Next Article in Journal
Extensive Generalization of Statistical Mechanics Based on Incomplete Information Theory
Previous Article in Journal
The Informational Patterns of Laughter
Entropy 2003, 5(2), 214-219; doi:10.3390/e5020214
Article

Foundations of Information Science Selected papers from FIS 2002

Received: 10 January 2003 / Accepted: 12 January 2003 / Published: 30 January 2003
Download PDF [151 KB, uploaded 24 February 2015]

Abstract

The accompanying papers in the first issue of Entropy, volume 5, 2003 were presented at the electronic conference on Foundations of Information Science FIS 2002 (http://www.mdpi.net/fis2002/). The running title of this FIS e-conference was THE NATURE OF INFORMATION: CONCEPTIONS, MISCONCEPTIONS, AND PARADOXES. It was held on the Internet from 6 to 10 May 2002, and was followed by a series of discussions –structured as focused sessions– which took place in the net from 10 May 2002 until 31 January 2003 (more than 400 messages were exchanged, see: http://fis.iguw.tuwien.ac.at/mailings/). This Introduction will briefly survey the problems around the concept of information, will present the central ideas of the FIS initiative, and will contrast some of the basic differences between information and mechanics (reductionism).
Keywords: Information Science; Reductionism; Mechanics; Bioinformation; Adaptability; Entropy; Symmetry Information Science; Reductionism; Mechanics; Bioinformation; Adaptability; Entropy; Symmetry
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Share & Cite This Article

Further Mendeley | CiteULike
Export to BibTeX |
EndNote
MDPI and ACS Style

Marijuán, P.C. Foundations of Information Science Selected papers from FIS 2002. Entropy 2003, 5, 214-219.

View more citation formats

Article Metrics

Comments

Citing Articles

[Return to top]
Entropy EISSN 1099-4300 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert