Organisation 2012

The conference has patrons, chairs, an International Programme Committee, a Local Organising Committee, sponsors and partners.

Patrons

Rectorate of the University of Vienna

Chairs

Chair

Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Honorary Chair

Robert Trappl

International Programme Comittee

Nikitas A. Assimakopoulos, Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stefania Bandini, Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence Research Centre, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Pierre Bricage, Professeur Agrégé retraité, Sciences Biologiques et Sciences Sanitaires et Sociales, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Pau, France
Søren Brier, Department of International Studies of Culture and Communication, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Antonio Caselles, Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
Arne Collen, Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies, Saybrook University, San Francisco, California, USA
John Collier, Philosophy and Ethics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
Gerhard Chroust, professor emeritus, Institute for Systems Engineering and Automation, Johann-Kepler-University, Linz, Austria
Péter Csermely, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Iryna Dobronravova, Philosophical Department, Kiev National Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine
Merrelyn Emery, Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal, and Fred Emery Institute, Melbourne
Péter Érdi, Complex Systems Studies, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Raul Espejo, Director-General, World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics, Lincoln, UK
Irina Ezhkova
, International Institute of Applied Technologies, Brussels, Belgium
Ranulph Glanville, freelance researcher and theoretician, Portsmouth, UK
Amanda Gregory, Management Systems, Hull University Business School, Hull, UK
Jifa Gu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P. R. China
Hardy Hanappi, Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Helena Knyazeva, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Alexander László, The Center for Advanced Study, Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University
Ervin László, systems philosopher, integral theorist
Allenna Leonard, Team Syntegrity Inc., Toronto, Canada
Edgar Morin, philosopher and sociologist, Paris, France
Matjaž Mulej, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
Gerd B. Müller, Department of Theoretical Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Karl H. Müller, WISDOM, Vienna, Austria
Paolo Petta, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna, Austria
Andrée Piecq, Systèmes & Organisations, Brussells, Belgium, and General Secretary, Union Européenne de Systémique, Carnières, Belgium
Markus Schwaninger, Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Gerald Steiner, University of Graz, Graz, Austria, and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Frank Stowell, Director, World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics, Lincoln, UK
Stefan Thurner
, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Robert Trappl, professor emeritus, Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Stuart Umpleby, School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Dimitrios S. VarsosDepartment of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
Giuseppe Vizzari, Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence Research Centre, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Jennifer Wilby, Management Systems, Hull University Business School, Hull, UK
Rainer E. Zimmermann, Studium Generale and Interdisciplinary Studies, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany, and Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK

Local Organising Committee

Administration and Finances

Wolfgang Hofkirchner (BCSSS)
Franz Ofner (BCSSS)
Günther Ossimitz (BCSSS)

Programme

Eva Buchinger, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna
Werner Callebaut, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg
Vesna Sesum-Cavic, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Gerhard Chroust, Johannes Kepler University, Linz
Wilfried Elmenreich, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs, Klagenfurt
Manfred Füllsack, University of Graz, Graz, and University of Vienna, Vienna
Rudolf Hanel, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna
Eva Kühn, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Karl Müller, WISDOM, Vienna
Manuel Wäckerle, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Registration

Elisabeth Waldbauer (OCG)

Conference Management

Stefan Blachfellner, B original Business & Communication Design, Salzburg
Esther Nowy, B original Business & Communication Design, Salzburg

Proceedings

Stefan Blachfellner, B original Business & Communication Design, Salzburg
Robert Bichler, University of Salzburg
Manfred Füllsack, University of Graz and University of Vienna

Public Relations

Stefan Blachfellner, B original Business & Communication Design, Salzburg
Esther Nowy, B original Business & Communication Design, Salzburg

Social Media

Conni Biesalski, threebluefree media, Berlin
Martina Zangl, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media

Content Production

Maria Kamptner, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media
Sabine Lichtenegger, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media
Bettina Schlesinger, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media
Sandra Wöhs, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media

Video Production

Mario Aichlseder, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media
Ines Einsporn, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media
Florian Enzinger, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media
Manuela Stieger, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media
Julia Waltl, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media

Photo Production

Stefan Forster, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media
Petra Gradischnig, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Campus Hagenberg, Communication and Knowledge Media

Sponsors

Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS)

Institut für Design Science, München

International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR)

The Mayor, City of Vienna

Wien Kultur (Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 7)

Vienna Convention Bureau

Partners

Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies (OSGK), Vienna, Austria

Change the Game Initiative (Global Network), Salzburg, Austria

Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University (GBU), Washington, D.C., USA

Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS), Athens, Greece

International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (IASCYS), Vienna, Austria

International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), Vienna, Austria

International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), York, UK

Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI), Altenberg, Austria

Sociedad Española de Sistemas Generales (SESGE), Valencia, Spain

Ukrainian Synergetic Society (USS), Kiev, Ukraine

Union Européenne de Systémique/European Union for Systemics (UES/EUS), Brussels, Belgium

World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), Lincoln, UK

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