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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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Intersymp 2019 call for abstracts
Mar 30 @ 2:00 am – 6:00 pm

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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Apr
22
Mon
2019
Wccs19, 4th edition of world conference on complex systems @ Ouarzazate-Morocco
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 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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Apr
30
Tue
2019
A special issue of Systems @ Systems
Apr 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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Jun
20
Thu
2019
IRDO 2019
Jun 20 @ 2:00 am – Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The main theme (file rouge) of the IRDO 2019 conference is to provide a broader insight in what researchers, educators and managers can and should do to embed the social responsibility in their activities. We will:
• Discuss the methods to develop the concepts of social responsibility further to get in line with the state of art and the requisitely holistic development in the social, ecological and business environment, setting special focus in reflexive behaviour, interdependence and creative cooperation.
• Elaborate the cases of socially responsible behaviour in companies, government and non-governmental organisations, or active citizenships. The aim is to give example on how to rethink standard processes from multiple perspectives and to integrate socially responsible behaviour.
• Report on measurements, measuring methods and results, related to social responsibility that support planning, implementation and optimisation of socially responsible behaviour.

By sharing their experiences, either theoretical or practical in nature, the participants will help finding the right path to introduce socially responsible behaviour into business organisations and, the most important, people. That is why we kindly invite you to share your insights with other authors and discussants, including scientific & other researchers, top consultants, other experts and experienced practitioners, with joining this conference as audience and/or with contributing your paper.

Thus, much information we will collect at one spot to apply them in research and practice – therefore you should not miss this conference! Share your ideas, dilemmas, and views with speakers and other participants. The number of speakers is limited. Please find some crucial instructions for authors of papers in further reading.

Young presenters that are participating in the educational process are most welcome.
Please do not hesitate to report about your work on different topics of our conference!

Please send us your registration form ASAP on e-mail: info@irdo.si.

Looking forward to enjoy your company at the 14th IRDO conference in Maribor, Slovenia!

more on http://www.irdo.si/en/home/

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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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