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Information from physics to social science

Members of the Emergent systems, information and society Research Group have, among others, contributed to a special issue of the European Physical Journal Special Topics on “Information in Physics and Beyond”. Information as basic phenomenon in our world needs a

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The future information society. New book release

“The accelerated technological development of the modern society is not accompanied by an equally rapid growth in scientific insight, let alone foresight, into the impact of technology on the levels of society other than that of technological organization. […] The public

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The emcsr avantgarde 2016 Book of Abstracts is online!

Dear friends and colleagues, rejoice with us! The emcsr avantgarde 2016 Book of Abstracts is online! First of all we would like to apologize for the long time that passed until we finally can announce the completion of the genuinely

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The Vivarium. Forerunner of today’s Systems Biology

The Vienna Vivarium accommodated from 1902 the “Biologische Versuchsanstalt”, which in 1914 was incorporated into the Academy of Sciences. It was founded by Hans Przibram and others and one of the most popular scientists was Paul Kammerer whose research can

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Die Qualität von Information – eine weise Gesellschaft? Wolfgang Hofkirchner über die Anforderungen der neuen Epoche

See the position on information, a wise society and the requirements of our age in: Karriere.DiePresse.com, Kolumne “Management im Kopf”, Folge 23, Komplexität meistern, von Maria Pruckner, published on 31. 10. 2016 (in German). Link

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The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science presents a corner stone of its research agenda with the recently published Special Issue of Systema: General Systems Transdisciplinarity

The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science presents a corner stone of its research agenda with the recently published Special Issue of Systema: General Systems Transdisciplinarity, guest edited by Debora Hammond (Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Hutchins School of

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Ludwig von Bertalanffy as representative of Viennese zoology

In a book contribution co-authored by Gerd B. Müller, Vice President of the BCSSS, and Hans Nemeschkal, both at the Department of Theoretical Biology at the University of Vienna, Ludwig von Bertalanffy is presented in the context of the history

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New book on “Social-ecological systems”

BCSSS Fellow Felix Tretter published a new book. It’s an edited volume on systems approaches towards social-ecological systems, a field called in German “Humanökologie”. Though ecology seems to be the role model for the application of systems thinking, the volume shows

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