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Oct
30
Tue
2018
Special Issue on Model-Based Governance in a Sustainable World: @ Journal of Simulation
Oct 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tjsm20/current

To address challenges in Computer modelling and simulation and dealing with the main issues of “sustainability” and “effective impacts achievement”, the scope of this special issue includes the following topics:

understanding and representing dynamic complexity and interdependencies;
promoting the understanding of short, medium and long term consequences of the policies carried out;
performing scenario analyses;
exploiting the growing amount of available data (so-called big data), that present significant problems of interpretation and management for policy-makers, in simulation;
combining the nowadays many available modelling tools and techniques so capture the sometime intrinsic multidisciplinary nature of problems (i.e.: combining ABM to describe agents behavior with SD, to describe the behavior of strategic level variables in a certain multilayered system), so to be also able share and exploit the knowledge of different domain specialists;
building and using simulation models and games for decision support under uncertainty and to support long-term policy analyses;
developing advanced simulation tools for testing the resilience of business and governance systems.
managing unpredictability and uncertainty;
performing evaluation of outcomes that are difficult to measure;
achieving effective impacts through organizational resilience and sustainable governance;
supporting sustainable development through policy-modelling and simulation.
The SI is open to practical contributions as well as theoretical papers covering the list of aforementioned topics. Papers reporting and presenting methodological and technological advances related to the application of simulation modelling-related theory and/or practice will be particularly welcome.

Submission instructions
Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should follow the Guidelines for authors.

Editorial information
Guest Editor: Stefano Armenia, Link Campus University, Roma, Italy (s.armenia@unilink.it)
Guest Editor: Federico Barnabè, University of Siena, Siena, Italy (federico.barnabe@unisi.it)
Guest Editor: Davide Secchi, University of Southern Denmark, Slagelse, Denmark (secchi@sdu.dk)

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Oct
31
Wed
2018
Special Issue “Sustainability for Healthcare” @ Sustainability — Open Access Journal
Oct 31 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Special Issue Information
Dear Colleagues,

Link:
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Sustainability_Healthcare

Sustainability, as a research topic, is generally investigated to advance studies about environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability. More specifically, in the context of managerial and organizational studies, sustainability is largely investigated in terms of what organizations can contribute to the global challenges of sustainability.

By reversing the perspective (and in order to self-reinforce the engagement of organizations to sustainability), this Special Issue aims to investigate what “sustainability”, as a science, can contribute to people and organizations in the context of healthcare.

Healthcare is a worldwide concern. Indeed, it is the third of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”; it is also strongly related to most of the other SGDs.

Envisioning a transformational change in the management of healthcare, inspired by and to sustainability, this Special Issue welcomes manuscripts that advance studies in the fields of environmental, social, and economic sciences that can contribute the knowledge necessary to effectively manage healthcare and healthcare organizations in the light of a sustainability paradigm.

Adopting multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary perspectives and a systems approach, expected submissions cover the following topics:

Sustainability science for healthcare management
Sustainability values in healthcare management
Systems management for sustainability in healthcare organizations
Sustainability knowledge management in healthcare organizations
The role of healthcare organizations in sustainable development
Education for healthcare sustainability
Engagement to sustainability in healthcare organizations
New technologies for healthcare sustainability
Measures of sustainability for healthcare organizations
Healthcare and SDGs
This Special Issue is promoted by the Pharmanomics Interdepartmental Research Center, University of Salerno, Italy (http://www.pharmanomics.unisa.it/), the IASS, Italian Association for Sustainability Science, (http://www.scienzasostenibilita.org/) and the ASVSA, Association for Research on Viable Systems, (www.asvsa.org), Italy.

Prof. Sergio Barile
Prof. Marialuisa Saviano
Dr. Francesco Caputo
Guest Editors

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Nov
11
Sun
2018
Paper deadline Wccs19, 4th world conference on complex systems @ Ouarzazate-Morocco
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

After the success of the previous editions (ICCS12, WCCS14 and WCCS15), we are very glad to announce the WCCS19, “4th Edition of World conference on Complex Systems “. The WCCS19 will be organized by Ibn Zohr University; Moroccan Society of Complex Systems and National College of IT (ENSIAS, Mohamed V Souissi University) in partnership with IEEE Moroccan section and International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Science during April 22-25, 2019 in Ouarzazate-Morocco.

