[TYPES/announce] The Turing Centenary Conference, Manchester, June 22-25: 2nd Call for Papers

Vicki Chamberlin vicki.chamberlin at cs.man.ac.uk
Tue Apr 10 09:52:31 EDT 2012


Manchester, UK, June 22-25, 2012


Second announcement, call for submissions and call for participation.


(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)

- 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 speakers.

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 andrei at voronkov.com <mailto:andrei at voronkov.com>.

See http://www.turing100.manchester.ac.uk/index.php/submission

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

See http://www.turing100.manchester.ac.uk/index.php/submission/bestpaper

for more details.


The number of participants is limited. Register early to avoid

disappointment! To register, access

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=turing100 and click on


*** Registration fees ***

All fees are in Pound Sterling.

early (on or before May 3)late (May 4 or later)



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


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 awards

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)

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