Call for Papers

From Amorphous to Spatial Computing Workshop

July 7-8, 2008
Paris, France

"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

Communication proposal (extended abstract or full paper) can be written in French or in English,
and should be sent in an electronic form at 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

Conference Location

The conference will take place at the Maison Nicolas Barré, in the center of Paris, Montparnasse area, the heart of  intellectual and artistic life in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century.

    Important Dates:

    • June 9: Submission deadline
    • June 16: Notification of acceptance
    • July 7-8: Workshop