Response and Responsibility of the Sciences of Information

Vienna University of Technology, June 3-7, 2015


The International Society for Information Studies (ISIS) holds every 2 years a conference. The ISIS Summit Vienna 2015 is the first conference of that kind. It is organised under the guidance of the current president of ISIS, Wolfgang Hofkirchner, at the university he is affiliated to. It will be continued in 2017 by then ISIS president Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The aim of the summit is to bring together different communities that research into information (which shall be understood just as a generic term for cognition, communication, co-operation; data, knowledge, wisdom; intelligence; and the whole diversity of related terms), develop or implement applications of their findings (be they technological or social) or use those applications. That is, not only representatives of different disciplines meet but also the latter meet with different stakeholders. The summit shall help discuss the betterment of society. Thus it is an endeavour in transdisciplinarity.

The ISIS Summit Vienna 2015 is called summit also because it is supported by co-initiators (networks and institutions that hold their regular meeting as conference stream together with our summit), by co-organisers (networks, institutions and groups of people that take over the responsibility for organising tracks) and by partners.

Conference Streams


]( International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science 2015


]( content/uploads/2014/09/ictsandsocietyHeader_WP.jpg)Fifth ICTs and Society Conference 2015
(see Call for Papers)


]( International Conference on Philosophy of Information 2015
(see Call for Papers)

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]( Difference that Makes a Difference (DTMD) 2015 – An interdisciplinary workshop
(see Call for Papers)


Fundamentals of information processes