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AISB event Bulletin Item

Cybernetics Society 40th Anniversary Conference

The Cybernetics Society 40th Anniversary Conference 
will be held on Saturday September 20th at King's College, University of London, Strand, London, WC2

9.30     Registration 
10.00 "Cybernetic Serendipity: Living with Machines" Jasia Reichardt. Creator of the Cybernetic Serendipity Exhibition and author of several books including "Robots-Fact, Fiction and Prediction". 
10.45 "The Evolution of Knowledge and Knowledge Systems" Dr. George Mallen, Computer Scientist, Founder and Chairman of System Simulation Ltd, a company specialising in the development of software for large scale multimedia repositories 
11.30 Break 
11.45 "The Misapplication of Shannon's Information Theory to Humans" Dr. Lance Nizami. The Centre for Hearing Research, National Research Hospital, Omaha, USA. 
12.30 "On the nature of the electron" Dr. John G. Williamson. Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow formerly at CERN and the Advanced Theoretical and Experimental Physics Group, Philips Research Labs 
1.15 Lunch at Caffe Amici 
2.30 "Biosemiotics" Prof. Jack Cohen DSc. Warwick Mathematical Institute, author of Figments of Reality, The Collapse of Chaos and The Science of Discworld. 
3.15 "Knowledge Cybernetics" Prof. Maurice Yolles. Vice President for Research and Publications, International Society for Systems Science. 
4.00 Break 
4.15 "The Application of the Viable System Model to the design of Personal Learning Environments" Oleg Liber, Professor of e-Learning and Director of the Institute for Educational Cybernetics at Bolton University. 
5.00 "The Role of Sociocybernetics in Understanding World Futures". Dr. Bernard Scott, Head of the Flexible Learning Support Centre, Cranfield University, Defence College of Management and Technology, Defence Academy. 
5.45 Further questions for any speaker. 
Finish at 6.30 to be followed by dinner at Salieri's, Strand.
Further details on or from Prof. Martin Smith