Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Cognitonics
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Cognitonics were published as part of the proceedings of the International Multiconference ‘Information Society 2009’ . Workshop Co-Chair was Vladimir Fomichev, PhD, Professor of the HSE Faculty of Business Informatics Department of Innovations and Business in Information Technologies.
The First International Workshop on Cognitonics took place in Slovenia, Ljubljana, on October 12th -13th, 2009, as part of the International Multiconference ‘Information Society 2009'(IS-2009, October 12th - 16th, 2009). Papers from the Conference are available at http://is.ijs.si/is/is2009/zborniki.asp?lang=eng
First International Workshop on Cognitonics (Cognit 2009)
The swift technological changes in the modern information society cause not only positive but also negative shifts in the system of humanitarian values. The first shift is the shift from the eternal values to commercialized values. The second shift is a consequence of the underestimation of the value of national cultures in contrast to the overestimation of the on-going processes of globalization (by the young generation, in particular). The third shift is dealing with the existing gap between the rational, pragmatic, self-oriented development and spiritually-coloured emotional development of the personality. The expanding gap destroys the integrity of the human nature.
Cognitonics is a new scientific discipline aiming (a) at explicating the distortions in the perception of the world caused by the information society and globalization and (b) at coping with these distortions in different fields by means of elaborating systemic solutions for compensating the negative implications for the personality and society of the stormy development of information technologies and globalization processes, in particular, for creating cognitive-cultural preconditions of the harmonic development of the personality in the information society and for ensuring the successive development of national cultures and national languages. The birth of Cognitonics has been stimulated by the ideas of Philosophy, Cognitive Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence theory, Applied Linguistics, Art theory, Cognitive Psychology, and Cognitive Biology.
Cognitonics not only has numerous connections with Philosophy, Cognitive Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Art theory, Cognitive Psychology, Education theory but also formulates a new, large-scale goal for the software industry and Web science:to develop a new generation of culture-oriented computer programs and online courses (in the collaboration with educators, linguists, art historians, psychologists) - the programs and online courses intended for supporting and developing creativity, cognitive-emotional sphere, the appreciation of the roots of the national cultures, the awareness of the integrity of the cultural space in the information society, and for developing symbolic information processing and linguistic skills, associative and reasoning abilities of the learners.
Editors and Program Chairs
- Vladimir Fomichov
- Olga Fomichova