: 11 May 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 19 June 2015
Final Versions Due: 20 July 2015
Workshop: 31 August – 4 September (UCNC dates, workshop will cover 2 days)


Authors are invited to submit either original papers (up to 12 pages) or an extended abstract (4–5 pages) to be presented at the conference.

Submissions should be prepared in LaTeX/PDF using the EPTCS style ( and submitted via EasyChair by the 11 May 2015:

The proceedings will be published in Electronic Proceeding in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) and will be available online prior to the conference date. Following the conference, we will invite revised and extended versions of the accepted papers to be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Unconventional Computing.


PC 2015 is part of the broader UCNC conference and all costs are included in registration for the primary conference. To attend, please register for the conference at: Please visit the workshop website for further information.


Alastair Abbott (University of Auckland; École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Pablo Arrighi (Aix-Marseille University)
Edwin Beggs (Swansea University)
Cristian Calude (University of Auckland)
Jerzy Górecki (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Viv Kendon (Durham University)
Oron Shagrir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Mike Stannett (University of Sheffield)
Susan Stepney (University of York)
Karl Svozil (Technical University of Vienna)


Alastair Abbott (University of Auckland, École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Viv Kendon (Durham University)
Susan Stepney (University of York)

Dr Viv Kendon
+44 191 334 3525         JQC & Atmol, Physics
viv [dot] kendon [at] durham [dot] ac [dot] uk     Durham University


University of Auckland Auckland
New Zealand