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We aim at using this space to harvest relevant news in regard to the project and its members (remarkable steps, meetings, agreements, incorporations, new tools, achievements…). 
 
Every participant is invited to keep this space alive, with whatever is considered relevant. Any announcement will be received by the coordination board with their arms well opened.

Coordinación

    Díaz Nafría, José María: jdian@unileon.es
    Díez Gutiérrez, Enrique: enrique.diez@unileon.es
    Osorio Ortiz, Mauricio: perez-montoro@ub.edu
 

Recent updates

  • The International Society for Information Studies (IS4SI) convenes a great melting pot on information research where glossariumBITri will serve as weaving device IS4SI Summit | Gothenburg (Sweden) | 2017, 12-17 June Since its constitution, the International Society for Information Studies (IS4SI) organises a biennial summit that gathers researchers from all over the world ...
    Publicado a las 1 jun. 2017 5:49 por MARIO GALINDO GALVEZ
  • Presentation of glossariumBITri book edition and multimodal publishing system glossariumBITri enters a new developing phase thanks to the inter-institutional cooperation among BITrum and the Ecuadorian universities of Santa Elena, Politécnica Salesiana and Yachay Tech. Hereinafter glossariumBITri integrates three ...
    Publicado a las 29 ago. 2016 21:44 por José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA
  • PRIMER 2016 Report We recap in this report the interdisciplinary approach discussed and agreed by the consortium in 2013 and the activity that has been carried out since, particularly in 2015 and is ...
    Publicado a las 30 mar. 2016 20:32 por José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA
  • PRIMER agrees with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education the deployment of an Education Programme on "Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy" Signed among the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, the University of León (Spain) and  the European Network of Universities SGroup in May 2015, the cooperation agreement contemplates the deployment of a ...
    Publicado a las 22 feb. 2016 6:39 por José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA
  • Webinars | December 1 - 2 | Learning as Connection and Ecologies of Learning, two African perspectives The visiting scholars, Royda KAMPAMBA, from the University of Copperbelt (Zambia) and Theresa OFOEGBU, from the University of Nigeria-Nsukka, present us -through two Webinars broadcasted by PRIMER in December ...
    Publicado a las 30 nov. 2015 3:44 por José María Díaz Nafría
  • PRIMER report 2014 We recap within this report the concept and strategy agreed by the consortium at the beginning of 2013 and the subsequent development of such planning until January 2014. A general ...
    Publicado a las 22 feb. 2016 7:01 por José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA
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The International Society for Information Studies (IS4SI) convenes a great melting pot on information research where glossariumBITri will serve as weaving device

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 31 may. 2017 8:05 por MARIO GALINDO GALVEZ   [ actualizado el 1 jun. 2017 5:49 ]


IS4SI Summit | Gothenburg (Sweden) | 2017, 12-17 June

Since its constitution, the International Society for Information Studies (IS4SI) organises a biennial summit that gathers researchers from all over the world within information studies and related fields, associating in one single event different international conferences related by their interdisciplinary perspectives. The summit was previously held in Vienna 2015 (where BITrum-RG organised a Symposium and its General Assembly, see BITrum new 19/01/2015) and is planned to be convened in the University of California, Berkeley, in 2019. Their predecessors were the conferences held in Beijing in 2010 where the foundations of the Society were built (see BITrum update from 2010/10/20), and Moscow in 2013 (s. BITrum update 2012/09/12). IS4SI 2017 brings under the same roof four conferences previously held separately:

  • The Seventh International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science (FIS), now under the focus: Structure, Dynamics, Complexity in the Informational Nature
  • The Third International Conference on Philosophy of Information (ICPI) now focused on: Information Philosophy: The Philosophical Foundations of the Information Era
  • The Sixth Difference that Makes a Difference (DTMD) conference, now focused on: Information, Narrative and Rhetoric: Exploring Meaning in a Digitalised Society
  • The International Forum on Ecological Methodology in Information Studies (IFEIS) with a focus on The Problem of Reductionism in Information Studies

These conferences, and a number of other parallel and consecutive scientific events are assembled in IS4SI 2017 Summit under the umbrella theme DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY: Embodied, Embedded, Networked, Empowered through Information, Computation & Cognition!. The summit will provide a meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, educators, societal stakeholders and others from a broad range of communities to build connections between fundamental scientific questions and the most urgent human aspects of digitalization, seen from an interdisciplinary informational perspective.

