UMBC ebiquity

Information Dynamics: A Fresh Look at Information, its Properties and Implications

Speaker: Ashok Agrawala

Start: Friday, March 10, 2006, 02:00PM

Location: 325b

Abstract: The term information has been with us for a long time and has been used in a variety of contexts with different meaning associated with it. Information Dynamics is an attempt to examine the fundamental nature of everyday information and its properties, starting from the recognition that the information is different from its representation. Clearly all information processing systems built to date use and manipulate the representations only, retaining only those relationship that the designer of the system explicitly deployed.

Information dynamics is a paradigm for studying the basic properties of information, including the representation, relationships, models, context, actions, triggers, etc. In this talk we present this paradigm and show its applicability in design of systems of tomorrow.

Host: Zary Segall