GIT 2014

XII-th International Conference

General Information Theory

July 03-07, 2014, Varna (Bulgaria)

Supported by
International Journal "Information Theories and Applications"®
International Journal "Information Technologies and Knowledge"®

General sponsor: FOI Bulgaria

Conference organizers

- ITHEA International Scientific Society
- FIS Foundations of Information Science
- Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA (Bulgaria)
- St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RAS (Russia)
- V.M.Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of NASU (Ukraine)
- Instituto Aragonés de Ciencias de la Salud (Spain)
- Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
- National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
- Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (Ukraine)
- Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev (Ukraine)
- Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS (Bulgaria)
- Association of Developers and Users of Intelligent Systems (Ukraine)
- Federation of the Scientific - Engineering Unions /FNTS/ (Bulgaria)

Aims and Scope

The conference objective is to present and discuss current achievement in the fields of the General Information Theory. General Information Theory (GIT) is considered here not only as a pure theoretical discipline. While matter and energy are the foundation of material World, information is the foundation of the mental world as well as of the interactions in alive beings and within their communities. It is the leading factor in evolution and genetics. It is the basis of intellectual activity. Studying intelligence, we should take broader approach discovering the role of information, generally speaking, in life. The time has come to work out more uniform and general, deeper understanding of information processes which support the noosphere.
In this, broader sense, we should again and again turn our attention to the philosophy, interrelations between material and mental, correlate the notion of information in communication, biology, humanitarian areas and the physics of micro world.
We strongly believe that the progress in AI is tightly tied with our deeper understanding of informational processes, in general. The conference is dedicated to this broad issue.

Topics of interest

Include, but are not limited to different aspects of the main areas of GIT:
(1) Theory of the Information,
(2) Theory of the Information Subject (INFOS), and
(3) Theory of the Information Interaction (INFORACTION):


• Philosophical background: material and mental – their coexistence and cooperation; the role of humanitarian and natural science knowledge
• Creation of paradigms by intellectual systems
• Information and knowledge; information and life

Cognitology, Gnoseology and Semiotics

• Theory and methodology of World cognition by intellectual systems and communities; intellectual instruments of cognition: hypothesis, theories, experimental verification and falsification, role of knowledge systems: knowledge, experience, beliefs, conventions, prejudices, religions, myths, formal and metaphorical reasoning; consciousness and selfconsciousness
• Semiotics of knowledge acquisition and model construction
• Evolution and informational processes

Modern Physics

• Physics of information processes and informational background of physics
• What give quantum mechanics and other theories of microworld to our understanding of information exchange; principle of non locality, “spooky action at a distance”


• Noosphere and its informational component, simulated objects with different noosphere statuses
• AI systems' creation within the frame of integrated interaction with environment and goal oriented activity

Humanitarian Aspects

• Modeling Informational interaction in Nature and society: physical, social systems (psychology, egregors, sociopsychology) and beyond.


XX-th anniversary of FIS initiative

From its very beginnings in early 90’s, the FIS initiative (Foundations of Information Science) has been an attempt to rescue the information concept out from its classical controversies and use it as a central scientific tool, so as to serve as a basis for a new, fundamental disciplinary development – Information Science. Scholars and scientists from very different fields have converged onto this collective long-term project that after some difficult starts in 1992-1993, has matured in a series of successful conferences (Madrid 1994, Vienna 1996, Paris 2005), several scholarly publications, and a vast accumulation of electronic exchanges in a high-quality discussion list during all these years. (See archives: .)

At FIS, rather than the discussion of a single particularized concept, information becomes the intellectual adventure of developing a ‘vertical’ or ‘transdisciplinary’ science connecting the different threads and scales of informational processes, which demands both a unifying and a multi-perspective approach. Above all, the solution of the numerous conundrums and conceptual puzzles around information becomes the patient task of a community of scholars, in which the ideas and speculations of each individual thinker can be shared and experienced upon by the other colleagues, so that a sort of ‘group mind’ develops (paraphrasing L. Hyde, 1979): one that is capable of cognitive tasks beyond the power of any single person.

In our times, information represents a crucial discussion theme in many arenas (from quantum processing, to biological organization, nervous systems, and social sustainability), thus the advancement of information science (or of “the science of information”) appears as a plural and open enterprise - whereby the intellectual capital amassed at FIS has to be shared and joined with other multidisciplinary efforts and organizational enterprises.

Pedro C. Marijuán



Steering Committee

Alexander Palagin (Ukraine)
Anatoly Krissilov (Ukraine)
Krassimir Markov (Bulgaria)
Mark Burgin (USA)
Pedro C. Marijuán (Spain)
Rafael Yusupov (Russia)
Vassil Sgurev (Bulgaria)
Vitaliy Lozovskiy (Ukraine)
Vitalii Velychko (Ukraine)
Yi Xin Zhong (China)

Program committee

Adil Timofeev (Russia)
Alexey Petrovskiy (Russia)
Anatoliy Gupal (Ukraine)
Ekaterina Solovyova (Ukraine)
Elena Ilina (Sweden)
Gordana Dodig Crnkovic (Sweden)
Gurgen Khachatryan (Armenia)
Guy A Hoelzer (USA)
Igor Gurevich (Russia)
Iliya Mitov (Bulgaria)
Iurii Kryvonos (Ukraine)
Jerry LR Chandler (USA)
Joseph Brenner (Switzerland)
Karl Javorszky (Austria)
Koichiro Matsuno (Japan)
Christophe Menant (France)
Leonid Svyatogor (Ukraine)
Liudmila Cheremisinova (Belarus)
Loet Leydesdorff (Netherlands)
Michel Petitjean (France)
Nikolay Zagoruiko (Russia)
Qiao Tian-qing (China)
Sergey Krivii (Ukraine)
Søren Brier (Denmark)
Stanley N Salthe (USA)
Svetlana Cojocaru (Moldova)
Tatyana Gavrilova (Russia)
Vitalii Vishnevskiy (Ukraine)
Vladimir Donchenko (Ukraine)
Vladimir Lovitskii (UK)
Walter Riofrio (Peru)
Wolfgang Hofkirchner (Austria)
Yevgeniy Bodyanskiy (Ukraine)


The official languages of the conference are English and Russian. Working language at the conference time is English with translation to/from Russian .

Papers and Fees

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