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The Academic profile of scholars lecturing in the workshop directed by José María Díaz Nafría (Munich University of Applied Sciences and Universidad de León) and Paz Benito (Universidad de León) is offered herewith.



Doctor in Geography and History. Expert in the analysis of industrial and urban areas. Professor at the Department of Geography of the Universidad de León. She has been EEC expert-consultant in industrial ruins (1991-1994), director of urban planning in Asturias (1994-1997), expert and advisor in territorial policy and regional planning in Asturias (1993-1995). She has been visiting professor at the universities of Turin and South California (2000, 2009 and 2011). She also spent periods in other European universities. President of the research group INVESTER of the University of León. Board Member of the Spanish section of the The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage; Expert board for industrial heritage of Castilla y León; Board of the Spanish Association of Geographers, and Fellow of the Real Geographic Society.


(Doctor in Telecommunication Engineering by the Technical University of Madrid and graduated in Philosophy by the National University for Distance Education, UNED) he is currently Scholar at the Univerity of León, Spain, and at theHochschule München, Germany. Between 1997 and 2009, he was associate professor at the University Alfonso X el Sabio. He worked as researcher at 

the Technical University of Vienna (in 1996), and at 


the Technical University of Madrid (1997-2002). He has been invited Professor by several universities in Germany and Austria. He is Vice-president for Communications of theInternational Society of Information Studies (ISIS), part of the board of directors of the Science of Information Institute (SoII), member of the Unified Theory of Information Research Group (UTI), of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), of the editorial teams of the Journal TripleC and IRIE. His research interests lie in the observation problem (both in the electromagnetic field and in general), and in models of technological development (telecommunication; culture, society and man).


(Ph.D. in Theoretical Physicas at University of Zagreb, 1988; Ph.D. in Computer Science at Mälardalen University Sweden, 2006) is Associate Professor of Computing at Mälardalen University, Sweden. After finishing her PhD in Physics, she worked as a researcher at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb. She moved to Sweden working at ABB Atom as criticality safety analyst. In the third phase, she joined Mälardalen University, making her second PhD in Computer Science, entitled Investigations into Information Semantics and Ethics of Computing. Her research includes info-computational modeling and philosophy of computing and information. She is teaching courses in Theory of Science, Computing and Philosophy, Ethics, and Formal Languages and Automata. She organized ECAP 2005 conference and published around hundred articles including one authored ("Information and Computation Nets") and two edited books: "Computation, Information, Cognition" (with S. Stuart) and "Information and Computation" (with M. Burgin).<personal page>


Dr. Zimmermann receives his PhD in Mathematics in 1977 from Frei Universität Berlin; PhD in Philosophy in 1988 from TU Berlin. Since 1995, he is Professor of Philosophy at the Faculty of General and Interdisciplinary studies (FK 13) at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. His interdisciplinary profile can be clearly observed in the varied positions he has held in his academic career: In 1998, Habilitation in Natural Philosophy (University of Kassel) – since then member (Privatdozent) of the department there; 1999/2000 Visiting Scholar at the History and Philosophy of Science Department and Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, both at Cambridge (UK) – since then Life Member of Clare Hall; 2001 Research Visitor to the University of Bologna, Cooperative Research Project there under the title "Reconstruction of the Historical City Centre"; 2003 Senior Visiting Fellow to the Institute of Advanced Studies, Villa Gandolfi Pallavicini, University of Bologna; 2006 International Visiting Professor at the Information and Communication Technologies and Society program, University of Salzburg; 2010/2011 Visiting Professor, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin. 

Involved Departments

  • Faculty of General and Interdisciplinary Studies of the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Department of Geography of the University of León, Spain
  • School of Innovation, Design and Engineering de la Mälardalen University, Sweden