The programme and registration-information for the Sixth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information is now available on the workshop homepage. The workshop is preceded on May 14th by a Conference on the work of Fred Dretske (programme here) organised by the philosophy department at Duke University. Participants to the workshop are kindly invited to attend this event as well.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (All day) to Friday, May 16, 2014 (All day)
The Department of Sociology, Philosophy & Anthropology of the University of Exeter (UK) is advertising a research fellowship in connection to Sabina Leonelli’s ERC project 'The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science' (DATA_SCIENCE). The fellowship is available from 1 October 2014 until 31 March 2018. The successful applicant will investigate how the use of online databases is affecting research practices and outcomes in biomedicine.
"For the next installment in our Philosophy of Science series, we look at issues around data. Sabina Leonelli is a philosopher of information who collaborates with bioinformaticians. In today's interview, she expresses her concerns about the terms Big Data and Open Data."
This is the first post in a new series where we put a member of our society in the spotlight, and allow them to introduce themselves on the basis of a short interview. Throughout this series, we will give the word to senior as well as to junior members, and try to reveal the diverse background in our membership.
Submitted by Mariarosaria Taddeo on Fri, 2014-03-14 08:50
Ludovica Glorioso (NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence)
In the age of the so-called information revolution, the ability to control, disrupt or manipulate the enemy’s information infrastructure has become as decisive as weapon superiority with respect to determining the outcome of conflicts. So much so that the Pentagon defines cyberspace as a new domain in which war is waged, alongside land, sea, air and space.