Besides the four aforementioned major conferences, the summit will feature:

  • 10 international recognized keynote speakers
  • 4 different symposia presenting state of the art research results, including a special doctoral symposium for PhD students working on the major themes of the submit 
  • 7 workshops to foster discussions, mutual exchanges, critical thinking and co-production of knowledge
  • 14 panels of experts open to the elucidation of relevant and oft puzzling topics
  • 2 specialized tutorials to provide interactively better acquainted with a specific topics
  • An  artistic programme with music and dance related to algorithms and generative models
http://upse.edu.ec/glossarium-en/index.php/Main_Page
glossariumBITri as a tool to weave strands
The glossariumBITri, which is now going through a vigorous transformation, will be used in IS4SI Summit Gothenburg 2017 as a way to  weave the strands of the many different (and somehow scattering) matters dealt with in the Summit. The glossariumBITri (gB) will aim to clarify the different concepts used in the Summit as a kind of transversal tool within the Summit. Under its new development phase, the system is intended to serve as a retrieval resource and assessment tool (using semantic network analysis) to determine the achievements in knowledge integration.

On the one hand, the glossariumBITri will provide IS4SI Summit with a tool to weave its parts, increasing the possibilities to achieve synergetic results; on the other, the summit offers the clarification project, in which BITrum Research Group has been engaged since its origins, with the possibility to make a significant leap forward. The roots of this endeavour has been established in the joint partnership established among BITrum-RG, the National University of Santa Elena (Ecuador) and the Bertalanffy Center (Vienna).

Presentation of glossariumBITri book edition and multimodal publishing system

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 29 ago. 2016 21:44 por José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA

glossariumBITri enters a new developing phase thanks to the inter-institutional cooperation among BITrum and the Ecuadorian universities of Santa Elena, Politécnica Salesiana and Yachay Tech. Hereinafter glossariumBITri integrates three components: interactive, journal and book edition.


After a long navigation, the second book edition is presented on Tuesday, August the 30th, at 18:00 (Ecuadorian time) in the auditorium of the Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena-UPSE (La Libertad university campus, Ecuador). The presentation also includes the endeavor, in which we are currently working to modernize the interactive system, as well as the scientific journal, now launched in virtue of the inter-institutional cooperation among BITrum, UPSE, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana and Yachay Tech.

The three components: gB-interactive, gB-journal and gB-book, are now entangled in a multimodal publishing system through which we expect to achieve the objectives of developing a fruitful and novel approach to investigating the thousand faces of information, as we started in 2008. Now we are standing on firm foundations and, since the object of study undoubtedly cross all the sciences, we hope that it will be a place where many of us meet in the arduous task of understanding the complexity of our surrounding world. To this end it is obvious we need many lights. Nevertheless, we count on the guiding thread of "information" as to weave endeavors. We hope you can join us!

PRIMER 2016 Report

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 22 feb. 2016 7:21 por José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA   [ actualizado el 30 mar. 2016 20:32 ]

We recap in this report the interdisciplinary approach discussed and agreed by the consortium 
in 2013 and the activity that has been carried out since, particularly in 2015 and is planned for 2016 and beyond. In 2015 this development has been marked by: (1) the programme suscribed with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education for the development of an education programme on Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy, as well as (2) the development of a plan to foster the capacity of scientific integration in Ecuador and Mexico through a consortium of Latin American and European organisations based on the IDS model advocated by PRIMER. The report offers a general overview is offered in section 1, summarizing the activities of one year period in which PRIMER was particularly active in section 2. The online resources, developed for the facilitation of hybrid participation, are briefly described in section 3. The impact analysis of the carried‐out activities in the example period is shown in section 4. A concise accounting of the contributions done within the cooperation network is presented in section 5. Finally the planning for the next phase, according to the previously agreed strategy,
is discussed in section 6.

Contents1) PRIMER initiative: concept and 2016 strategy; 2) Activities in a year example period; 3) Online resources and online participation; 4) Impact Analysis for one year example period; 5) Cooperation Network; 6) PRIMER Planning for 2016 and beyond.

