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Scope and location

CMC17 is the 17th edition of the International Conference on Membrane Computing series; it is organized under the auspices of IMCS, the International Membrane Computing Society. The conference will take place at the city of Milan, the second largest city in Italy. Milan is located in the north of Italy, and is one of the most active cities in Italy concerning both commerce and cultural events. The city provides an impressive offer of museums, art exhibitions, theaters, and cultural events. The climate is mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.

The goal of CMC17 is to bring together researchers working in membrane computing and related fields, in a friendly atmosphere enhancing communication, cooperation and continuing the tradition of the past meetings. Membrane computing (P systems theory) is an area of computer science aiming to abstract computing ideas and models from the structure and the functioning of living cells, as well as from the way the cells are organized in tissues or higher order structures.

Conference format

This edition will have the following format. It will consist of: (1) one day dedicated to reports on specific topics or results published during the last year in other conferences or scientific journals, (2) three days of conference with invited speakers and short and long contribution talks according to the submission of works and the reviews of the Program Committee, and (3) an Interaction Day similar in spirit to the Brainstorming Week on Membrane Computing (BWMC) that is usually organized in Sevilla every year, where the participants will work in a collaborative way to attack open problems and propose new approaches, problems and results.

Submission of papers

Authors are invited to submit papers (of resonable length) presenting original, unpublished research as a PDF document.

Only electronic submissions are accepted. Papers should be formatted according to the usual LNCS article style which can be downloaded at Springer's LNCS website Springer's LNCS website. Please, include all source files as well as all additional files (figures etc.), and also attach a PDF version of the submission.

Submissions have to be sent through the EasyChair web Page

After logging into your EasyChair account, select the “New Submission” menu item on the top of the page. If you do not have an EasyChair account,follow the instructions on the login page.


A pre-proceedings volume will be available at the conference in electronic, online and hardcopy formats. A volume devoted to selected and additionally revised papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series of Springer-Verlag after the event.


  • Deadline for submissions: 18 April 2016 25 April 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 May 2016
  • Final version: 20 June 2016
  • Conference: 25–29 July 2016