The First IPCN Workshop concludes successfully. (7 Sep. 2012)

Program is now available. [link]

NEW: A short panel discussion is scheduled at the end of the workshop.

Overview


IPCN



The first international workshop on Information Physics and Computing in Nano-scale Photonics and Materials (IPCN) is a satellite workshop of the 11th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC '12) which will take place in the University of Orleans, France, between September 3-7, 2012.


More about UCNC '12

Concept



Optical science and technologies have been experiencing tremendous advancements especially in scales below the wavelength of light. Technological enablers have been cultivated both in top-down approaches, such as nanoscale precision lithography, and bottom-up ones such as DNA-based self-assembly. The elemental physical processes of light and matter interactions, as well as molecular-scale biological processes, have been extensively studied as basic sciences and technologies. From the viewpoint of information, on the other hand, novel architectures should be considered so that we can fully utilize and benefit from the potential of unique physical processes available on the nano-scale photonics and materials. There are plenty of degrees-of-freedom on the nanoscale, and a wide-variety of physical processes and technologies, as indicated above, are existing. Comprehensive view ranging from physics, materials, devices, systems, and architectures are vitally important, and will cultivate the frontier of physical and information sciences and technologies.
At the same time, such interdisciplinary and basic research area that covers both physics, or real-world, and information, or abstract functions, will pave the way for fundamental insights and critical knowledge for novel applications that are significantly important for today's and future of our lives and society; computing, information systems, network systems, sensing and imaging, health care and welfare, safety and security, environmental and energy, and among others based on nano-scale photonics and materials.
Such a research concept is represented as the title of the workshop; "Information Physics and Computing in Nano-Scale Photonics and Materials". The workshop aims to bring together and facilitate exchanges between explorers who have strong interests both in nano-scale photonics, information, and enabling technologies.

Scope



Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
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Architectures, systems, and devices based on nano-scale photonics and materials
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Computing, sensing, signal transformation, and other functions based on molecular and nano-scale processes
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Energy transfer and its associated fundamental topics for system applications
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Quantum and dissipative processes in computing
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Top-down and bottom-up designs and fabrication technologies for nano-scale photonic systems and devices (e.g, semiconductor quantum dots, DNA-based self-assembly, etc.)
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Design, modeling and performance analysis of nano-scale systems and devices
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Theoretical fundamentals for computing and other functions based on nano-scale photonics and materials
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Low-power operation, scaling, autonomy, robustness, and other novel characters brought about nano-scale photonics and materials
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Sensing and imaging (sub-wavelength structures for intelligent imaging functions, etc. )
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Information and communication technologies based on spatio-temporal dynamics and/or autonomous behaviors and/or complex structures in the nano-scale photonics and materials
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Novel applications of nano-scale photonics and materials
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Macro/nano interface technologies for computing

For Authors


Important Dates



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A camera-ready, three-page summary should be submitted no later than May 21, 2012 (Submission Closed).
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Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2012.
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Template file (Microsoft WORD): Download
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The author should convert the WORD file into a PDF file and send it to ipcn2012@i-photonics.jp.
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The file size of the PDF file to be submitted should be less than 5 MB. Also, please note that there is no copyright transfer regarding the on-site proceedings.
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[Optional] The invited and contribute papers are encouraged to submit a full paper to a single special volume dedicated to IPCN to be published in Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics Series, Springer. Its deadline will be December 31, 2012.

For Participants


Registration



Participants of IPCN should complete registration procedure for attending UCNC '12.


Registration for UCNC '12

Highlights


Invited Speakers



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Chris DWYER (Duke Univ.)
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Jeremy O'BRIEN (Univ. of Bristol)
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Makoto NARUSE (NICT)
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Yusuke OGURA (Osaka Univ.)
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Serge HUANT (Institut Neel, CNRS Grenoble)
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Paul PRUCNAL (Princeton Univ.)
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Hwi KIM (Korea University)
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Naoya TATE (The Univ. of Tokyo)
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Shoji KAWAHITO (Shizuoka Univ.)
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Masashi AONO (RIKEN)
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Seiya KASAI (Hokkaido Univ.)
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Jun TANIDA (Osaka Univ.)


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News


Events



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March 30, 2012: IPCN website open.
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May 21, 2012: Contributed papers submission closed.

Cooperating organizations

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The Optical Society of Japan, an Affiliate of The Japan Society of Applied Physics