Calendar

May
30
Thu
2019
A special issue of Systems @ Systems
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Systems Approach to Sustainability within Agenda 2030 and across SDGs

Link to SI: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/systems/special_issues/systems_Approach_Sustainability_Agenda2030_SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment) demonstrate the scale and ambition of a new, universal approach to sustainable development for our planet: the 2030 Agenda, promoted by the United Nations.

The 17 SDGs (http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/) integrate and balance the fundamental dimensions and complex dynamics of interconnected economic, social and environmentally sustainable development, both on a global and local scale. These goals are challenging due to an increasingly interconnected world, characterized by a global web of ecological, economic, social, cultural and political dynamic processes. Hence, these complex challenges cannot be addressed and solved in isolation and with single dimensional mindsets anymore.

Achieving the objectives proposed by the various SDGs requires a systems approach in line with the holistic vision of the Agenda, so to promote proper and efficient actions aimed at hitting those ambitious targets. For these reasons, proper “systemic” studies should be developed by taking into account that each action carried out to achieve the goals, will have dynamic consequences, over the short-to-medium or even long term period. It will be relevant to target the systemic relationships induced by the implementation of new policies or by the introduction of new technologies, the impacts of their adoption and possible unexpected consequences (delays, side effects, etc) toward the goals.

To this end, this Special Issues is focused on exploring, analyzing and proposing various interdisciplinary systemic and dynamic approaches to solve social, technical, managerial, engineering, and decision-making problems in order to achieve the vision of the Agenda, as a whole or with regards to just one SDG or a specific subset of SDGs.

The contributions to this SI are thus expected to explore strategies and to provide policy indications to overcome or remove the obstacles to pursuing integrated SDGs, hence efficiently accomplishing the 2030 Agenda.

The SI is open to practical contributions as well as theoretical papers and is expected to address a broad range of topics by means of a large span of systemic and dynamic approaches, as well as by means of different research techniques, in order to qualitatively and quantitatively depict the challenges attaining to the sustainable development targets.

However, papers reporting and presenting methodological and technological advances related to the application of simulation modelling-related theory and/or practice (i.e.: System Dynamics, Agent-based Modelling, Discrete Event modelling as well as their “hybridizations”) will be particularly welcome.

More specifically, the Editors encourage submissions of studies about:

understanding and representing dynamic complexity and interdependencies among SDGs
short and long-term implications of specific SDGs-targeted policies
unintended consequences, resistance factors, and collateral costs to achieving the SDGs
integrated policy impacts on multiple SDGs
policies based on resilient mechanisms enabling SDGs
highlights on long term effects of sustainable practices in different sectors
Prof. Dr. Alberto De Marco
Dr. Alberto S. Atzori
Dr. Ilaria Perissi
Dr. Stefano Armenia
Guest Editors

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Jul
15
Mon
2019
Call for papers: Symposium Reflexive processes and control
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

XII INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL
INTERDISCIPLINARY symposium
“reflexive processes and control”
Moscow, October 17-18, 2019, Institute of Philosophy, RAS

Institute of philosophy of RAS, Institute of psychology of RAS, Trapeznikov Institute of control sciences of RAS, Keldysch Institute of applied mathematics of RAS, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Institute for Economic Strategies, International Research Institute of Control Sciences, Analytics Association, Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) invite you to take part in the XII International Symposium “Reflexive Processes and Control” held in Mos-cow October 17-18, 2019.

AGENDA
“Future of Humankind Through the Systems Approach and Cybernetics”. Chosen agenda is closely related to the upcoming WOSC2020 congress of the same name (September 16-18, 2020, Moscow).
KEY TOPICS
1. Philosophical and methodological foundations of the development of a systems approach and cybernetics (evolution of a systems approach and cybernetics in the context of the development of scientific rationality, development trends, cybernetic picture of the world, problems of the observer and complexity, etc.)
2. Reflexivity in cybernetics and society (evolution of reflexive activity in the context of the development of scientific rationality, reflexive processes in self-developing polysubject environments of hybrid reality, etc.)
3. Situational development centers as integrators of self-developing reflectively active media (the focus is on supporting the participation of society in management and development processes, etc.)
4. Future of Humankind Through the Systems Approach and Cybernetics (in the center of attention social and humanitarian problems)

Symposium will be held in the form of Round Table workshops on the above-mentioned key topics (correction is possible).

PARTICIPANTS
Experts from Russia and foreign countries are welcome to take part in the symposium. Moderators of WOSC 2020 congress sections will be present during the symposium, taking active part in discussions and debates.

