Pedro C. Marijuán
(Chair & Steering Committee)
Pedro C. Marijuán was born in 1952 (San Martin, La Rioja – Spain)
Industrial Engineer in the field of “Enterprise Organization”, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (1975); Doctor of Cognitive Neuroscience, PhD Thesis on “Natural Intelligence”, Universidad de Barcelona (1989).
The Dual Brain (book in Spanish: “El cerebro dual”), Editorial Hacer, Barcelona (1997). Editor of two special issues on FIS: Foundations of Information Science, Journal BioSystems (1996, 1998). Editor FIS special issue Journal Symmetry: Culture and Science (1997). Editor of special issue on Information Science at Cybernetics and Human Knowledge (1998). Editor of special issue Cajal and Consciousness at the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2001). Editor of the Special Issue on Information (ISSN 2078-2489) “Selected Papers from FIS 2010 Beijing”.
FIELDS OF INTEREST
information science, symmetry, bioinformation, cognitive neuroscience, epistemology, philosophy of science.
General research on the nature of intelligence and the nature of information, both at the molecular-cellular and organismic (brain) levels; co-founder with Michael Conrad of FIS (Foundations of Information Science); organizer and co-organizer of several international conferences in the FIS field (Madrid 1994, Vienna 1996, Paris 2005); organizer of the International Cajal Conference (Zaragoza, 1999); organizer of the regular series of conferences “Ateneo del CPS” and “Seminarios Biomédicos”; organizer of “Encuentros de Neurociencias (2005-07), “Foros Tecnológicos y Empresariales”, “Foros de Innovación en Biomedicina”.
Research Colaborator at the Universidad de Barcelona (1987-88). Visiting Research Associate at the University of Canberra (1989-90). Visiting Research Associate at the University of Chicago (1990-92). Research Professor at the Universidad de Zaragoza (1993-2004). Director Cátedra SAMCA, CPS-I3A, Universidad de Zaragoza (2005 – 2008). Senior Researcher Bioinformation Group, IACS (2008-present). Research Director IACS (2011-present).
Pedro C. Marijuán
Bioinformation Group IACS
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(Chair & Steering Committee)
Yixin Zhong received his Batchelor and Master degrees both from the Department of Radio Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT for short), Beijing, China in 1962 and 1965 respectively. He was an academic visitor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK from 1979 to 1981. He is now a professor of the Department of Intelligence Science, BUPT.
His interests in research and teaching include Information Theory, Neural Networks, Cognitive Science, and Artificial Intelligence. He has published so far more than 400 papers and 16 books in the fields mentioned above. He established the Comprehensive Information Theory (CIT in brief) which is the trinity of Syntactic, Semantic, and Pragmatic Information. He also discovered and established the Principles of Information Conversion (PIC in brief). Both the results of CIT and PIC were summarized into his book «Principles of Information Science» published in 1988. Based on the results, he created the Advanced Theory of Artificial Intelligence which can be found in his book «Principles of Advanced Theory of Artificial Intelligence» published in 2013.
He received a number of national awards from Chinese government and academic organizations. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award from International Neural Network Society (INNS) in 1994, President’s Award from Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) in 2002, and Outstanding Contributor Award from World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) in 2011.
He served as associated editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks during 1993-2005, chair of APNNA during 2001-2002, president of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence during 2001-2010, vice-president of WFEO and chair of WFEO-CIC during 2007-2009. He has also served as general chair or program chair for a number of international conferences in the fields of communications, information science, and artificial intelligence. He is now an honorary president of International Society for Information Studies.
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI BAS), Bulgaria, Sofia, 1113, Acad. G. Bonchev str, Block 8.
MAIN SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS
Business informatics, Management Information Systems, Multi-dimensional Data Bases, Software Engineering, Education on Business informatics and Computer Science, General Information Theory
- V.M.Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
- University of Hasselt (Belgium)
- University of Calgary (Canada)
- Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
- Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev (Ukraine)
- Rzeszow University of Technology (Poland)
- Moscow State Linguistic University (Russia)
- Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (Ukraine)
- Kazan State University (Russia)
- Institute of Mathematics of SD RAN (Russia)
- Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)
- BenGurion University (Israel)
- Astrakhan State University (Russia)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMI BAS): PhD in Informatics (Computer Science)
- Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics: Magister of mathematics with specialization on Software engineering
Publications – scientific papers: 116
- monographs: 4
- brochures: 10
Editorial boards of journals Editor in chief of:
- International Journal “Information Theories and Applications” ISSN 1310-0513
- International Journal “Information Technologies and Knowledge” ISSN 1313-0355
- International Journal “Information Models and Analyses” ISSN 1314-6416
Membership in Scientific Organizations
- Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA NGO
- ITHEA International Scientific Society
- Complete name: Markov, Krassimir Kostadinov
- Address: Bulgaria, Sofia, 1309, kv. Gevgeliiski, bl. 1/A/28.
