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Info-Metrics Institute | Workshop Program, 2011 October

Philosophy of Information

All events October 3 at American University

(Workshop location: MGC 5 & 6)

8:00-9:00 AM Registration-Coffee-Refreshments


9:00-9:10 AM Welcoming Remarks

Peter Starr (American U.)


9:10-9:20 AM Info-Metrics and Workshop's Objectives

Amos Golan (American U)


9:25-10:10 AM Session I

Chair: Nathan Harshman (American U.)

"The Quantum Origin of New Information" 
David Oliver (Meadows of Dan, Virginia, USA)
additional material

10:15-11:00 AM Session II

Chair: Anthony F. Beavers (U. of Evansville)

"Information Closure and the Sceptical Objection"
Luciano Floridi (Oxford U. and U. Hertfordshire)


11:00-11:15 AM Coffee Break

11:15-12:00 PM Session III

Chair: Robin Lumsdaine (American U.)

“Contradictory Information: Better than Nothing”
J. Michael Dunn (Indiana U. Bloomington)


12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (provided)


1:00-2:30 PM Session IV

Chair: Eric Renault (Brown)

"Facticity and the quest for meaningful information"
Pieter Adriaans (U. Amsterdam)

"Notes on facticity and effective complexity"
Duncan Foley (New School for Social Research and Santa Fe Inst.) and David Oliver (Meadows of Dan, Virginia, USA) 

2:30-3:15 PM Session V

Chair: Robert Lerman (American U., Urban Institute)

“Information and Entropy in a Bayesian Framework”
Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany)


3:15-3:45 PM Coffee Break


3:45-4:30 PM Session VI

Chair: Richard Scheines (Carnegie Mellon)

"Useful Information"
Luis Antunes (Porto U., Portugal)


4:30-4:45 PM Coffee Break

4:50-6:15 PM Round Table – Info-Metrics: Philosophy of Information

Moderator: Pieter Adriaans (U. Amsterdam)
Anthony F. Beavers (U. of Evansville)
Luciano Floridi (Oxford U. and U. Hertfordshire)
Aidan Lyon (UMD)
Brian Ziebart (Carnegie Mellon)

6:15 -7:30 PM Reception

(Reception location: MGC 2 & 3)