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18th December
written by Bstefan

It is a unique opportunity. 2012 I was appointed as the conference manager for the upcoming European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research in April 2012 in Vienna, Austria. I am excited to be part of the relaunch of an event series that made history in the past and will certainly make future in the present 😉

For everyone who is interested in meeting, sharing, inspiring, getting inspired, co-creating, and … here is the call:

We invite you to submit your extended abstract to the 21st European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research. Visit the website at!

The meeting will take place from April 10 to April 13, 2012, in Vienna, on the CampusoftheUniversityofVienna, Austria.

The time has come to reflect on the aims, the scope and the tools of a multitude of approaches. Platforms for the self-understanding of the whole field of cybernetics, systems research, the sciences of complexity are needed now more than ever.

Since 1972, the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR) have been held in Austria every two years. They were organised by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies (OSGK) founded in 1969 (which established a special institution, the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), in 1984), in cooperation with organisations such as the Department of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, University of Vienna, and the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR).

The upcoming meetings will be organised by the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS) in cooperation with the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) and a number of other organisations in the field.

The meetings are open to any researcher in the field, be it systems biology or information systems, complex adaptive systems or sociocybernetics, evolutionary economics or ecosystems research, systems philosophy or constructivism, self-organisation or cognitive science, network theory or artificial intelligence or any other specialisation that is rooted in cybernetics, systems theory or complexity theory.

Some symposia are open to contributors of the practical areas of design, creative industries, integral development, management, experiential psycho-therapy, and applied social anthropology to inform and be-informed by each other’s perspectives.

The upcoming meetings aim at illuminating the underlying assumptions and scientific foundations of the field while questioning the impact of the systems approaches on society.

The meetings will be designed as a co-creation and enabling space. The joint insights of the meetings as well as individual contributions will be presented to a wider public with a variety of media relations.

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