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May 2013: 4 new members for the IFSR

On April 9, 2013 the IFSR has accepted 4 new members.
We welcome our four members!
They are:

49 : WCSA (World Complexity Science Academy) www.wcsaglobal.org/

50 : GIROS(Groupe d’Intervention et de Recherche en Organisation des Systèmes) www.giros.be

51 : ISCE (Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence) www.isce.edu

52 : S&O (Systèmes & Organisations ASBL) www.s-o.be

The IFSR has now 42 members.

IV WCSDec 15-16: WCSA-Conf: REDESIGNING WORLDWIDE CONNECTIONS

CALL FOR PAPERS
IV WCSA CONFERENCE -
REDESIGNING WORLDWIDE CONNECTIONS

Dec. 15-16, 2013 Tenerife Spain

This conference will focus on both the most recent achievements of the theoretical debate on Complexity Theory and Systemics, and the uses of these theories in specific, practical domains.

CfP can be found on http://www.wcsaglobal.org/images/t3.pdf

Abstract submission Deadline: May 20th, 2013

The conference is divided into four panels:

1. Systemic Theories and Paradigms

2. Digital reality and social complexity: disorder and order selections
in a connected world.

3. Systemic Environments and Natural Ones Between Continuity and
Difference

4. Frontiers of the Systemic Approach

Jan 23-24, 2014: B.S.Lab Symp: Economic and Managerial Theory

SYSTEMS THINKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY.
Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice
(2nd B.S.Lab. International Symposium )

Rome, Universitas Mercatorum, Jan. 23 and 24, 2014.

Call for Papers

The webpage is available at: http://bslab-symposium.net/

Topics: Systems Thinking, Sustaniblity, Corporate Social Responsibility,
Sustainable Finance, Sustainable Marketing, Technology for
Sustainability, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainability Management,
Managerial Cybernetics, Ethics For A Sustainable Society, Economic Growth
And Sustainability, Innovation, Business Models for Sustainability,
Education For Sustainable Development, Evaluating Sustainable
Development,

II B.S.Lab International Symposium - Rome - January 23-24- 2014

We are glad to announce the Call for Papers of the 2nd B.S.Lab. International Symposium (in attachment).
The title of the Symposium is: “SYSTEMS THINKING FOR A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY. Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice” and it will be held in Rome at the Universitas Mercatorum on January 23 and 24 2014.
The webpage of the event is available at:
http://bslab-symposium.net/
(it will be updated daily with news and upgrades of the event)
This year we will have also some additional interesting publishing opportunity for the best selected papers presented at the event: 3 special issue of the following scientific journals:
• BUSINESS SYSTEMS REVIEW (ISSN 2280-3866);
• SINERGIE (ISSN 0393-5108);
• JOURNAL OF ORGANISATIONAL TRANSFORMATION & SOCIAL CHANGE (ISSN 1477-9633)
Hope to meet you in Rome next winter.
For further information please do no hesitate to contact me. (gandolfo.dominici@bslaboratory.net)
Best regards
Gandolfo

B.S.Lab: Business Systems Laboratory - IFSR Full Member
http://www.bslaboratory.net/

June 22: INCOSE Workshop "Towards a Science of Systems"

INCOSE Workshop "Towards a Science of Systems"
": Exploring the Nature of Systems Processes & Pathologies"

Sat, Jun 22, 2013, Philadelphia
(Sponsored by the INCOSE Systems Science Working Group)
(prior to INCOSE Symposium in Philadelphia)

