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2nd ISGI 2007   Scope


Generalization as one of the basic principles of scientific work is also a basic tool for understanding our environment in all its appearances, influences and dynamic behavior.
 The interdisciplinary treatment of the topic also includes the proliferation of best practice in the special types of generalization methods and techniques in the various sciences.      The term information is to be treated in its widest sense, i.e. form a semiotic structural point of view (syntax, semantics, and pragmatics), requirements of generalization in its theoretical basis, its complex application scenarios, its use in decision making, as well as its role in information society.

 Contributions are solicited not only from the mathematical fields of numerical analysis, statistics, algebra etc. but from all fields of science and could cover aspects in
  • Geometry, Potential, Force
  • Emergence of Order
  • Cognition, Patterns
  • Change and its dynamics including macroscopic effects
  • Characteristics of Generalization in the natural sciences, humanities, technical sciences, anthropological aspects
  • Time, time structure and its relevance to Action Structures
  • Behavior Representation, Complex Social Systems    Singularities (of action space)
  • Black and white views as a generalization principle, Contrast
  • Trend analysis and application, Periodicity, use of transforms (Fourier transform / frequency space / attribute spaces, action spaces)
  • Generalization in the field of environmental science and GIS risk analysis
  • Symbolization, Categorization, Abstraction, Model Building
  • Ontology, Multiple Representations, Representation of Change / Transition    Dimensionality reduction, Clustering Uncertainty propagation in Generalization
  • Continuous vs. Step-by-step generalization
  • Algebraic Properties of Generalization Transforms (recursiveness, inverse properties, invariants etc.)
  • Generalization of dynamic 3+  -dimen-sional phenomena :  e.g. of Movement Patterns
  • Context
  • Information Mining

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