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Meetings

Information in Evolutionary Systems, in Social Media and in Enhanced Humans

The “Emergent Systems, Information and Society Group” organised three workshops at the “IS4SI Summit Gothenburg 2017”, the biannual conference of the “International Society for Information Studies”, held from 12 to 16 June 2017. On Monday afternoon Rainer Zimmermann chaired the workshop on “Information in Evolutionary Systems”, devoted to Basic Research…

“The impact of the design of technological systems on power distribution and markets”. A talk by Stefan Blachfellner

Stefan Blachfellner was invited to give a talk on invitation of the Senate for the Economy and the Center for Risk and Crisis Management in Vienna at the symposium “Cyber-Democracy, Cyber-Development and Cyber-Defence” on May 17th, 2017, in the Vienna Looshaus. More than 70 guests from industry and business attended…

Vienna 2017 | Workshop | Systems Approaches to Information Ethics II

During May 2017 the second project meeting took place in Vienna. Besides Tomáš Sigmund and Wolfgang Hofkirchner, the following researchers participated: Annette Grathoff, Renate Quehenberger, Stefan Strauß, Liang Wang and Tianqi Wu. Privacy dominated the list of topics. Sigmund explored the possibility to reconcile the current empirical, behavioural approach to…

May 30th 2017. Book Launch! Social Morphogenesis: Five Years of Inquiring Into Social Change

We are pleased to announce the presentation of the Springer book series “Social Morphogenesis” on May 30th 2017 at the the British Library in London. The Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) carried out five workshops of experts from different fields in a yearly interval, starting in January 2012 and ending…

BCSSS Dialogue. April 12th 2017 “The Utopia of Universal Control: Critical Thoughts on Transhumanism”

On April 12th 2017 the Bertalanffy Center invites to a discussion on Transhumanism introduced by a critical talk by Janina Loh “The Utopia of Universal Control: Critical Thoughts on Transhumanism” and a statement “The Ghost of Transhumanism and the Sentience of Existence” by Sarah Spiekermann. Janina Loh is University Assistant…

“Systems Science for Systems Engineering”. BCSSS Scientific Council Member David Rousseau starts the year with a promising research programme.

From 20th to 22nd January 2017 our valued member of the BCSSS Scientific Council and leader of the BCSSS Research Group “Systems Science and Philosophy” David Rousseau attended the NSF (National Science Foundation) workshop “Future Directions in Engineering Design and Systems Engineering” at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia,…

Modeling health impacts for decision-making – On status and perspectives

In affiliation with the 9th European Public Health (EPH) Conference, Vienna, 9-12 Nov 2016, at 10 Nov, an evening colloquium took place in the Bertalanffy Center (BCSSS). The topic was: „Modeling health impacts for decision-making – On status and perspectives“ This  workshop was organized as a joint venture between BCSSS…

Vienna 2017 | Workshop | Systems Approaches to Information Ethics I

Within the framework of the Emergent Systems, Information and Society group, Tomáš Sigmund was invited to the Center to start the joint research project “Systems Approaches to Information Ethics”. In a three-day workshop during his stay in Vienna (23-27 January, 2017), Soft Systems Methodology (Checkland) and Critical Systems Heuristics (Ulrich) were…