Informatics aims;

  • To arrange the process which comprises flow of collecting and storing information which has a great importance today in a healthy way and turning it into a specific benefit
  • To eliminate ICT based requirements

For these reasons, informatics discipline brings together researchers from a number of different areas such as computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science etc. and offers a versatile studying platform. Considering interaction between informatics and different disciplines in the field of natural sciences and social sciences, the importance of collaboration between informatics and other areas are also emerging. Mentioned considerations have played influential roles in the initiation of the study “in the Frame of Informatics”.

Infonomics (Knowledge Economy) is discussed in first INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS “IN THE FRAME OF INFORMATICS” (Infonomics in First Frame of Conference and Workshop on Informatics) which is carried out successfully in November last year. This year, the congress opens its doors to researchers, educators, and public and private sector employees from all around the world. The congress organized by Istanbul University Department of Informatics, Istanbul University Faculty of Literature Department of History, Istanbul University Center for Research and Practice in European Union. It will be held on October 13-14, 2014 at Istanbul University Faculty of Literature Assembly Hall.

History is in the Spotlight from the eye of Informatics…

Technology, defined as body of knowledge that allows making and using appropriate tools and instruments to meet needs of humans, gives new dimensions to the discipline of history. Archiving of historical documents, accessibility of documents and easiness that technology provides during the evaluation of history is only one of these dimensions.   Today, technology has become indispensable part of historical studies providing data share in the most effective way.

It is important to redefine technology which is seen today as a high performance smart electronic devices. Technology should be defined as body of knowledge and tools that meets the needs of humans from sheltering to nutrition and from social structure to culture.  Thus, technology emerges as most important factor that shapes the past of human beings. It is historical necessity to shed light on to the historical development of this factor by the means it has provided to us.

When relations mentioned below between technology and history are considered, “Techno&History” is chosen as a main topic of the congress.

Congress will provide meeting and discussion platform for researchers from public and private sector who are interested in Techno&History. It is expected to attendance of researchers from other countries. Worthy speeches will be made by experts in the field at the congress.

Chosen papers which will be presented at the congress, will be published in magazines with national dignity as articles.