Anton P(avel) Zeleznikar

A Summary of Biographical Data

Last updated: 23 October 2002


Title: Professor, Ph.D., M.Sc., Dipl.Eng.
Date of Birth: 8 June 1928, as son of Vinko, a surgeon and MD, and Pavla Rogina, a teacher
Place of Birth: Slovenjgradec, Slovenia, ex-Yugoslavia
Profession: Electrical & electronics engineer, computer scientist, informational system theorist
Married on: 4 September 1954 to Sofija Sonja Ribic
Number of Children: 2
Daughters: Irena, 1955; Darja 1957
Granddaughters: Petra, 1981; Nastja Sinkovec, 1987

Details of Education (1934--1967):

  • Basic school, Slovenjgradec 1934--39;
  • Realgymnasium, Maribor 1939--41;
  • Hauptschule, Windischgraz, DR 1941--43;
  • Tegetthoff Realgymnasium, Marburg/Drau, DR 1943--45;
  • Realgymnasium (as a private student: class 7 and 8, and maturity examination), Maribor, 1946--48;
  • University in Ljubljana: diploma engineer, 1956; master of science, 1966; philosophical doctor, 1967.

Military Service:

  • A common soldier of National Security Troups, ex-Yugoslavia 1945--46.

Career to Date:

  • Head of Digital Engineering Department, Institute Jozef Stefan (IJS), Ljubljana, 1961--78.
  • Chairman of the Yugoslav Committee for Data Processing (ETAN), 1968--75.
  • Chaiman of the Yugoslav International Symposia for Computing and Informatics--- Informatica, Bled, 1968--1982.
  • Organizer and Programm Committee member of the IFIP '71 Congress in Ljubljana, 1967--71.
  • Yugoslav representative in the IFIP General Assembly, 1967--72.
  • Assistant professor, 1968; associated professor 1972; and professor, 1985; at University in Ljubljana and University in Maribor.
  • Head of Electronics Division, IJS, 1968--78.
  • Head of Microcomputer Lab, Iskra-Delta Computers (IDC), Ljubljana, 1980--82.
  • Advisor to the general manager IDC, 1982--90.
  • Member of the research and development strategy board of Iskra Corporation, 1982--90.
  • Editor-in-chief of Informatica, an international journal for computing and informatics, since 1977, Ljubljana.

Publications:

  • Telefunken Zeitung, Germany:
    -- Die geometrische Transformation von Impendanzdiagrammen, 1954.
  • Periodicum Math.-Phys. Astr., Croatia:
    -- Solvability problems of propositional equations, 1960;
    -- Some aritmetic normal algorithms, 1962;
    -- Behandlung logistischer Probleme mit Ziffernrechner, 1962;
    -- Some algorithm theory and its applicability, 1963.
  • Mathematical Systems Theory, NY:
    -- Overlapping algorithms, 1967.
  • Cybernetica, Belgium:
    -- Principles of information, 1988;
    -- Informational determinations, 1988--89;
    -- Information and postmodernism, 1991;
    -- Towards an informational language, 1992;
    -- Formal informational principles, 1993;
    -- Verbal and formal deduction of informational Axioms, 1994;
    -- A concept of informational machine, 1995;
    -- Organization of informational metaphysicalism, 1996.
  • Informatica, Ljubljana:
    -- Overlapping: A paradigm of parallel and sequential processing, 1986;
    -- On the way to information, 1987;
    -- Informational logic, 1988--89;
    -- An informational theory of discourse, 1989;
    -- An introduction to informational algebra, 1990;
    -- Time and temporality, 1990;
    -- Understanding as information, 1990;
    -- Being-there as understanding, 1992;
    -- Metaphysicalism of informing, 1993;
    -- Logos of the informational, 1993;
    -- Informational being-in and being-of, 1994;
    -- Elements of metamathematical and informational calculus, 1995;
    -- Informational frames and gestalts, 1996;
    -- Informational transition and its decomposition, 1996;
    -- Polemos of consciousness, 1996;
    -- Informational graphs, 1997;
    -- Conceptualism of consciousness, 1997;
    -- Informational theory of consciousness, 1997.
    -- Informational Consciousness, 1998 (in print).
  • Cybernetics and Systems. World Scientific, Singapore:
    -- Towards an informational understanding of knowledge.
  • Grundlagenstudien aus Kybernetik und Geisteswissenschaft/Humankybernetik, Germany:
    -- Zum formellen Verstehen des Informationsphaenomenalismus, 1997;
    -- Informationelle Untersuchungen, 1997.
  • A Book:
    -- On the Way to Information, 1990. The Slovene Society Informatika, Ljubljana.

Professional Interest:

  • Foundations of mathematics (metamathematics) and informational formalism, since 1960;
  • Overlapping algorithms, since 1964;
  • Philosophy of the informational, since 1983;
  • Theory of informational phenomenalism in both the live and the artificial, since 1986;
  • Informational machines and informational operating systems, since 1990;
  • Informational investigations in literature, media, communication by theory and machines, since 1990;
  • Informational models for economy, psychology, psychiatry, biology, understanding, meaning, since 1995;
  • Informational phenomenalism and modelling in the framework of the informational theory of consciousness, since 1994;
  • Informational entity programming, concerning (considering, implementing) evolution, emerging, circularity, and spontaneity of entity informing, since 1997.

Honours and Awards:

  • National Science Foundation awards in 1968, 1985, 1986;
  • Labour award with golden garland, by the Yugoslav president, 1978;
  • Awards from different Yugoslav professional associations (electronics, automation, data processing), 1970--90.

Memberships of Academies of Sciences, Associations, etc:

  • New York Academy of Sciences, since 1995;
  • International Academy of Sciences---San Marino, since 1996;
  • Cyberentic Academy ``Stefan Odobleja'', Lugano, since 1996;
  • International Association for Cyberentics, Namur, Belgium, since 1992;
  • Slovene Society Informatika (founder and honorary president), since 1976.

Worldview---cronologically:

  • Religiously: Roman Catholic;
  • Politically: libertine, anticommunist;
  • Professionally: cybernetical, cosmopolitan, cosmological-evolutionary, informational.

Hobbies and Interests:

  • Radioamateur, since 1946; callsigns: yu3em and s51em;
  • Mountain walking and camping.

Who's Whos in Which He is Listed:

  • New York Academy of Sciences, Directory of members, 1996;
  • Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1996--97 and 1998--99;
  • Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Industry, 1998--99;
  • TFPL Who's Who in the European Information World, 1997;
  • Dictionary of International Biography, 1998;
  • Indexed homepage, with various biographical and publicistic details, 1998.

Full Address:

  • Professor Anton P. Zeleznikar, PhD, Volariceva ulica 8, SI--1111 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

E-mail Addresses:

Web Location: http://lea.hamradio.si/~s51em/
Illinois Consciousness Conference: http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~cfskd/conference.htm



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