[Turing Day] - Call for Participation



From: Christof Teuscher (christof@teuscher.ch)
Date: Tue Apr 23 2002 - 08:57:43 CEST


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FIRST CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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** Turing Day **
Computing science 90 years from the birth of Alan M. Turing.

Friday, June 28, 2002

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Lausanne, Switzerland
http://lslwww.epfl.ch/turingday

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Purpose:
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Alan Mathison Turing, born on June 23, 1912, is considered
one of the most creative thinkers of the 20th century. His
interests, from computing to the mind through information
science and biology, span many of the emerging themes of the
21st century.

On June 28, 2002, we commemorate the 90th anniversary of Alan
Mathison Turing's birthday in the form of a one-day workshop
held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
The goal of this special day is to remember Alan Turing and to
revisit his contributions to computing science. The workshop
will consist of a series of invited talks given by
internationally-renowned experts in the field.

Invited Speakers:
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B. Jack Copeland
 - "Artificial Intelligence and the Turing Test"

Martin Davis
 - "The Church-Turing Thesis: Has it been Superseded?"

Andrew Hodges
 - "What would Alan Turing have done after 1954?"

Douglas R. Hofstadter
 - "The Strange Loop -- from Epimenides to Cantor to Russell
    to Richard to Goedel to Turing to Tarski to von Neumann
    to Crick and Watson"

Tony Sale
 - "What did Turing do at Bletchley Park?"

Jonathan Swinton
 - "Watching the Daisies Grow: Turing and Fibonacci
    Phyllotaxis"

Gianluca Tempesti
 - "The Turing Machine Redux: A Bio-Inspired Implementation"

Christof Teuscher
 - "Connectionism, Turing, and the Brain"

Special Events:
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o Display and demonstration of an original Enigma machine
o Exhibition of historical computers (Bolo's Computer Museum)
o Demonstration of Turing's neural networks on the BioWall
o Demonstration of a self-replicating universal Turing machine

Fees:
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The registration fee includes participation in the workshop,
lunch, and coffee breaks.

Students EPFL free (without lunch)
Staff EPFL (incl. PhD students) SFR 80.- / $45 / EUR 55
Students (incl. PhD students) SFR 80.- / $45 / EUR 55
Others SFR 200.- / $120 / EUR 135

Registration:
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Please use the fax registration form on the Turing Day web-site:
http://lslwww.epfl.ch/turingday
            

Organization:
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Logic Systems Laboratory
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
EPFL-IC-LSL
INN-Ecublens
CH-1015 Lausanne
http://lslwww.epfl.ch

Contact:
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Christof Teuscher
Direct line: +41 21 693 67 14
Fax: +41 21 693 37 05
e-Mail: christof@teuscher.ch

Sponsors:
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o Bolo's Computer Museum, http://www.bolo.ch
o The Cogito Foundation, http://www.cogitofoundation.ch
o Elsevier Science, http://www.elsevier.nl
o Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL),
  http://www.epfl.ch
o Logic Systems Laboratory (LSL), Swiss Federal Institute
  of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), http://lslwww.epfl.ch
o Dr. Charles Maillefer, Buchillon, Switzerland
o Digital Brainstorming, Pour-Cent Culturel Migros,
  http://www.digitalbrainstorming.ch
o School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Swiss
  Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL),
  http://icwww.epfl.ch

For up-to-date information, consult the Turing Day web-site:
http://lslwww.epfl.ch/turingday

We are looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Lausanne!

Sincerely,
- Christof Teuscher

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Christof Teuscher
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
christof@teuscher.ch
http://www.teuscher.ch/christof
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