- Telephone: (+359 2) 920 19 59 Móbile: (+359 878) 89 07 07
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Nationality: Bulgarian
Date of birth: 23/09/1950
Shu-Kun Lin was born on 24 March 1957 in Hanchuan, Hubei Province, China. He graduated with BSc from Wuhan University in January 1982, majoring in inorganic chemistry. He studied physical chemistry in the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1982-1986, MSc in 1985) and in the USA (UofL, January 1987 to July 1989).
He received his doctorate (organic chemistry) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zürich) in 1992 following studies over three years in the group of Prof. Dr. Bernhard Jaun, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry. Shu-Kun Lin then worked at Ciba-Geigy Ltd (now Novartis) for three years, first as a postdoctoral research associate in organic synthesis and drug discovery, then at the Dyestuffs Division of Ciba-Geigy Ltd. which involved dyestuff R&D and production. He also stayed for 6 months in 1996 in Prof. Dr. B. Giese’s group, Organic Chemistry Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland, as a postdoctoral research associate.
Though he had an entropy theory called similarity principle related to thermodynamics and information theory, he did not believe the theory to be important enough to deserve any financial support. Thus, in 1996, Shu-Kun Lin initiated the samples collection and exchange project (MDPI Samples Exchange), and founded the international organization, Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI) in Switzerland to implement this. In 1996 he launched the first MDPI journal Molecules to encourage authors to deposit research samples of compounds from their work.
He is the founder or co-founder of several other open-access journals: Entropy (1999), International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2000), Sensors (2001), Marine Drugs (2003) and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2004). He became the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Molecular Diversity in 2002 and held this position until his resignation in June 2007. He is the principal author of over 40 publications. In 2010, the publishing house MDPI AG (www.mdpi.com) was founded in Basel, Switzerland and Shu-Kun has been its president. Shu-Kun Lin has four children.
Joseph Brenner was born in Paris in 1934. After primary and secondary education in New York, he received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Chicago and, in 1958, a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. His career was in R&D and corporate development with the Du Pont chemical company, primarily in Geneva. After retirement in 1994, in the context of the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Paris (CIRET), he began work on the philosophical logic of the Franco-Romanian thinker Stéphane Lupasco (1900-1988). His book, published by Springer in 2008, Logic in Reality, up-dated and extended the Lupasco logic, including his theory of systems. Since 2009, he has concentrated on application of this theory in the area of information, working with Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Pedro Marijuan, Mark Burgin, Gerhard Luhn, Wu Kun and other information and systems scientists and philosophers. In this period, over twenty of his papers on these subjects have been published.
In addition to his membership in CIRET, Dr. Brenner is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the Swiss Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science; and the New York Academy of Sciences.
He has been named Vice-President, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity of the recently formed International Society for Information Studies, centered at the Technical University of Vienna, and Associate Director, International Center for the Philosophy of Information, Xi’An Jiaotong University, Xi’An, China.
Dr. John Collier was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada, March 28, 1950. After several moves, his family settled in the Montreal area, where he lived until he went to university at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the highest admission honors.
Collier first studied Earth and Planetary Science, focusing on planetary interiors, receiving a bachelors degree in 1971. However, he became disenchanted with his studies, and pursued psychology and philosophy at the University of California at Los Angeles where he received a Masters degree in Analytic Philosophy. He retained contact with the geological sciences, working summers as a geophysicist for the Geotechnical Division of the Iron Ore Company of Canada in the region straddling the Quebec and Labrador border, where he developed techniques for the delineation of permafrost. His interest in Philosophy was in the relation between objective and subjective aspects of science. This remains his deepest focus to the present day.
