Professor Burgin as member of the Science of Information Institute knew about our activities. Interested in the Glossarium BITri, and other BITrum collective contributions, he suggested some months ago the constitution of a group within BITrum frame, devoted to the development of a general theory of information (GTI). Posed as a formal and mathematical frame, GTI aims at including any other accepted formal theory of information. Recently, he has published a book providing foundations to this approach (Theory of Information. Fundamentality, Diversity and Unification, World Scientific Publishing, 2010). An incipient group composed by BITrum members in the field of formal and mathematical issues has been gathered ready to further such a research programme. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact project coordinators.
The proposals presented to the European Science Foundation in COST –networking research- and EUROCORES –collaborative research- programmes, include this investigation as one of their constitutive frameworks for conducting interdisciplinary research.
We cordially welcome his arrival into our scientific committee, and express our cheerfulness concerning the new horizons he is inviting us to go through.