ACMC 2018, the Asian Branch of International Conference on Membrane Computing, is one of the flagship conferences on Membrane Computing, aiming to provide a high-level international forum for researchers working in membrane computing and related areas, especially for the ones from the Asian region. This conference is the seventh edition of ACMC with the six editions having successfully taken place in Wuhan (China, 2012), Chengdu (China, 2013), Coimbatore (South India, 2014), Anhui (China, 2015), Bangi (Malaysia, 2016), Chengdu (China, 2017) and also a geographical expansion of ICMC (International Conference on Membrane Computing). The other branch, European Branch of ICMC (ECMC), which is held every year from the year of 2000 in different European Countries.

Like artificial neural networks, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence, cellular automata and DNA computing, membrane computing is also a branch of natural computing or nature-inspired computing and was initiated by Gheorghe Păun in 1998. It aims to abstract computing models, called membrane systems or P systems, from the structure and the functioning of the living cell as well as from the cooperation of cells in tissues, organs, and populations of cells. This research area has grown into a vigorous scientific discipline and has attracted a large number of researchers all over the world.

ACMC 2018 is planned as a friendly interactive conference with several introductory tutorials, several keynote lectures and some specialized sessions, which will cover a wide range of topics on membrane computing, including theory, applications, implementation and various aspects related to membrane computing. The registration fee will be of about xxxx NZD per person. This fee covers the participation, the special dinner, the tourist programme, as well as the lunches. The accommodation, to be paid by each participant, will be available at various prices. Various accommodation possibilities will be posted soon on the conference page.

ACMC2018 proceedings will be published in conference pre-proceedings of ACMC 2018 by The University of Auckland

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-09-30

Abstract submission deadline:2018-09-16

Author guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Full papers describing the original work on membrane computing or the related topics.
  • Posters describing a short introduction on your work or a preliminary idea on membrane computing or the related topics.

Topics of submission

  • Topic 1: Theoretical aspects of membrane computing
  • Topic 2: Applications of membrane computing
  • Topic 3: Implementation of membrane computing models


Program Committee

  • Henry Adorna (Quezon City, Philippines)

    Cătălin Buiu (Bucharest, Romania)

    Matteo Cavaliere (Edinburgh, Scotland)

    Erzsébet Csuhaj-Varjú (Budapest, Hungary)

    Xiaoju Dong (Shanghai, China)

    Marian Gheorghe (Bradford, UK)

    Ping Guo (Chongqi, China)

    Thomas Hinze (Cottbus, Germany)

    Florentin Ipate (Bucharest, Romania)

    Alberto Leporati (Milan, Italy)

    Xiyu Liu (Jinan, China)

    Taishin Nishida (Toyama, Japan)

    Tseren-Onolt Ishdorj (Mongolia)

    Jose M. Sempere (Valencia, Spain)

    Ravie Chandren Muniyandi (Bangi, Malaysia)

    Radu Nicolescu (Auckland, New Zealand)

    Linqiang Pan (Wuhan, China)

    Gheorghe Păun (Bucharest, Romania)

    Hong Peng (Chengdu, China)

    Mario J. Pérez-Jiménez (Sevilla, Spain)

    Agustín Riscos-Núñez (Sevilla, Spain)

    Tao Song (Qingdao, China)

    Kumbakonam Govindarajan Subramanian (Chennan, India)

    D.G. Thomas (Chennai, India)

    Sergey Verlan (Paris, France)

    Jun Wang (Chengdu, China)

    Jianhua Xiao   (Tianjing, China)

    Hsu-Chun Yen (Taiwai, China)

    Claudio Zandron (Milan, Italy)

    Xiangxiang Zeng (Xiamen University)

    Gexiang Zhang (Chengdu, China)

    Xingyi Zhang (Anhui, China)

    Xue Zhang (Boston, USA)

Organizing committee

  • Radu Nicolescu (Auckland, New Zealand) – Chair

  • Michael Dinneen (Auckland, New Zealand) – Co-Chair


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  • University of Auckland
    International Membrane Computing Society (IMCS)