20-27 September 2008
University Residential Center
Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), Italy

The International Summer School of Natural Computing is devoted to disseminate the various branches of Natural Computing. The school will gather leading specialists from several horizons lecturing and discussing on the achievements and perspectives both fundamental and applied, non excluding junior scientists and PhD students.

List of topics:
Self-Organizing Systems; DNA, BioMolecular and Chemistry Computing; Artificial Immune Systems; Metabolic Systems and Artificial Biochemistry; Bio-Inspired Robotics; Rule-Based Modeling of Biochemical Systems; Synthetic Biology for Natural Computing vs. Synthetic Biology for Bioengineering.

The school is interdisciplinary in nature, and can be seen both as a School for advanced students, and as a Workshop for researchers. Leading world-renowned researchers in various research areas of Natural Computing will hold tutorials on their subject area, while new ideas will be presented in poster sessions, discussions and short seminars.
The school is structured in lectures in the morning and poster/seminar sessions and informal discussion in the afternoon.

Students in different area of computer science, natural sciences and mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply. Accepted students may submit a poster and/or a seminar to present their recent research activities.

The main goal of this International school is to develop the mutual interaction between specialists from natural computing scientists and biologists.

For the students, the prime objective is to learn state-of-art methodologies, algorithms and problems in Natural Computing.

For the lecturers, the most amusing and interesting part are the discussion sessions with the students. For a given problem, in general, there are different ways in which it is approached, the ambition of the school is to put together lecturers and students to discuss, informally, highly topical scientific problems.

The School is supported by BiCi with its Leonardo Melandri Program, University of Cambridge and University of Catania.