Imagine you could obtain a rich toolbox of systems processes that had been proven effective in virtually all cases of successful natural systems. Imagine this toolbox also specified multiple interactions between these processes that explained how systems work in unprecedented detail. Imagine this new level of knowledge also enabled your recognition of a wide range of ways that systems might not work (i.e., failure modes or pathologies). Wouldn’t this knowledge be useful in your practice of systems engineering, teaching SE, modeling systems, designing systems, testing systems, and attaining a better understanding of complex systems of systems? Wouldn’t these steps to a true “science” of systems help in the challenging tasks of systems integration, innovation, and improvement facing SE?
This workshop will identify and describe about fifty systems “processes” and many dozens of precise statements describing how these processes influence each other – as determined by an examination of processes occurring in Nature. Knowledge of these will facilitate overcoming the common pathologies that afflict all systems—whether natural or man-made. A series of mini-presentations, posters, and exercises will explore how to:
(a) Gather the numerous pathologies and processes into ontologically pertinent categories for better usability;
(b) “Map” the comprehensive network of these many processes and interactions;
(c) symbolize the theoretical components to better model or check models of systems;
(d) teach SE thru the teaching about the “science” of systems.
Come explore the new era of “Sysinformatics” and “Systems Mimicry!”
Workshop attendance is limited to 30 persons. So, please sign up early to get a seat. Workshop registration can be done when you register for the symposium (http://www.incose.org/symp2013/).

June 24-27, 23rd INCOSE Annual Int. Symposium (IS2013)

23rd INCOSE Annual Int. Symposium (IS2013)

June 24-27,
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, between June 24 and 27, for the 23rd Annual International Symposium (IS2013) of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

The INCOSE Delaware Valley Chapter, together with neighboring chapters in the INCOSE Americas Sector have set the stage for a stimulating technical program bringing together speakers and delegates from industry, academia, and government with sponsors, and exhibitors from the entire international systems engineering community.

Located in the birthplace of America, you will find that Philadelphia has many things to offer - from history to arts, science and sports. This year the venue is located in the very center of this bustling American city, and many attractions are within walking distance of the symposium hotel.

Keynote speakers include the following:
• Stephen P. Welby, DoD, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering,
• Professor Brian S. Collins, University College London,
• Dianne D. Anderson, Executive Director for Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University, and
• Leanne Caret, The Boeing Company, Vice President and General Manager for Vertical Lift.
Altogether, the technical program gives you access to a wide range of systems engineering expertise including 72 quality papers, 30 posters, 11 panels, 4 roundtables, 12 tutorials, 3 workshops, and tool vendor challenge presentations. This year we also introduce a mentorship challenge to improve the value to delegates new to INCOSE and the International Symposium. For more detailed information including the venue location, and a post-symposium NYC tour, please visit our website: www.incose.org/symp2013/.

-
James Martin

June 24-27, 23rd INCOSE Annual Int. Symposium (IS2013)

23rd INCOSE Annual Int. Symposium (IS2013)

June 24-27,
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, between June 24 and 27, for the 23rd Annual International Symposium (IS2013) of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).

The INCOSE Delaware Valley Chapter, together with neighboring chapters in the INCOSE Americas Sector have set the stage for a stimulating technical program bringing together speakers and delegates from industry, academia, and government with sponsors, and exhibitors from the entire international systems engineering community.

Located in the birthplace of America, you will find that Philadelphia has many things to offer - from history to arts, science and sports. This year the venue is located in the very center of this bustling American city, and many attractions are within walking distance of the symposium hotel.

Keynote speakers include the following:
• Stephen P. Welby, DoD, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering,
• Professor Brian S. Collins, University College London,
• Dianne D. Anderson, Executive Director for Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University, and
• Leanne Caret, The Boeing Company, Vice President and General Manager for Vertical Lift.
Altogether, the technical program gives you access to a wide range of systems engineering expertise including 72 quality papers, 30 posters, 11 panels, 4 roundtables, 12 tutorials, 3 workshops, and tool vendor challenge presentations. This year we also introduce a mentorship challenge to improve the value to delegates new to INCOSE and the International Symposium. For more detailed information including the venue location, and a post-symposium NYC tour, please visit our website: www.incose.org/symp2013/.