After a two year sabbatical, Dr. Collier then worked as a Physical Scientist for the Geothermal Service of the Earth Sciences Branch of the Department of Energy Mines and Resources of the Canadian Government in Ottawa for two years, again on permafrost studies, this time in the High Arctic. He found that much of his spare time was taken up by Philosophy, and entered the Philosophy of Science program at the University of Western Ontario in 1976. He received a PhD in Philosophy of Science in 1984. His dissertation was Revolutionary Progress in Science: The Problem of Semantic Comparability.
Collier’s first full time teaching was at the University of British Columbia (1991-92), where he met a group of biologists around D.R. Brooks, who had recent proposed with E.O. Wiley a novel approach to biology based in information theory and non-equilibrium dynamics, now called the Unified Theory of Biology. His involvement with this group was somewhat accidental, but it led to him giving them tutorials on information theory, and soon became his major focus of research.
He spent the next two years at the University of Calgary, where he finished his dissertation, and returned for a further two years as a University Research Fellow. He then went to Rice University, followed by a year at Indiana University. He then received a Canada Research Fellowship, and returned to the University of Calgary. He then moved on to the University of Melbourne in 1991. He then joined Cliff Hooker’s Complexly Organised Adaptive Systems Group at the University of Newcastle in 1995, where he stayed until 2001. His collaboration with Cliff have been intellectually very fruitful, and has allowed him to pursue his interests in the foundations of information theory, dynamical systems and biological theory. He spent most of 2002 at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Altenberg, Austria, where he did research into autonomy in dynamical systems. In January 2003, he took a post at the University of Natal, in Durban, South Africa, where he currently teaches a variety of courses.
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic is Professor of Computer Science Chalmers University of Technology & University of Gothenburg, Sweden http://www.ait.gu.se/kontaktaoss/personal/gordana-dodig-crnkovic/ & School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University http://www.mrtc.mdh.se/~gdc/
Her research interests include: computing paradigms, natural computing, social computing and social cognition, info-computational models of natural systems, foundations of information, computational knowledge generation, computational aspects of intelligence and cognition, theory of science/philosophy of science, computing and philosophy and ethics (ethics of computing, information ethics, roboethics and engineering ethics).
She is a co-organizer, PC member and invited speaker at numerous conferences. The most recent events she co- organized are symposia Natural/Unconventional Computing and its Philosophical Significance (co-organized with Raffaela Giovagnoli) and Social Computing – Social Cognition – Social Networks and Multiagent Systems (co-organized
with Judith Simon) at AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012. Currently she is (together with Raffaela Giovagnoli and Veronica Arriola-Rios) working on the symposium for AISB 2014 on Representation and Reality.
Dodig-Crnkovic is the author of more than eighty international journal and conference publications. Her teaching includes Research Methods, Theory of Computation, Philosophy of Computing and Professional Ethics and the course Information-Knowledge-Science-Ethics. She is on scientific board of several journals, research institutes and research networks.
Péter Érdi has degrees in chemistry and chemical cybernetics from Budapest, Hungary. From 2002 he serves as the Henry R. Luce Professor of Complex Systems Studies at Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA). He was the Head of Department of Biophysics KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1993-2011).He is now a research professor there, now called as the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics. He is also the Co-Director of the Budapest Semester in Cognitive Science, a study abroad program mostly, but not exclusively for North-American students.
Érdi has a interdisciplinary research interest, as his major books reflect:
- Péter Érdi and János Tóth: Mathematical Models of Chemical Reactions: Theory and Applications of Deterministic and Stochastic Models. Princeton University Press (1989)
- Michael A Arbib, Péter Érdi and János Szentágothai: Neural Organization: Structure, Function, and Dynamics. The MIT Press. (1997/98)
- Péter Érdi: Complexity Explained. Springer, 2007
Among others he is a member of the Board of Governors, International Neural Network Society, served in the FENS-IBRO European Neuroscience Schools Programme Committee (2008-2012), and member of the Advisory Board: Springer Complexity: Cutting Across All Traditional Disciplines. In April 2012, as a keynote speaker of European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research in Vienna he gave the Luigi M. Ricciardi memorial lecture. He served as the Program Chair of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, held in Dallas in 2013.
