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



(Islas Canarias, 1950), Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UNED, Madrid and Founding Member of the Cybersociety Observatory. Doctor in Philosophy by the University of La Laguna where he was Professor of Logic from 1974 to 1984. He was Vice-chancellor for research and vice-chancellor for International Relations of UNED. He has ben associated researcher at the Darwin Collega, Cambridge, UK (1992-1993), researcher with chair of excellence CANACYT -México- in 1994. He has partaken in a number of national and international projects, particularly in the field of bounded axiological rationality, argumentation theory, the emergence of norms in scientific activity, knowledge transference, social and cultural transformations associated to ICTs.
Lecture: Geography of a Hybrid World (Friday).
Round Tables: Hegemony of the Intangible (Friday); Financial networks, economic networks, social networks (Saturday).


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.
Lecture The battle against inequality (Friday), Inequalities among countries: factors and debates (Saturday)
Round TableTerritory, Poverty and Inequality (Saturday). 


(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, at the Hochschule München, Germany and at the Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena, Ecuador. He has served as researcher and lecturer at the University Alfonso X el Sabio, Vienna University of Technology, and Technical University of Madrid (1997-2002). He has been invited Professor by several universities in Germany, Austria and Sweden. He is Vice-president for Communications of the International Society of Information Studies (ISIS), board of directors of the Science of Information Institute (SoII), member of the Unified Theory of Information Research Group (UTI), the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), the editorial teams of the Journal TripleC, IRIE and Systema. His research focus on the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary understanding of information, models of technological development, system science and design science.
LectureGlobalised Social Networks: between hopeful possibilities and painful realities (Friday)


(Doctor in Education Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid; M.S. in Philosophy, B.A. Social Work, B.S. Social Education, B.S. Specialist in educational organization) he is Professor at the Faculty of Education, where he carries out teaching and research in the fields of intercultural education, ICTs in education, as well as gender and diversity education. He has participated in more than 15 R&D projects. He has published 11 books (among them "Neoliberal globalization and its repercussions on education", 2007), 79 chapter books, 124 scientific articles, more than 132 contributions to national and international conferences, and numerous popular contributions in media<Biography in Wikipedia>
LectureDegrowth: from the imperative of growing to good-living (Sunday)
Round TableEnergy and Sustainability (Sunday)


(Born 1944, telecommunication engineering from the Vienna University of Technology; MS in economy and PhD in econometrics from the Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna) is currently Chair of the association Transform!at (he co-founded in 2006) and Scientific Curator of the Technisches Museum Wien (since 2010). He was Head of the Institute of Design and Assessment of New Technologies (1990-2006) at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria. For seven years, he was temporary agent for the European Union by the European Commission and the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia. Before 1990, he worked for the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; as research scholar at MIT (USA) and at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Austria). He has successfully managed many national and international projects and has worked as member and consultant at many academic, industrial, labour and social institutions. He has authored and edited numerous scientific publications. <personal page>
Lecture: Freedom of Information is not enough (Friday).
Round Tables: Hegemony of the Intangible (Friday), Financial Networks, Economic Networks, Social Networks (Saturday).


(Toledo, 1969; B.Sc. in Business Administration; M.Sc. in Occupational Risk Prevention, specialized in: ergonomics, industrial hygiene and industrial safety) is Associate Professor at the University of León (Department of Accounting and Finance). As State Officer she has been technical leader in the financing, creation and corporate image of ICDE (Institute of Knowledge, Digitization and Audiovisual Entrepreneurs). She partake in the research group of Financial Economics at ULE. Her research interests include: Analysis and management of interest rate risk; Behavioral Finance; Rating companies; Risk management; Business creation and evaluation; Environmental management of the company; Financial economics.
Lecture:  Architecture of a planetary unbalance (Saturday).
Round TableFinancial Networks, Economic Networks, Social Networks (Saturday).


