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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Computability in Europe 2012: How the World Computes, 18-23 June 2012, 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.

CiE 2012 is planned to be an event worthy of the remarkable scientific career it commemorates, 
and will be the largest ever conference centred on the Computability Theoretic legacy of Turing 
and his contemporaries. Current registrations indicate a final participation approaching 400, with 
over 240 speakers.

ONLINE REGISTRATION is invited for this historic event.

For registration details, see:



Andrew Hodges (Oxford, Special Public Lecture), Ian Stewart (Warwick, Special Public Lecture), 
Dorit Aharonov (Jerusalem), Veronica Becher (Buenos Aires), Lenore Blum (Carnegie Mellon, The 2012 
APAL Lecture), Rodney Downey (Wellington), Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft, The EACSL Lecture), Juris 
Hartmanis (Cornell), Richard Jozsa (Cambridge, jointly organised lecture with King's College), 
Stuart Kauffman (Vermont/ Santa Fe), James Murray (Oxford/Princeton, Microsoft Research Lecture), 
Stuart Shieber (Harvard), Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins) and Leslie Valiant (Harvard, jointly 
organised lecture with King's College).


* Cryptography, Complexity, and Randomness
Chairs: Rod Downey and Jack Lutz
Speakers: Eric Allender, Laurent Bienvenu, Lance Fortnow, Valentine Kabanets, Omer Reingold, 
Alexander Shen

* The Turing Test and Thinking Machines
Chairs: Mark Bishop and Rineke Verbrugge
Speakers: Bruce Edmonds, John Preston, Susan Sterrett, Kevin Warwick, Jiri Wiedermann + Panel 
Discussion on Future Directions

* Computational Models After Turing: The Church-Turing Thesis and Beyond
Chairs: Martin Davis and Wilfried Sieg
Speakers: Giuseppe Longo, Peter Nemeti, Stewart Shapiro, Matthew Szudzik, Philip Welch, Michiel 
van Lambalgen

* Morphogenesis/Emergence as a Computability Theoretic Phenomenon
Chairs: Philip Maini and Peter Sloot
Speakers: Jaap Kaandorp, Shigeru Kondo, Nick Monk, John Reinitz, James Sharpe, Jonathan Sherratt

* Open Problems in the Philosophy of Information
Chairs: Pieter Adriaans and Benedikt Loewe
Speakers: Patrick Allo, Luis Antunes, Mark Finlayson, Amos Golan, Ruth Millikan + Panel Discussion 
on Future Directions

* The Universal Turing Machine, and History of the Computer
Chairs: Jack Copeland and John Tucker
Speakers: Jack Copeland, Steven Ericsson-Zenith, Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Mark Priestley, Bruno 
Scarpellini, Robert I. Soare, John Tucker

There will be the annual Women in Computability Workshop, supported by a grant from Elsevier, with 
contributions from Lenore Blum, Dorit Aharonov and Ann Copestake.


* 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)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Arnold Beckmann (Swansea), Luca Cardelli (Cambridge), S Barry Cooper (Leeds),
Ann Copestake (Cambridge), Anuj Dawar (Cambridge, Chair), Bjarki Holm (Cambridge), Martin Hyland 
(Cambridge), Benedikt L??we (Amsterdam), Arno Pauly (Cambridge), Andrew Pitts (Cambridge)

The conference is sponsored by the ASL, EACSL, EATCS, Elsevier, the IET, IFCoLog, King's College 
Cambridge, IOS Press, Springer, Science Magazine, The University of Cambridge and Microsoft 

For a small poster to download and display: