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2009/06/20-Gratitude for the constitution of working teams

posted 20 Jun 2009, 10:06 by José María Díaz Nafría   [ updated 22 Jan 2010, 03:55 ]
BITrum coordination is very pleased to acknowledge with gratitude the work, dedication and enthusiasm of the current working teams, which have been generously created in a period in which against the lack of institutional help they have represented an essential pillar of the project.


During the BITrum meeting held the last 7th November, for organizational purposes, different committees were formed, namely: coordination, scientific, editorial and computing teams have been set up. In this preliminary phase without any further institutional aid, only the generosity of the involved persons made it possible to constitute all teams. BITrum presents these groups to all members by means of a small biography and specially express their readiness to collaborate with any member in the elaboration of the glossary and other activities.

Editorial team

Devoted to the edition of texts, either to be published on the web or in the special TripleC issue on information concepts, and also the edition of the glossary. Among the tools already developed for internet publication we particularly signal: 1) Elaboration of BITrum Website (public and/or private); 2) Creation of the News Channel; 3) Development of BITrum blog; 4) Glossary edition System.

Therefore, the team has worked intensively in the development of BITrum’s system of webs, both in its public and private faces.

English Edition

In order to help coordination with other international nets, special attention is granted to the English edition of texts, without relegating texts in Spanish. As undertaken in the BITrum constitution, all Glossary articles will be developed in Spanish and English –whenever stable versions are reached-.
Basil M. Al Hadithi
B. Sc. and M. Sc. in control & systems engineering by the Technological University of Bagdag, Iraq; Doctor Engineer, specialized in process control and artificial intelligence by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, he is Professor at the Universidad Alfonso X since 1999 and researcher at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid since 1997. He was previously docent and researcher at the University of Bagdad, and also editor of the journal Bagdad Observer (Published in English).
He has translated for the special TripleC issue the original text of Pérez-Amat and also revised other translations by different authors. He has also collaborated in the English edition of different BITrum documents.
Rosa Macarro Asensio

Graduated in English Philology by the Universidad de Extremadura, she is English professor in this center since 1994, teaching in the Faculty of Sciences, the Engineering School and lately in the Faculty of Teacher Training. She is a member of the editorial team of the journal Tejuelo (on Didactics of language and literature).

She has reviewed and corrected texts both in English and Spanish within the project and the special TripleC edition.

Mercedes Osorio Gullón
Doctor in English Philology by the Universidad Complutense, she is formerly Professor of English and held different responsibilities in education management. Since her retirement, she makes compatible her participation in BITrum with her passions for painting and gardening.
She has reviewed and corrected translations and texts for BITrum and TripleC.


Editorial Coordination

This team is in charge of planning publication platforms, supervising content edition by BITrum members (specially concerning the Glossary), coordination with other teams, and also dealing with all sorts of urgent jobs.
José María Díaz Nafría

Doctor in Telecommunication Engineering by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and graduated in Philosophy by the UNED, he is currently Associate Professor in Information and Communication Technologies (TICs) at the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio. He worked as researcher in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Technische Universität Wien. He has been invited Professor by several universities in Germany and Austria. He is member of the Unified Theory of Information Research Group, of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE) and belog to the editorial team of the Journal TripleC. His research interests lie in the observation problem (both in the electromagnetic field and in general), and in models of technological development (telecommunication; culture, society and man).

Mario Pérez-Montoro
Doctor in Philosophy and Education Sciences by the Universidad de Barcelona, where he has been researcher at the Departamento de Lógica, Historia y Filosofía de la Ciencia. He studied in the Istituto di Discipline della Comunicazione in the  Università di Bologna and was Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) at Stanford University. He has been docent and researcher in several universities: Complutense de Madrid, Autònoma de Barcelona, Oberta de Catalunya and he is currently at the Departamento de Ciencias de la Información at the Universidad de Barcelona. One of his most known works is the book: The Phenomenon of Information (Scarecrow Press, 2007, published in Spanish by Trotta).
Francisco Salto Alemany
Doctor in Philosophy by the Universidad de Salamanca. He studied in the Ruhruniversität Bochum (Germany) and was visiting scholar in Leuven (Belgium) and Princeton (New Jersey, USA). He is professor of Logic at the  la Universidad de León since 2002 and collaborates with the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language and Information at the University of the Basque Country. He is member of the Research Group on Philosophical Logic at the Universidad de Salamanca, of the Humanities Quality Research Group at the Universidad de León, the Unified Theory of Information Research Group of the Technische Universtät Wien, and others. His research on mathematical logic and philosophy has been published in different papers and journals.

Computing Coordination

Given the spatial dispersion of BITrum members, the design and development of special collaborative tools is essential for the Project. Moreover, it is also required for the public dissemination of BITrum on the web. With the help of INTECO, a framework for cooperative work has been set up. However, a number of technical difficulties and limitations forced us to remain for the moment using just tools available from Google. Our current system covers all necessities foreseen in the first phase of the project. In particular, it offers: 1) dissemination facilities (public web and blog); 2) documents archives, both public and private; 3) administration of data and activities in the private web; 4) edition of the glossary.

With regard to the system developed in INTECO, which we hope to continue in the future, we express our deep gratitude to Samuel Fernández Esteban and Juan Díez González. 


Leticia Barrionuevo

Dipl. in Biblioteconomy and Documentation by the Universidad de León and graduated in Documentation by the Universidad Carlos III (Madrid). She is in charge of the Library at the Faculty of Filosofía y Letras in the Universidad de León and currently works on her PhD. with a thesis about Evaluation of Institutional Repositories.
She has collaborated in the planification of the System of collaborative tools for BITrum (projected in open code and free software), and also in its development. She administrates the contributions blog and works in the organization of the whole system of tools.