Special Issue "Selected Papers form FIS 2017: Structure, Dynamics, Complexity in the Informational Nature"

A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2017

Special Issue Editors

Advisory Board Member
Prof. Dr. Marcin J. Schroeder

Akita International University, 193-2 Okutsubakidai, Aza Tsubakigawa, Yuwa, 010-1211 Akita, Japan
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Interests: philosophy of information and computation; philosophy and history of science and logic; foundations of physics and mathematics; mathematical formalization of scientific theories
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic

1 Department of Applied Information Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
2 School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Computer Science Laboratory, Mälardalen University, Sweden
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Interests: computing paradigms; computational mechanisms of cognition; philosophy of science; epistemology of science; computing and philosophy; ethics of computing; information ethics; roboethics and engineering ethics; sustainability ethics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Pedro C. Marijuán

Grupo de Bioinformación / Bioinformation Group, Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud, Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Aragón (CIBA), Avda. San Juan Bosco, 13, planta X, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Interests: multidisciplinary research; systems biology; biology & information; scientomics; sensory-motor approach; laughter research; social information; information science; information philosophy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite contributions that use the informational perspective to explore the issues associated with concepts of structure, dynamics, and complexity encountered in nature, and to resolve problems related to limitations and challenges associated with them. For instance, the problem of overcoming the limitations of complexity (one of the greatest challenges of present time) may find solution through nature inspired innovative forms of computation exemplifying dynamics of information. On the other hand, our increasing understanding of computation or dynamics of information may give us novel methods of exploration of nature. Reflection on this and other challenges will be of great interest for the conference.

We do not set any limitations on the way the mutual relations between the key concepts of structure, dynamics and complexity in informational nature are studied, but we expect that the concept of information will serve well as a point of reference for the exchange of views between participants of the conference. This does not preclude that one of the most frequently invoked questions in the discussions probably will be “What is information?”

This Special Issue will contain the expanded versions of selected papers presented at the FIS 2017 Conference (http://is4si-2017.org/program/conferences/fis-2017/) of the 2017 IS4SI Summit held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.

Prof. Dr. Marcin J. Schroeder
Prof. Dr. Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
Prof. Dr. Pedro C. Marijuán
Guest Editors

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