The overall objective of this workshop is to study open questions within the philosophy of information and information processing, with an emphasis on the value of observed information and its measurement. Interest in the philosophy, meaning and value of information goes back half a century but has rapidly increased recently with many new directions of research into the meaning, quantification and measures of information and its complexity. Theoretic advances in these directions will have a huge impact on a wide range of real world applications.
In our first workshop on the topic (October, 2011) we focused on one aspect of the philosophy of information: the different techniques to measure information and to identify meaningful information. In our second workshop (April, 2013) we focused on another aspect of the philosophy of information: the value of information. Building on our earlier workshops and recent development. In this one-day workshop we will broaden the scope from the philosophy of information to the philosophy of information processing. While we welcome the continuing discussions on traditional topics on philosophy of information, we wish to encourage new studies on information-theoretic metrics that take into account of the processing of information. These new topics may include, but are not limited to:
Fundamentals of Info-metrics: measuring information, and its related properties e.g., value, uncertainty, trust, complexity, and so on.
Info-metrics for Information Processing: measuring meaningfulness, noisiness, complementary and contradicting information, inter-relationship between information, value of processing, correctness of processing, and other processing-related properties.
Min Chen (University of Oxford)
Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford)
Anil K. Bera (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Marine Carrasco (Université de Montréal, Montréal)