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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Conference on Turing's Heritage, 2-4 July 2012, Lyon, FRANCE


Ecole Normale Suprieure de Lyon
Amphitheater Charles Mrieux
Lyon -- France


Day 1 (July 2nd 2012) -- TURING LECTURES 2012 (for a broad audience, in French) :

* Jean Lassgue, CNRS, CREA, France
* Giuseppe Longo, CNRS, ENS Paris, france
* Gilles Dowek, INRIA, France
* J.-M. Salanskis, Universit Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Dfense, France
* Sophie Laplante, CNRS, Universit Paris 7, France
* Gerard Berry, INRIA, Acadmie des sciences, France

Day 1 (July 2nd 2012) -- Leslie Valiant?s award ceremony: degree honoris causa of ENS de Lyon


* Leslie Valiant, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA
* Peter Brgisser, University of Paderborn, Germany
* Martin Hyland, King?s College, Cambridge, England
* Daniele Micciancio, University of California, San Diego, USA
* Erich Kaltofen, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
* Manuel Bodirsky, CNRS and Laboratoire d?Informatique de l?cole Polytechnique, France

Day 3 : (July 4th 2012) -- WORKSHOP ON COMPLEXITY & FINITE MODELS (in English)

This is the annual meeting of the French working group on complexity and finite models 
( We welcome talks by resarchers from inside or outside the working group, 
on topics related to finite model theory OR computational complexity (including those 
complexity-theoretic topics that have no connection to finite models).

If you want to propose a talk, please send the title of your presentation to:
Pascal Koiran ( or Natacha Portier (


* Gilles Dowek, Deputy Scientific Director of INRIA
* Eric Fleury, Professor at ENS de Lyon, Head of the CS department
* Pascal Koiran, Professor at the CS department of ENS de Lyon
* Alexandre Miquel, Associate professor, ENS de Lyon
* Gilles Villard, Senior researcher at CNRS, Head of the CS laboratory
(LIP) at ENS de Lyon.


Alan Turing made a unique impact on mathematics, computing, computer science, informatics, 
morphogenesis, artificial intelligence, philosophy and the wider scientific world. June 23, 2012, 
is the Centenary of Alan Turing?s birth.

This Turing Centenary Conference will be held in Lyon on July 2-4, 2012. The whole conference will 
be composed of four main parts:

*** On the first day, 6 public lectures intended for a broad audience. These 6 lectures, in French,
given by researchers in computer science, philosophy and epistemology, will cover the influence 
of Turing's work on our society.

At the end of the first day, Leslie Valiant will be awarded an honorary degree from ENS de Lyon. 
He is currently T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in the 
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He received the Nevanlinna Prize 
in 1986, the Knuth Award in 1997, the EATCS Award in 2008, and the 2010 A. M. Turing Award. He is 
a Fellow of the Royal Society (London) and a member of the National Academy of  Sciences (USA).

*** On the second day, an international conference on ?Turing?s heritage: Logic, Computation & 
Complexity? (in English) that includes 6 invited talks (see the program on the web site

*** and on the last day, a workshop on ?complexity and finite models.

The conference is organised by the computer science department at ENS de Lyon, the computer science
research laboratory at ENS de Lyon and the Excellence initiative laboratory in Mathematics and 
Computer Science (MILYON). All talks will be recorded, live-streamed and available online after 
the conference.

CONTACT: Prof. Eric Fleury at