Accession Number : ADA311581

Title :   Visions of Nonlinear Science and Technology in the 21st Century.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. 1 Apr-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT CHICAGO CIRCLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SC IENCE

Personal Author(s) : Chen, Wai-Kai ; Huertas, Jose L.

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Report Date : 29 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A main objective was to peer into the dawn of the next century and attempt to identify in this workshop some of the most fundamental and significant problems from nonlinear science, mathematics, and high technology which are tractable, and economically feasible, and whose solutions are likely to have major impacts in industry, as well as economy, in the 21st century, and beyond. We believe that such major impacts in science could be no less than the discovery of the ubiquitous phenomenon of chaos, and that such major impacts in technology could be no less than those which resulted from the invention of the transistor nearly half a century ago. The visions will be aimed for the next half century for research areas which are likely to be revolutionary in nature, yet solvable within the next five decades. Blue sky ideas whose solutions are clearly unrealistic within this time span will not be addressed in this workshop.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *CHAOS, ROBOTICS, NEURAL NETS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SPAIN, WORKSHOPS, INVENTIONS, SYNERGISM, BIONICS.

Subject Categories : Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE