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2010/10/21 | BITrum's interdisciplinary approach is presented in two international gatherings (Ibersid, SEFA2010) in October 2010

posted 21 Oct 2010, 11:38 by José María Díaz Nafría   [ updated 22 Oct 2011, 08:04 ]
As in other international scientific gatherings to which we have previously referred, our interdisciplinary approach to information has also been argued within the information-systems arena of Ibersid (October 6-7) and the philosophical forum of SEFA-2010 (October 14-16). As in other occasions we pursued, on the one hand, strengthen our methodology and scientific soundness; on the other hand, disseminate our proposals. 


Ibersid: International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems

In Ibersid (15th International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems held in Zaragoza, Spain, October 6-7) BITrum was presented as a virtual research community with a twofold focus: a scientific programme aimed at searching for a better and interdisciplinary understanding of information, and the internationalization of the virtual research community by means of a electronic infrastructure to be developed under international support. The communication, presented by José María Díaz in a session on knowledge organization, corresponds to a paper co-authored with Leticia Barrionuevo (s. paper-preliminary versionre attached; s. presentation). 

Among the contributors to the conference there were a significant participation of Latin America researchers (around the half of the contributions). Relevant in number and contents, the works presented covered the fields of: information and documentation systems (in general and specialized to education, organisations, and heritage), content analysis, legal challenges, information divide, and information retrieval (s. Programme).

Concerning potential collaborations with BITrum:
  • Prof. Javier García Marco (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain), director of the event and editor of the Journals "Ibersid" and "Scire" was interested in keeping in touch with the group for eventual cooperation.
  • Prof. Carlos Cândido de Almeida (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brasil, and Doctor in Information Science), who presented a interesting work arguing for a semiotic- and pragmatical Peircian view on knowledge organization, showed his interest to our project and to collaborate with glossarium BITri. 
  • Alejandro Uribe Tirado (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia), who presented a contribution on digital divide and coordinates the Colombian chapter of the INFOLIT project, has been following BITrum activities and also showed interest in collaborating with them. 
The conference also represented the opportunity to meet with some other BITrum colleagues attending or contributing to the conference: Emilia Curras, Josefa Gallego, María Luisa Alvite (who presented a work in legal information systems). We therefore are in gratitude to all ibersid organisers for bringing about this occasion.


SEFA 2010 - Sixth Conference of the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy

This philosophical forum is regularly convened by the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy every 3 years, gathering not only Spanish researchers but a significant number of foreign participants. This sixth edition held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, October 14-16, was co-chaired by our BITrum colleagues: Manuel Liz, Margarita Vázquez, María Ponte and Gemma Robles -among others-, and was attended by over 100 participants, presenting works -mostly in English- with a wide coverage of the philosophical field (s. abstracts of keynote, abstracts of contributions).

Besides the presentation of BITrum's interdisciplinary proposal by J.M.Díaz (entitled: "Information, between Babel and Pentecost"), other BITrum members presented works in different topics:
  • Francisco Salto Alemany: Quantification Does not Involve Identity
  • Gemma Robles: La Regla ECQ, el Silogismo Disyuntivo y las Lógicas Modales de Lewis
  • José Méndez y Gemma Robles: La Regla ∂, Π’ y E
  • María Ponte Azcárate: The open future: truth, bivalence and indeterminacy
We heartfelt thank to all organisers and the Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy (which also involves Jesús Ezquerro -who attended the meeting- and José Miguel Sagüillo) for enabling this meeting where, on the one hand, we could present our proposal; on the other hand, a number of BITrum members had the chance to be face to face.
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José María Díaz Nafría,
21 Oct 2010, 17:30
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José María Díaz Nafría,
21 Oct 2010, 17:30
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José María Díaz Nafría,
21 Oct 2010, 17:30
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