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CybCon '96

ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Held at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, on 21 September 1996.

10.0-12.30 SYMPOSIUM: CYBERNETICS AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Chairman: Mr Anthony Booth CEng.

10.00 "The Heuristic Way to Knowledge." Dr D J Stewart, Formerly Senior Lecturer in Cybernetics, Brunel University.           Abstract

11.00 "Does Cybernetics help to discover Biological Paradigm ?"
Dr Brian Warburton,
Chairman of The Cybernetics Society, and Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, The School of Pharmacy, University of London.

11.30 "Scientific Understanding." Dr James Wilk, James Wilk Associates.

12.15 GENERAL DISCUSSION. Chairman: Mr Harry Moore.

14.00-18.30 SYMPOSIUM: RECENT ADVANCES IN CYBERNETICS
Chairman: Mr Harry Moore.

14.00 "Aspects of Second Order Cybernetics." Netherlands Guest Speaker: Professor Gerard de Zeeuw, Past President of the Dutch Systems Group, Past President of the Internationaf Federation of Systems Research Society, University of Amsterdam, Visiting Professor at London School of Economics and Lincoln University Campus.

15.00 "Mathematical Machines and Cybernetics." Dr. Keith Bowden, Department of Computer Science, University of East London.

15.30 "The Evolution of Robot Consciousness." Martin Smith, Head of Robotics, University of East London.

16.30 "The Psychological Approach to Cybernetics." Mrs Iris Russell, Department of Electronics, Kings College, University of London.

17.00 "Human Consciousness as an Emergent Property." Peter Hardwick, Department of Electronics, Kings College, University of London.

17.30 GENERAL DISCUSSION. Chairman: Dr D J Stewart.

18.30 CONCLUDING REMARKS: Mr Anthony Booth.


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