The recent technological progress leads to an increased complexity in many Natural and Artificial Systems. This increase in complexity is a result of the emergence of new properties and spatio temporal interactions among a large number of system elements and between the system and its environment. The WCCS19 will provide a high-level international forum for researchers and Ph. D. students who will present recent research results, address new challenges and discuss trends in the area of complex systems and interdisciplinary science. The aims of the conference are focused on the debate about the most relevant methodologies and approaches to understanding, modelling, simulating, predicting, evaluating and mastering the Societal, Ecological, Biological and Engineered Complex Systems.

Topics:
Complex Engineered Systems
Complex Social Systems
Complex Biological and Ecological Systems
Complex Networks
Complex Management Systems
Theories, Methods and Techniques including, but not limited to:
– Agent-based modeling and simulation
– Cellular Automata
– Systems theory
– System Dynamics
– Control Theory
– Decision theory
– Chaos Theory
– Fractals
– Game Theory
– Bayesian Network
– Graph Theory
– Big Data
– Data Mining
– Fuzzy Logic
– Evolutionary Computation
– Machine Learning
– Robotics
– Finite state automata
– Cloud Computing
– …

more info on http://mscomplexsystems.org/wccs19/

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Nov
15
Thu
2018
SI: The Challenge of Sustainable Development for organisations @ International journal journal PuntOorg
Nov 15 @ 12:00 am – 11:00 pm

Special issue:
The Challenge of Sustainable Development for organisations: the role of Model-based frameworks through systemic approaches

journal PuntOorg SI web site: https://www.puntoorginternationaljournal.org/index.php/PIJ/announcement/view/1

Guest Editors:

– Ing. Stefano Armenia – Link Campus University, Rome, Italy, s.armenia@unilink.it

– Dr. Francesca Iandolo – Università degli Studi di Roma “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, francesca.iandolo@uniroma1.it

– Dr. Elena Claire Ricci – Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, elenaclaire.ricci@unimi.it

In recent years, organisations are faced with a growing complexity of their internal and external environment. This poses evident challenges but may also provide interesting opportunities for organisations to develop competitive advantages in an extremely interconnected context. Often organisations try to respond to this by recurring to the analysis of large quantities of data, often aimed at guiding strategic decisions. However, the availability of such often overabundant amounts of data makes it quite difficult to evaluate the results emerging from them: the issue is to transform an often overwhelming amount of information in actual knowledge for the organisation, so that this can provide insights for present and future organisational models and strategies with a view to the sustainability of the organisation itself.

The main topic on which this Special Issue (SI) is based on is the concept of Model-based Sustainable Development, that is the development of organizational models that allow complex organizations to identify, study and evaluate strategies which may guide the main dynamical behavior of the organization over time, and which allow organizations to become “smart”, to learn, and eventually change, their internal processes, in order to improve their chances of achieving their strategic goals.

Modeling the processes that characterize complex organizations is not an easy task, so this SI aims to attract contributions displaying various systemic methodologies, especially those ones capable of accounting for non-linearity, path-dependency and time lags, and that may allow also for organisational and social learning (i.e.: Systems Thinking, System Dynamics, ABM, etc.).

The focus will hence be on how such methodologies, by also making use of modelling and simulation, might provide advantages in finding new ways of reaching good governance and sustainability.

Indeed, sustainable development requires organisations to rethink their goals and/or business models, with effects on their day-to-day activities. Pursuing to become more sustainable is not only a need for marketing reasons but also an opportunity of growth and of alignment with emerging trends. However, managing the complexity of sustainability is not straightforward and requires tools that are able to capture and jointly take into account a wide variety of interrelated factors.

This Special Issue (SI) aims at exploring how a Model-based Sustainable Development approach can guide organisations in tackling such complex issues. Contributions discussing possible organisational models for sustainable transitions are particularly welcome. Moreover, the SI aims at shedding light on how to balance the knowledge coming from managers, operators and working groups with data-driven information and guide their decision-making processes, at the same time providing insights on how to tackle the new challenges and identify possible pathways that go far beyond the simple optimisation of past models, taking advantage of classical and newly developed tools. Last but not least, contributions will help readers evaluate how through a Model-based Sustainable Development approach, the management of organisational knowledge and strategic learning, as well as the dynamic evaluations of strategies and performance, can be fostered and hence broader perspectives on how to integrate the multilevel dimensions of the issues at stake can be achieved.

