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The Computer Science Department at Indiana University Bloomington presents "The 2005 Midwest NKS Conference," a conference dedicated to the intrinsic beauty of (mathematical) problems with simple initial conditions and complex overall behavior. The conference theme this year will be "Systems based on numbers". Submissions of proposals for high-quality papers, posters, tutorials or plenary presentations are invited and topics for submission include but are not limited to: iterated maps, successive powers, recursive sequences, PDEs, rewriting systems, tag systems, cellular automata, Turing machines, and register machines. We particularly encourage submissions from NKS Summer School graduates (classes of 2003, 2004 and 2005). Submission of papers, posters and tutorials covering the full range of the NKS applications are also highly entertained and will be presented in concurrent sessions and/or specialized tracks.

The conference website is located at http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~dgerman/2005midwestNKSconference and includes a web forum and a mechanism for contacting the steering committee. A list of sponsors and a larger advisory committee is in the making. In keeping up with the true spirit of NKS we plan to collect feedback and suggestions from the conference participants on the tentative conference program and the keynote address(es) and to allow prospective participants to review the abstracts submitted (and vote for their inclusion into the conference program) on the website. Our hope is that by allowing this extensive, and considerably larger and more public peer-review process to occur ahead of the conference (and in preparation for it) the time spent at the conference will be considerably more profitable for participants. At the same time and from a wider perspective we hope that the conference will thus better serve the larger (international) NKS community. If you would like to participate on any of the committees below, please contact us indicating your academic affiliation and qualifying experience and we will create accounts in the conference software so you can participate in the review of the conference submissions.

Executive Committee
Adrian German (Indiana University Bloomington, Department of Computer Science)
Anthony Martin (Indiana University Bloomington, Department of Physics)
Catherine Boucher (Wolfram Research, Honorary Conference Chair)
Mary C. Morgan (Indiana University Conferences Office, Conference Coordinator)
Joshua E. Bonner (Indiana University, Department of Computer Science)

Advisory Committee
  Todd Rowland Wolfram Research and managing editor of Complex Systems
  Matthew Szudzik Carnegie-Mellon University and Wolfram Research
  Prof. J. A. Glazier Indiana University
  Prof. Christian Jacob University of Calgary
  Prof. Alfred Hubler University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Prof. Seth Chandler University of Houston Law Center
  Prof. Bram Boroson Bowling Green State University
  Paul-Jean Letourneau University of Calgary and NKSSS-05 Instructor
  Prof. Jonathan Mills Indiana University (Computer Science)
  Richard J. Gaylord University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Prof. Emeritus)
  Kovas Boguta Wolfram Science Group
  Ed Pegg Jr. Wolfram Science Group and MAA Online
  Prof. Dirk Van Gucht Indiana University (Computer Science)
  George E. Danner Industrial Science LLC (President)
  Prof. Gautam Dasgupta Columbia University (Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics)
  Prof. Bahman Kalantari Rutgers University Computer Science and polynomiography(.com)
  Prof. Alessandro Flammini Indiana University School of Informatics
  Brenton Bostick Wolfram Science Group
  Dag Sørebø Norsk Sikkerhetsinstitutt (Norway)

Confirmed Invited Speakers
  Stephen Wolfram Videoaddress on Saturday night (October 29) at 8pm in Frangipani.
  Prof. Ray Solomonoff Distinguished Invited Lecture on Probabilistic Induction and NKS
  Prof. Mike Dunn Welcome and Opening Reception Address
  Todd Rowland Conference Closing Address (Sunday, Coronation Room)
  Matthew Szudzik 1st Conference Keynote Address on Friday (CSCI Colloq. in LH102)
  Prof. Jonathan Mills

Computations on the Continuum (Saturday, Frangipani)

  Kovas Boguta Wolfram Science Group
  Jason Cawley Markov Machines
  Ed Pegg Jr. Wolfram Science Group and MAA Online
  Eric Rowland Rutgers University
  Brenton Bostick Wolfram Science Group
  Matthew Frank An NKS approach to the Black-Scholes equation