Objectives specific to the overall purpose
carry out research into theoretical foundations of any scientific disciplines (natural, technological or social and human science) insofar as it deals with information, and to harness to that end transdisciplinarity and thinking in complexity
acquire and archive theoretical discoveries in the field of information that are
applicable for the development of technological and social innovations in the service of a
lay the scientific foundations for appropriate programs of education in information
establish frameworks for the communication and exchange of ideas on the issue of information between and among scientists, engineers, philosophers, artists and students, as well as with professionals, representatives of industry, politicians and other opinion leaders and the public to foster scientific investigation
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Let’s unite in diversity!Wolfgang HofkirchnerVice-President for Funds
If we want to define a universal concept of information covering subjective experiential and meaningful cognition - as well as intersubjective meaningful communication in nature, technology, society and life worlds - then the main problem is to decide, which epistemological, ontological and philosophy of science framework the concept of information should be based on and integrated in. All the ontological attempts to create objective concepts of information result in concepts that cannot encompass meaning and experience of embodied living and social systems. There is no conclusive evidence that the core of reality across nature, culture, life and mind is purely either mathematical, logical or of a computational nature. Therefore the core of the information concept should not only be based only on pure logical or mathematical rationality. We need to include interpretation, signification and meaning construction in our transdisciplinary framework for information as a basic aspect of reality alongside the physical, chemical and molecular biological. An integration of Peircean triadic semiotics with systems and cybernetics into a Cybersemiotics is my suggestion.Søren BrierVice President for Research
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As an IS4SI member you have access to our services being provided within our members area, which will support your efforts in investigating or using concepts of information.
These Services are:
- Page of personal presentation and access to the other members presentations.
- Prepublication and discussion of articles on our website.
- Present articles on a public ISIS page.
- Participation in Special Interest Groups.
- Access to IS4SI archive.
- Participation in working groups for curricula of information studies.