Call for Participation
First International Conference on
UNCONVENTIONAL MODELS OF COMPUTATION
Santa Fe Institute, USA
5-9 January 1998, Auckland, New Zealand
Invited and Accepted Papers
- M. Amos and A. Gibbons (Liverpool):
Practical implementation of DNA computations
- A. Ekert (Oxford): Quantum algorithms revisited
- H. J. Kimble (Caltech):
Implementing quantum logic and communication in quantum optics
- S. Lloyd (MIT): Unconventional models of quantum computation
- C. Moore (Santa Fe): Analog computation: Computation and language
recognition in dynamical systems and recurrent neural networks
- J. Reif (Duke): Bio-molecular methods for computation
- A. Salomaa (Turku):
Turing, Watson-Crick and Lindenmayer. Aspects of DNA complementarity
An explicit construction of a universal extended H system
M. Josephine Ammer, Michael Frank, Tom Knight, Nicole Love,
Norm Margolus and Carlin Vieri.
A scalable reversible computer in silicon
Mark H. Butler, Ray C. Paton and Paul H. Leng.
Unconventional approaches for biologically inspired computing
Elena Calude and Marjo Lipponen.
Deterministic incomplete automata: simulation, universality and complementarity
B.E.P. Clement, P.V. Coveney, M. Jessel, and Peter J. Marcer.
The brain as a Huygens machine
B. Jack Copeland.
Even Turing machines can compute uncomputable functions
Michael Frank, Tom Knight and Norm Margolus.
Reversibility in optimally scalable computer architectures
Rudolf Freund and Valeria Mihalache.
Molecular computations on circular and linear strings
Yuzhen Ge, Layne T. Watson and Emmanuel G. Collins, Jr.
Genetic algorithms for optimization on a quantum computer
Ergodic learning algorithms
Peter H. Her
Embedding cellular automata into reversible ones
Thomas F. Knight, Jr. and Gerald Jay Sussman.
Cellular gate technology
Splicing on routes: a framework of DNA computations
Spatiotemporal evolution of quantum entangled pure states in quantum
computing solid block circuits
Lakshmi Narayanaswamy and Peter M. Kogge.
Combinators and processing-in-memory: an unconventional basis for
avoiding the memory wall
The minimum DNA computation model and its computational power
Gheorghe P\u aun.
Distributed architectures in DNA computing based on splicing: limiting
the size of components
Yuzuru Sato, Makoto Taiji and Takashi Ikegami.
Self-similar sets as satisfiable boolean expressions
The Church-Turing thesis as a guiding principle for physics
Carlin Vieri, M. Josephine Ammer, Amory Wakefield, Lars `Johnny' Svensson,
William Athans, and Tom Knight.
Designing reversible memory
Quantitative computation by Hilbert machines
Papers of both the invited and contributed talks will be published
by Springer-Verlag, Singapore in the DMTCS Series, and will be made
available to participants during the conference.
Cost of Participation:
The registration fee is NZ$500 (which includes a full-day excursion, dinner
and proceedings), or NZ$100 for students (including only the
See the UMC'98 conference home page at
for more information about registering for the conference, which
includes accommodation specials and restaurant guides for Auckland.
During the conference, there will be a number of poster sessions. If
you are interested in presenting a poster (15 minute talk), please
contact P. Hertling at