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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


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.

TOPICS

Interdisciplinarity and/or transdisciplinarity of Science in the Knowledge
Society.
·	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
environment.
·	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


PLENARY LECTURES

Dr. Basarab Nicolescu
Theoretical physicist, CRNS, Université 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 Press)


DEADLINES

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


COORDINATOR:

Dra. Blanca Rodríguez Bravo
Biblioteconomía y Documentación
Universidad de León
24071 León
Spain


FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION:

Dra. Blanca Rodríguez Bravo / Dra. María Luisa Alvite Díez
Biblioteconomía y Documentación
Universidad de León
24071 León
Spain
Telephone: +34  987291469

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