PRIMER agrees with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education the deployment of an Education Programme on "Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 22 feb. 2016 6:26 por José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA   [ actualizado el 22 feb. 2016 6:39 ]

Signed among the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, the University of León (Spain) and  the European Network of Universities SGroup in May 2015, the cooperation agreement contemplates the deployment of a programme for the continuous education of 840 teachers of the national school system on Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy. The programme was proposed to the Ministry of Education in 2014 by PRIMER initiative, following the needs manifested by the Ministry of Education regarding the capacity of the Ecuadorian school system with respect to the educational objectives contained in the 2008 Constitution of the Ecuadorian Republic and the subsequent National Plan for Good Living. In both cases boosting the quality of education constitutes a major commitment of the Andean country. The education programme adapts PRIMER own methodological and epistemological approach, as described in the IDS approach, to the general objective of creating appropriate learning contexts committed with creativity, inclusion, democratic participation, esteeming of the cultural diversity, the responsibility before the building of multicultural societies in harmony with its natural and human environment, as well as the usage and development of informational resources as common goods.

The seven courses integrating the programme aims at developing the different essential aspects of an intercultural education to meet the opportunities and challenges XXI century: 

  • Intercultural and Inclusive Education: dealing with diversity (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • Education for Peace and Equality (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • Pedagogy and Didactics: methodology in the classroom (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • School Managment, Organisation and Pedagogic Leadership (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • Incorporation of Technologies and Social Networks in the Learning Processes (330 h/23 ECTS); 
  • Psycopedagoy and ecolutionary Development in the Student (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • Conflict Management Worlshop: Social and Communication Skills in the Classroom (330 h/23 ECTS).

Visit the portal of the Education Programme on Inclusive and Intercultural Pedagogy.

Webinars | December 1 - 2 | Learning as Connection and Ecologies of Learning, two African perspectives

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 30 nov. 2015 3:39 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 30 nov. 2015 3:44 ]

The visiting scholars, 
Royda KAMPAMBA, from the University of Copperbelt (Zambia) and Theresa OFOEGBU, from the University of Nigeria-Nsukka, present us -through two Webinars broadcasted by PRIMER in December the 1st and the 2nd, two approaches in Education Science of great relevance for the methodological and research plans previewed for the PRIMER-Ecuador Education programme.

Royda will talk us, on Tuesday December 1st at 11am, about the Learning as Connection approach used for the education in social skills concerning environmental sustainability in science teacher education courses. She will show us the result of her investigation carried out in Zambia. Webpage of the Webinar

Theresa, on Wednesday 2nd at 11h, will offer us her experience concerning research and instructional design to talk about learning resources and ecologies and its implication in instructional design. Webinar webpage

Both webinar will be broadcasted from PRIMER video channel.

PRIMER report 2014

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 20 abr. 2014 9:48 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 22 feb. 2016 7:01 por José María DÍAZ NAFRÍA ]

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We recap within this report the concept and strategy agreed by the consortium at the beginning of 2013 and the subsequent development of such planning until January 2014. A general overview is offered in section 1, while the summary of activities developed during this PRIMER first phase is offered in section 2. The online resources, developed for the facilitation of hybrid participation, are briefly described in section 3. The impact analysis of the carried-out activities is shown in section 4. A concise accounting of the contributions done within the cooperation network is presented in section 5. Finally the planning for the next phase, according to the previously agreed strategy, is discussed in section 6.

Contents1) PRIMER initiative: concept and 2013 strategy; 2) Activities in 2013-2014; 3) Online resources and online participation; 4) Impact Analysis; 5) Cooperation Network; 6) PRIMER Planning for 2014 and beyond.

Webinar: In the Information Society, do we all count equally?

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 3 dic. 2013 3:53 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 27 abr. 2014 9:09 ]

Horizontality and Verticality and Information Networks  

Next December 4t ath 11 am, a new webinar -belonging to the series "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity"- will be held through the video channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MyUniversityULE. Therein Marcelo León, Mauricio Ortiz and Eduardo González will analyse whether the network society is really horizontal, as often idealised, and how the horizontality might really be deployed based upon current practise, historical examples, and ongoing social movements. Thereby this webinar connect with the open question in the previous webinar held with Rainer Zimmermann regarding the underlying organisational structure of the social dynamic at the age of information.


