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Call for papers! International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2020, Norway

The System Dynamics Society calls for your participation in the 38th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 19 – 23 July 2020 Bergen, Norway  Hindsight in 2020: Learning from the Past to Inspire the Future The 38th International Conference

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Heinz von Foerster Society president Albert Müller passes on the legacy of the systems sciences

Albert Müller, a dear Austrian colleague, co-founder and president of the Heinz von Foerster Society in Vienna, passed away unexpectly on August 6 after a short illness. Throughout his life, he was dedicated to the safekeeping and to passing on

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The ISSS Conference 2019 – A buzzing hub for the BCSSS and scientists throughout the systems sciences

After both deep conversations and playful workshops at the American Society for Cybernetics Conference, Ray Ison (BCSSS Board member) and Angelika Schanda (BCSSS Program Manager) traveled south, from Vancouver, British Columbia to Corvallis, Oregon to attend the 63rd Annual Meeting

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Launch event “Design the Change” by designaustria Expert Cluster Sustainable Design

BCSSS Managing Director Stefan Blachfellner, member of the designaustria Expert Cluster Sustainable Design, introduced the Bertalanffy Center at the launch event of the event series “DESIGN the CHANGE!” in the designforum of  designaustria. The focus of the event series DESIGN

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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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Berlin 2015 | Manfred Drack | Bertalanffy on models

The Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin held from 9 to 10 September 2015 a workshop on the theory and conceptual history of the model. Manfred Drack, Fellow of the BCSSS, investigated the connections between Bertalanffy’s growth equations and dynamic

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Vienna 2013 | Ludwig von Bertalanffy Symposium

“Emergence: System – Evolution – Information” was the title of the second LvB Symposium held by our Center. It was organised in co-operation with the Austrian Computer Society Working Group Information Studies. About 25 guests attended the symposium which took

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Dissertation about Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s “General Systemology”

David Pouvreau, author of “The Dialectical Tragedy of the Concept of Wholeness”, volume 1 of our book series “Exploring Unity Through Diversity”, finished his dissertation with the title: “A history of Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s ‘general systemology’ – Genealogy, genesis, actualization

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