-
James Martin

Jul 11-13, 2013: 9th HSSS Conf "Systemics for Process Cohesion"

9th. HSSS National & International Conference

CALL FOR PAPER
Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS)
in collaboration with the
University of Thessaly, Department of Economics.
11 - 13, July, 2013, Volos, Greece.
http://www.2013.hsss.eu

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Gerald Midgley, UK
Professor Pericles Loucopoulos, UK & Greece
Professor Alexander Christakis, USA & Greece
Professor Timothy K. Shih, Taiwan
Professor José Pérez Ríos, Spain
Professor Bob Cavana, New Zealand
Professor Shang Rong Tsai, Taiwan
Colonel Georgios N. Kastanis, Greece
Dr. Yiannis Laouris, Cyprus
Dr. José Ângelo Pinto, Portugal

Contribute and Participate in:
Workshops, Professional Panel and Professional Round Table

Extended Abstracts may be submitted here up to April 15th., 2013

July 30-Aug.1,2013: ASC Conf: Acting - Learning - Understanding

Annual Conference of the
American Society for Cybernetics
28 July to 3 August 2013 in Bolton, UK

Acting - Learning - Understanding
reflecting, collaborating, conversing, doing

Premise
This conference is designed around the exploration of
understanding and acting as circularly conjoined. Acting
and understanding will be given equal weight, with each
framing the other. The processes of learning are a major
means of moving between the two, and take place in an
environment, often framed as formal or informal education.
Discussion of these processes and context provide a
means of relating practical proposals for interventions
and theoretical debate.

The main conference is 30 July to 1 August (3 days), inclusive. It is preceded by a 2 day pre-conference and followed by a 2 day post-conference (which are free).

Bolton is situated in some of the most beautiful countryside, on the edge of Manchester, and is well connected both internationally and nationally.

We would appreciate your help in announcing this conference as widely as possible especially to your members, and, of course, would be delighted to welcome you to the conference.

Please visit the web site at www.asc-cybernetics.org/2013 .

Thank you, and welcome to Bolton!

Ranulph Glanville
ASC President

"Towards Sustainable Mobility in European Cities" - 21-22 March

We are happy to cordially invite you to participate at the 2nd RESPONDER Multinational Knowledge Brokerage Event on Sustainable Mobility:

Towards Sustainable Mobility in European Cities - Insights and Issues for Policy Makers and Researchers

Date: March 21-22, 2013
Venue: Hotel Danube Bratislava/Slovak Republic

with high-level keynote speakers from policy, science and society:

  • Representative of the Slovak Ministry of the Environment, Bratislava (tbc)
  • Petter Næss, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Aas/Norway
  • Martin Schreiner, City of Munich/Germany
  • Heinz Hoegelsberger, Austrian Federation of Trade Unions, Vienna/Austria
  • Johannes Hartwig, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe/Germany
  • Jakob Hurrle, Charles University, Prague/Czech Republic
  • Representative of the European Commission/DG Mobility and Transport, Brussels (tbc)

Organised by the Institute for Forecasting Studies of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Slovak Ministry of the Environment, the event will draw together a selected group of researchers, policy-makers, activists and business representatives from the EU and neighbouring countries.

Questions we plan to explore include:

  • What are the trends in urban mobility and what could we learn from adverse and promising examples?
  • What are the policies and practices to strengthen sustainable urban mobility and to promote sustainable mobility lifestyles?
  • What are the visions of low-carbon, secure and competitive mobility systems in cities?
  • How could sustainable mobility approaches reduce spatial segregation, urban sprawl and promote social inclusion?
  • How to move towards effective mobility policy making in the real world?

This event will be a moderated, open discussion among about 35-40 experts stimulated by several keynotes. We would very much appreciate if you would join us and share your views and experiences on the topic. Your participation would add vital perspective to this timely debate!

In order to register for the event, please go to http://www.scp-responder.eu/community/my_registrations or send us the completed registration form (which you can download here in Word or PDF format) to mobility@scp-responder.eu.

Registration will be open until 10 February 2013!

If you have any further questions, please visit http://www.scp-responder.eu/events/kb_mobility or contact us any time at mobility@scp-responder.eu. We look forward to hearing from you!

With kind regards, on behalf of the RESPONDER consortium

Richard Filcak, PhD.
Team Leader/Researcher
Institute for Forecasting Studies/Slovak Academy of Sciences
Sancova 56, 811 05 Bratislava/Slovak Rep.

2012-12-31 IFSR Newsletter no. 29-2 (Dec. 2012) available

The IFSR Newsletter vol. 29, No. has been added the the list of Newletters!

