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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: How the world computes, 18-23 June 2012, UK


Contact: anuj.dawar@cl.cam.ac.uk

TURING CENTENARY CONFERENCE, Computability in Europe 2012: How the World Computes University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)

CiE 2012 is one of a series of special events, running throughout the Alan Turing Year, celebrating
Turing's unique impact on mathematics, computing, computer science, informatics, morphogenesis, 
artificial intelligence, philosophy and computational aspects of physics, biology, linguistics, 
economics and the wider scientific world.

Its central theme is the computability-theoretic concerns underlying the broad spectrum of Turing's
interests, and the contemporary research areas founded upon and animated by them. In this sense, 
CiE 2012, held in Cambridge in the week running up to the centenary of Turing's birthday, deals 
with the essential core of what made Turing's contribution so influential and long-lasting.

CiE 2012 promises to be an event worthy of the remarkable scientific career it commemorates.

PLENARY SPEAKERS include:
Andrew Hodges (Oxford, Special Invited Lecture), Ian Stewart (Warwick, Special Public Lecture), 
Dorit Aharonov (Jerusalem), Veronica Becher (Buenos Aires), Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon), Rodney
Downey (Wellington), Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft), Juris Hartmanis (Cornell), Richard Jozsa 
(Cambridge), Stuart Kauffman (Vermont/ Santa Fe), James Murray (Washington/ Oxford, Microsoft 
Research Lecture), Stuart Shieber (Harvard), Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins) and Leslie Valiant 
(Harvard, jointly organised lecture with King's College).

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS and informal presentations are now invited for this historic event.

For submission details, see:
http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/WScie12/give-page.php?12

The CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS will be published by LNCS, Springer-Verlag.
There will also be post-conference publications, drawing on contributions presented at the 
conference.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline for LNCS:                    Jan. 20, 2012
Notification of authors:                         Mar. 16, 2012
Deadline for final revisions:                    Apr. 6, 2012
Submission Deadline for Informal Presentations:  May 11, 2012

SPECIAL SESSIONS include:

* The Universal Turing Machine, and History of the Computer
Chairs: Jack Copeland and John Tucker

* Cryptography, Complexity, and Randomness
Chairs: Rod Downey and Jack Lutz

* The Turing Test and Thinking Machines
Chairs: Mark Bishop and Rineke Verbrugge

* Computational Models After Turing: The Church-Turing Thesis and Beyond
Chairs: Martin Davis and Wilfried Sieg

* Morphogenesis/Emergence as a Computability Theoretic Phenomenon
Chairs: Philip Maini and Peter Sloot

* Open Problems in the Philosophy of Information
Chairs: Pieter Adriaans and Benedikt Loewe

CiE 2012 will be associated/co-located with a number of other Turing centenary events, including:

* ACE 2012, June 15-16, 2012

* Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2012), June 24-27, 2012
   http://cca-net.de/cca2012/

* Developments in Computational Models (DCM 2012), June 17, 2012
   http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/home/loewe/DCM2012/

* THE INCOMPUTABLE at Kavli Royal Society International Centre
   Chicheley Hall, June 12-15, 2012
   http://www.mathcomp.leeds.ac.uk/turing2012/inc/

CiE 2012 CONFERENCE TOPICS include, but not exclusively -
* Admissible sets
* Algorithms
* Analog computation
* Artificial intelligence
* Automata theory
* Bioinformatics
* Classical computability and degree structures
* Cognitive science and modelling
* Complexity classes
* Computability theoretic aspects of programs
* Computable analysis and real computation
* Computable structures and models
* Computational and proof complexity
* Computational biology
* Computational creativity
* Computational learning and complexity
* Computational linguistics
* Concurrency and distributed computation
* Constructive mathematics
* Cryptographic complexity
* Decidability of theories
* Derandomization
* DNA computing
* Domain theory and computability
* Dynamical systems and computational models
* Effective descriptive set theory
* Emerging and Non-standard Models of Computation
* Finite model theory
* Formal aspects of program analysis
* Formal methods
* Foundations of computer science
* Games
* Generalized recursion theory
* History of computation
* Hybrid systems
* Higher type computability
* Hypercomputational models
* Infinite time Turing machines
* Information theory and computation
* Kolmogorov complexity
* Lambda and combinatory calculi
* L-systems and membrane computation
* Machine learning
* Mathematical models of emergence
* Molecular computation
* Morphogenesis and developmental biology
* Multi-agent systems
* Natural Computation
* Neural nets and connectionist models
* Philosophy of science and computation
* Physics and computability
* Probabilistic systems
* Process algebras and concurrent systems
* Programming language semantics
* Proof mining and applications
* Proof theory and computability
* Proof complexity
* Quantum computing and complexity
* Randomness
* Reducibilities and relative computation
* Relativistic computation
* Reverse mathematics
* Semantics and logic of computation
* Swarm intelligence and self-organisation
* Type systems and type theory
* Uncertain Reasoning
* Weak systems of arithmetic and applications

We particularly welcome submissions in emergent areas, such as bioinformatics and natural 
computation, where they have a basic connection with computability.

CiE 2012 will have a special relationship to the scientific legacy of Alan Turing, reflected 
in the broad theme: How the World Computes, with all its different layers of meaning. Contributions
which are directly related to the visionary and seminal work of Turing will be particularly welcome.

Contributed papers will be selected from submissions received by the PROGRAMME COMMITTEE consisting of:

* Samson Abramsky (Oxford)             * Pieter Adriaans (Amsterdam)
* Franz Baader (Dresden)               * Arnold Beckmann (Swansea)
* Mark Bishop (London)                 * Paola Bonizzoni (Milan)
* Luca Cardelli (Cambridge)            * Douglas Cenzer (Gainesville)
* S Barry Cooper (Leeds, Co-chair)     * Ann Copestake (Cambridge)
* Anuj Dawar (Cambridge, Co-chair)     * Solomon Feferman (Stanford)
* Bernold Fiedler (Berlin)             * Luciano Floridi (Hertfordshire)
* Martin Hyland (Cambridge)            * Marcus Hutter (Canberra)
* Viv Kendon (Leeds)                   * Stephan Kreutzer (Oxford)
* Ming Li (Waterloo)                   * Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam)
* Angus MacIntyre (London)             * Philip Maini (Oxford)
* Larry Moss (Bloomington)             * Amitabha Mukerjee (Kanpur)
* Damian Niwinski (Warsaw)             * Dag Normann (Oslo)
* Prakash Panangaden (Montreal)        * Jeff Paris (Manchester)
* Brigitte Pientka (Montreal)          * Helmut Schwichtenberg (Munich)
* Wilfried Sieg (Carnegie Mellon)      * Mariya Soskova (Sofia)
* Bettina Speckmann (Eindhoven)        * Christof Teuscher (Portland)
* Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam)      * Jan van Leeuwen (Utrecht)
* Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)

The PROGRAMME COMMITTEE cordially invites all researchers (European and
non-European) in computability related areas to submit their papers (in PDF-format, max 10 pages) 
for presentation at CiE 2012. We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different 
parts of the research community.

The conference is sponsored by the ASL, EACSL, IFCoLog, King's College Cambridge, The University 
of Cambridge and Microsoft Research.

Contact: Anuj Dawar - anuj.dawar at cl.cam.ac.uk

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