Morphological & unconventional computing

Morphological, Natural, Analog and Other Unconventional Forms

of Computing for Cognition and Intelligence



     The questions regarding the modern information processing technology in performing tasks traditionally considered as exclusively human, or even considered as defining human being such as thinking, intelligence, consciousness, or goal-oriented agency are essentially the same questions as those asked by natural philosophers through the ages. We have now more powerful intellectual and technological tools in searching for answers, but the existing pervasive and convenient tool-kit brings also a danger of following the old habits of thinking. 

     This is why it is necessary to re-consider and re-examine even most fundamental concepts, such as computing or cognition and intelligence. There are examples of novel studies, for instance of morphological computing and embodied cognition, that succeed in escaping the inertia of thinking habits and question conventional theoretical and practical models.

     See the event from last year:

In this event we bring together perspectives on morphological-, physical-, natural-, analog- and embodied cognitive computation and other forms of unconventional conceptualization of computing, cognition and intelligence. We encourage open and constructive debate on the perceived differences in the various perspectives on constructivist and computationalist accounts of the dynamics of information in its natural and artifactual realizations. Proposals for contributions, panels and workshops should be send to organizers.



Gordana Dodig-CrnkovicProfessor, Chalmers University of Technology & Mälardalen University, Sweden

Marcin J. Schroeder, Ph.D.Professor & Dean of Academic AffairsAkita International University (国際教養大学)Akita, Japan
Editor-in-ChiefPhilosophies (MDPI-Basel-Switzerland)