Tuesday, July 04, 2006

CFP: 8th Conference of the ISKO Spanish Chapter - Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity in the Organization of Scientific Knowledge

CFP: 8th Conference of the ISKO Spanish Chapter - Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity in the Organization of Scientific Knowledge

Organized by the University of Leon
Leon, Spain, 18 to 20 April 2007

Deadline: July 31, 2006

Interdisciplinarity draws its strength from the ontological view that reality may be explained from various different angles that permit interpretation of phenomena in a more complete way without becoming mere eclecticism. From an epistemological point of view, interdisciplinarity
attempts to unify the field of action of the disciplines that study social facts and phenomena. It has no intention of achieving a priori integration of the paradigms of knowledge. Rather, its efforts are aimed at the enrichment and rational exchanging of the methods of various
disciplines, to some extent independently of the categories specific to each science, in order to improve study of reality.

Transdisciplinarity, for its part, simultaneously covers what lies between disciplines, cuts across various disciplines or goes beyond any discipline. Its aim is to understand the present world, one essential feature of which is the unity of knowledge. Transdisciplinary research is in no way antagonistic to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, but rather is complementary to it.

As Basarab Nicolescu has pointed out, disciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity are four arrows for one and the same bow: the bow of knowledge.

Our objective is to make the Eighth Isko Spain Congress a meeting devoted to reflection and applications in the area of transdisciplinary organization of knowledge.

Interdisciplinarity and/or transdisciplinarity of Science in the Knowledge
Paradigms of modern science
Scientific maps
Social networks
Distributed scientific resources, Grid computing
Scientific communication

Epistemological foundations of the organization of knowledge.
Trends in interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary research into the
organization of knowledge
Linguistic foundations
Mathematical foundations
Social and cultural foundations
Developments in the organization of interdisciplinary knowledge

Representation and characterization of knowledge in a computerized
Automatic information processing
Bibliographic catalogues and databases. FRBR (functional requirements for
bibliographic records), FRAR (functional requirements for authority
records), FRSAR (functional requirements for subject authority records).
Metadata and identifiers in a computer environment: Dublin Core, DOI
(digital object identifiers), Crossref, and similar.
Vocabularies, thesauri and classifications
Ontologies, language and ontology, ontological domains

Recovery of transdisciplinary information
Semantic information recovery
Integration of semantic tools
Interfaces and user interaction
Expert systems
User-centred systems

Dr. Basarab Nicolescu
Theoretical physicist, CRNS, Universiti Paris 6
Chair of the International Centre for Transdisciplinary Research and
Studies (CIRET) Fellow of the Rumanian Academy

Dr. Nicola Guarino
Chair of the Laboratory for Applied Ontologies (LOA) at the Institute for
Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council
(ISTC-CNR), Trent, Italy. Editor of the journal Applied Ontology (IOS

Call for abstracts (500 to 1000 words)
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 31 July 2006
Deadline for confirmation of acceptance of papers: 30 September 2006
Deadline for submission of complete text of papers: 15 December 2006

Dra. Blanca Rodriguez Bravo
Biblioteconomia y Documentacion
Universidad de Leon
24071 Leon

Dra. Blanca Rodriguez Bravo / Dra. Maria Luisa Alvite Diez
Biblioteconomia y Documentacion
Universidad de Leon
24071 Leon
Telephone: +34 987291469

Jose Antonio Frias
Universidad de Salamanca
Departamento de Biblioteconomia y Documentacion
Francisco Vitoria, 6-16
E-37008 Salamanca
Tlf. 34-923-294-580
Fax 34-923-294-582