Call for Satellite Workshops

emcsr avantgarde 2016

FutureVision?! Which life do we want?
Vienna, 30 March – 1 April, 2016

The emcsr avantgarde will offer satellite workshops that are focused on a specific topic, organized by an invited group of already established researchers, and offer opportunities to showcase and further elaborate contemporary trends in Cybernetics, Systems Science and Systems Design.

Concepts and applications may include but are not limited to contributions from philosophy, science, engineering, economy, design, and art, and any convergence of these disciplinary foundations with a systems perspective.

The Krebs Cycle of Creativity is a map that can help you answer the question of your submissions positioning.krebs circle of creativitySource: Oxman, N. (2016) Krebs Cycle of Creativity (KCC). In: Ito, J. Design and Science. Can design advance science, and can science advance design?, last modified date: 13.01.2016.

For those who might not yet be in-depth experts in Systems Science: Cybernetics and Systems Science have shaped the world we live in today. Many of the technologies, organizational structures and social systems we know and we are used to, have been influenced by insights from the so called Systems Sciences. The term “Systems Science” is meant to denote every scientific endeavour that deals with systems and connects to the term “systems”; thus it includes disciplines such as systems engineering or systems thinking and systems philosophy.

Searching the next generations of talented researchers we ask for and invite:

  • In the perspective of Philosophy, contributions how we deal with information and the consequences of our information concepts, which enable or constrain our perception of the world. Which life we really want, is an ethical question first hand.
  • In the perspective of Science, contributions that are showcases of new knowledge and methods of knowledge production at the frontier of the scientific body of knowledge may it be in natural science, social science or humanities, and critical assessments of scientific endeavours, their impact on our life concepts.
  • In the perspective of Engineering submissions addressing advancements and never before seen innovations in technological systems and their interaction with social systems. Our current paradigm of innovation is still driven by technological progress. Thus we are looking for the conscious innovators.
  • In the perspective of Economy, submissions which address alternatives of utilization of technology and scientific knowledge. In a world of limited resources and increasing disparities we need to reconsider our economic concepts and applications.
  • In the perspectives of Design and Art, contributions which have the potential to shape our perceptions and behaviours for future oriented life concepts.

Fields of Research and Applications include but are not limited to:

  • Philosophical concepts and their development
  • Systems philosophy, philosophy of information and philosophy of technology
  • Cognitive studies
  • Linguistics, and Communication Studies
  • Social concepts and insights from Humanities
  • Evolutionary systems, theories of living systems and theories of social systems
  • Biodiversity and Agriculture
  • Urban living (e.g. smart cities, sustainable cities) and rural developments
  • Architecture
  • Material Science, and Biomimicry
  • Economic alternatives, models and their prototypes
  • Innovation and Business Ecosystems
  • Socio-technical and socio-ecological innovations
  • Public services and supply networks, energy, water, traffic and public transport systems
  • Information technologies and telecommunication
  • Mobility and mobile communication
  • Computer Science in the perspective of its social context
  • Human Technology, Human Machine Interaction, Human Computer Interaction
  • Assessment of technologies
  • Interdependencies of natural – social – technological systems
  • Biological, systemic and computational design strategies
  • Art, and Design
  • Social Systems Design, Transformation Design
  • Medicine, Health care, and Life Science
  • Education
  • Political systems, democracy, participation
  • Conflict transformation
  • Governmental and governance systems



If you want to be an emcsr avantgarde workshop leader send us your concept including your requested invited participants until 19 February, 2016! The closing date cannot be extended.

All extended concepts have to be submitted via

You will be notified of acceptance or rejection until 4 March, 2016.