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Category: Research

3rd ISA Forum 2016 in Vienna: „The Future We want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”

During this year’s ISA Forum of Sociology (International Sociological Association) taking place in Vienna from 10th to 14th July 2016 BCSSS President Wolfgang Hofkirchner held a lecture on „Convergences  of  General  System  Theory,  Critical  Realism  and  Theory  of  Society“ in the framework of the „Research  Committee  on  Sociocybernetics“.  Subtitle of the…

BCSSS Managing Director Stefan Blachfellner led the “Special Integration Group on Socio-Ecological Systems” during the ISSS 2016 in Boulder, USA

Once again Stefan Blachfellner, BCSSS Managing Director and leader of the BCSSS Research Group Socio-ecological Systems and Design, was head of the Special Integration Group on Socio-Ecological Systems during the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS 2016 from 24th to 30th July 2016 in Boulder,…

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 Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University, California, USA; Past President, International…

John Collier visiting scholar in Vienna to work on theory of self-organization

John Collier, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Associate, Philosophy, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, is visiting Vienna again. He is invited by TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) to work with Wolfgang Hofkirchner on the emergence of function in the course of evolution of self-organizing systems. Collier, Fellow of the BCSSS, member…

Stefan Blachfellner, Leader of the BCSSS Research Group “Socio-Ecological Systems and Design” appointed as Special Advisor of the European Commission for Mobility and Transport

In March 2016 Stefan Blachfellner, BCSSS Managing Director and leader of the BCSSS Research Group “Socio-Ecological Systems and Design“, was appointed as Special Advisor of the European Commission for Mobility and Transport „to prepare advice on infrastructure, data, apps, services, networks in the context of multi-modality”.   Stefan Blachfellner is…

Several BCSSS members have been invited to the Systemic Inquiry on Governing the Anthropocene. Cybersystemic Possibilities?

The Systemic Inquiry ‘Governing the Anthropocene. Cybersystemic Possibilities?’ was held at Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover from 30-31st July 2015. Stefan Blachfellner (BCSSS Managing Director and IFSR Vice President), David Rousseau (BCSSS Scientific Council Member), Felix Tretter (BCSS Fellow), Thomas Wallner (BCSSS Board Member),  and Liss C. Werner (BCSSS Research Group Leader)…

On the foundations of systems

The project on the “Metaphysics of Emergence” has yielded a milestone. Scientific Council member Rainer E. Zimmermann published the first volume of a three-volumes book publication on the topic. The manuscript was finalised during Zimmermann’s stay in Vienna as Researcher in Residence last year. It deals with philosophical and mathematical…