COST Pre-proposal

Updated: February 2010

Title: 
Bridging domains: a multidimensional approach to information

Co-proposers
 (only 10 from 5 different member states): 
A. ARNELLOS (GR), S. BRIER (DK), D. BUZZETTI (IT), R. CAPURRO (GE), J.M. DÍAZ (SP), G. DODIG-CRNKOVC (SW), L. FLORIDI (UK), W. HOFKIRCHNER (AT), P. MARIJUÁN (SP), M. PÉREZ-MONTORO (SP), M. PETITJEAN (FR).

Abstract (max. length 1000 ch.):
This is an interdisciplinary research proposal on the very concept(s) of information. We aim at designing unifying perspectives and integrating techniques from different fields of knowledge and practice. This proposal is based on an already active interdisciplinary European community, with a number of research tools available and even created by ourselves. We investigate which are the basic distinct concepts of information to be applied in fields from telecommunication to philosophy, from biology to documentation, from logic to quantum physics. Which are the minimum primitive concepts that may cover all of them? Is a unified theory feasible? Could a better information measure be found? Could the societal and practical interest be better preserved in an integrated perspective of information?

The action pursues a better scientific interleaving and enhances collaboration by means of an articulated work among parties and a constantly renewed Glossary of concepts concerning information.

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