The first conference in the series took place at the Warsaw University of Technology in 2015; the second at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow in 2016; the third was organized by the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan in 2017; the fourth by the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences of the Warsaw University of Technology in 2018.

We are proud to invite you to the fifth edition of our “Philosophy in Informatics” conference. The conference will be held on November 22-23, 2019 in Lublin (Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University).

Our conference series is an attempt to consolidate various Polish and international research groups and scientific communities, which are interested in the philosophical debates concerning the Computer Science, as well as assists in the development of the Philosophy of Computer Science, with a particular focus on not only the theoretical and technological but also psychological and social aspects of the discipline. We hope that by inviting researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines dealing with the concept of information, such as philosophy (particularly logic, ontology and the theory of knowledge), information technology, physics, information and library science, psychology and sociology, we contribute to the further development of interdisciplinary research on information. The main research problems of the conference were divided into two sections:


Section I

Quantitative and physical aspects of information

Specific problems:

1. Information in the philosophy of computer science

2. Information in the philosophy of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Augmentation

3. Information in the philosophy of mathematics and statistics, information and probability

4. Information modeling and algorithmic information processing

5. Information vs. data, physical representations of information

6. Quantum information

7. Logic, ontology and epistemology of information

8. Biological information and biosemantics


Section II

Information management in the time of information overload

Specific problems:

1. Visualization and digitalization of data, information and knowledge

2. Big data, data mining and text mining in science

3. Development of open access resources

4. Effective methods of sharing information and knowledge

5. Challenges for searching systems

6. Users of information and shaping of their information competences

7. Information ecology and information economics

8. Information overload in science and education


Keynote Speaker

prof. Giuseppe Primiero (The University of Milan)

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