İstanbul Bilgi University
Turing Days '06: Randomness & Complexity
May 27, 2006
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This will be the fifth of the Turing Days organised by the Department of Computer Science at Istanbul Bilgi University. Turing Days in Istanbul brings speakers to discuss the theory of computation and some of its implementations.
Our activity is named in memory of Alan Mathison Turing, the British mathematician (and, more famously, cryptologist) who was one of the founders of computational theory.
The theme of the "Turing Days' 06" is Randomness & Complexity. The leading scientists in the field will give introductory seminars for general audience. Also, they will talk over more sophisticated topics regarding their specific research interests.
Complexity is one of the main aspects of Computer Science. Related topics like Algorithmic Information Theory, Kolmogorov Complexity, Chaitin-Kolmogorov Randomness are commonly based on this field. This international meeting on Randomness & Complexity is going to be a meeting of main researchers of these fields, yet sharing a common interest.
This year there will be crash course before and after the conference. Prof. Cristian Calude will give a crash course about: "Algorithmic Information Theory. A Personal Approach" on 24-25-26 May.
Prof. Ray Solomonoff, Founder of Algorithmic Information Theory, will give a crash course on this topic on 29-30-31 May. Details on these crash courses will be here soon.
Anybody interested in, or wanting to learn about Randomness & Complexity is welcomed!
If you want to be an active participant at the conference, we ask you to send a message to cgunduz AT cs bilgi edu tr including a very short summary of what you intend to talk about. If you want to, you can also send an ordinary 6-10 pages long paper, to be included in the Conference Proceeding, provided we get the material not later than March 15.
Prof. Ray Solomonoff (Oxbridge Research, Cambridge MA, USA)
Prof. Jurgen Schmidhuber (Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), Lugano, Switzerland)
Prof. Cristian Calude (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Prof. Veronica Becher (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Dr. Wolfgang Merkle (Universitat Heidelberg, Germany)
Dr. Marcus Hutter (IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland)
Dr. Alexey Chernov (IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland)
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