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2010/06/16-Presentation of domusBITae Science Advisory Board

posted Jun 15, 2010, 10:21 AM by José María Díaz Nafría   [ updated Sep 18, 2011, 12:04 AM ]
Since the very beginning of domusBITae initiative, the engagement with science and research has constituted a major pillar of the whole system architecture. To some extent, science can be regarded as the inhabitants of domusBITae, which is intended for the best development of science, specifically the furthering of a Science of information. (1) Scientific usability of domusBITae system, (2) Linkage to scientific research, both are fundamental elements of domusBITae. Thus, an incipient Science Advisory Board has been gathered from the beginning to be progressively broadened, composed by prominent researches in different areas of the field of Information studies. 
We are delighted to present the distinguished scientists taking seat at this board. We wish to express our gratitude for willing to  participate in domusBITae initiative.

Mark BURGIN: Formal theories of Information
Dr. Mark Burgin received his M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Moscow State University and Doctor of Science in logic and philosophy from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at UCLA, USA. Previously he was a Professor at the Institute of Education, Kiev; at International Solomon University, Kiev; at Kiev State University, Ukraine; and Director of the Assessment Laboratory, Research Center of Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Dr. Burgin is doing research, has publications, and taught courses in mathematics, computer science, information sciences, artificial intelligence, logic, psychology, education, social sciences, and methodology of science. Dr. Burgin has authorized and co-authorized more than 500 papers and 17 books.

Søren BRIER
: Cybernetics, Semiotics
He received his Masters degree in Biology in 1979 from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He earned his first Ph.D. in Theory of Science in 1994 from the University of Roskilde in Denmark and his second Ph.D. in Management Philosophy from the Copenhagen Business School in 2006.
Dr. Brier is Professor of the semiotics of information, cognition and communication science at Department of International Studies of Culture and Communication at the Copenhagen Business School. His major focus is on the theory of science and cognition with special focus on information, cognition and communication including cross-disciplinary research programs such as cybernetics, semiotics, concepts of knowledge and their utility for understanding and designing knowledge organizing and propagation of science.


Rafael CAPURRO
: Information ethics
(Ph.D. in Philosophy at Düsseldorf University, 1978, Thesis: Information) is currently director of the Steinbeis Transfer Institute - Information Ethics (STI-IE, Steinbeis University Berlin) and was Professor of information management and information ethics at the Stuttgart Media University (until 2008) and lecturer at the Stuttgart University. He is founder and director of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE); member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) to the European Commission (since 2001); member of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT); Founding Member of The World Technology Network (WTN); Member of The Nanoethics Advisory Board (since 2006); Senior Fellow in Information Ethics, since 2007, at the Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. He is Chief Editor of the International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) and co-editor or adviser of other 5 international journals in the field. He has authored hundreds of articles, reviews, book chapters and books.

Gordana DODIG-CRNKOVIC: Info-computation approach, Physics of Information
Dr. Dodig-Crnkovic’s career is divided in three decades. The first one dedicated to Physics, working at the Rudjer Boskovic research Institute in Zagreb. She spent the next ten years in industry, working for Swedish ABB company as criticality safety analyst for ABB Atom. She wrote the Criticality Safety Handbook, still in use today. In the last decade, she has moved to computer science, making her second PhD (Phil. Dr.) in Computer Science at Mälardalen University Sweden in 2006. Thesis title: Investigations into Information Semantics and Ethics of Computing. Advisors: Prof. Björn Lisper, Jan Gustafsson (Computer Science) and Lars-Göran Johansson (Philosophy, Uppsala). I organized ECAP 2005 conference.

Wolfgang HOFKIRCHNER
: System science
Wolfgang Hofkirchner, born in 1953 in Vienna, Austria, was educated as Political Scientist and Psychologist. He has been working in the field of Science–Technology–Society. He worked at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Vienna University of Technology where he gained tenure, and the University of Salzburg and was Visiting Professor at different universities in Brazil and Spain. He was appointed to several scientific societies or institutions. He founded the Unified Theory of Information Research Group and the open-access online journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society, triple-C. He published more than 150 books and articles.


José Antonio MOREIRO
: Information and Knowledge organization
(Doctor in History by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain) joined the Carlos III University of Madrid in 1991. is Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science of the University. Jose Antonio Moreiro is leader of the Information Engineering Group, where research is being applied on knowledge organization systems. He teaches Knowledge Organization Systems and Indexing techniques. Is author of 8 monographs and collaborated in other 12, thus like of 64 articles in international and national magazines. Has participated in two European projects and directed or collaborated in 8 nationals, also in 12 publication committees. Has 8 long stays in Latin American universities, and explained courses and seminaries in 28 European and Latin American universities, and in 20 professional institutions. It has oriented 20 doctoral theses in the domain of Library and Information Science.
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