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Info-Metrics Institute | Workshop Program, 2013 April

Philosophy of Information: The Value of Information

All events April 26 American University



(Location: Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center)

8:00-9:00 AM Registration-Coffee-Refreshments


9:00-9:10 AM Welcoming Remarks

Peter Starr, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, American University


9:10-9:30 AM Conference Opener/Objectives

Amos Golan (American U.)

9:30-10:15 AM Session I

Chair: Robin Lumsdaine (American U.)

“The Dark Side of Big Data” abstract

James Moor (Dartmouth)

10:15-11:00 AM Session II 

Chair: Radu Balan (UMD College Park)

 “Synthetic Non-Accruable Information” abstract

Luciano Floridi (Hertfordshire and Oxford)

11:00-11:15 AM Coffee Break

11:20-12:05 PM Session III

Chair: Teddy Seidenfeld (Carnegie Mellon)

 “Contradictory Information Can Be Valuable: The Example of the Two Firemen” abstract

J. Michael Dunn (Indiana U. Bloomington)

12:05-1:00 PM Lunch (Provided)


1:00-2:20 PM Session IV

Chair: Duncan Foley (New School for Social Research and Santa Fe Inst.)

“Does information have an intrinsic value?”

Pieter Adriaans (U. Amsterdam)

“Belief and Desire: On Information and its Value” abstract

Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany)

2:20-3:00 PM Session V    

Chair: Nathan Harshman (American U.)

“Notes on ensembles as a model of theory choice” abstract

Duncan Foley (New School for Social Research and Santa Fe Inst.)

3:00-3:20 PM Coffee Break (Location change: Ward 1, Ward building)

(Location: Ward 1, Ward building)

3:20-4:40 PM Session VI  

Chair: Nicholas Kiefer (Cornell U.) 

“Schools of Thought in Visualization” abstract

Min Chen (Oxford)

“Is Ignorance Bliss with Sets of Probabilities?” abstract

Teddy Seidenfeld (Carnegie Mellon)

4:45-5:00 PM Coffee Break (in Ward 1)

5:00-6:15 PM Round Table – Info-Metrics: Philosophy of Information

Moderator: Luciano Floridi (Hertfordshire and Oxford)

Pieter Adriaans (U. Amsterdam)
Nicholas Kiefer (Cornell U.)  
Robin Lumsdaine (American U.)
Werner Ploberger (Washington U. St. Louis) 

6:15 -7:30 PM Reception 

(Location: MGC 2 & 3)