Érdi’s main research field is computational neuroscience, and recently he is working on understanding psychiatric symptoms based on the concepts of dynamical diseases and/or functional disconnectivities. In last several years he has active research program on computational social science, too. Specifically, his research team analyzed the (US) patent citation network, and elaborated a method to predict emerging field of technologies. As a dedicated teahcer, he teaches classes as Complex Systems, Cognitive Science, Computational Neuroscience, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory etc.
For his website, see http://people.kzoo.edu/~perdi/.
Ted Goranson, Information Theorist
Ted Goranson graduated from MIT in 1971 with three degrees simultaneously, reflecting an interdisciplinary research agenda: computer science, collaborative design, and complex visualization/abstraction. Upon graduation from MIT he founded Sirius-Beta, a research firm focused on infrastructure, and has functioned since then as it’s chairman and chief scientist.
He has been a trusted advisor to the CIA, ARPA, Air Force Manufacturing Technology Directorate, National Research Council, and IBM. Noted activities, either through Sirius-Beta or independently (when required), include:
- Visions Architect for the Space Station Information System (until project termination)
- Supported an effort called Automation of Technical Information (ATI), which became the Computer Aided Logistics Support (CALS) program
- Technical monitor for DARPA Initiative in Concurrent Engineering (DICE)
- Lead technical input for the Defense Manufacturing Board on Concurrent Engineering (CE)
- DARPA’s onsite technical lead for information infrastructure issues at SEMATECH (Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Consortium)
- Led the SEMATECH/MCC Suppliers’ Working Group, formed of IBM/DEC/ATT/HP, to develop pre-competitive technologies for the commercial/defense manufacturing base
- Lead as the US action officer for NSF/ESPRIT (European Strategic Programme for Research in Information Technology)
- Advised IBM on the reinvention of the IBM/Dassault CATIA framework
- Internal advisor to Air Force Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program
- Principle Investigator for new modeling and metrics technologies for the Agile Virtual Enterprise – work sponsored by DARPA and NSF
Goranson is/was a founding board member of:
- the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry. (Other founding members include Nobel laureates and the former ministers of science of Japan, Israel and the Soviet Union.)
- the Business Applications of Situation Theory series of workshops
- the original International Conference on Enterprise Integration Modeling Technology (ICEIMT) workshops.
He is a key contributor to:
- the Foundations of Information Science (FIS) series of workshops
- the NIST-sponsored revival of ICEIMT
- the NRC study on Visionary Manufacturing Challenges: 2020
the Integrated Manufacturing Technology Roadmap projects co-sponsored by the Departments of Defense, Energy, Commerce and the National Science Foundation.
Wolfgang Hofkirchner studied political science and psychology at the University of Salzburg where he was awarded his doctorate of philosophy on the thesis “The Controversy between Karl Raimund Popper’s Critical Rationalism and Marxism. The concept of scientific law in the contemporary dispute.”
From 1980 to 1990 he was a research fellow at the Institute of Socio-Economic Development Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences working in the field of: Science – Technology – Society, in particular, assessment of automatisation technologies, philosophy of science, peace research, political economy and ecology.
From 1991 to 2001, Dr. Hofkirchner was an assistant professor at the Institute of Design and Technology Assessment in the Vienna University of Technology where he taught Informatics & Society and Media Informatics and worked in the field of: Science – Technology – Society, in particular, informatisation (theories of information society, “Unified Theory of Information”, Evolutionary Systems Theory, and Design Theory). From 1999 to 2001 he served as deputy head. He undertook his postdoctoral lecture qualification with a thesis in the field of Technology Assessment on the topic of “Project One World – An essay on the self-organization of Information Society. Or Cognition Communication Co-operation.” Since 2001 he has been an Associate Professor at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2004 he was awarded the professorship for Internet & Society at the Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Information and Communication Technologies and Society at the University of Salzburg. His current teaching focus is Information Society Theory and Foundations of Information Science.
Dr. Hofkirchner has published more that 100 contributions including 15 books (author or co-author of 7 books, editor or co-editor of 8 books).
