Day Two: Thursday, 4 June, 2015


FH 5 | Information thinking big | II (to be continued)

9:00 Crossover between philosophy and science

Stream ICPI 2015 | 1 (to be continued)

Kun Wu The interaction and convergence of Philosophy of Information and Science of Information
Luciano Floridi Power in the information society

11:00 Crossover between natural and social sciences: The rise of co-operation

Pedro C. Marijuán From genotype and phenotype, to sociotype: the endless social communication
Günther Witzany Biocommunication and Natural Genome Editing – A new concept for the emergence of biological information
Manuel Bohn 
Human communication and cooperation from an evolutionary perspective

FH 6 | Frontiers of science – Limits to social compatibility?

9:00 I(C)Ts and a vision

Wojciech Szpankowski Frontiers of Science of Information
Gunilla Bradley 
In search of wisdom in the ICT Society

11:00 The critical perspective: Empirical findings and theory

Stream ICTS 2015 | 1 (to be continued)

Jörg Becker Media and Information Technology: Social control from above & outside and from below & inside
Christian Fuchs Critical Theory of the Internet: The importance of Raymond Williams, Dallas Smythe, and Herbert Marcuse today

SE 104

Music, information and symmetry

Track | 1, 2 (to be continued)


K. Zenkin Information in music and symmetry
S. Petoukhov Music and the Modeling Approach to Genetic Systems of Biological Resonances
Eduardo Miranda Enhancing the Social Impact of Contemporary Music with Neurotechnology


N. Fedotov The Extensive Study of Adygean Ethno- Music and Sound Therapy in the North Caucasus Mountains influenced the Hypothetical Design of a Sound Therapy System Capable of Creating Balance and Symmetry in the Human Body with Energetically Forced, Sympathe
I. Stepanyan, A. Koblyakov, S. Petoukhov The Genetic Code, the Golden Section and Genetic Music
I. Soshinski Two-interval musical scales and binary structures in computer science and biology


FH 6 

Are robots better humans?

Ethics, limitations, and promises of Artificial Intelligence
Track: Speeches and panel discussion

14:00 Speeches

Peter Purgathofer Hard-to-see problems in social robots
Rafael Capurro  Agents, patients and robots. About Roboethics

16:00 Panel discussion

Peter PurgathoferRafael CapurroSøren Brier and Martin Rhonheimer

Empowering patients through health IT

Opportunities and evidence
Track: Speech and paper session


Mary Jo Deering Health Information Technology: empowering consumers, patients and caregivers
Chen Li and Ying Hua The role of online booking systems (gua hao wang) in transforming patient experience and China’s healthcare reform

FH 2 

The Internet and Social Media at a crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism?

Stream ICTS 2015 | 2, 3A, 4A (to be continued)

14:00 General intellect as a limit to capital?

Christian Fuchs Marx, the General Intellect, the Grundrisse, and the Fragment on Machines in the Age of Digital Labour and Digital Capitalism
Sebastian Sevignani Capital Control, Privacy Crisis, and the Work of Being Watched
Tilman Reitz The Class Situation(s) of Knowledge Work
Arwid Lund The Capital of Communism: Critical Evaluations of Peer Production’s Strategic Alliance with Capital

16:00 The Political Economy of digital labour

Mariano Zukerfeld Informational Cognitive Exploitation, Digital Labour and the Double Freedom of Knowledge
Guillermina Yansen, Agostina Dolcemáscolo, Andrés Rabosto Cognitive Exploitation of Audiovisual Content: The Youtube and XVideos Cases
Hangwoo Lee Lee Compensating for Free Digital Labor: DRM, Micropayment, and Basic Income
Isabell C Loeschner Enterprise Social Media Under the Pretext of Voluntariness – An Unexplored Dimension of Digital Labour

18:00 Cultural Studies and the Internet

Dimitra L. Milioni Opening the ‘Black Box’ of User Agency: A Critical Cultural Studies Approach to Web 2.0
Seija Ridell, Minna Saariketo Negotiating the Architectural Power of Connective Media. Stuart Hall’s Encoding/Decoding Model and the Critical Study of Digitally Afforded Social Environments
Carsten Winter, Lorenz Grünewald New Perspectives for Use-Values? For a more Complex Understanding of Digital Labour
Bernardo Barros Coelho de Oliveira Experience and Narrative in the Digital Era: the Binge-Viewing Case

FH 3

How do we want to live and how do we get there?

Taking the ‘convivialist manifesto’ as a starting point
Track: Speeches and discussion


Marc Humbert Conviviality: a choice of civilization
Frank Adloff Convivialism – Strengths and weaknesses

The Internet and Social Media at a crossroads: Capitalism or Commonism?

Stream ICTS 2015 | 3B, 4B (to be continued)

16:00 The Information Revolution’s impact on society: Information economy, digital politics, electronic culture

Andrzej Piotr Wierzbicki The Future of Work in the Information Society
Domenico Fiormonte, Desmond Schmidt, Paolo Monella, Paolo Sordi The Politics of Code. How Digital Representations and Languages Shape Culture
Helen Barcham These Wars are Personal: Feminism and Therapy Culture
Tales Tomaz History of Being, Machenschaft and Anti-Semitism: Implications of Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks” for a Critical Theory of Technology

18:00 Open Education and Critical Media Literacy in Digital Capitalism

Julie Danielle Frechette Top Ten Guiding Questions for Critical Digital Media Literacy Education
Burak Özcetin, Ronald Macintyre An Uneasy Relationship: Open Educational Practice and Neoliberalism
John Casey, Wolfgang Greller Jane Austen and the Belly of the Beast Part 2 Language and Power: Commodification, Technology and the Open Agenda in Higher Education

