Acknowledgments

Programme and Proceedings

Most presentations have an abstract (pdf file), presentation (pdf file of the presentation slides) and a podcast (mp3 file of the live audio recording of the presentation). 

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Session 1: What is information? (Wed 7 Sept, 14:00-17:30)

Wolfgang Hofkirchner

(keynote speaker)

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Emergent Information. When a Difference Makes a Difference...

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Chris Bissell

(keynote speaker)

Professor of Telematics, The Open University

Before and after Shannon: a historical look at notions of information in some ‘information engineering’ disciplines

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Rainer Zimmermann & José M. Díaz Nafría

Univ of Leon, Spain / Hochschule München, Germany

Emergence and Evolution of Meaning: The GDI Revisiting Programme 1 (The Progressive Perspective: Top-Down)

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Simon D’Alfonso

Univ of Melbourne, Australia

Conceptions of Information within Philosophy

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Paul Piwek

The Open University

The Difference that matters for Semantic Information

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Robin Faichney

Edinburgh University

Information and Mind

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Panel Session 1 podcasts

Rapporteur's Summary

Panel Discussion


Session 2: Understanding with information (Thurs 8 Sept, 09:30-13:00)

Vlatko Vedral

(keynote speaker)

Professor of Quantum Information Theory, Univs of Oxford & Singapore

Information without information: quantum physics and the nature of reality

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Jonathan Silvertown

(keynote speaker)

Professor of Ecology, The Open University

Biodiversity and Information

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Paolo Rocchi

LUISS Univ. / IBM, Italy

The Concepts of Signifier and Signified Revisited

Abstract Presentation Podcast

José M. Díaz Nafría & Rainer Zimmermann

Univ. of Leon / Hochschule München

Emergence and Evolution of Meaning: The GDI Revisiting Programme 2 (The Regressive Perspective: Bottom-Up)

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Jon Rosewell

The Open University

iSpot Bayesian keys: the difference that makes a difference in biological identification

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Roman Lukyanenko, Jeffrey Parsons & Yolanda Wiersma

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Citizen Science 2.0:Overcoming the Participation and Data Quality Tradeoff

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Rónán Kennedy

National University of Ireland, Galway

The Role of Information in Environmental Regulation: Science in the Service of Society?

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Panel Session 2 podcasts

Rapporteur's Summary

Panel Discussion


Session 3: Engaging with information (Thurs 8 Sept, 14:00-17:30)

Richard Harper

(keynote speaker)

Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Communication As Performative: How to understand that nature of content in human communication

 Presentation Podcast

Tony Hirst

(keynote speaker)

Communication & Systems Department, The Open University

Visualising the difference: revealing pattern and structure through graphical techniques

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Tyler J Horan

New School for Social Research, New York

Social exchange of cultural capital: a study of knowledge power on Twitter

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Christian Voigt, Ambjörn Naeve &
Paul Lefrere

Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna / KTH / OU

Exploiting the dynamics of weak signals

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Peter Jones

Independent

Hodges' model

Abstract Presentation Podcast

John Monk

OU (emeritus)

Arrows

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Ambjörn Naeve

KTH, Stockholm

Modelling cultural evolution through a holographic model of information

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Panel Session 3 podcasts

Rapporteur's Summary

Panel Discussion


Session 4: The impact of information (Fri 9 Sept, 09:30-13:00)

Hugh Mackay

(keynote speaker)

Faculty of Social Sciences, The Open University

Information and the Transformation of Sociology

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Jan Sliwa

Bern Univ of Applied Sciences

Do we need a global brain?

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Frank Land

LSE

Cybercrime

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Robin Smith

Northampton General Hospital

The nationalisation of information risk

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Mustafa Ali

The Open University

Race: The Difference That Makes A Difference

Abstract Presentation Podcast

Panel Session 4 podcasts

Rapporteur's Summary

Panel Discussion


Session 5: Synthesis (Fri 9 Sept, 14:00-15:00)

Focused plenary discussion on putting together key themes from the different perspectives on information seen through the workshop, trying to bring out similarities and differences.   Podcast

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