He is currently serving as the head of the Science of Information Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Koichiro Matsuno is currently Professor Emeritus of biophysics in the Nagaoka University of Technology in Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971. Dr. Matsuno’s research interest includes chemical evolution, cell motility and evolutionary processes. He is the author of “Protobiology: Physical Basis of Biology” (CRC Press, Boca Raton FL, 1989) and “What is Internal Measurement” (Seido-sha, Tokyo, 2000)、and the co-author of “Molecular Evolution and Protobiology” with K. Dose, K. Harada, and D. L. Rohlfing (Plenum Press, New York, 1984), “The Origin and Evolution of the Cell” with H. Hartman (World Scientific, Singapore, 1992), and “Uroboros: Biology Between Mythology and Philosophy” with W. Lugowiski (Arboretum, Wroclaw Poland, 1998).
Professor Dr. Kang Ouyang is a “Huazhong Scholar Leading Professor” in Philosophy, Ph.D. Supervisor and the Director of the Institute of Social Information Studies in Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), as well as Director of “the Center for Scientific Progress and Human Spirit” which is sponsored by the “State 985 II Fund”, Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Vice Dean of the School of National Spirit at HUST, and Chief Editor of the Journal of HUST for Social Sciences.
He got his PH.D. degree in Renmin University of China in 1988 and served as Chair of the Politics Department at Shanxi Normal University in 1992, the Chair of the Philosophy Department in 1995 and Dean of Humanities School in 1999 at Wuhan University. He served in HUST since Oct. of 2000. He study as Post doctoral researcher and visiting professor in the Department of philosophy of University College London during 1995-1996.
Dr. Ouyang is a leading scholar in the fields of national spirit, cross-culture studies, social epistemology, social information and philosophy in China. He published more than 10 books including An Introduction to Social Epistemology(1990), The Methodology of Philosophy Research (1998), Philosophy of Social Science and Humanities (Chief editor, 2001), Map of Contemporary British and American Philosophy(Chief editor, 2005), The Self-statement of Famous British and American Philosophers(Chief editor, 2005), Dialog and Reflection: Contemporary British and American Philosophy，Culture and Others(2005), University, Cultures and Human Life(2008), An Introduction to Social Informatics(2012), On the Chinese Road(2013), etc. He has published more than 300 papers in English and Chinese, took on 10+ national and international research projects, owned 10+ national academic prizes, visited more than 30 countries for international conference, academic lectures and cooperative research.
Professor Ouyang served as a Member of State Council Degree Committee Subject Review Group, Senator of the Social Science Committee of State Education Department of China, Senator of International Association for Philosophers，Vice President of the National Guiding Committee of Philosophical Teaching of China (2006-), Secretary General of the National Guiding Committee of Cultural Education of China(2006-), Senator of National Association of Human Studies in China, the President of Asian Pacific Student Service Association (APSSA, 2008-2010),etc.
Professor Ouyang is excellent in the academic organization. He hosted many important international conferences in China. He served as the Chair of 11th International Conference of APSSA in Wuhan in 2008, the Chair of 4th International Conference of the Foundation of Information Science in Beijing in 2010. He is one of the founding presidents of International Society for Information Science (ISIS,2013).
Dr. Ouyang was born in Sichuan, P. R. China.
1979: Engineer in chemical engineering, INSA, Toulouse, France;
1982: Ph.D.-Docteur d’Etat, ès-Sciences, Marseilles, France;
1988: Engineer in computer sciences, CNAM, Paris.
Michel Petitjean is currently researcher at the University Paris 7 (France). He is member of the International Symmetry Association (ISA). He organised the Third Conference on the Foundations of Information Science, Paris, 2005. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Entropy and of the Journal Symmetry: Culture and Science. He has been member of the editorial boards of Int. J. Mol. Sci., Entropy, Int. J. Appl. Chem., TripleC, Symm. Cult. Sci. He has authored or coauthored more than fifty international scientific journal articles.
Kun Wu （邬焜） Male, Born in 1953. Hebei Laiyuan in China People’s Republic.
The present incumbent of the Xi’an Jiaotong University International Center for Philosophy of Information director, Xi’an Jiaotong University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Professor, the Chinese State Council, experts in government subsidies.
Kun Wu mainly engaged in the teaching and research on philosophy of information and nature, the theory of complexity, etc. As early as in 1980, he began to the study of philosophy of information, he is not only one of a small number of earlier scholars who engaged in the study of the philosophy of information, but also the most systematic and theoretical and the most extensive and deep study on the philosophy of information. Back in l980, Professor Wu Kun started construction study of philosophy of information. He published 18 monographs, a translation 2, written or edited four textbooks and published more than 310 academic papers.