FH 4

Triangular relationship information–reality–cognition

Through the prism of physical–biological–cognitive sciences, computing and philosophy
FIS Track: Workshop

14:00 Speech and presentations

Pedro C. Marijuán What does it mean to be an information scientist in the XXIst century?
Mark S Burgin, Gordana Dodig Crnkovic Computation as Information Transformation
Ron Cottam, Willy Ranson, Roger Vounckx Scale, Hyperscale and Metascalar Information in Living Systems

16:00 Speeches

John Collier What must the world be like to have information about it?
Robert K. Logan General Systems Theory and Media Ecology: Parallel disciplines that inform each other

18:00 Speech and presentations

Søren Brier How to get towards a truly transdisciplinary information science
Rickard von Haugwitz, Gordana Dodig Crnkovic, Alexander Almér Computational Account of Emotion, an Oxymoron?
Marcin J. Schroeder Information Science: New Response to Old Challenges in the Scientific View of Reality

FH 7

(Big) History of information

Track: Paper session


László Z. Karvalics Conceptual framework for Information History macropatterns
Howard Bloom The Biological Tricks That Knit A Global Brain
Miklós Sükösd Towards a comparative information history of empires: longue durée patterns of monism vs. pluralism
Gabor Szommer Cultures as information aggregators: an example from South-East Asia (The formation of shared navigational knowledge, 1500-1650
Moon Ho Lee 780 years History of Jong Nang Binary Code
Endre Kiss Globalization and Knowledge: The New Relationship in the Context of the Globalization

Communication, information and reporting for responsible business management

Track: Paper sessions

16:00 Information for sustainability

Fabrizio Baldassarre & Raffaele Campo Reporting sustainability in the oil sector: transparency or greenwashing?
Peter Maple, Cecilia Giuliana Nicoletta Casalegno and Chiara Civera An investigation of “The Spectrum of Corporate Social Responsibility.” Or to be more precise: Over-communication – a comparative analysis of the UK and Italian banking sectors from the customers’ perspective
Vasja Roblek and Andrej Bertoncelj The impact of internet and social media on communicating corporate activities of sustainable development: the case of the top 100 world pharmaceutical companies

18:00 Internet for the XXI society

Seyed Reza Naghibulsadat Image of social life in the information society: Content analysis of Iranian and Non-Iranian Social Networks’ Structures
Ali Asghar Kia The importance of media literacy in the knowledge-based society
So-Jeng Hung, Cheng-Hung Wang, Ya-Ping Huang and Mei-Chiung Chi The study of museum’s interactive multimedia demonstration learning field

SE 101 A

China and the global information society

A West-East-discourse
Track: Paper sessions | 1, 2, 3 (to be continued)

14:00 Youth and the Information Society in China

Xi Zhuang Study on the Impact of the Internet on the Social Network of the Chinese Migrant Children
Margarita Köhl, Gerit Götzenbrucker From “Log In” to “Always On” – Examining Communicative Practices of Managing Relationships Among Young People from Taiwan and Austria
Qiang Zhu Subversion and reconstruction: “cultural feedback” In the information society – The empirical study of China’s urban youth life


16:00 The changing media landscape in the Information Society

Miao Mi, Hugo de Burgh How Newspapers in China and the UK Respond to the Development of Communication Technologies: a Comparative Study
Cao Ruiqing, Fang Xiaohong City Micro film: The Daily Life Narratives of City Communication in China
Zhan Zhang Online News Outlets Or Online News Outweighed? – a comparative analysis on Huffington Post and The Paper (Pengpai Xinwen)


18:00 (Mobile) Social Media and Online Identity in China

Gianluigi Negro A comparative analysis between Twitter and Sina Weibo – When design and hysterics matter
Mei-Chiung Chi , Yen-Ling Chen, So-Jeng Hung The Social Interaction Characteristics of Mobil-Mediated Communication: An Exploration Study of Communication Behavior in Mobile Channel
Tianyang Zhou ICTs and Gay Male Community: Globalization, Sexual Identity, and the


SE 104

The ethics of foundations 

Back to the concepts!
Track: Paper sessions

14:00 and 16:00

Enrique Diez Gutierrez and Marcelo Leon Castro Is the civic attitude of e-participation really wise in the current information society?
Francisco Salto Justifying norms: The case of the conventional justification of conventions and the logical justification of logic
Nan Wang What is Cyberspace: through Don Ihde’s eyes
Rainer E. Zimmermann The Metaphysical Ground of Information Processing
Otto Lehto Spinoza to Darwin via Deacon: Negative and Positive Approaches to (Natural) Evolution
José María Díaz Nafría eSubsidiatity: An Ethical Approach for living in complexity

Weaving the understanding of information

Track: Paper sessions | 1 (to be continued)


Rainer Zimmermann From the network of concepts, metaphors and theories to the general understanding of information
Mark Burgin Information as an Omnipresent Relative Phenomenon
Alastair A. Abbott, Cristian S. Calude and Karl Svozil Quantum Information with Meaning Inside and Outside the Quantum
Emanuel Diamant The Brain Is Processing Information, Not Data. Does Anybody Care?
Marcus Abundis One Problem… One Thousand Faces – The Bridging of Philosophy and Science
Mauricio Ortiz Osorio New Frames of Information Management
Katarina Peovic Vukovic Ontology and dialectical-materialism