Programme for Gatherings in Biosemiotics 1,
Copenhagen, May 24 - 27, 2001.


More information about the meeting: see Gatherings in Biosemiotics 1 home page: (http://www.zbi.ee/~uexkull/biosemiotics/)

Abstracts for the individual presentations, see this page: (http://www.nbi.dk/~emmeche/gath.2001.abs.html/)


To the contributors: Please for each presentation prepare a 20 minutes talk and plan to use 10 minute to answer questions from the audience

 



Thursday, May 24:
evening 18:00 - 21:00: Social gatherings.
 
Friday, May 25:
session 1:    The Status of Biosemiotics as a field of research
morning 9:00 - 12:30 [chair: CE]

9:00 - 9:05 Jesper Hoffmeyer:   Welcome note
9:05 - 9:30 Kalevi Kull:   Biosemiotics means biology
9:30 - 10:00 Anton Markos:   An attempt of a hermeneutics of the living
10:00 - 10:30       coffee break
10:30 - 11:00 Thierry Bardini:    Does Junk DNA Break the Genetic Code Metaphor?
11:00 - 11:30 Vefa Karatay and Yagmur Denizhan:    Evolution of the "Window"
11:30 - 12:00 Han-liang Chang:   Naming Animals in Chinese Writing
12:00 - 12:30 Dominique Lestel:   Human/animal Commmunications, Language & Evolution
12:30 - 13:30       Lunch

session 2:    Peirce and other approaches to biosemiotics
afternoon 14:00 - 17:00 [chair: KK]

13:30 - 14:00 Jorge de Barros Pires:   The universality of sign in Charles S. Peirce Semiotics
14:00 - 14:30 Tiberiu Mustata:   The world as semiosis - a semiotic model of reality and evolution.
14:30 - 15:00 Tommi Vehkavaare:    How and why to naturalize semiotic concepts for biosemiotics?
15:00 - 15:30       coffee break
15:30 - 16:00 Edwina Taborsky:   Energy and evolutionary semiosis
16:00 - 16:30 Søren Brier:   Intrasemiotics
16:30 - 17:00 Myrdene Anderson (moderator):    General discussion

Saterday, May 26:
session 3:    Agents sensing sense, qualia & Umwelts
morning: 9:00 - 12:30 [chair: CE]
9:00 - 9:30 Alexei A. Sharov:   Pragmatics and biosemiotics
9:30 - 10:00 Tom Ziemke:   Robosemiotics
10:00 - 10:30 Luis Emilio Bruni:    Does "quorum sensing" imply a new type of biological information?
10:30 - 11:00       coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Donald Favareau:   Beyond Self and Other: The Neurosemiotic Emergence of Intersubjectivity
11:30 - 12:00 Jyoo-Hi Rhee:   Qualia: From the mind-body dichotomy to the biosemiocybernetic paradigm
12:00 - 12:30 Anton Fuerlinger:    Is movement the "highest" code?
12:30 - 14:00        Lunch
 
session 4:    Historican and philosophical perspectives
afternoon 14:00 - 17:00 [chair: JH]

14:00 - 14:30 Stefan Artman:   Three Types of Semiotical Indeterminacy and Their Relevance to Biosemiotics
14:30 - 15:00 Claus Emmeche:   Biosemiosis, downward causation, and function in the organism
15:00 - 15:30 Wolfgang Hofkirchner:   Biosemiosis in the context of self-organization
15:30 - 15:45        coffee break
15:45 - 16:15 Tuomo Jämsä:   Like a Sheet of Paper. The Interplay Between Sign and Meaning in Nature
16:15 - 16:45 Abir U. Igamberdiev:   Semiotic structure of living systems: imprints, codes and language games
16:45 - 17:15 Andres Luure:   Understanding Life: Trans-Semiotic Analogies
 
Sunday, May 27:
session 5:    Relations between Physico-, Bio- and Anthroposemiosis
morning 9:00 - 12:30 [chair: KK]

9:00 - 9:30 Peder Voetmann Christiansen:   Habit formation as symmetry breaking in the early universe
9:30 - 10:00 Jesper Hoffmeyer:   Life, Energy and Semiosis
10:00 - 10:30 Peter Harries-Jones:   Where Bonds become Binds: the necessity for Bateson's Inter-subjective Perspective in Biosemiotics
10:30 - 10:45       coffee break
10:45 - 11:15 Martin Skov:   Some Problems i Neurosemiotics
11:15 - 11:45 Frederik Stjernfelt:   Symbols and the evolutionary transition from animal to man
11:45 - 12:15 Andreas Roepstorff:   Thinking with animals
12:15 - 12:45 Elling Ulvestad:   Evolution, semiotics and extraterrestrial life
12:45       End and Farewell!

Here is a map of the location near the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen.