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31 August - 2 September 2022, 9th Conference on Machines, Computations and Universality (MCU 2022), Debrecen, Hungary

Date: 31 August - 2 September 2022
Location: Debrecen, Hungary
Deadline: Sunday 8 May 2022

The International conference MCU series traces its roots back to the mid 90's, and has always been concerned with gaining a deeper understanding of computation and universality through the study of models of general purpose computation.  The 9th edition of MCU will take place at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, it is co-located with DCFS 2022 and NCMA 2022. As long as travel conditions and the situation concerning the current humanitarian crisis in the neighboring Ukraine allow, the conference is planned to be on-site. If necessary, the possibility of both, in-person and online participation will be provided.

The scope of the conference topics includes, but is not limited to, computation in the setting of various discrete models (Turing machines, register machines, cellular automata, tile assembly systems, rewriting systems, molecular computing models, neural models...) and analog and hybrid models (BSS machines, infinite time cellular automata, real machines, quantum computing...) and the meaning and implantation of universality in these contexts. Particular emphasis is given towards search for frontiers between decidability and undecidability in the various models, search for the simplest universal models, computational complexity of predicting the evolution of computations in the various models. Parallel computing models and their connections to decidability, complexity and universality.

Submitted papers must describe work not previously published, and they must neither be accepted nor under review at a journal or at another conference with refereed proceedings. Authors are required to submit their manuscripts electronically in PDF using the LNCS style.  Papers should not exceed 15 pages; full proofs may appear in a clearly marked technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. The submission process is managed by EasyChair.

A best paper and a best student paper will be selected by the program committee and announced during the conference. To be eligible for best student paper, except for at most one PhD adviser co-author, all co-authors and the person presenting the paper should at most have presented their PhD after September 1, 2021. A selection of papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science.

For more information, see or contact Jérôme Durand-Lose at , or György Vaszil at .