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The IEEE AICT2020 – 2nd Scientific Pilgrimage to the birthplace of al-Khwarizmi

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on February 21, 2020

Algorithms shape our lives. They decide how much to pay for goods or services, what to watch next, which information/news to see online, who will be our next friend, what route to take to reach a destination, etc. But have you ever thought what was the origin of the word Algorithm? AICT2020 is devoted to the scientific heritage of the man who formalized algorithms – Abdullah Muhammad bin Musa al-Khwarizmi. In 1979, Profs. Andrey P. Ershov and Donald E. Knuth with colleagues organized a Scientific Pilgrimage to the birthplace of al-Khwarizmi, the famous mathematician from Khiva (Khwarezm region), to celebrate the 1,200 years of his birth. He gave his name to the words “Algorithm” and “Algebra” which have become pillars of modern Computer Science and now Data Science.

After 40 years, we plan to organize in the framework of the AICT2020 the 2nd Scientific Pilgrimage to the birthplace of al-Khwarizmi to celebrate the 1,200 years of al-Khwarizmii becoming the head of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad (scientific research and teaching center). Every computer scientist to whom the word “Algorithm” makes great sense is welcome to join us during this Scientific Pilgrimage that will be complemented with a Summer School and Workshop for local university students and conference participants in Khiva/Urgench on 05-06 October, 2020.

Building on the success of previous conferences, AICT2020 is expected to be one of the most significant international academic conferences on ICT applications, which brings together researchers, academics, practitioners around the world to exchange, reveal and promote the latest advances on application of ICT. You are welcome to join us.

Abzetdin Adamov, AICT2020 Genera Chair

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