PRIMER Team


Coordination teams


International and interdisciplinary coordination:
Pedagogical coordination:
Technical coordination:
José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA
Enrique J. DÍEZ GUTIÉRREZ
Mauricio ORTIZ OSORIO


Thematic responsible


Design Science
Systems Science: 
Social and open innovation: 
Interdisciplinary study of information:
Rainer E. ZIMMERMANN
Wolfgang HOFKIRCHNER
J. Francisco ÁLVAREZ ÁLVAREZ
Gordana DODIG-CRNKOVIC


Enrique J. DÍEZ GUTIÉRREZ

Pedagogical Coordination

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(Ph.D 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>. <Biografía en Wikipedia>  

Rainer E. ZIMMERMANN

Design Science

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Hochschule München (Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany)


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
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Wolfgang HOFKIRCHNER

Systems Science

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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>

Gordana DODIG-CRNKOVIC

Interdisciplinary study of information

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(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>

Jose Francisco ÁLVAREZ ÁLVAREZ

Social and Open Innovation

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(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..

Modestos STAVRAKIS

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(Syros, Greece)


Lecturer at the Department of Products and Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean. He holds a PhD in Design from the same university, MSc in Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications and BA(hons), in C.Visualisation from the University of Teesside (UK). He worked as a researcher in the areas of interaction design, distance learning, multimedia design, 3D modeling, virtual reality installations design, collaborative systems design for supporting design processes and the development of assistive technologies (VR and web) related to the support of visually impaired. His research has led to the co-authoring of journals and conference publications and book chapters in the areas of Interaction Design, User Experience Design, HCI, computer aided collaborative design, web information systems, computer assistive technologies, virtual reality, digital media design, digital arts and distance/e-learning. In these areas he lectures to undergraduate and post-graduate students. <personal page>

Peter K. FLEISSNER

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(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>

Silvia MAZZINI

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Lecturer at the Faculty of General and Interdisciplinary Studies of the Hochschule München and at the Institute for Cultural Sciences of the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany. She studied Philosophy and Theatre Sciences in Milan. MA in Aesthetics and PhD in Phylosphy from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She is co-founder of IF, an experimental theatre project in Italy, and works as dramaturge and theater author for different theatre companies. On her fields of expertise, she has a number of relevant publications, for instance, book: "Für eine mannigfaltige mögliche Welt. Kunst und Politik bei Ernst Bloch und Gianni Vattimo" (For a plural, possible World. Art and Politics from Ernst Bloch and Gianni Vattimo, Frankfurt a.M., 2010). <personal page>

Daniel DOMÍNGUEZ FIGAREDO

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Professor and researcher at the Faculty of Education, UNED, Madrid. His research interests focus on the technological mediation and educational theories that support learning in cybersocial environments. In his latest contributions he has deepened the analysis of social learning in open networked spaces, the distributed knowledge management, open educational resources and virtual worlds heuristics, since the focus of lifelong learning. He has participated in numerous conferences and coordinated research projects at national and international level. He was Head of Digital Services at UNED (www.uned.es), 2007-2010. He is currently Chairman of the CyberSociety Observatory (www.cibersociedad.net). He has coordinated and managed a number of relevant projects in the fields of Education and ICTs, and cybersociety.

Robert JAHN 

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(Viena, 1962; Ph.D 
study irregular Zoology/Informatics, "University of Vienna" and "Vienna University of Technology“1980 Robert Jahn created an interdisciplinary study program, approved by the ministry of science, of information science combining courses of biology at Vienna University with those of information technology at Vienna University of Technology as a new field of studies in Austria and graduated as PhD. Influenced by the cybernetic approach the idea behind was to apply basic concepts and methods of information technology to biology and vice versa. He joined an interdisciplinary project of the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology at the Vienna University of Technology investigating the usage of the concept of Information in Ethology and defined information as an attribute of a system, which shows autopoietic characteristics. 

José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA

International and interdisciplinary coordination
 

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(Ph.D in Telecommunication Engineering by the Technical University of Madrid; M.Sc. in Philosophy by the National University for Distance Education, UNED) he is currently Scholar at the University of León, Spain, National University of Santa Elena, Ecuador, and Munich University of Applied Science, Germany. Between 1997 and 2009, he was associate professor at the University Alfonso X el Sabio. In 1996, he worked as researcher at the Vienna University of Technology; between 1997 and 2002, at the Technical University of Madrid. He has been invited Professor at several universities in Germany, Austria, Sweden and Ecuador. He is board member of the International Society for Information Studies (Austria), of the Institut for Design Science (Germany), BITrum-Research Group for the interdisciplinary study of information (Spain). In addition he is fellow of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (Austria), the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), the Unified Theory of Information-Research Group (Austria). He belongs to the editorial teams of the scientific Journals TripleC, IRIE, Systema and glossariumBITri. His research focus on the interdisciplinary study of information and communication, perception, systems and complexity. 

Henry Mauricio ORTIZ OSORIO

Technical coordination

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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.

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