November-December 2009 | Sierra-Plambley |
With the occasion of the visiting stay of Wolfgang Hofkirchner at the University of León (Spain) during the last quarter of 2009, BITrum project celebrated a colloquium (named Colloquium BITae) spinning around the feasibility of a unified approach to information. As a basis for discussion, the Professor Hofkirchner posed an outline of a Unified Theory of Information, articulated in 20 questions, which in turn constitutes the core of the book he was writing during his stay as visiting professor at the University of León -to be published in 2010 by World Scientific Publishing-.
The colloquium was structured in 7 sessions, each of them devoted to a different set of questions gathered in the following topics:
The colloquia were held on Wednesdays between 17:00 and 20:00 in the pleasant atmosphere of Sierra Pambley’s House, where BITrum group was founded in 2008. Discussions took as a basis the text proposed by Professor Hofkirchner A Unified Theory of Information. An outline.
Aiming at strengthening BITrum's scientific core, discussions addressed scientific and methodological foundations of both the unifying programme and our project. And also the following issues were considered:
The colloquia were generally enliven by a both critical and esteemed stance. An Interview to Professor Hofkirchner will be soon published in BITagora (in collaboration with SoII), where some of the issues, posed in the debates, are condensed.
BITrum project sincerely thanks Wolfgang Hoffkirchner for having offered the opportunity to tackle these fundamental questions concerning the information concept and to Sierra Pabley’s House for its generous hospitality.
Wolfgang HOFKIRCHNER (2009). A Unified Theory of Information. An outline. León: BITrum.