Theoretical Information Studies

Information studies can be divided into three approaches: theoretical, experimental and practical (applied) information studies.

Information theory constitutes the basic field of theoretical information studies but there are also other important fields. One of them,  of special interest here, is the application of information theory to the theoretical areas of sciences and humanities. The areas of interest to the Symposium include, but are not restricted to:

Information theory
Application of information theory to:
– theoretical physics
– theoretical computer science
– theory of complexity
– mathematics
– theoretical linguistics
– theory in economics
– pedagogy
– sociology
– anthropology
– semiotics and similar.

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.



Keynote Speakers

Sören Brier CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hector Zenil, KI, Stockholm, Sweden


Session “Information in the Complex Plane

Joseph Brenner and Gerhard Luhn, Session



Please find the information on the summit main page.


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