More in detail, contributions are expected to tackle one or more of the following themes:

Smart, Intelligent and Resilient organizations
Decision making processes
Sustainable organizational change
Sustainable Development in various domains (social, environmental, economic, industrial, etc.)
Model-based strategy development
Policy impact assessment through systemic models

The SI aims at reaching out to both academics and practitioners interested in addressing such topics. Therefore, the SI is oriented to academic-based articles as well as to rigorous practice-based contributions.

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Eurocast 2019 abstract Deadline
Nov 15 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Along the years, the key of the Eurocast Conferences had been the quality of the participants contributions, that we have to acknowledge in the first place. They made possible, by the Springer LNCS, the worldwide distribution of Eurocast most important effects: bringing over the years scientists and engineers of different age, background and academic institutions, together to share their experience in the design and analysis of systems using advanced mathematical methods for model-building and efficient algorithms for computer implementations. All in a multidisciplinary atmosphere which facilitated the appearance and discussion of new creative ideas and developments. We must thank and congratulate you again, participants all from the beginnings.
Franz Pichler, Roberto Moreno-Díaz
Preliminary Workshop list
1. Systems Theory and Applications.
2. Pioneers and Landmarks in the development of Information and 3. Stochastic Models and Applications to Natural, Social and
4. Theory and Applications of Metaheuristic Algorithms.
5. Model-Based System Design, Verification and Simulation
6. Applications of Signal Processing Technology
7. Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining for Intelligent Transportation 8. Computer Vision, Machine Learning for Image Analysis and
9. Computer and Systems Based Methods and Electronic technologies in Medicine
10. Systems Concepts and Methods in Touristic Flows
11.Systems in Industrial Robotics, Automation and IoT

more on http://eurocast2019.fulp.ulpgc.es/

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Nov
28
Wed
2018
I Cissto
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

I. Iberoamerican Congress on Systemic Solutions for Organisational Transformation – I. CISSTO

Contact
E-mail: info@cissto.org
Web pages: www.cissto.org, www.sesge.org

Committed to the objective of promoting research and practice centred on Systems Thinking in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, the Spanish Society of General Systems (SESGE) is organizing a Congress focused on the presentation of “specific solutions to complex problems”, starting from the distinguishing elements under the umbrella of the concepts and methodologies Systems Thinking and Design, Cybernetics, Studies of Complexity and the impact that new technologies have on society, individuals and organizations, as we face the challenge of their transformation in the 21st century.
Conferences
The I CISSTO includes the presentation of conferences by practicing professionals and academics of recognized prestige, all within the thematic areas of the I CISSTO. If you wish to give a conference, you should ask the organizing committee: info@cissto.org
Awards
The papers presented in its three main categories (scientific articles, technical articles and posters) will be evaluated by a qualified board, with the objective of recognizing the best ones in each category. An official recognition certificate will be awarded.
Publication
Authors whose papers have a sufficient scientific and methodological basis will be invited to send a manuscript of their article, to dedicate a special edition of the International Systems Journal (RIS) to the 1st Ibero-American Congress of Systemic Solutions for the Transformation of Organizations – CISSTO.
Certificates of participation
All participants who register and present will have a certificate of participation and / or communication, issued by the Spanish Society of General Systems (SESGE) and signed by the Academic Committee and Organizer of the Congress.
Recommendations
You can choose to attend the full Congress for three days or choose one in particular. See rates on the CISSTO website
The main body of the congress will be the plenary sessions. However, there can be workshops on specific topics organized in limited groups in which early registration for participation will be required

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Dec
17
Mon
2018
26th International Conference On Systems Engineering @ UTS: University of Technology Sydney
Dec 17 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 2:00 am

http://icseng.com/

This series of International Conferences is jointly organized on a rotational basis among three institutions: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, Coventry University, UK.
During December 18-20, 2018, the 26th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEMS ENGINEERING will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

The proceedings are published in the Springer series Lecture Notes in Computer Science and are indexed by ISI Web of Science Proceedings, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar, and Springerlink. Selected papers will be published in the Journal of Systems Science and the International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications.

