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In this newsletter: deadline for Abstract Submissions (16 April); announcement of Doctoral Workshop (12 July); upcoming India Events; honoring Dr. Arthur Winston.
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March 2016 Conference Newsletter
Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century:
Thinking Machines in the Physical World


It's not too late for YOU to participate in the 21CW conference: Submit your abstract today!
 
If you missed the February 28th deadline for submitting full papers for peer review, conference presentation, and publication on IEEE Xplore, never fear! You have until April 28th to submit an abstract for either a paper (to present at a conference panel) or a poster (which will be displayed at the conference). Details and instructions are available on the 21CW website, and all scholars, practitioners and students are encouraged to participate.

Wondering why YOU should attend the 21CW conference? Well, in addition to a range of stellar papers that are in the works (from presenters who hail from around the globe), the conference keynote lineup includes a roster of leading scholars and professionals. They will address the conference theme of "Thinking Machines in the Physical World" from a range of disciplinary perspectives including:
  • Engineering and Computer Science (Prof. Brian Anderson, Australian National University)
  • Ethics and Emerging Technologies (Dr. James Hughes, Trinity College)
  • Control Theory and Systems Biology (Prof Mathukumalli Vidyasagar, University of Texas, Dallas)
  • Sociology and Technology (Dr. Judy Wajcman, London School of Economics)
  • Cognitive Computing (IBM Watson)
Don't miss your chance to hear these speakers and meet them at conference events! You can find out more about their work on the Keynote Speakers page of the 21CW website.

Attention Students: Doctoral Workshop Announcement

Postgraduate students are invited to participate in a Doctoral Workshop on the afternoon of July 12 (the day before the official conference kick-off). This event will give students the opportunity to network with senior conference presenters and participants in a supportive environment. Admission is FREE to all students registered for the main 21CW conference. Details about how you can sign up to present your work or simply attend are available on the Doctoral Workshop page of the 21CW website.

One Month until India Symposium

On April 22nd and 23rd, the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore, NASSCOM, and IEEE India Council present a Two-Day Symposium on the interdisciplinary implications of Norbert Wiener’s work. The event will explore various applications for the human use of theories of automation.

Then, from May 9th-13th, the Central University of Rajasthan, NASSCOM, and IEEE India Council have organized a Lecture Series on Norbert Wiener’s work and its applications in Industry, Biology, Art, Medicine, Computer Science, and Automation 

Details about speakers and registration for these events will be available soon on the India Events page of the 21CW website.

Find Out More!
 
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 as we continue along the Conference Count-Down.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne in four months!
March Conference Count-Down: 
1 month: Abstract Submission Deadline (16 April 2016), India Symposium (22 & 23 April)
1.5 months: Complete Papers Due (30 April 2016; acceptance notifications coming soon!)
2 months: India Lecture Series (9-13 May 2016)

4 months: Doctoral Workshop (12 July 2016), Official Conference Kick-Off: (13 July 2016)
This month's "Wiener in the Press" honors the accomplishments of Dr. Arthur Winston, recent recipient of the Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award. This designation marks the highest honor the IEEE-USA can bestow upon an individual, and we join the IEEE community in congratulating Dr. Winston. We thank him for his many contributions to the engineering field - including his work as Boston Section Conference Chair at the inaugural 21CW conference in 2014!
 
Read more about the award and Dr. Winston's far-reaching contributions to the engineering field in this recent article by Helen Horwitz (10 March 2016).
In addition to details about Dr. Winston's work and the Walleigh award, find out about this year's other IEEE-USA awardees at the IEEE in this recent news release (10 December 2015).
Read the transcript of Dr. Winston's interview with Michael Geselowitz at the IEEE History Center (26 August 2009; courtesy of the Engineering and Technology History Wiki). 

This is one of a series of Conference newsletters. 
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