22-25 July 2021, Chennai, INDIA
“Prof. Norbert Wiener is the father of cybernetics, a formalization of feedback with myriad applications in engineering. We, in India, had the privilege of two visits by him in 1953 and 1956. I am happy we have a conference Chennai in July 2020 on the importance of his work.” – N. R. Narayana Murthy, Indian IT industrialist and the Co-Founder of Infosys
Prof. Wiener cared for the students apart from the discipline and I would often ask him about software in the developing countries like India. He always provided the advice and methodology. It was an honor for me to have known him and learn from him. I wish the Function on 16th July 2019 all success.” – (Late) F C Kohli , Indian industrialist, Father of the Indian Software Industry.
(Late) F C Kohli addressed in India event at IIT Bombay 2018. A tribute to Mr. F C Kohli published in Hindu Business Line on 27th November 2020.
The organizing committee of “IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century” have also uploaded the lecture artifact at official page of this conference :- [Link]
Also, I feel glad to recall that this was one of the world prestigious honor –“Norbert Wiener Award” (organized by IEEE System, Man and Cybernetics Society endowment administered by IEEE Foundation) – 1st prize in the 1st year was awarded to me in 1977 for globally appreciated and acknowledged innovatory paper entitled “Cybernetics and General Systems Theory – A Unitary Science ?”. The end of that award winning lecture by me was nothing but a new beginning of wide opportunity in Science and Technology and it opened thousands of doors in future Technological and Industrial growth. The lecture material was requested/communicated/released (or proposed) at various Indian and International institutions and organizations like :-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT
Jadavpur University ……. and many more on the way. – (Late) Dwijesh Dutta Majumdar, Honorary Director-Secretary of the Institute of Cybernetics Systems and Information Technology, Kolkata.
SPEAKERS – 2021
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras.Dr Katina Michael –
Director, Centre for Engineering, Policy and Society, Arizona State University, USA & Senior Editor – IEEE Consumer Electronic Magazine.Dr Russell Andrews –
Medical Advisor, Nanotechnology and Smart Systems, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center.Dr. Simone Garatti –
Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.Dr. Witold Pedrycz –
Canada Research Chair, IEEE Fellow University of Alberta, Canada.
Norbert Wiener : India Special Session
– Chief Guest,
Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc).
Dr. Madhan Karky, Lyricist, Screenwriter, Researcher, Chennai, India.
Zach Pearl, MFA, Media Arts Curator & PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo, Toronto, Canada.
Special Session: Geopolitics & Internet Governance
Associate Professor and Enterprise, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia.Dr Heather Love –
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada.Dr Laurie Lau –
Chairman, APATAS, Hong Kong.Dr Luis Homem –
Center for Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL), Portugal. Dr Michael Rigby –
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Acting Deputy Director at the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Sarbani Banerjee Belur –
Senior Project Research Scientist, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.
• Dr Amar Bose, 1929 – 2013, CEO Bose, former student and colleague of Dr Wiener
• Bruce Schneier, security expert
• Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman, authors, Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener, the Father of Cybernetics
• Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Adjunct Professor of Law.
• Dr Mary Catherine Bateson, writer and cultural anthropologist
• Dr Rafael Capurro, chair, International Centre for Information Ethics
• Dr Richard Stallman, President, Free Software Foundation
• Dr Robert Vallée, chair World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics
• Vernor Vinge, mathematician and multi-award winning science fiction writer
• Dr Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Prof Mareels: 2014 Conference Highlights
Norbert Wiener & Thinking Machines
SSIT president Dr. Greg Adamson discusses the connections between Norbert Wiener and this year’s conference theme.
Several exciting pre-conference events will be held in India. Find out more here.