July 2013: Systemics for Process Cohesion (Volos, Greece)

Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS)
9th. HSSS National & International Conference
Systemics for Process Cohesion
11 - 13 July, 2013, Volos, Greece.

in collaboration with the University of Thessaly
Xenia Volos Hotel,
email: info@hsss.gr

Volos is the newest of the Greek port cities, with a large proportion of modern buildings erected following the catastrophic earthquakes of 1955. It includes the municipalities of Volos, Nea Ionia and Iolkos, as well as smaller suburban communities.
The economy of the city is based on manufacturing, trade, services
and tourism. Home to the University of Thessaly, the city also offers facilities for
conferences, exhibitions and major sporting, cultural and scientific events. Volos
participated in the 2004 Olympic Games, and the city has since played host to other
athletic events, such as the European Athletic Championships.

Forthcoming ebook Series "Business Systems" by B.S.Lab

Business Systems Laboratory is going to to present to IFSR members its forthcoming ebook series "Business Systems"

"Business Systems" will publish short essays of maximum 20-30 A4 pages (longer works can be divided in more books). The main topics are: Systems Thinking, Cybernetics, Viable Systems, with a special focus on the application of these approaches to: Management, Marketing, Economics and Finance.

The Scientific Board of the e-book series includes a wide range of experts in the field of cybernetics, systems thinking, management, marketing, communication, economics, etc.
Scientific Director: Mauro Sciarelli – Univ. Federico II – Napoli - Italy
Scientific Vice Director and Editorial Director: Gandolfo Dominici – Scientific Director B.S.Lab - Italy
Editorial Assistant: Federica Palumbo, Univ. "Sapienza" of Rome - Italy
Board Members:
- Dimitris Antoniadis – Univ. of West London (UK) -
- Gianpaolo Basile – Presidente B.S.Lab- Univ. di Salerno –
- Arturo Capasso – Univ. Sannio -
- Marco Galvagno – Univ. di Catania -
- Raul Espejo - Direttore Generale - World Organization for Systems and Cybernetics (UK)
- José Rodolfo Hernández-Carrión - Univ. di Valencia (Spagna)
- Ignacio Martinez de Lejarza - Univ. di Valencia (Spagna)
- Arabella Mocciaro Li Destri – Univ. di Palermo
- Matjaz Mulej - Univ. di Malibor (Slovenia)
- Luca Pazzi – Univ. Modena e Reggio Emilia
- Vincenzo Pisano – Univ. di Catania
- Enzo Scannella – Univ. di Palermo
- Giancarlo Scozzese . Univ. per Stranieri di Perugia
- Maurice Yolles - Center for Creating Coherent Change and Knowledge (UK)

BS-Lab: Business Systems Laboratory - IFSR Full Member
http://www.bslaboratory.net/

Dec. 2012: 11 PhD Scholarships in Hull Univ. Business School

11 PhD Scholarships in the Hull University Business School

The Centre for Systems Studies, based in the Business School at the
University of Hull (UK), has a strong international reputation for its
cutting edge work on the theory, methodology and practice of systems
thinking. The Business School is currently advertising 11 PhD
scholarships: 7 paid for by the University, and 4 paid for by the
Business School itself (the terms and conditions of the two types of
scholarship are slightly different – see below).
Deadline for applications: 11 January 2013,
to start full-time in September 2013.

For details see:
http://www2.hull.ac.uk/hubs/research-degrees/how-to-apply.aspx

For the 7 University Scholarships, see:
http://www2.hull.ac.uk/student/graduateschool/phdscholarships.aspx

For the 4 Business School Scholarships, see:
http://www2.hull.ac.uk/student/money/scholarshipsandbursaries/businesssc...

Professor Gerald Midgley// (Director of the Centre for Systems Studies, Hull University Business School)
g.r.midgley@hull.ac.uk

Green ICT for Sustainable Consumption? 17-18 Jan. 2013, Vienna

We cordially invite you to join the 2nd RESPONDER Multinational Knowledge Brokerage Event "Green ICT for Sustainable Consumption? Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions." taking place on 17-18 January 2013 at the Palais Harrach, Freyung 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria.

