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In the spirit of Alan Turing's interdisciplinary research, an international meeting will be held at the Royal Flemish Academy for the Sciences and Arts, exploring recent research into the many directions brought together in his work.

This meeting is the second Turing in Context event during the 2012 Turing centennial. The first was held at King's College, Cambridge, 18-19 February 2012. It was an outreach event for the general academic public with invited speakers only. Turing in Context II is a research meeting meant for experts in the fields touched by Turing's contributions to science.

With "Turing in context II" we aim at gaining a better and deeper understanding of Turing's work and legacy by bringing together historians, philosophers, logicians and computer scientists who work on topics that are relevant to one of the many fields Turing has contributed to. The focus of this meeting is thus not Turing's work per se, but rather the work of others before, during and after Turing's life up to today which is directly relevant to understanding Turing's work now and then.

It is impossible to study "Turing in context" without a wide scope of (related) topics. This meeting will focus on the following three research areas and their subtopics and intersections: Logic, Computability and Complexity; History and Theory of Symbolic and Physical machines; Human and Artificial Intelligence.  This workshop is trans-disciplinary in nature, crossing-over any standard demarcation of limits between disciplines, to construct a rich and broad context which enables an understanding of the full potential of Turing's work.

 

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