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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS & FOR PARTICIPATION: Turing Centenary Conference, 22-25 June 2012, Manchester (U.K.)


(1) Ten Turing Award winners, a Templeton Award winner and
     Garry Kasparov as invited speakers
(2) GBP 20,000 worth best paper award program, including
     GBP 5,000 best paper award
(3) Two panels and two public lectures
(4) Turing Fellowship award ceremony
(5) Computer chess programme
(6) Competition of programs proving theorems
(7) and many more ...

For more details please check

Note that the registration is now open.


Confirmed invited speakers:

- Fred Brooks (University of North Carolina)
- Rodney Brooks (MIT)
- Vint Cerf (Google)
- Ed Clarke (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Jack Copeland (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
- George Francis Rayner Ellis (University of Cape Town)
- David Ferrucci (IBM)
- Tony Hoare (Microsoft Research)
- Garry Kasparov (Kasparov Chess Foundation)
- Samuel Klein (Wikipedia)
- Don Knuth (Stanford University)
- Yuri Matiyasevich (Institute of Mathematics, St. Petersburg)
- Hans Meinhardt (Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology)
- Roger Penrose (University of Oxford)
- Adi Shamir (Weizmann Institute of Science)
- Michael Rabin (Harvard University)
- Leslie Valiant (Harvard University)
- Manuela M. Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Andrew Yao (Tsinghua University)

Confirmed panel speakers:

- Ron Brachman (Yahoo Labs)
- Steve Furber (The University of Manchester)
- Carole Goble (The University of Manchester)
- Pat Hayes (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola)
- Bertrand Meyer (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
- Ken Thompson (Google)
- Moshe Vardi (Rice University)


The Turing Centenary Conference will include invited talks and a poster session. Submissions are 
sought in several areas of computer science, mathematics and biology.

Submissions of two kinds are welcome:

- Regular papers
- Research reports

All submitted papers must be in the PDF format and between 3 and 15 pages long. All submissions 
will be evaluated by the programme committee. Submission is through the EasyChair system,

Regular papers must include original work not submitted before or during the Turing-100 reviewing 
period to any other event with published proceedings or a journal. All submitted regular papers 
will be considered eligible for the best paper awards.

Research reports can contain work in progress and/or be based on previously submitted work. They 
will not be eligible for the best paper awards.

  *** Areas ***

Submissions are welcome in all areas of computer science, mathematics and biology listed below:

- computation theory
- logic in computation
- artificial intelligence
- social aspects of computation
- models of computation
- program analysis
- mathematics of evolution and emergence
- knowledge processing
- natural language processing
- cryptography
- machine learning
- cognitive science
- mathematical biology

  *** Schedule and conference proceedings ***

The submission deadline is April 16. All submissions will be evaluated by the programme committee. 
Authors will be notified by acceptance or rejection on or before May 1st.  At least one author of 
every accepted paper must register for the conference, attend it and present the paper at the 
poster session. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and available 
at the conference. The instructions on preparing final versions for the proceedings will appear on 
the Turing-100 Web site.

  *** Submissions and Best paper awards ***

A subset of accepted regular papers will be selected by the programme committee for the second 
round of reviewing. The authors of the selected papers will be invited to submit revised versions 
of their papers by May 16. The programme committee will make decisions on best paper awards by 
June 14. All papers receiving the award will be published in a book dedicated to the conference 
and published after the conference. This book will also contain some papers by invited and panel 

In the case of doubts about the relevance of your paper to the conference and for all other queries 
please contact programme chair Andrei Voronkov at

for more details.


A subset of poster session submissions will be selected as candidates for best paper awards:

- The best paper award of GBP 5,000
- The best young researcher best paper award of GBP 3,000
- The second best paper award of GBP 2,500
- The second best young researcher best paper award of GBP 1,500
- Sixteen (16) awards of GBP 500 each

for more details.


The number of participants is limited. Register early to avoid disappointment! To register, access and click on "Registration".

  *** Registration fees ***

All fees are in Pound Sterling.

          early (on or before May 3)	 late (May 4 or later)
Student	                 280                      330
Regular                 380                      450

To qualify for a student registration you must be a full-time student on June 23, 2012.

The registration fees include

- Attendance of sessions
- Conference reception
- Conference dinner
- Coffee breaks and lunches
- Poster session proceedings

There will be a travel support programme for students and attendees from countries where getting 
funding for travel is hardly possible.

For more details about registration check


April 16:	Poster session submission deadline
May 1:          Poster session notification and selection of
candidates for awards
May 15:	           Final versions of poster session papers
May 16:         Submission of full versions of papers selected for
June 14:        Best paper award decisions
June 22-25:     Conference
July 15:        Final versions of papers selected for awards


Honorary Chairs:
   Rodney Brooks (MIT)
   Roger Penrose (Oxford)
Conference Chairs:
   Matthias Baaz (Vienna University of Technology)
   Andrei Voronkov (The University of Manchester) Turing Fellowships Chair:
   Barry Cooper (University of Leeds)
Theorem Proving Competition Chair:
   Geoff Sutcliffe (University of Miami) Programme Chair
   Andrei Voronkov (The University of Manchester)