High-level keynote speakers from the science, policy and business fields include:

Ray Pinto, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa
Inge Røpke, Aalborg University
Grégoire Wallenborn, Free University of Brussels

The event brings together high-level scientists and policy-makers to explore, discuss and address pressing questions on the potentials and challenges of Green ICT for enabling Sustainable Consumption:

  • What is the potential of Cloud Computing as enabler of sustainable consumption in terms of direct, indirect and systemic effects?
  • How can Smart Metering help to reduce energy consumption of households?
  • How can we design policies and practices to realise the potential of ICTs and promote a process towards sustainable consumption?
  • What are the respective roles and responsibilities of policy-makers, representatives of ICT industries, researchers, and other stakeholders?
  • Please register to this event by 14 December 2012 by sending an email to ict@scp-responder.eu.

    More information about this event is available at http://www.scp-responder.eu/events/kb_ict.

University of Piraeus and

University of Piraeus and Panteio University
7th. HSSS National & International Conference
in cooperation with
04 - 07 May, 2011
Athens, Greece.
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2nd CFP- INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM - Valencia - January 2013

2nd CFP - INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM - THE ECONOMIC CRISIS: TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT - Valencia, Spain - January 24-25, 2013

Business Systems Laboratory (www.bslaboratory.net) together with the Sociedad Española de Sistemas Generales (SESGE), the Union Européenne de Systémique (UES-EUS), the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetics Sciences (IASCYS- www.iascys.org) and the Facultat d'Economia of the Universitat de València present the:

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS, TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT ~ TOWARDS A SYSTEMS APPROACH

January 24-25, 2013
Universitat de València - Facultat d'Economia - Valencia - Spain

THE NEW DEADLINES FOR THE SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS ARE:
- Early discounted payment for participation fee: by October 31, 2012
- Abstract Proposal: by November 10, 2012 (the deadline has been extended)
- Feedback from the CPC: by November 20, 2012
- Deadline for the submission of the complete paper (no length limit): by December 10, 2012.
- Announcement of the Official Symposium Program: by December 20, 2012.

Topics:
Economic Crisis, Financial Crisis, Corporate Social Responsibility, Systemic Thinking in Business, Managerial Cybernetics, Innovation, Economics, Finance, Banking, Sustainability, Consumer Culture Theory, Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Strategic Management, Knowledge Management, Corporate Governance, Heterodox economics,

Tracks:
- Systems thinking in business science. a need for a paradigm shift - Chair: Raul Espejo - WOSC
- [Corporate] Social Responsibility. an approach to overcome the crisis - Chair Matjaz Mulej - IASCYS
- The paradigm shift in consumer culture: cultural and economic systems in perspective - Chair: John Schouten - Aalto University, Finland
- The Economic Perspectives of the Crisis. Systems Approaches to Overcome the New Challenges
- Financial Systems and the Economic Crisis. Challenges and Solutions Proposals
- Strategic management in the time of crisis. Challenges and new approaches

Link to the Symposium's webpage:
http://www.business-systems-review.org/International.Symposium.Valencia....

We look forward for your contribution to the event

The Conference Program Chair
José Rodolfo Hernández

The Scientific Director
Gandolfo Dominici

BS-Lab: Business Systems Laboratory - IFSR Full Member
http://www.bslaboratory.net/

Nov. 18/19, 2012 : MAPPING SYSTEMIC KNOWLEDGE (Vienna)

The 3rd WCSA-Conference "MAPPING SYSTEMIC KNOWLEDGE"
is organised by WCSA (WORLD
COMPLEXITY SCIENCE ACADEMY) in Vienna from
Nov. 18 - 19, 2012, in the HOTEL AM KONZERTHAUS, Vienna.

