The University of Salamanca hosted the CTS-I OEI Conference in Salamanca, bringing together professors and researchers in the field.

The I+D+i Building of the University of Salamanca hosted on 24-25 May the CTS-I EOI-Salamanca Conference. II International Seminar of the Social Studies of Science and Innovation. Experts in the field participating in this forum have tried to analyse various aspects of the social studies of science and technology (CTS studies). The research strategy in this field was defined during the working meetings, while open sessions were used to reveal new aspects in the field to the public.

The event was organised by the Institute for the Studies of Science and Technology (ECYT) of the University of Salamanca, along with the Organisation of Ibero-American States (OEI) for Education, Science and Culture, the CTS Group from the University of Oviedo, the ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), the University of Aveiro and the Institute of Knowledge Management, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). The event brought together members from the university, Master’s programmes, professors and interested researchers, many of whom are currently pursuing, or have already received, a Doctorate in Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Salamanca.

The conference was attended by Juan Carlos Toscano Grimaldi, representative of OEI, and included various noteworthy presentations, one of which was the round table discussion on ‘Social perception and communication on science’, led by Carina Cortassa, Emilio Muñoz and Liliana Tavares de Oliveira; the plenary conference ‘Between green and white (with reflections  on how to demonstrate the history of our planet)’ by José Abel Flores Villarejo; and the round table on ‘Indicators of science and technology’, led by Irene López Navarro, Carlos García Figuerola, Miguel Ángel Quintanilla and María Manuel Borges.

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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