Fundamentals of information processes


In general

Information in the exact sciences and symmetries: Approaches of physics versus those of philosophy of science (Jospeh Brenner and Gyorgy Darvas)

Information Science and Semiotics – and beyond (Joseph Brenner in conversation with Søren Brier, John Collier, Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Pedro Marijuán)

Triangular relationship information–reality–cognition through the prism of physical–biological–cognitive sciences, computing and philosophy (Marcin J. Schröder and Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic)

In nature and society

(Big) History of information (László Karvalics)

Emergent systems, information and society (Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Hans-Jörg Kreowski)

Human resilience and human vulnerability (Brigitte Sindelar)

Progress and achievements in Information Studies in China (Yixin Zhong and Xueshan Yan)

The ethics of foundations (Rainer E. Zimmermann)



Problems of social information processes

China and the global information society. A West-East-discourse (Robert M. Bichler and Thomas Herdin)

How do we want to live and how do we get there? (Marc Humbert and Frank Adloff)

Transforming systems through design (Stefan Blachfellner)


Problems of cultural information processes

As we may teach – ICT in education: an odd couple (Kristóf Fenyvesi and Zsolt Lavicza with Speakers Alexandre Borovik and Yagmur Denizhan)

Emancipation or disempowerment of man? Media – science  – education (Tomáš Sigmund)

ICT and literature: metamorphosis of literature  (Giovanna Di Rosario and Kristóf Fenyvesi curate artistic works)

Islam between exclusion and inclusion (Rüdiger Lohlker and Farid Hafez in conversation with Speaker Patrice Brodeur)


Problems of political information processes

Beyond bureaucracy. Perspectives and challenges of sustainable, non-bureaucratic government (Alois Paulin)

The “just” war: Do military operations promote peace? (Bishop Bünker in conversation with experts)

The governance of information in crisis (Katharine Sarikakis)

ICTs and power relations (Stefan Strauß, Doris Allhutter and Astrid Mager)


Problems of economic information processes

Communication, information and reporting for responsible business management (Gandolfo Dominici)

Emergence of and in (self-)organizing work systems. From articulation of work knowledge to System Design (Stefan Oppl and Chris Stry)


Problems of ecological information processes

Empowering patients through health IT (Mary Jo Deering)

Homo informaticus – The image of man in the information society (Felix Tretter with guests)

Natural disasters. Vulnerability and resilience (Gerhard Chroust and Marianne Penker)


Problems of technological information processes

Andrew Feenberg’s technical politics and ICTs (Graeme Kirkpatrick with Speaker Andrew Feenberg)

Are robots better humans? (Marco Ragni hosts Rafael Capurro, Peter Purgathofer and Tom Ziemke, in conversation with Søren Brier and Martin Rhonheimer)

Cyberpeace is more than the absence of cyberwar (Speakers Sylvia Johnigk and Mariarosaria Taddeo invited by Kai Nothdurft and Britta Schinzel)

Responsible science? Meaningful technology? (Speaker Armin Grunwald and Panel moderated by Chris Frauenberger)

The Global Brain and the future information society (Mixel Kiemen with Speakers Francis Heylighen and Dirk Helbing)