Who’s main academic contribution is takes the concept of information as a the basic category of philosophy lead into philosophy, established philosophy of information in the information ontology, information epistemology, social information theory, information theory of evolution, information value theory, and information theory of thinking and so no field make the originality research. In discussion for some philosophical problems of the modern in system scientific, in natural philosophy, value philosophy, economy of knowledge and information, information science, entropy theory, complexity theory and some very broad philosophy, economics and scientific areas, have elucidated some influential show unique ingenuity. In addition, he also used information science and philosophy and approach of complexity theory to human some theories of ancient in philosophy (including Greece, China and India) go on a quite characteristic interpretation. He founded the theory of philosophy of information has attracted wide attention from academic, who is praised as “pioneers of the philosophy of information”, “philosophy of information the first person”.
Both of his research results, “The summary of the philosophy of information” (“The Journal of humanities”, 1985, 1) as well as “Introduction to the Philosophy of information” (Shanxi People’s Publishing Housem, 1987) were seen as the foundation of the philosophy of information.
His book “Philosophy of Information – Theory, System and Method” (Commercial Press, 2005) were seen as the development of maturity and integration of the philosophy of information that he founded.
Xueshan Yan, Associate Professor of Department of Information Management, Peking University. He is one of the main founder and organizer of interdisciplinary study on Information Science in China, and now he is also the Vice-President for Institutional Membership of International Society for Information Studies.
Xueshan Yan received B.S. in 1982 and M.S. in 1985 from the Department of Information Science of Wuhan University. Currently, his main interests are Fundamental Information Study and all of the main and dominant professional informaticses.
Li Zong Rong
Li Zong Rong
Position: Vice-President for Archives
Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Description: Born in Hubei, China, Zong-Rong Li was awarded with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Computer Science and Technology, both at the Wuhan University (China); a Ph.D. in System Science at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He was visiting scholar in the Medical Informatics Group, University of Missouri-Columbia (USA) and post-doctoral researcher in the department of philosophy at McGill University, Montreal (Canada). Currently professor and vice-Director of the Social Information Science Institute at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China), has also been lecturer in Mathematics and Computer Science at the Zhushan Norm School, Wuhan University, Hubei Medical School and Hubei University.
With a research focus on Medical informatics, theoretical informatics, Social informatics, Foundations of Information Science and philosophy of information, Prof. Li is member of several scientific organizations in the field, coordinates among other projects a Research on the basis of Information Science (supported by Beijin University), is vice Chief Editor of the monthly journal Medical Informatics and member at several scientific organisations. Prof. Li has promoted relevant scientific gathers and currently the 4th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science (2010 FIS).
- Professor – Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), PR China
- Vice Director of Social Information Science Institute (SISI) at HUST
- Membership at the boards of scientific organisations in the field
- Director of Technical Committee on Life Information, Chinese Medical Information Association
- Member of Technical Committee on Artificial Intellience Theory, Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence
Some Relevant Publications
- Zong-Rong Li, etc. (1989), Fundamentals of Medical Computer, Wuhan, China, Wuhan University Press;
- Zong-Rong LI, etc. (1991), An Introduction to Medical Informatics, Wuhan, China, Wuhan University Press;
- Zong-Rong Li, etc. (2006), An Introduction to Theoretical Informatics, Bejing, China, China Education and Culture Press;
- Zong-Rong Li, (2008), On Information World-view in Information Science, Medical Information, Vol(8), 1223-1233; Vol(9), 1477-1491; Vol(10), 1715-1733; and Vol(11), 1903-1925;
- Zong-Rong Li and Ai-Jing Tian, (2010), An Introduction to Social Informatics, Beijing, China, China Renmin Publishing House.
Organisation of Scientific Gatherings in the field
- Chaired Conference: the First China-Japan-Korea Joint Conference on Medical Informatics, 1999, Hangzhou, China
- Organised Session: Social Systems and Social Information, in The 5th IIGSS Workshop, 2007, Wuhan, China (IIGSS = International Institute for General Systems Studies, USA)
- Organised Conference: The First National Conference on Social Information Science, 2008, Wuhan, China.
Areas of Interest
- Computer Software Engineering
- Theoretical Informatics
- Information Philosophy
- Informationalist Psychology
Contact: zrli (at) hubu.edu.cn