The Frontiers of Informatics
Faculty of Informatics
The seminar will be held in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, with convenient access to Prague and Vienna.
Seminar Location
Dinner Location

List of speakers
Social program


Some nearby hotels:
**** Grandhotel
**** Slavia
*** Continental
*** Slovan
*** Pegas
** Avion

Recent books by Jozef Gruska:

Quantum Computing

Foundations of Computing


Nativity sets
Easter eggs
A Seminar in honour of the 70th birthday of
Professor Jozef Gruska
Prof. Jozef Gruska, DATAKON 2003, Quantum Processing, Tutorial
December 11, 2003
Faculty of Informatics
Masaryk University of Brno
Czech Republic
A look into the past, present and future of informatics and the information revolution - a tribute to Prof. Jozef Gruska and other pioneers of informatics and a search for frontiers of informatics to reach and to overcome.

Former students, colleagues, co-pioneers and friends of Jozef Gruska meet to overview and summarize what has so far been achieved and what the current challenges in theoretical informatics are.

The seminar is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk university,
under the auspices of the Rector of Masaryk University, Prof. Jiri Zlatuska.
All talks will be in the Congress Center MU,
(Lecture room, Faculty of Medicine,
Komenského nám. 2, Brno

Schedule of the Scientific Program :

  9.00 -  9.30    Opening - J. Zlatuska 13.30 - 14.00 G. Ausiello
  9.30 - 10.00 D. Bjorner 14.00 - 14.30 J. Dassow
10.00 - 10.30 A. Salwicki 14.30 - 15.00 J. Nesetril
10.30 - 10.50 Coffee break 15.00 - 15.20 Coffee break
10.50 - 11.20 R. Bajcsy 15.20 - 15.50 I. M. Havel
11.20 - 11.50 K. Morita 15.50 - 16.20 L. Kovac
11.50 - 12.20 R. Vollmar 16.20 - 16.50 J. Wiedermann
12.20 - 13.30 Lunch 16.50 - 17.00 Closing Ceremony
Detailed Scientific and Social Program

List of Talks :

Giorgio Ausiello, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", IT
Salesmen and repairmen in an on line world:
Why the plumber can take so long to serve your request
Ruzena Bajcsy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US
Information technology in Service to societal problems
Dines Bjorner, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, DK
Informatics - the Confluence of Mathematics, Computer & Computing Science, and Applications
Jürgen Dassow, Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, DE
Descriptional Complexity of Lindenmayer Systems
Ivan M. Havel, Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University, Prague, CZ
Is informatics relevant to the study of the mind?
Ladislav Kováč, Comenius University, Bratislava, SK
Information in biology: A time for rethinking the fundamentals
Kenichi Morita, Hiroshima University, JP
Universal reversible logic elements and cellular automata
Jaroslav Nešetřil, Charles University, Prague, CZ
Paradoxical coloring problems with small obstructions
Andrzej Salwicki, Bialystok University of Technology, PL
Formal methods in software engineering
Roland Vollmar, University of Karlsruhe, DE
Informatics as craft, science and technology
Jiří Wiedermann, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, CZ
A Formal Model of Fuzzy Computations
Jiří Zlatuška, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
Informatics between material and conceptual

Social Program:

Faculty of Informatics MU, Botanicka 68a, Brno

  17.30 - 17.45    Opening of the exhibition "The Life and work of Jozef Gruska"
  17.45 - 24.00 Dinner and special program
  • Book Launch of the Japanesse translation of "Quantum Computing"
  • Dinner Talks
  • Music Program

Mail to Organizing Committee, 11/03/2003