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Workshop on Computing and Communications from Biological Systems: Theory and Applications (CCBS)

to be held in conjunction with BIONETICS 2007
in cooperation with IPSJ SIGMPS and IPSJ SIGBIO

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The Workshop on Computing and Communications from Biological Systems: Theory and Applications solicits papers addressing fundamental information theory of biological computing and communications (e.g., neural information processing, cell-cell communications, signal transduction, intracellular material transport). Such theory may be used to understand, quantify, and maximize information processing capabilities of biological systems. The workshop also solicits papers presenting novel applications that become feasible by exploiting biological systems.

The specific topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Modeling and simulations of computing and communications in biological systems
• Biologically inspired computing theory (e.g., membrane computing and P-systems)
• Biologically inspired signal processing and biomedical engineering
• Information theory for biological systems
• Coding theory of biological communications
• Novel information processing paradigms using biological materials, cellularcomponents and living cells
• Tissue-based computing, cellular computing, chemical computing and field computing
• Molecular computing, molecular communication and molecular electronics
• Bio-nanotechnology and material sciences for unconventional information processing
• anoscale computing and communications for nanomedicine and other novel applications
• Noise handling of biological systems and its applications
• Probabilistic computing and communications of biological systems and its applications

Technical Program

The program schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

December 13, 2007 [Thursday]

09:00 - 09:15: Opening

Chair: Workshop co-chairs

09:15 - 11:00: Molecular Computing and Communication

Review of Communication Mechanisms for Biological Nano and MEMS Devices
Frank Walsh, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Dimitri Botvich Botvich, William Donnelly

Achievable Information Rates for Molecular Communication with Distinct Molecules
Andrew Eckford

An Information Theoretic Model of Molecular Communication Media Based on Cellular Signaling
Jian-Qin Liu, Tadashi Nakano

Implementing in vivo Cellular Automata using Toggle Switch and Inter-Bacteria Communication Mechanism
Yasubumi Sakakibara, Hirotaka Nakagawa, Yusaku Nakashima, Katsuyuki Yugi

Global Information Processing in Gene Networks: Fault Tolerance
Frank Emmert-Streib, Matthias Dehmer

A New Approach to Computing Equilibrium State of Combinatorial Hybridization Reaction Systems
Satoshi Kobayashi

11:00 - 11:30: Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00: Biologically Inspired Computing and Communication

Elementary Motion Analysis Using a Retina-Inspired Neural Network
Tyler W. Garaas, Marc Pomplum

Form Finding Algorithm Inspired by Ant's Foraging Behavior
Kazuo Mitsui, Hiroyuki Sogabe

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

Workshop Chairs:

Jian-Qin Liu (
NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Japan

Tadashi Nakano (
University of California, Irvine, USA

Advisory Chairs:

Gheorghe Paun, Romanian Academy, Romania
Kazuo Joe, Nara Women's University, Japan

Technical Program Committee:

Wei Cheng, High Education Press, China
Junping Du, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication, China
Andrew W. Eckford, York University, Canada
Csanad Imreh, Szeged University, Hungary
Satoshi Kobayashi, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Takahiro Nitta, Gifu University, Japan
Marion Oswald, Technical University of Austria, Austria
Yasubumi Sakakibara, Keio University, Japan
Jianwei Shuai, Xiamen University, China
Martin Stetter, Siemens AG, Germany
Chen Sun, ATR (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International), Japan
Yasuhiro Suzuki, Nagoya University, Japan

The workshop will be co-located at the BIONETICS main conference. Workshop proceedings will be published in the BIONETICS proceedings as an ICST/ACM publication, and workshop papers will be listed in the ACM and IEEE digital library.

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