(born 1953 in Vienna; Dr.phil. in political science and psychology) is Professor for Internet & Society at the ICT&S Center, Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg since 2004 and Associate Professor for technology assessment at the Institute for Design and Technology Assessment, Vienna University of Technology Since 2001. Specialised in Science-Technology-Society, current focus on Information Society Theory and Foundations of Information Science. He directs the Research Group in Unified Theory of Information (UTI) and is member to, and serving on the board of, numerous scientific societies, member of 3 editorial boards and editor of the open-access online journal TripleC and a book series. Published 130 contributions in the field, including 18 monographs or edited volumes. <personal page>
Round Table: Territory, Poverty and Inequality (Saturday).


is commercial Engineer, MSc in Social Education and Development, PhD in regional economic Development, and works as consultant and professor in the Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial and the Universidad Estatal de Santa Elena in Ecuador. His research focus -among other areas- on the transition from the economy of autonomous agents to a popular and solidary economy based on current experiences of socio-economical change in Ecuador transcending the neo-liberal model intensively developed therein in previous decades. The analysis of this evolution in terms of the dynamic of social networks converges with the critical study of the information society.
LectureTerritorial Inequality in the building of a solidary alternative (Saturday).
Round TablesTerritory, Poverty and Inequality (Saturday), Energy and Sustainability (Sunday).

Jean Pierre LOHRER

Well-known social activist of the Spanish platform against evictions "Stop Desahucios". He has been member of diferents social associations and trade unions from France and Spain. In his youth he was member of the French Navy, then became ground flight supervisor, developing a long and active career as trade unionist since May 1968 at the french trade union CFTD (Confédération française démocratique du travail). Actually he is member of the Spanish trade union CCOO (Comisiones Obreras) and is working on a collective book about 'May 68' and its related social networks.
Ponencia: May 1968: The social network in hands of the peoples.
Mesa redonda: Territory, Poverty and Inequality (Saturday).


(Naval  Engineer and Computing Engineer; MSc. Industry Management; PhD. in Computing Engineering) Professor emeritus of information systems at the Universitat Politècnica de València. He is expert in information technology and Information Organisation and Management, fields in which it is worth highlighting his research in risk and security of systems  and projects of high complexity or general uncertainty. He has been scholar in several universities; international officer between 1982 and 1988, directing the UN's Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics (IBI) and Board of News Agency IBIPRESS; direction of IBI's International Institute for Industrial Informatics.

PonenciaA productive fabric for all (Saturday).
Round TableFinancial Networks, Economic Networks, Social Networks (Saturday).


B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of León, where he has been member of the University council. He is social activist, board of BITrum research group and investigator in the research groups on education, citizenship and interculturality at the University of León. He has contributed organisationally and thematically to the deployment of PRIMER initiative. His research interest focus on information and system theory, particularly concerning political-economical matters.
Lecture:  Ecologic Footprint and Biospherical Limits (Sunday).
Round Table:  Energy and Sustainability (Sunday).


(Doctor in Geography and History) is Full Professor of Human Geography at Universidad de Valladolid. Expert in economic geography and coordinator of the Master Degree of International Cooperation for Development of the Universities of Valladolid, Salamanca and León.

Lecture:  Inequalities among countries: factors and debates (Saturday).
Round Table:  Territory, Poverty and Inequality (Saturday).


(Doctor in Philosophy by the Universidad de Salamanca) He studied in theRuhruniversität Bochum (Germany) and was visiting scholar in Leuven (Belgium) and Princeton (New Jersey, USA). He is professor of Logic at the University of León, Spain since 2002 and collaborates with the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language and Information at the University of the Basque Country. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the Science of Information Institute (SoII), of the Research Group on Philosophical Logic at the Universidad de Salamanca, of the Humanities Quality Research Group at the Universidad de León, of the Unified Theory of Information Research Group (UTI), of the editorial board of the journalTripleC. His research on mathematical logic and philosophy has been published in different papers and journals.
Round Table: Hegemony of the Intangible (Friday).

Departments / Involved Centers

  • Faculty of General and Interdisciplinary Studies - Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Department of Geography and Geology - ULE
  • Department of Didactics and Education Theory - ULE
  • Department of Locig, History and Philosphy of Science - UNED
  • Institute for Design and Technology Assessment - Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, Austria