Alan Turing Centenary Conference

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Alan Turing Centenary Conference
Alan Turing.jpg
A statue of Alan Turing at Bletchley Park by Stephen Kettle commissioned by Sidney Frank
Date(s) 22 June 2012 to 25 June 2012
Location(s) Manchester Town Hall, Manchester
People Andrei Voronkov (organiser)[1]
Sponsor
Website
www.turing100.manchester.ac.uk

The Alan Turing Centenary Conference[1][2] was an academic conference celebrating the life and research of Alan Turing by bringing together distinguished scientists to understand and analyse the history and development of Computer Science and Artificial intelligence.

The conference was organised by Andrei Voronkov[1] and hosted by the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester where Turing worked from 1948 until 1954. It ran from June 22 to June 25, 2012 as part of Alan Turing Year[3][4] in Manchester Town Hall.[5]

Keynote Speakers[edit]

Several of the keynote speakers for the conference were distinguished Turing Award winners including:

Panelists[edit]

There were a wide range of panels[8] during the conference chaired by:

Sponsors[edit]

The conference was sponsored by the Kurt Gödel Society, the John Templeton Foundation, the Artificial Intelligence (journal), Google, the Office of Naval Research, Microsoft and IOS Press.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Andrei Voronkov, ed. (2012). The Turing Centenary Conference, Turing 100, Manchester, UK, Proceedings of the Poster Session. Alan Turing Centenary. Manchester. p. 435. ISBN 9781782310006. OCLC 934691940. 
  2. ^ "The Alan Turing Centenary Conference Manchester UK". Turing100.manchester.ac.uk. 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  3. ^ Chouard, Tanguy (2012). "Turing at 100: Legacy of a universal mind". Nature. 482 (7386): 455. doi:10.1038/482455a. PMID 22358808. 
  4. ^ Brenner, Sydney (2012). "Turing centenary: Life's code script". Nature. 482 (7386): 461. doi:10.1038/482461a. PMID 22358811. 
  5. ^ Anon (2012-05-12). "Alan Turing Centenary Conference to host world's computer boffins". Manchester Evening News. Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. 
  6. ^ "David Ferrucci". Turing100.manchester.ac.uk. 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  7. ^ Müller, Patrick; Nüsslein-Volhard, Christiane (2016). "Obituary: Hans Meinhardt (1938-2016)". Development. 143 (8): 1231–1233. doi:10.1242/dev.137414. 
  8. ^ Anon (2012). "The Alan Turing Centenary Conference Manchester UK". Turing100.manchester.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-05-05.