Programme Chair: ANDREA PITASI, G. d'Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

The focus of this conference is on the epistemological, theoretical,
methodological, technical and practical contributions that the systemic
approach has made to disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives
(sociology, management, engineering, biology, economics, mathematics,
statistics, etc.), which are rooted in the systemic approach itself, and
which have developed theories and methods and which concern the
complexity of these perspectives. The aim of the conference is to
identify different strands, trends, methods, and case studies of the
systemic vision in order to arrive at a drawing of the net of venues in the world where
the systemic thinking is strong and/or growing.
The official language of the conference is English.

For more details see www.wcsaglobal.org.

Jan 24-25, 2012: The economic crisis - systemic paradigm shift

International Symposium
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS: TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT ~ .
TOWARDS A SYSTEMS APPROACH
International Symposium
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS: TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT ~ .
TOWARDS A SYSTEMS APPROACH

January 24-25, 2013, Univ. de València - Facultat d'Economia

Further info: bslab.sesge.valencia.2013@gmail.com

The symposium aims to address the causes and reasons of the actual economic crisis from the economic, financial, managerial and entrepreneurial perspectives.
In particular the symposium will focus on the epistemological, theoretical, methodological, technical and practical contributions of the systemic approach from a disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective (sociology, management, engineering, economics, etc.) to shape an agenda to address the present global economic and social crisis.
The official language of the conference is English and the conference is structured into 3 panels, each one lasting about 4 hours.

July 30, GLOGIFT 12: Systemic Flexibility and .. Agility-Vienna

GLOGIFT 12
Twelfth Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management
July 30 – August 1, 2012
Venue: University of Vienna, Austria
Theme: Systemic Flexibility and Business Agility
Annual Conference of Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management

Vienna July 30 - August 1st, 2012
Vienna University

‘GLOGIFT 12’, an International Conference with the theme “Systemic
Flexibility and Business Agility” in an effort to provide a global forum
for practitioners, policy makers, teachers, researchers, and students to
share their practical experiences, knowledge and insight in the
evolution, formulation and implementation of strategies and models for
flexible enterprises to meet the changing requirements of global
business. The objective of the conference is to provide a knowledge
sharing platform for dissemination of research and experiential findings
through empirical study, qualitative modeling, case studies, new
concepts and state-of-the-art studies.

For more details see Conference Details

International Symposium - U. Valencia- Jan.2013

Business Systems Laboratory (www.bslaboratory.net) together with the Sociedad Española de Sistemas Generales (SESGE) and the Facultat d'Economia of the Universitat de València are glad to announce the:

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
THE ECONOMIC CRISIS: TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT ~ . TOWARDS A SYSTEMS APPROACH
January 24-25, 2013
Universitat de València - Facultat d'Economia

Link to the Call for Papers of the Symposium:
http://www.business-systems-review.org/International.Symposium.Valencia....

We look forward to your contribution to the event

The Conference Program Chair
José Rodolfo Hernández

The Scientific Director
Gandolfo Dominici

July 2012: Opening: Full Professor "Systems Sciences", in Graz ,

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
The Department of Systems Sciences, Innovation and Sustainability Research (ISIS)

at the Faculty of Environmental and Regional Science and Education is seeking to appoint a
Professor for System Sciences
(40 hours per week; permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); Expected starting date 01. February 2013)

Find all the details on
jobs.uni-graz.at/en/PR/12/99

Sept 11-12, 2012'Conversation-type Meeting, U of Palermo

B.S.Lab. is ready for its first event that will be in the format of
"Discussion Meeting" (something similar to the IFSR format of Conversations, but smaller) and will be held at University of Palermo on 11-12 September 2012.
The link to the event is:
http://www.bslaboratory.net/web/index.php?
option=com_content&view=article&id=119&Itemid=62&lang=en

July 9-13, 2012: Conference: An Ecology of Ideas - Asilomar, CAA

The American Society for Cybernetics, working with the Bateson Idea Group, is pleased to announce our joint conference to be held in Asilomar, California, 9 to 13 July 2012. The title of the conference is
"An Ecology of Ideas".
Please visit the web site at

www.asc-cybernetics.org/2012

for further information. A major (but not exclusive) intention is to move forward from Bateson's work, which will provide a major focus.

