The 4th International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science
21–24 Aug 2010, Beijing, China
Welcome from the Chairs
Call for Participation
The purpose of this conference is thus:
to enable the discussion of different concepts, theories and approaches to the information field,
to facilitate the exchange between informational disciplines concerning different but complementary tasks, objects of study, and methodologies,
to network researchers and research institutions as well as knowledge transfer institutions in the promotion of the new science of information,
to create a new community of scholars and to promote a new style of scholarship, and
to advance a new point of view on global problems.
About the conference
The Fourth International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science (FIS 2010) takes place as part of the 2010 Multi-Conference on Advanced Intelligence (MCAI 2010), together with two other conferences which are the Second International Conference on Advanced Intelligence (ICAI 2010) and the IEEE Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (NLP-KE'10).
Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
vienna university of technology
Aragon Institute of Science Health (I+CS)
Instructions for Authors
Papers should be no longer than 10 pages including all tables, figures, and references. Use the word template downloadable hereto prepare your paper for FIS 2010.
All papers for FIS 2010 should be uploaded to https://www.sciforum.net/ (see below for a detailed submission procedure). All paper submissions will be peer reviewed. All accepted papers will be published in the online journal tripleC (www.triple-c.at) and available at the conference. Selected papers will be published in the online journal Entropy after the conference. At least one author of an accepted paper must register at the conference and present the paper at the conference. FIS 2010 Best Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference on the authors of (1) the best research paper and (2) the best application paper.
1. Register with sciforum.net
2. Check your incoming e-mails to validate your user account with sciforum.net
3. Once your account is valiated, login to your user account
4. Submit your paper
5. Wait for the feedback from the conference organizers...
Deadline of Paper Submission: May 30, 2010
Acceptance Notification: June 20, 2010
Camera-Ready Paper: July 10, 2010
Paper Collection Published: August 20, 2010
List of accepted submissions (77)
The measurements and comparisons of media networks
Submitted: 19 May 2010
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|The quantitative measurements of the essential properties and information communication abilities of physical media and media networks are proposed in this paper. Such as the number of sub-networks, the number of lecturing sessions, the number of accepted copies, information power factor and interaction ability et al. The measurement results for media networks of broadcasting, Client/Server, phone-like, single-producer peer-to-peer and multi-producer peer-to-peer types are derived respectively. They are the scientific foundation for understanding, analysis, comparison, monitoring, management, evaluation and utilization of media networks.
The Identity of Objects: Form and Nature in the Digital Museum
Submitted: 20 May 2010
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|Reconciling Justus Buchler's theory of natural complexes with the Peircean triadic categorial schema, a theory of semiotic radiance is articulated that elaborates the nature of identity with regard to informatic control over objects in a museum collection. The model is deployed in the context of Edwina Taborsky's description of the historical transformation of the cultural syntax of museums. It is argued that the pattern of transformation is not random, but rather follows a specific and recognizable pattern. This pattern is consistent with a general trend in culture, identified by Heidegger, that becomes particularly problematic in its later stages. A theory of the commons derived from Hardt and Negri is articulated that looks to regenerate the space of the museum with regard to its informatic structures in order to renegotiate humanism in terms of a liberation ethic. The rubric of fundamental informatics is borrowed from Toru Nishigaki to describe the inquiry that pursues that end.
Are the Flocks Critical Phenomena?
Submitted: 24 May 2010
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|Almost all flock models are constructed using a self-propelled particle system (SPPs). In an SPP method, each individual will interact with neighbors found within a certain radius. Recent investigations are forcing us to reconsider the notion of the neighborhood in flocks. Cavagna et al. found a scale-free correlation in which the sub-flocks use the same information and where their size is proportional to the flock size. This finding indicates that the flock neighborhood dynamically changes the shape and formation of the flock. They defined this state of the flock as the "noise critical phenomenon". However, is it a sufficient interpretation of the scale-free correlation? The agent of the type-token model, which we proposed, changes its neighborhood by adjusting between the type and token cognitions. These differences in the neighborhood of each agent enables their flock to rapidly change direction without external noise and shows a scale-free correlation that is supported with empirical research. The typetoken model suggests that the flock emerges as a scale-free correlation without considering noise critical phenomena.
