A public, interdisciplinary conference at University College Cork 28-30 August.
The George Boole Bicentenary Celebration will be held in University College Cork over the weekend of August 28th 2015. The conference will provide a forum for a comprehensive and accessible celebration of Boole and his legacy. The conference is free and is open to the Irish academic community, the public, industry, and any other interested individuals or groups. The objectives of the event are: to celebrate the life and research of George Boole; to bring together distinguished academics and personalities to mark this occasion; and to provide a deeper insight into the legacy of George Boole.
In addition to the programme of talks, the celebration will feature a set of Thematic Sessions on the UCC Library Boole Collection, the genealogy of George Boole, and the renovation of Grenville Place. There will also be a set of parallel events and activities including: the Boole Library Exhibition; the Boolean Expressions Exhibition at Lewis Glucksman Gallery; Boole Campus Tours from the UCC Visitors’ Centre; and screenings of the new Boole documentary film.
We invite all those who are interested to register now.
Dr. Oren Etzioni, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, USA
Dr. Kenneth M. Ford, IHMC, Florida, USA
Professor Geoffrey E. Hinton, Google and University of Toronto, Canada
Professor John Hooker, Tepper Business School, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Professor Robert Kowalski, Imperial College, London, UK
Professor Francesca Rossi, University of Padova, Italy
Professor Dana S. Scott, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Professor Michael Wooldridge, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Mark Keane, University College Dublin
Bill Liao, CoderDojo, Cork, Ireland
Professor Eugene Freuder, Computer Science, UCC
Professor Desmond MacHale, Mathematics, UCC
Professor Barry O’Sullivan, Computer Science, UCC
Professor Michel Schellekens, Computer Science, UCC
Olivia Frawley, Project Manager, George Boole Family History Project, UCC
Colette McKenna – Director of Library Services, UCC
Crónán Ó Doibhlin, Boole Library, UCC
Boole Library Boole Collection - Cronan O Doibhlin
Genealogy of George Boole - Olivia Frawley and Kevin Boole
Grenville Place - representatives of Cork City Council and UCC; Mark Polland, University College Cork [to be invited]; Neill Purkiss, Cork City Council, Ireland [to be invited]; Professor Barry O’Sullivan;
Boole Library Exhibition
Boolean Expressions Exhibition, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, UCC
Boole Campus Tours, UCC Visitors’ Centre, UCC
Boole documentary screenings
Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, University College Cork.
Department of Computer Science, University College Cork.
Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Cork.
Many thanks to our generous donors and enabling partners.