The 10th International Conference on Unconventional Computation, UC 2011,
was organized under the auspices of EATCS and Academia Europaea, by the
Department of Mathematics of the University of Turku (Turku, Finland), and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (Auckland,
New Zealand). The event was held in Turku, Finland, during June 6–10, 2011.
The conference venues were the Calonia and Arcanum buildings of the university.
The city of Turku was founded in the thirteenth century, which makes it the
oldest town in Finland. For centuries, it remained the capital of Finland, until
1812 when the capital was moved to Helsinki. Turku is situated by the Baltic
Sea and surrounded by one of the largest and most beautiful archipelagoes of
the world. The archipelago consists of thousands of small islands and provides
a unique and spectacular natural environment for travelers to enjoy. Turku was
European Capital of Culture in 2011, and many cultural events were organized
in the city throughout the year, also during the Unconventional Computation
The International Conference on Unconventional Computation (UC) series is
devoted to all aspects of unconventional computation theory as well as experiments
and applications. Typical, but not exclusive, topics are: natural computing
including quantum, cellular, molecular, membrane, neural, and evolutionary
computing, as well as chaos and dynamical system-based computing, and various
proposals for computational mechanisms that go beyond the Turing model.
The first venue of the Unconventional Computation Conference (formerly called
Unconventional Models of Computation) was Auckland, New Zealand, in 1998.
Subsequent sites of the conference were Brussels, Belgium, in 2000, Kobe, Japan,
in 2002, Seville, Spain, in 2005, York, UK, in 2006, Kingston, Canada, in 2007,
Vienna, Austria, in 2008, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, in 2009, and Tokyo, Japan,