Our conference directly precedes the ISSS conference (round the corner in San Jose, California) on the theme "Service Systems, Natural Systems" which you can check out at

http://isss.org/world/index.php

There is a reduction of $100 in total fees for those attending both conferences.

Ranulph Glanville,
ASC President.

"Business Systems Review" (Call for Papers)

BUSINESS SYSTEMS REVIEW
The Scientific Journal of Business Systems Laboratory (BS-Lab)

CALL FOR PAPERS - FIRST ISSUE
Business Systems Review (BSR) is a new internationally refereed scholarly journal published online on half-yearly basis by Business Systems Laboratory (BS-Lab), Italy.
The first issue will be published in December 2012.
BSR is an open-access and double blind peer reviewed journal. This journal publishes theoretical, empirical and experimental papers that significantly contribute to the Business Systems field. Using a wide range of research methods including statistical analysis, analytical work, case studies, field research, book reviews, literature surveys, historical analysis and articles examining significant research questions from a broad range of perspectives in Business Systems field body of knowledge are encouraged to be sent to BSR.

Call for Articles
BSR covers a broad range of research topics that the BSR editors consider the main potential research opportunities in the emerging Business Systems field.

The main topics include, but not are limited to, the following topic areas :
Systemic Approach for Business; Complex Systems Theory; Management Cybernetics; Economic and Social Systems; Business Communication Systems; Innovation Systems; Financial Systems; Service Science; Sustainability; Knowledge Management; Supply Chain Management; Strategic Management; Environmental Business; Environmental Management; Marketing; Consumer Behavior; Customer Satisfaction; Corporate Finance; Banking; Finance for SME; e-Business; e-Learning; Business Process Management.

Submitted articles should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted by e-mail to one of the Co-editors in chief.
Prof. Gandolfo Dominici: editor@business-systems-review.org
Dr. Enzo Scannella: editorial@business-systems-review.org

Please visit our website for detailed information:
www.business-systems-review.org

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BS-Lab: Business Systems Laboratory - IFSR Full Member
http://www.bslaboratory.net/

March 2012: Welcome BS-LAB as a new member of IFSR!

BS-LAB (Business Systems Laboratory) joins IFSR

IFSR has the pleasure and honor to announce BS-LAB as its newest member.
The BUSINESS SYSTEMS LABORATORY (BS-LAB) is a newly founded nonprofit association aiming to promote the research about social and business systems.
BS-LAB strongly believes that research in the systems field and the development of the systems community in all fields of knowledge is a key issue to find new and effective path for social and economic development.
For more details see
www.bslaboratory.net
BS-lab will also publish a new online
Journal "Business Systems Review" (Call for Papers) . The first issue is due in December 2012.

Business Systems Review - First Issue - Call for Papers

BUSINESS SYSTEMS REVIEW
The Scientific Journal of Business Systems Laboratory (BS-Lab)

CALL FOR PAPERS - FIRST ISSUE
Business Systems Review (BSR) is a new internationally refereed scholarly journal published online on half-yearly basis by Business Systems Laboratory (BS-Lab), Italy.
The first issue will be published in December 2012.
BSR is an open-access and double blind peer reviewed journal. This journal publishes theoretical, empirical and experimental papers that significantly contribute to the Business Systems field. Using a wide range of research methods including statistical analysis, analytical work, case studies, field research, book reviews, literature surveys, historical analysis and articles examining significant research questions from a broad range of perspectives in Business Systems field body of knowledge are encouraged to be sent to BSR.

Call for Articles
BSR covers a broad range of research topics that the BSR editors consider the main potential research opportunities in the emerging Business Systems field.

The main topics include, but not are limited to, the following topic areas :
Systemic Approach for Business; Complex Systems Theory; Management Cybernetics; Economic and Social Systems; Business Communication Systems; Innovation Systems; Financial Systems; Service Science; Sustainability; Knowledge Management; Supply Chain Management; Strategic Management; Environmental Business; Environmental Management; Marketing; Consumer Behavior; Customer Satisfaction; Corporate Finance; Banking; Finance for SME; e-Business; e-Learning; Business Process Management.

