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2010/10/29-Welcome to new domusBITae members

posted Oct 29, 2010, 1:53 PM by José María Díaz Nafría   [ updated Sep 18, 2011, 12:08 AM ]
We are very pleased to welcome two new members into domusBITae circulus: Prof. Rainer Zimmermann and Prof. John Mingers, as well as Munich University of Applied Science (HM) as a new partner of the consortium. Both Prof. Zimmermann and Prof. Mingers will join the Science Advisory Board.

Munich University of Applied Science, Germany

Conducted by Prof. Rainer ZIMMERMANN

HM is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany. Particularly Faculty 13: for General and interdisciplinary Studies (in which Prof. Zimmermann is professor of philosophy) plays a significant role in the provision of a general education. The faculty has significant strengths in intercultural communication and virtual education, both of significant added value to the purposes of domusBITae.

Rainer Zimmerman
Philosophy of Complex Systems
(PhD in Mathematics in 1977 from Frei Universität Berlin; 
PhD in Philosophy in 1988 from TU Berlin). S
ince 1995 h
e is Professor of Philosophy at the Falculty 13 (HM). His interdisciplinary profile can be clearly observed in the  varied positions he has held in his academic 
career: In 1998, Habilitation in Natural Philosophy (University of Kassel) – since then member (Privatdozent) of the department there; 1999/2000 Visiting Scholar at the History and Philosophy of Science Department and Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, both at Cambridge (UK) – since then Life Member of Clare Hall; 2001 Research Visitor to the University of Bologna, Cooperative Research Project there under the title "Reconstruction of the Historical City Centre"; 2003 Senior Visiting Fellow to the Institute of Advanced Studies, Villa Gandolfi Pallavicini, University of Bologna; 2006 International Visiting Professor at the Information and Communication Technologies and Society program, University of Salzburg; 2010/2011 Visiting Professor, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin.

John MINGERSInformation theory, information and meaning, semiotics

John MINGERSInformation theory, information and meaning, semiotics
Dr. John Mingers received his Masters degree in Systems Thinking from Lancaster University and his PhD titled “Knowledge and Action in Management Science” from Warwick University in 1994. Originally an operational researcher at British Leyland and Unilever, John joined Warwick Business School in 1987 and became a Professor of OR and Systems in 1998. He joined Kent Business School in 2003 as Director of Research. He was elected as an Academician of the UK Academy of Social Sciences in 2009.
He has been a member of the Council of the OR Society and Chair of the UK Systems Society, and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of MIS Quarterly and is a past member of the Editorial Board of European Journal of Information Systems, Systems Research and the Behavioural Sciences, and the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. He has published the only comprehensive study of autopoiesis – “Self-Producing Systems: Implications and Applications of Autopoiesis”. His latest monograph is “Realizing Systems Thinking: Knowledge and Action in Management Science”. His theory of information, and its relationship to meaning, has been developed in papers in Information Systems Research, Information and Organization, and Knowledge Management Research and Practice.