The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science looks back on a great meeting!

In cooperation with the International Society for the Systems Sciences in July 2017
the BCSSS organized the 61st Annual World Conference ISSS2017 Vienna.

We were pleased to welcome European and international scientists, business and industry experts, as well as representatives from politics and society to join and dive into a promising and exciting science-based dialogue on the issues Government & Governance, Economy, Health, Eco-Systems and Innovation & Development. At the interface of Science, Humanities, Engineering and Design the conference presented the latest insights of the interdependencies between ecological, social and technological systems, as well as practical examples of appropriate design skills for sustainable living concepts and meaningful techologies for a future-oriented humanity.

267 participants from 39 countries have been our guests. They came  from USA, UK, Ukraine, Turkey, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Suisse, Sweden, Spain, South Afrika, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Croatia, Korea, Columbia, Canada, Japan, Italy, Israel, Ireland, India, Hongkong, Guam, France, Finland, Germany, Denmark, China, Brazil, Belgium, Australia, Argentina, Algeria and Austria.

The ISSS2017 Vienna also served as a Platform for the next generation. Young scientists were invited to present their research projects, ideas and solutions to an audience of international specialists and stakeholders. More than 50 students participated in the conference. The PhD programm, organized in collaboration with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), was visited by 22 attendees.

The BCSSS would like to thank all speakers, participants, sponsors and partners and of course our host the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien) for attending and supporting this remarkable event!

Together we succeeded in realizing the ISSS2017 Vienna idea to be a forum that bridges the gap between science and practice and to present the ISSS2017 Vienna main issue “From Science to Systemic Solutions. Systems Thinking for Everyone”.

For further information, programme, schedule, abstracts and the list of speakers
please click here!

Have a look at some impressions of the conference!

Photos © Kendra Rosencrans