Webinar "Social dynamics in the information society" (October 31st, 2013)

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 4 nov. 2013 11:53 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 5 nov. 2013 3:04 ]

Within the framework of the international Workshop on "Social Networks: from communicating to solidary networks", Rainer Zimmermann develops his own insights concerning the "social dynamics in the information society" in a webinar, broadcasted on October 31st (10:30 am) through the Youtube channel of MyUniversity-ULE, herewith accessible.

Rainer Zimmermann -met in Munich with J.M. Díaz Nafría- discusses about the groundings of social praxis in the theory of systems, advancing the topics that will be further elaborated in León during the last week of January 2014. Within a few weeks a webinar held by Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic from the University of Mälardalen, Sweden, will further develop the topic of social dynamics in the information society dealing with computational aspects.

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Rainer E. Zimmermann is p
rofessor of natural philosophy at the Faculty of General and Interdisciplinary studies (FK 13) at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. He 
received his PhD in Mathematics in 1977 from Frei Universität Berlin; 
PhD in Philosophy in 1988 from TU Berlin. Since 1995, h
is interdisciplinary profile and expertise in the area of interest can be clearly observed in the varied positions he has held throughout 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.



An special issue of the journal SYSTEMS will compile the works elaborated within PRIMER framework in 2013

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 11 oct. 2013 7:57 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 11 oct. 2013 8:03 ]

Under the epigraphy "Facing complexity: networks, systems and the information society", the journal SYSTEMS will publish the works presented in the PRIMER gatherings of May and September 2013 ("Open Systems Thinking" and "Social Networks" respectively), in which PRIMER preliminary deploys its strategy of promotion of interdisciplinary methodologies in the crossroads of education and research.
The monograph will thus collect works (in Spanish and English) embracing aspects the social structure, education, political economy, arts, the management of collective action and the social networks using an open systematic approach facing the complexity which is challenging each of these realms. These works correspond to those presented by the invited lectures as well as those proposed by participants.
For the development of PROPOSAL one must:
  1. Send an abstract to the director of the courses;
  2. If the proposal is accepted, in a second phase, the author must use the template attached to this page, and follow the guidelines described in the portal of the journal: Submission Guidelines
  3. Submit the full paper to the director of the course in order to initiate the peer-review process.
The proposal and the elaboration of the works following this process leads to the open-badge certification as "speaker".

The publication of the monograph in SYSTEMS is courtesy of the Bertalanffy Center of the Study of System Science (BCSSS).

Sound-painting Workshop

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 11 sept. 2013 6:36 por Mauricio Ortiz Osorio   [ actualizado el 11 sept. 2013 8:37 por José María Díaz Nafría ]

The International Workshop "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity" integrates a Soundpainting workshop for the development of a musical and lyrical performance in "Albeitar" theater

The Soundpainting workshop will take place in the framework of the international summer course "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity" to be held in Sierra Pambley Foundation as an initiative of the University of León, with the collaboration of various European universities .

As a parallel activity, integrated with the summer course "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity", which will take place from 13 to 15 September, a soundpainting workshop will be held in which participants create in real time a  performance about solidarity with music and lyric. The sign language –originally created by the New Yorker musician Walter Thompson– will be learned while progressively proceeding in the development of the final performance. An open discussion, based upon the performance, will be held at the end with the rest of participants.

  • The workshop will be held on September the 13th and 14th in Teatro el Albeitar, under the direction of Beatriz Franco (born in León, currently livening in Paris). Begin: Friday 13th, 17h.
  • Musician of Juventudes Musicales-León will partake in both the development and the staging of the performance.
  • Whoever is interested in can make lyrical and dramatic proposals to be included in the performance.
  • The workshop will finish with the public staging of the performance deployed during the workshop on Saturday 14, at 20h, in Teatro el Albeitar  Then a public discussion will be opened with the rest of the participants to the summer course.
  • To participate: (i) the inscription in the summer course is required (inscription page), (ii) the intention to partake has to be communicated per email to the direction of the summer course.

Soundpainting performance directed by Beatriz Franco: Mauvaises Langues

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