An emergence of formal logic induced by an internal agent
Submitted: 25 May 2010
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|In this paper, we mainly address three issues: externality of an agent, purpose of an agent, and a kind of "softness" of components in a system. Agents are independent of a system in an ordinary multi-agent model, hence the behavior of a system is not autonomous but influenced by the agents. If a multi-agent model is considered as a completely autonomous one, agents in the model are inevitably deprived of their externality and independence from the model. In order to treat of the completely autonomous transition of a system, we introduce an agent which is a part of a system, and has a purpose which is independent from a system. The interaction between a system and an agent transforms a random graph corresponding to the system into the graph which represents formal logic adequately. In the emergent graph, there are many complete subgraphs, which can be regarded as conceptualized things. We modify the definition of a conceptualized thing into a subgraph which is a cycle of arrows, and regard the density of arrows of each conceptualized thing as validness. We define this object with the density as a soft object. A complete graph has maximum number of arrows, hence is the most reliable soft object. In a similar way, we call an arrow with the validness a soft arrow, and treat of the relation between soft objects and soft arrows. The argument of this paper is relevant to dynamical formal logic, and at the same time, is intended to serve as a basis for an agent model.
Social Informatics today and tomorrow: status, problems and prospects of development of complex lines in the field of science and education
Submitted: 29 May 2010
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|We consider the current state and current problems of development of Social Informatics in Russia as an important direction in science and education, studying information processes and systems in a modern society in terms of globalization and informatization of the complex. Russian scientists set out the approach to the study of Social Informatics in the education system at the time of his substantial upgradin in terms of becoming an information society.
Sponsors and Partners
About this conference
- The Impact of a New Science of Information on Society
- The Position of Intelligence Science in Information Science
- Information and Intelligence
- Intelligence Science as an Engineering Informatics in Information Science
- The Role of Other Applied Information Science Disciplines (Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Information and Communication Technologies and Society, Library and Documentation Science, …)
- The Basis of a New Science of Information
- Feasibility of a single generic concept of information
- Concepts, Principles, and Methodology of a “General Informatics” or “Theoretical Informatics”
- Knowledge Structure of a Unified Theory of Information
- Philosophy of Information
- Information Ethics
- Epistemology (Information and the Scientific Method, …)
- Ontology of Information
- Information and Philosophy of Science (Information and the System of Sciences – Transdisciplinarity – Consilience, …)
- Science of Information in Real-World Systems
- Science of Information in Physical and Chemical Systems (Quantum Information, Molecular Recognition, …)
- Science of Information in Living Systems (Biosemiotics, Systems Biology, Bioinformation, …)
- Science of Information in Human / Social Systems
- Science of Information in Human Cognition (Mind-Brain Theory, Consciousness, …)
- Science of Information in Human Communication (Linguistics, Social Networking, Communication Studies, …)
- Science of Information in Human Cooperation (Collective Intelligence, Knowledge Management, Advanced Intelligence, …)
- Science of the Information Society / Age (Information Society Theory, Internet Research, Social Informatics, New Media Studies, …)
- Other related topics
Travel & Registration Information
To register for the FIS2010, please download and fill out the Registration Form.
Venue, Board, and Lodging
International Culture Building (ICB), Capital Normal University
ICB is the venue of MCAI 2010 and FIS 2010.
Registration desk locates in the hall of ICB.
All academic meetings, meals, and drinks are arranged in the building.
Address: 83 North Road, Western Third Circl, Beijing ,China
Beijing Golden Dragon’s Pool Hotel
The hotel Locates 200 meters from International Culture Building.
For details, please see: http://www.jinlongtanhotel.com
Address: 71 North Road, North Third Circle (South of Zhizhu Bridge)
Tel: (86 010) 88811188
Fax: (86 010) 68433775
Beijing Ruyi Business Hotel
The hotel locates 400 meters from International Culture Building.
For details, please see: http://www.bjruyihotel.com.cn
Address: 17 Beiwa Road, Haiding District, Beijing, China
Tel: (86 010) 51906666
Fax: (86 010) 68721998
How to get to the ICB from the Capital International Airport in Beijing?
1. Taking a taxi from the Capital International Airport to the ICB or Beijing Golden Dragon’s Pool Hotel, 120 Chinese dollars (or RMB yuan) needed;
2. Taking an airport-bus from the Capital International Airport, along the Gongzhufen Line, off the bus at Zhizhu Bridge, then walk to the ICB or Beijing Golden Dragon’s Pool Hote, 30 RMB yuan needed;
3. Taking the Subway in the Capital International Airport to go to Dongzhimen Terminal, then transfer to the Second Line to Fuxingmen Station, and then take a taxi or public bus to the South of Zhizhu Bridge or the North of Huayuan Bridge, where you are very close to above hotels. This approach is the cheapest, most complex, and challenging way.