SCIENCE:IMAGe IN AcTION, 7th International WorkshopData Analysis in Astronomy <<Livio Scarsi and Vito Di Gesu'>>

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 6:00pm to Friday, April 22, 2011 - 5:59pm

Simulation, modelling and interdisciplinary-science together highlight the
key role of system representations. Consistent with new emerging theories
and technologies, the present edition will be devoted to the
representation problem. It is admitted representations are necessary for
humans to understanding phenomena and they may help elaborating theories.
They are likely key features of the leaving, where programs of systems are
transmitted. Images to represent system behaviours for their understanding
prove representations as information supports. That in turns introduces
the importance of noise, also latent in biological growth, and sends back
to the compressing role of representations. Eventually, the technological
burst of "informatics" images spreads them at every stage of any current
scientific steps. So that a problem to solve in parallel with most other
scientific studies turns out to be "how to master the huge amount of data
generated by the least observation".

The 2011 workshop, subtitled "SCIENCE: IMAGe IN AcTION", aims at
studying and discussing instances of the representation problem in Physics
and Biology, with emphasis on Astronomy, Cosmology, Earth environment and
climate studies.

Speaking of imaging and abstraction, we will endeavour to stress links
between the various topics considered in these areas. Unifying theories
and trans-discipline tools should illustrate the character of universality
of pertaining representations. On the other hand, the emergence of
artificial agents, synthetic images, data miners and other computed
facilities to help abstraction handling will be discussed both in its
genuine aspects and through examples at various levels.

Targeted specific topics could be, but not limited to:
-inference mechanisms in modelling: from Bayes to self-assembly and perhaps
-data merging: mastering uncertainty, imprecision and incompleteness
-perceptual models: scale invariance, quantum physics and geometry, etc.
-credible agents: reality, models and (computer) representation of complex
-multi scale analysis: rare phenomena, data mining and large data bases
-virtual and augmented reality to experiment: from computer graphics to virtual
observation or computational biology

On the behalf of Prof. A. Zichichi (President of the EMFCSC), the "DAA -
Data Analysis in Astronomy" Workshops are from now dedicated to "Livio
Scarsi and Vito Di Gesù" who were the enthusiastic inspirers of the

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