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:
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:
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.