Submitted articles should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted by e-mail to one of the Co-editors in chief.
Prof. Gandolfo Dominici: editor@business-systems-review.org
Dr. Enzo Scannella: editorial@business-systems-review.org

Please visit our website for detailed information:
www.business-systems-review.org

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BS-Lab: Business Systems Laboratory - IFSR Full Member
http://www.bslaboratory.net/

April 10-16, 2012: IFSR Activities in April 2012 in Vienna/Linz

The following activities will be (co-)organized in Vienna and Linz in the two weeks following Easter:

1. Ashby-Lecture - Thursday, April 12, 9:00 - 10:30
2. IFSR Reflective Session - Friday, April 13, 13:30 - 16:30
3. IFSR-Board Meeting - FRIDAY, April 13, 17:00 - 19:00
4. IFSR Informal Dinner - FRIDAY, April 13, 19:30 - ...
5. IFSR Conversation (Linz) - SATURDAY, April 14 - THURSDAY, April 19
6. EMCSR-Conference - TUESDAY, April 10 - FRIDAY, April 13 ,

Every even year IFSR holds its Board Meeting which is the key decision making body of the IFSR, by tradition adjacent to the EMCSR Conference in Vienna.
Around this Board Meeting we organize several other events, as listed above. For details of the events, including place of event and access restrictions -- click here for details).

Nov. 18-19, 2012: Mapping Systemic Knowledge-WCSA Conf, Viennai

Nov. 18-19, 2012: MAPPING SYSTEMIC KNOWLEDGE < br>
(3rd WCSA Conference)

MAPPING SYSTEMIC KNOWLEDGE
(3rd WCSA Conf)
November 18th-19th, 2012 Vienna, Austria
WCSA World Complexity Science Academy
www.wcsaglobal.org

Program Chairperson: Andrea Pitasi (www.andreapitasi.com)

Abstract submission Deadline: April 2, 2012
Feedback on abstract: April 30, 2012

The conference is divided into four panels:
I Systemic Theories
II Systemic Paradigms
III Systemic Methodologies and Techniques
IV Systemic Applied Research and Case Studies

July 15-20k, 2012: ISSS 2012 in San Jose, USA

The 56th meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) will be held at San
Jose State University July 15-20, 2012, in San Jose, California.

This meeting is designed at an interactive and
collegial scale of 200 to 250 thinkers with
diverse backgrounds and interests in the general
theory of systems and the arts and sciences of
systems. These fields provide platforms of
concepts and language that enable communities of
interest to transcend disciplinary boundaries
towards developing new knowledge and perspectives.

The ISSS 2012 theme of Service Systems, Natural
Systems draws attention to complex issues in
today's world, where dialogue amongst the learned
may lead to better futures.

The service systems sciences focus on the value
cooperatively created and shared in human
activities. Service systems support basic needs
such as food and water, develop social potential
through education and healthcare, and advance our
societies through businesses, governments and
social enterprises working in a globalized,
networked world.

The natural systems sciences focus on the
sustainability and diversity of life on our
planet. Social ecological systems balance
competing interests of human well-being, social
development and economic progress. Maintaining
resilience of natural capital and resources
across temporal and spatial scales challenges
policies, governance and stewardship. Ways to
participate include:

Engaging with plenary speakers, discussants and groups in reflections
Leading conversations on research in progress and early findings
Presenting pre-published works for commentary and refinement
Sharing experiences and knowledge sketched onto posters and outlines
Building personal insights in diverse dialogues about systems

Featured plenary speakers:
Rafael Ramirez, Director, Oxford Scenarios Programme; Fellow in Strategy at the Saïd
Business School and Green-Templeton College;
James Martin Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin School.
Jim Spohrer, Director of Global University Programs, IBM
Timothy F. H. Allen, Professor Emeritus of Botany and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison
Garry Peterson, Professor in Environmental Studies, Stockholm Resilience Centre
Discussants invited from the ISSS community

Full details of the conference can be found at
http://isss.org/world/sanjose-2012.

Please email isssoffice@dsl.pipex.com any
questions about this conference. We hope that you
will be able to submit your current work to the
conference and look forward to hearing from you.