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Jubilee of University Professors
"The University for a New Humanism"
September 4-10, 2000


Conference Programme
September 5-6, 2000
Centro Congressi, Via Salaria 113
00198 - Roma
      

"INFORMATION: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NEXT CENTURY"


The use of modern tools and networks for communications and computation makes the notion of  "information" full of meanings, and much more sensible than in the past. As a matter of fact, the "digital revolution" made it clear, also for the non-expert, the fundamental distinction between objects (or structures), and their information content. The notion of information is now widely used both with a real and a metaphorical meaning, and the information is now considered to be a primary good whose production and exchange measures the level of development of human society. Information is also a novel  key concept in the scientific understanding of reality. Mathematical and logical theories developed in the area of Theoretical Computer Science, Information Theory, and Communications suggest new techniques and methodologies for a deeper analysis and a better understanding of systems characterized by very complex phenomenologies and structures, such as biological systems, cognitive systems, social and economical systems. In such a scenario the Congress "Information: Science and Technology for the Next Century" has the objective of illustrating and reflecting upon the impact of Information on human life and human culture.   (Italian version) 

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STUDIORUM
UNIVERSITATUM
DOCENTIUM
CONGRESSUS
 
                   

JUBILEE OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS
"THE UNIVERSITY FOR A NEW HUMANISM"

 
Conference on 
    "INFORMATION: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NEXT CENTURY" 
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Prof. Giovanni Iacovitti
Prof. Alberto Marinelli
Prof. Mario Morcellini
Prof. Marta Olivetti Belardinelli
Prof. Alberto Pettorossi
Prof. Andrzej Skowron


SEPTEMBER 5
THEME: INFORMATION AND THE HUMAN PERSON
09:00 Introduction to the Conference of the Magnifico Rettore of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Roma
      Session I : "Information Technologies in Cognitive Processes"
09:15 Prof. Donald A. Norman, President, UNext Learning Systems
         Prof. Emeritus, University of California, San Diego, USA
         “Applying Cognitive Science”
10:10 First Responder
10:30 Second Responder
10:50 Open Discussion

11:10 Coffee break

      Session II : "Information and intelligence"
11:25 Prof. Tomaso Poggio, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) at MIT
         MIT's Artifical Intelligence Laboratory, Boston, USA
         “How the Brain might work: The role of information and learning in the understanding 
         and replicating intelligence”
12:20 First Responder 
12:40 Second Responder
13:00 Open Discussion

13:20 Lunch

THEME: INFORMATION IN THE NATURAL WORLD

      Session III: "Intelligence and natural world"
14:25 Prof. Robert Kowalski Imperial College, Department of Computing, London, UK
         “Artificial Intelligence and the Natural Universe”
15:20 First Responder
15:40 Second Responder
16:00 Open Discussion

16:20 Coffee break

      Session IV : "Biological Information" 
16:35 Prof. Richard J. Lipton, Georgia Tech. College of Computing, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
         "DNA information processing"
17:30 First Responder 
17:50 Second Responder
18:10 Open Discussion
18:30 End of Session
SEPTEMBER 6
THEME: INFORMATION AND SOCIETY
      Session V : "Perspectives of Information and Communication Technology"
09:15 Prof. Guido Vannucchi, Politecnico di Milano. Member of Consiglio Superiore delle Telecomunicazioni,
         Milano,Italy
         "Information and Communication Technologies"
10:10 First Responder. 
10:30 Second Responder 
10:50 Open Discussion

11:10 Coffee break

      Session VI : "The information society"
11:25 Prof. Graziella Mazzoli, Chairman of the Facoltà di Sociologia.University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy
        "Social impact of Information and Communication Technology"
12:20 First Responder
12:40 Second Responder
13:00 Open Discussion
13:20 End of Conference       

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COORDINATED CONFERENCE:
ISTAS
International Symposium on Technology and Society

September 6-8, 2000, Rome


RELATED EVENTS - ROME

  • September 5
    Monumental Area of San Michele

    -6.00 p.m. Opening of the exhibition "Christiana Loca, the Christian Space in the Rome of the First Millenium".

  • September 7
    Istituto Patristico Augustinianum

    -10.00 a.m."The new look of the Vatican Basilica: a technical account"
    Talk in italian given by Prof. Sandro Benedetti.

  • September 8
    Vatican Library

    -10.00 a.m.Visit to the Vatican Library, guided by Mons. Raffaele Farina, Prefect of the Library.

  • September 9

    Vatican
    9:00 a.m.
    Meeting with His Holiness John Paul II

    4.00 p.m. Penitential Celebrations in:
    English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic and Polish.

  • September 10

    Vatican
    -10.00 a.m.Solemn Pontifical Mass presided over by His Holiness John Paul II

Further information about the related events will be available during the conference.

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Contact Us!
  • Coordinators:
    
  
-Prof. Giovanni Iacovitti
University of Roma La Sapienza

tel: 39-06 44585838
email:
gjacov@infocom.ing.uniroma1.it

-Prof. Alberto Marinelli
University of Roma La Sapienza
tel: 39-06 4976534
email:
marinelli@uniroma1.it
-Prof. Alberto Pettorossi
University of Roma Tor Vergata
c/o IASI CNR 
Viale Manzoni 30  
I-00185 Roma (Italy)
tel: 39-06 7716427 or 72597379
fax: 39-06 771646
email:
adp@iasi.rm.cnr.it
http://www.iasi.rm.cnr.it/~adp
  • Secretary of the Conference:
    
-Rosanna Consolo email: consolo@diana.soc.uniroma1.it
  tel: 0328/6868376 or 0338/9896184
fax: 39-06 9806122
REGISTRATION (no registration fee) : Registration Form
  • Webmaster:
    
-Eva Forte email: fortee@tiscalinet.it

 

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www.vatican.va
www.informaroma.it
www.romagiubileo.it


 

  "INFORMAZIONE: SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA PER IL PROSSIMO SECOLO"

La consuetudine all’impiego di apparati ed infrastrutture per l’elaborazione e per le comunicazioni fanno sì che al termine “informazione” si associ oggi una varietà di significati e concetti molto più articolata e per molti versi più concreta che in passato. La “rivoluzione digitale”, ha evidenziato infatti, anche nel senso comune, la distinzione tra oggetti, strutture, e loro contenuto informativo. Il concetto di informazione è quindi sempre più diffusamente utilizzato in senso più o meno reale o metaforico, e l’informazione è considerata un bene primario la cui produzione e circolazione misurerebbe il grado di sviluppo delle società avanzate. Il paradigma informativo è anche entrato a far parte in modo significativo del pensiero scientifico. Le formulazioni logico matematiche sviluppate nel campo dell’informatica e delle telecomunicazioni suggeriscono oggi nuove metodologie per lo studio funzionale di sistemi altamente organizzati, come i sistemi biologici , i sistemi cognitivi, i sistemi socio-economici, o in generale quelli che sono comunemente indicati come sistemi “complessi”. In questo scenario, lo scopo del convegno: “Information: Science and Technologies for the Next Century” è quello di raccogliere una serie di riflessioni riguardo al possibile impatto delle scienze e delle tecniche dell’informazione sulla vita dell’uomo e sulle sue conoscenze.

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