The Conference will cover the general area of Systems Engineering, with particular emphasis being placed on applications. It is expected to include sessions on the following themes:

Aero-Space Systems (Avionics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Aviation Control)
General Control Systems (Control Theory, System Identification and Adaptive Control, Nonlinear Controls, Applications)
Power Systems (Environmental Systems, Energy Systems, Renewable Energy, Nuclear Energy)
Intelligent Systems (Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network, Fuzzy, Hybrid Systems, Applications)
Uncertain Systems
Machine Learning and Analytics
Industrial Automation and Robotics
Information and Communication Systems (Information and Communication Theory, Geographic Information Systems, Global Position Systems, Applications)
Distributed Computer and Computer Networks Systems (Modeling and Analysis, Distributed and Wireless Systems, Distributed Servers, Parallel and Distributed Systems, Networks)
Middleware and Cloud Computing
Security (Networks, IoT, Distributed Systems, Embedded Systems, Cloud Computing)
Bigdata (Data Mining, Data Warehouses, Sensor Networks, Data Classification, Regression)
Internet of Things (Smart Cities, Precision Agriculture, Industrial IoT)
Analog and Digital Hardware Systems (Real-time Systems, Embedded Systems, Hybrid Embedded Systems, Mixed Signal Designs, Multi-media Systems)
Intelligent Systems (Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network, Fuzzy, Deep Learning, Optimization Techniques, Hybrid Systems, Applications)
Gaming and Entertainment Systems (Technology, Security, Design, Tools)
Bio-metrics System (sensors, integration, data analysis, verification techniques)
Bio-surveillance Systems (heterogeneous data sources, monitoring techniques, signal detection algorithms, privacy protection )
Systems Engineering Standards, Modeling, Paradigms, Metrics, Testing, Management, Optimization, Simulation, Scheduling, Reliability and Fault Tolerant
Systems Engineering Education
Computer Assisted Medical Diagnostic Systems (single and multiple modality medical data analysis, expert systems, prompting systems, databases, performance evaluation)
Environmental Systems

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Jan
21
Mon
2019
6th B.S.LAB International Symposium Borders Without Borders
Jan 21 @ 2:00 am – Jan 23 @ 5:00 am

web: http://bslab-symposium.net/Pavia-2019/BSLAB-Symposium-Pavia-2019.htm

The Business Systems Laboratory International Symposia aim to address the global economic and social challenges of our times by systemic perspective; shedding the light on the several interactions between natural social and economic systems. The criticalities and the opportunities of our times are faced according to the cutting edge research and practice in social science.

This multidisciplinary perspective includes a wide range of fields such as: management, psychology, economics, engineering and sociology.

The Symposium is thought to create a friendly atmosphere among senior scholars, PhD students, researchers and business practitioners.

The Symposium 2019 will consider how, today, globalization is blurring the borders and the boundaries of any kind (eg. countries, markets, societies, cultures, organizations, …).

Like systems, borders are not “things out there” which exist independently by the perception of the observer. We make borders as we make systems in the attempt to simplify the interconnected complexity of reality.

Today borders still exists as the demarcation between two ideal spaces defined by the observers according to political, social, cultural and economic dimensions. Therefore we live in a world made of “borders without borders” and unlike in the past, we are now widely aware of this.

With this premise the Symposium 2019 focuses on the epistemological, theoretical, methodological, technical and practical contributions that can represent advancements in the theory and practice for sustainable well-being in the global era in and by different perspectives.

While focusing on the Systemic methodology the Symposium is also open to all the scientific approaches in order to foster constructive debates and confrontations to create new paths of research and practice.

The language of the B.S.Lab Symposia is English.

The Symposium 2019 will be structured in discussion panels and poster sessions.

The Symposium will start on Monday January 21 at 13,00 pm and end on Wednesday January 23 at 18,00 pm.

TRACK TOPICS

COMPARING SYSTEMS APPROACHES – Chair: Mike Jackson

ADVANCEMENTS IN SYSTEMIC THEORIES – Chair: Maurice Yolles

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – Chair: Mauro Sciarelli

CORPORATE REPORTING SYSTEMS – Chairs: Maria Chiara Demartini and Valentina Beretta

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS – “Freedom of Science: the Truth and Its Friends” – Chair: Gerhard Fink

BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS: Emerging Research and Opportunities – Chair: Sergey Yablonsky

BIG DATA SYSTEMS: “Data without borders” – Chair: Josué Antonio Nescolarde Selva

SOCIAL ECONOMY – Chairs: Nathalie Lachapelle and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

LEADERSHIP AND SYSEMIC INNOVATION – Chair: Alexander Laszlo

MARKET-ING SYSTEMS – Chairs: Gianpaolo Basile and Davide Di Fatta

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS – Chair: Elena-Madalina Vatamanescu

SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMEs) – Chair: Salvatore Tomaselli

