Academic Symposium

Academic Go Symposium, Sydney 2018

Time: Thursday 27th September at 4:00pm.

Place: Room 2280, Building H70, The Abercrombie Business School, Abercrombie St & Codrington St, Darlington NSW 2006

Call for Papers

The organizers of the first Academic Go Symposium cordially invite submissions on the role and use of Go in AI, education, business and science with the aim of further exploring the applications of the ancient oriental game of Go in the sciences and humanities.

Go offers the ultimate intellectual challenge due to the complex nature of the game which requires that we think not only sequentially but also intuitively.

Although ‘the Surrounding Game’, known as Go, is about 4,000 years old, it has only recently attracted considerable attention in the media thanks to its break-through in Artificial Intelligence via Alpha Go and the Google Deep Mind Challenge, when for the first time an AI defeated a professional human player of the first rank in a tournament in Seoul, South Korea.

So what are the other applications of Go? Can the game progress beyond this development and retain its tradition within our modern world? What can it teach us? What can we understand about it, both as a game and as a social phenomenon?

We welcome abstracts of 200 words for the first Australian Academic Go Symposium, to be held on September 27th 2018 at Sydney University. Suggested topics include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Go and AI
  • Go for Education
  • Go in Business and Strategic Thinking
  • Go in Science, Technology and Society

Presentations will be 15 minutes, followed by a panel discussion. Papers for these presentations will be published in an appropriate academic journal, to be identified, and on the symposium web site. We welcome submissions for in-person, poster and online presentations via teleconferencing.

If you would like to participate or connect to other Go scholars, please email your abstract to Dr Silvia Lozeva by 30 July 2018. Full papers to be submitted by 30 August. All submissions must be in English.


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