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Symposium on Principles of Self-Organization

The Symposium on Principles of Self-Organization was held at Allerton House on 8–9 June 1960. It was a key conference in the development of cybernetics and was in many ways a continuation of the Macy Conferences. it was organised by Heinz von Foerster through the Biological Computer Laboratory based at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[1] It was sponsored by the Information Systems Branch of the U.S. Office of Naval Research.[2]

Contents

ParticipantsEdit

There were 38 male participants:[1]

Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of IllinoisEdit

This was the host organisation.

Other participants from IllinoisEdit

Cambridge MassachusettsEdit

Other participantsEdit

Two women participated, Kathy Forbes providing secretarial services and Cornelia Schaeffer of Athenium Publishers providing assisitance in preparing the subsequent publication of the transactions of the symposium.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hutchinson, Jamie. ""Nerve center" of the cybernetic world Heinz von Foerster and the Biological Computer Laboratory". Biological Computer Laboratory. University of Illinois. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Frontispiece". International Tracts in Computer Science and Technology and their Application. 9 (Principles of Self-Organization). 1962. 
  3. ^ "Preface". International Tracts in Computer Science and Technology and their Application. 9 (Principles of Self-Organization). 1962.