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SYSTEMS – Chair: Maurice Yolles

SYSTEM DYNAMICS – Chair: Stefano Armenia

INTERCULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF SYSTEMS THEORIES AND PRACTICES – Chairs: Steffen Roth and Vladislav Valentinov

TOURISM AND SMART LAND – Chairs: Patrizia Gazzola and Roberta Pezzetti

POSTER SESSION

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Feb
17
Sun
2019
Eurocast 2019
Feb 17 @ 2:00 am – Feb 22 @ 5:00 am

Along the years, the key of the Eurocast Conferences had been the quality of the participants contributions, that we have to acknowledge in the first place. They made possible, by the Springer LNCS, the worldwide distribution of Eurocast most important effects: bringing over the years scientists and engineers of different age, background and academic institutions, together to share their experience in the design and analysis of systems using advanced mathematical methods for model-building and efficient algorithms for computer implementations. All in a multidisciplinary atmosphere which facilitated the appearance and discussion of new creative ideas and developments. We must thank and congratulate you again, participants all from the beginnings.
Franz Pichler, Roberto Moreno-Díaz
Preliminary Workshop list
1. Systems Theory and Applications.
2. Pioneers and Landmarks in the development of Information and 3. Stochastic Models and Applications to Natural, Social and
4. Theory and Applications of Metaheuristic Algorithms.
5. Model-Based System Design, Verification and Simulation
6. Applications of Signal Processing Technology
7. Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining for Intelligent Transportation 8. Computer Vision, Machine Learning for Image Analysis and
9. Computer and Systems Based Methods and Electronic technologies in Medicine
10. Systems Concepts and Methods in Touristic Flows
11.Systems in Industrial Robotics, Automation and IoT

more on http://eurocast2019.fulp.ulpgc.es/

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Mar
30
Sat
2019
Exaptation, bricolage, and vicariance @ Kybernetes
Mar 30 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am

Exaptation, bricolage, and vicariance: When metaphors shed new light on complex social systems

http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=7870

Guest editors:
Prof. Primiano Di Nauta – primiano.dinauta@unifg.it
Prof. Marcello Martinez – marcello.martinez@unicampania.it
Prof. Cristina Simone – cristina.simone@uniroma1.it

About the Special Issue:
The aim of the issue is to promote and attract contributions on issues such as exaptation, bricolage and vicariance as innovation detonators in social organizations, and more generally in complex socio-economic systems.

This special issue deals with social systems as emerging, unpredictable, nonlinear (i.e., complex) phenomena. It aims to shed new light on complex social systems by proposing original metaphors, such as those of exaptation (Gould and Vrba, 1982; Lewontin 1991), bricolage (Levi-Strauss, 1962), and vicariance (Reuchlin, 1978; Lautrey, 2002; Uexküll, 1933; Berthoz, 2013). These metaphors were born in multidisciplinary fields (sociology, psychology, neurosciences, and biology), and address new insightful perspectives in order to deepen the protean nature of social systems and their complex evolutionary path. Using concepts such as self-organization, emergence, dissipative structures, nonlinearity, coevolution, learning, chaos, fractals, catastrophes, and crises, the perspective on complexity has greatly contributed to the understanding of social systems.

According to this perspective, social systems are not qualified in terms of linearity, but in terms of openings and breakages: emerging, rubber landscapes, in which islands of development and islands of hindered development coexist. According to this, the becoming of a social system arises in an open Popperian logic, emerging from a recursive cycle of hypotheses and rejection of hypotheses. This is not the product of engineering activity, but the result of the collective intelligence of a choral bricolage. This interpretative framework can be further enriched by hybridizing the existing state of the art with research contributions on exaptation, bricolage, and vicariance.
Moving from multidisciplinary fields of research, this special issue aims to attract papers that, by focusing on exaptation, bricolage, and vicariance, can promote a new way of knowing (epistemology) and a new observational perspective (metaphysics) on complex social systems.

In this perspective, topics may include, but are not limited to:

Exaptation, bricolage, and vicariance in complex social systems
People, technology, and governance in complex social systems
Systems thinking, systems dynamics, and social ecosystems
Systems design and thinking for supporting innovation
The role of the management of human resources in promoting knowledge and innovation
The role of information systems and big data analytics in knowledge and innovation
Tinkering, bricolage, and information systems
Lateral thinking, creativity, and design thinking
Cybernetic principles and applications for platforms and modularity
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

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