Paris, France, July 7-8, 2008
Call for Papers
From Amorphous to Spatial Computing Workshop
July 7-8, 2008
"Spatial Computing" acknowledges the fact that future hardware,
resulting from nano-technology research, will rely on a huge number of
unreliable processing elements, heterogeneously distributed in a 2D or
3D space. In such a computing environment, communication costs increase
as the distance between elements becomes larger. This strong locality
constraint asks for the design of new programming languages and
requires the development of new programming models.
Amorphous computing is a "bottom-up" approach to this problem: it proposes some new "spatial" algorithms based on an amorphous unreliable medium with no temporal nor spatial regularity. These algorithms allow the handling of space in an abstract way: computation of coordinates in the space of each processing element, movement of particles following gradients, computation of Voronoï diagrams, wave propagation, quorum sensing...
Format and Submission
and should be sent in an electronic form at email@example.com. Articles should not be more that 20 pages long, using for French contributions the TSI guidelines and for English contributions the IJUC guidelines.
After the conference, two special issues on Amorphous and Spatial Computing in TSI (for papers written in French) or in the International Journal of Unconventional Computing (for papers in English) will host a revised and extended version of the best papers.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.