Computing in the 21st Century 2008

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21com2008Computing in the 21st Century was jointly hosted by National Natural Science Foundation Commission, Microsoft Research Asia, and Peking University. Thousands of professors and students from colleges all around Beijing gathered in Peking University’s Centennial Hall for this grand event.

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Computing in the 21st Century, jointly hosted by National Natural Science Foundation Commission, Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) and Peking University will be held on November 4th, 2008. Thousands of professors and students from colleges all around Beijing will gather in Peking University’s Centennial Hall for this grand event. Masters in computer research throughout the country and from around the world will be given the opportunity to meet face to face with Chinese students and scholars, delivering keynote speeches and sharing their achievements in computer science research. On November 7th, the conference will then be held in Singapore, expanding the influence of world’s top research results to the Asia-Pacific region.

Under the theme of “New Horizon of Computing”, Computing in the 21st Century will review the history of computer development, and look ahead to the new world of future computing. The speakers include Turing Award (which is recognized as the “Nobel Prize of computing”) recipients Dr. Raj Reddy, Dr. Butler Lampson, Dr. Tony Hoare, Dr. Rick Rashid, Senior Vice President of Microsoft Corporation, Dr. Harry Shum, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation and Dr. Hsiao-Wuen Hon, Managing Director of Microsoft Research Asia. We hope the conference will inspire young students and scholars with new angles, arouse their interest in computer science, and further enhance the development of related research fields in China and Asia Pacific.

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