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June 23, 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing. Alan Turing is arguably the most famous computer scientist of all time.

The Turing Centenary Conference will be held in Manchester on June 22-25, 2012, hosted by The University in Manchester, where Turing worked in 1948-1954. The main theme of the conference is Alan Turing’s Centenary. It has the following aims:

  • to celebrate the life and research of Alan Turing;
  • to bring together the most distinguished scientists, to understand and analyse the history and development of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Rodney Brooks (MIT)

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. (University of North Carolina, Turing Award winner)

Vint Cerf (Google, Turing Award winner)

Edmund M. Clarke (Carnegie Mellon University, Turing Award winner)

Jack Copeland (University of Canterbury)

George Ellis (University of Cape Town, Templeton Award winner)

David Ferrucci (IBM)

Sir Tony Hoare (Microsoft, Turing Award winner)

Garry Kasparov (Kasparov Chess Foundation)

Samuel Klein (Wikipedia)

Don Knuth (Stanford University, Turing Award winner)

Yuri Matiyasevich (Institute of Mathematics, St. Petersburgh)

Hans Meinhardt (Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology)

Sir Roger Penrose (Oxford, Wolf Prize)

Michael O. Rabin (Harvard University, Turing Award winner)

Adi Shamir (Weizmann Institute of Science, Turing Award winner)

Leslie Valiant (Harvard University, Turing Award winner)

Manuela M. Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University)

Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Tsinghua University, Turing Award winner)