All information will be updated on a regular basis on the internet:
http://www.reflexion.ru/EConf.html
Languages of the symposium are Russian and English.
ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

Please send Your written abstracts (up to 5 pages) to dzhurenkoff@mail.ru (Mr. Denis Zhurenkov.
All abstracts must correspond to the main thematic areas of the symposium and have brief information about the participant (name, organization, position, academic degree, E-mail).
Abstract submission guidelines are here: http://www.reflexion.ru/EConf.html
All abstracts must pass preliminary examination to be published among the symposium’s collected works (with possible Russian Science Citation Index registration). Collected works publication will be published before the symposium starts.
Information support of the symposium: magazines “Philosophical Sciences”, “Problems of Management”, “Social Time”, Kybernetes (Scopus).

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
July 15, 2019
Organizational fee is not required

Sponsorship and support is appreciated.

FOR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND PROPOSALS
E-mail: Lepsky@tm-net.ru

Dr. Vladimir Lepskiy
Chairman of the Organizing Committee

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Jul
29
Mon
2019
Intersymp 2019
Jul 29 @ 2:00 am – Aug 2 @ 5:00 am

INTERSYMP 2019

http://www.iias.edu/

We are pleased to inform you that the 31st International Conference on Systems Research, Informations and Cybernetics, will be held as part of the 39th Annual Meeting of the IIAS, July 29 – August 2, 2019, at Markgraf-Ludwig-Gymnasium, Hardstrasse 2, 76530, Baden-Baden, Germany.

The Conference will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of short reports on current systems research in humanities, sciences and engineering. A number of specialized symposia is being organized to focus on research in computer science, synergetics, cognitive science, psychocybernetics, sociocybernetics, logic, philosophy, management, ecology, health care, education and other related areas.

Participants who wish to present a paper are requested to submit two copies of an Abstract (up to 200 words) as soon as possible, but not later than March 30, 2019. All submitted papers will be refereed. Those selected will be scheduled for presentation and published in Conference Proceedings. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by April 9, 2019. The full papers, not to exceed 5 single-spaced typed pages, should be submitted with photo-ready copies of artwork by May 9, 2019.

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Oct
17
Thu
2019
Symposium Reflexive processes and control
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm

XII INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL
INTERDISCIPLINARY symposium
“reflexive processes and control”
Moscow, October 17-18, 2019, Institute of Philosophy, RAS

Institute of philosophy of RAS, Institute of psychology of RAS, Trapeznikov Institute of control sciences of RAS, Keldysch Institute of applied mathematics of RAS, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Institute for Economic Strategies, International Research Institute of Control Sciences, Analytics Association,Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC) invite you to take part in the XII International Symposium “Reflexive Processes and Control” held in Mos-cow October 17-18, 2019.

AGENDA
“Future of Humankind Through the Systems Approach and Cybernetics”. Chosen agenda is closely related to the upcoming WOSC2020 congress of the same name (September 16-18, 2020, Moscow).
KEY TOPICS
1. Philosophical and methodological foundations of the development of a systems approach and cybernetics (evolution of a systems approach and cybernetics in the context of the development of scientific rationality, development trends, cybernetic picture of the world, problems of the observer and complexity, etc.)
2. Reflexivity in cybernetics and society (evolution of reflexive activity in the context of the development of scientific rationality, reflexive processes in self-developing polysubject environments of hybrid reality, etc.)
3. Situational development centers as integrators of self-developing reflectively active media (the focus is on supporting the participation of society in management and development processes, etc.)
4. Future of Humankind Through the Systems Approach and Cybernetics (in the center of attention social and humanitarian problems)

Symposium will be held in the form of Round Table workshops on the above-mentioned key topics (correction is possible).

PARTICIPANTS
Experts from Russia and foreign countries are welcome to take part in the symposium. Moderators of WOSC 2020 congress sections will be present during the symposium, taking active part in discussions and debates.

All information will be updated on a regular basis on the internet:
http://www.reflexion.ru/EConf.html
Languages of the symposium are Russian and English.
ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

Please send Your written abstracts (up to 5 pages) to dzhurenkoff@mail.ru (Mr. Denis Zhurenkov.
All abstracts must correspond to the main thematic areas of the symposium and have brief information about the participant (name, organization, position, academic degree, E-mail).
Abstract submission guidelines are here: http://www.reflexion.ru/EConf.html
All abstracts must pass preliminary examination to be published among the symposium’s collected works (with possible Russian Science Citation Index registration). Collected works publication will be published before the symposium starts.
Information support of the symposium: magazines “Philosophical Sciences”, “Problems of Management”, “Social Time”, Kybernetes (Scopus).

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
July 15, 2019
Organizational fee is not required

Sponsorship and support is appreciated.

FOR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND PROPOSALS
E-mail: Lepsky@tm-net.ru

Dr. Vladimir Lepskiy
Chairman of the Organizing Committee

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