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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).
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