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Meetings

“Meaning“ did not emerge like a bolt from the blue

Recent literature suggests the appearance of information that is coupled to significance not only with the advent of biotic agents (“meaning” in living systems) but already with prebiotic environments, namely, with the existence of agents (non-living, physical systems) that – according to the fourth law of thermodynamics after Stuart Kaufmann – …

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,…

Vienna 2016 | Hamid Ekbia | Computing and Capitalism: Dynamics of Systemic Change

The Research Group Emergent Systems, Information and Society invited Hamid Ekbia as keynote speaker for their meeting that took part in the framework of the emcsr avantgarde 2016 on 1 April, 2016. Hanid Ekbia – at his stay in Vienna being a Senior Fellow at the IFK (Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften) – is Associate Professor…

Vienna 2016 | Workshop | Systems Medicine | Systemökologie der Ernährung

Felix Tretter: „Systemökologie der Ernährung“ Am Donnerstag, den 31. März und Freitag, den 1. April 2016 fand im Department Sozialökonomie der WU Wien ein BCSSS Workshop des Arbeitsfeldes Systems Medicine statt, organisiert und geleitet von Felix Tretter (BCSSS). Diskutiert wurden Fragen zu Systemtheorie, Ernährungsökologie und Sozialökologie. Bei dem Workshop wurde…

Theoria cum praxi et bonum commune (Leibniz): System theory, informatics and a wise society for all

Rathaus Tiergarten, Berlin-Moabit (photo: Wikimedia Commons) The Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V. (LS) invites the group “Emergent Systems, Information and Society” to present itself at a one-day colloquium of their two classes (Natur- und Technikwissenschaften; Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften). The group is a joint endeavour of the Arbeitskreis of the LS, the Research…

Starting the ISSS 2015 conference in Berlin with Systems Philosophy and its Relevance for Systems Engineering

On Sunday 2nd August 2015 the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Science Working Group presented the one day pre-conference workshop on Systems Philosophy and its relevance to Systems Engineering in Berlin, led by Gary Smith (INCOSE). The workshop has been the second in a succesful series. The first…

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)…

BCSSS contributes to the International Society for Information Studies Summit 2015

The Bertalanffy Center was – besides many other organisations – co-organiser of the ISIS Summit Vienna 2015, held at the Vienna University of Technology and including a floating part on the Danube. The focus of that event that attracted almost 400 people, mainly scientists, but also entrepreneurs and activists, was on…

The systems view of health care. Felix Tretter at the 11th Conference of the Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies 10-11 July 2015, Athens

(photo show by courtesy of HSSS) The Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS) has organized its 11th National & International Conference. The topic oft this year was “Systemics and Health Care”. The conference had a track for representation and discussion of national projects. Several issues were discussed such as Health Care…