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Is there still a distinction between a Human and a Robot?

The IEEE (“Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers” – the world’s largest professional association) recently published Version 2 of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS), produced by the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. This initiative consists of…

“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 – …

Call for Papers and Participation ISSS 2016 Special Integration Group on Socio-Ecological Systems in Boulder, USA, July 24-30, 2016

In 2016 we continue our successful collaboration with the International Society for the Systems Sciences. The Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science calls for your papers and participation in this years meeting in Boulder, USA from 24-30 July 2016. Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director of the BCSSS, and Liss…

The BCSSS Lecture Series in „Systems Science and Medicine“ continues with Evolutionary Medicine and Systemic Holistic Medicine

We cordially invite you to join the next event of the BCSSS lecture series „Systems Science and Medicine“: Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten, Charité Berlin presents on Thursday, November 19th 2015, 6pm his findings on Evolutionäre Medizin und systemische ganzheitliche Medizin (lecture in German), Hörsaal Institut f. Hygiene, Medizinische Universität, Kinderspitalgasse…

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…

The BCSSS Lecture Series in Systems Science and Medicine continues with Managing Healthcare Systems

Since the beginning of this year we are organizing a lecture series at Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS, 1040 Vienna, Paulanerg. 13) on the contribution of Systems Science to the understanding of disease in the sense of the emerging “Systems Medicine”. The talks are aimed at…