In this newsletter: EXTENDED paper submission deadline details, and information about pre-conference events in India.
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Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century:
Thinking Machines in the Physical World

February 2016: Extended Submission Deadline and India Events!

Due to popular demand, we have extended the submission deadline to February 28th. Here is the Updated Conference Count-Down:

3 weeks: EXTENDED paper or abstract submission deadline (28 February)
8 weeks: Confirmation of acceptance (28 March)
3 months: Complete papers due (30 April)
5 months: Conference Kick-Off (13 July)

The updated conference CFP (with submission instructions) is available here.

India Events
We are delighted to announce the opportunity for scholars and researchers working in India to participate in two pre-conference events on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century and “Thinking Machines in the Physical World”:
  1. 22-23 April 2016: A Two-Day Symposium on the interdisciplinary implications of Norbert Wiener’s work, which will explore various applications for the human use of theories of automation (event presented in association with the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, BangaloreNASSCOM, and the IEEE India Council)
  2. 9-13 May 2016: A Lecture Series on Norbert Wiener’s work and its applications in Industry, Biology, Art, Medicine, Computer Science, and Automation (event presented in association with the Central University of Rajasthan, NASSCOM, and the IEEE India Council)

Visit the "India Events" page of the 21CW website for updates and details about speakers, schedules, and venues!

The following photos show some highlights from Wiener's 1955 trip to the Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata.

As always, we invite you to check out the CFP, visit the conference website, and add your name to our linkedin group. In addition, join our mailing list to receive monthly conference newsletters that feature:
  • Interviews with confirmed keynotes Prof. M. Vidyasagar (University of Texas at Dallas)  Dr. James Hughes (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies), and the IBM Watson team
  • Details about the conference location, venue, special events, and excursions
  • Important reminders as we continue along the Conference Count-Down
  • Recent media stories and scholarly articles related to Norbert Wiener and “Thinking Machines”
We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in July 2016!

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