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International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) 2019 Summit June 2-6

Submitted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) will be holding its 2019 Summit / Conference at U C Berkeley this coming summer — June 2-6 2019. You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or merely register to hear from the many notable speakers and participate in the various miniconferences and workshops.

To apply go to the website listed at the bottom of the attached flyer ( Topics for presentations are open to any field of information science from library science and the philosophy of information to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Proposals should include a title and brief abstract. Acceptances will be sent before May 1 for any proposals submitted in April.

IS4SI has a wide international membership both from Europe and Asia and for the first time it will be holding its biennial Summit in the US. This year’s theme of the Summit: “Where is the I in AI and the meaning in information” is intended to encourage discussion of some of the most fundamental questions of both information technology and human communication and knowledge. The summit will include a number of subthemes and mini-conferences covering diverse topics related to the information sciences. These include the future of the global infosphere, advances in artificial intelligence, philosophy of information, hacking society, non-standard forms of computing, among others. The Summit will also include many participants and keynote speakers from the Bay Area IT community and worldwide. A partial list of keynote speakers and miniconference sessions is available on the website along with information about housing and transportation.

The Early Bird Reduced Registration Fee has been extended to May 15

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