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Info-Metrics Institute | Workshop, Spring 2013

Philosophy of Information

The Value of Information


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April 2013 Workshop Proceedings

Review April 2013 Workshop Proceedings, including the presenters' materials.

Video Highlights


Workshop Topics

Value of information
Quantifying information
Measuring information
Processing information
How to define and quantify meaningful information

Program Committee

Pieter Adriaans (U. Amsterdam)
Ariel Caticha
 (SUNY Albany)
Luciano Floridi (Hertfordshire and Oxford), Co-Chair
Amos Golan (American U.), Co-Chair


Speakers & Panel Discussants

Pieter Adriaans (U. Amsterdam)
Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany)
Min Chen (Oxford)
J. Michael Dunn (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Luciano Floridi (U of Hertfordshire & U of Oxford)
Duncan Foley (New School and SFI)
Phyllis Illari (U College London)
James Moor (Dartmouth)
Werner Ploberger (Washington U St. Louis)

April 26, 2013
American University


US Comptroller of the Currency
AU College of Arts & Sciences

Workshop Objectives

The overall objective of this workshop is to study some of the open questions within philosophy of information with an emphasis on the study of the value of information and the philosophy of information processing.

Interest in the philosophy and meaning of information goes back half a century but has rapidly increased recently with many new directions of research into the meaning, quantification and measures of information and complexity as well as a vast range of applications across the scientific spectrum. 

In our first workshop on the topic (October, 2011) we focused on one aspect of the philosophy of information: the different techniques to measure information and to identify meaningful information.

Building on our earlier workshop and recent development, in this workshop we focus on a number of related aspects of the philosophy of information and the philosophy of info-metrics. These topics include the value of information, quantifying information, processing complementary and contradicting information and the inter-relationship between information, computation and complexity.

This one day workshop will address these basic questions and will explore recent advances in the philosophy of information and its potential applications.