Theoretical Information Studies

Information studies can be divided into three approaches:

  • Theoretical information studies
  • Experimental information studies
  • Practical information studies

Information theory constitutes the basic component of theoretical information studies but there are also other components. One of them is application of information studies to the theoretical areas of sciences and humanities, of special interest for this symposium. Therefore, the areas of interest to the Symposium include (but are not confined to):

  • Information theory
  • Application of information theory to theoretical physics
  • Application of information theory to theoretical computer science
  • Application of information theory to the theory of complexity
  • Application of information theory to mathematics
  • Application of information theory to theoretical linguistics
  • Applications of information theory in economics
  • Application of information theory to pedagogy
  • Applications of information theory in sociology
  • Applications of information theory in anthropology
  • Application of information theory to semiotics

The Symposium Theoretical Information Studies is organized as a part of IS4SI Summit 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden (

The goal of the Symposium is to bring together academics and researchers providing beneficial conditions for presenting and discussing recent achievements and problems of information theory and its applications to theoretical issues of sciences and humanities.

Researchers are invited to send their abstracts for presentation, as well as to suggest organization and chairing of special sessions at the Symposium.

The best of the contributed papers will be included in the book published after the Symposium, Gothenburg Book: A Compendium Of Problems In Information Studies.

Important dates

Please find the information on the summit main page.

Keynote Speakers

Sören Brier CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hector Zenil, KI, Stockholm, Sweden

Symposium Chair

Mark Burgin, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

International Scientific Board

Andy Adamatzky, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Joseph Brenner, International Center for Transdisciplinary Research, Paris, France

Cristian Calude, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Rafael Capurro, Suttgart Media University, Suttgart, Germany

Jose Maria Diaz Nafria, University of Leon, Leon, Spain

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Rainer Feistel, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde, Germany

Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Vienna University of Technology and Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, Vienna, Austria

Sungchul Ji, Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA

Maurice Margenstern, University of Metz, France

Pedro Clemente Marijuán Fernandez, University of Aragon, Spain

Krassimir Markov, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria

Kees de Vey Mestdagh, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Rodrick Wallace, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA

Yixin Zhong, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China


Session Organizers

Joseph Brenner and Gerhard Luhn, Session “Information in the Complex Plane