Last-Minute News & Updates for EMCSR 2012!


1. Bertalanffy Center awards prize to Edgar Morin

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of complexity thinking, the Bertalanffy Center will award a prize to Edgar Morin.

The award ceremony will take place at the forthcoming European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, on 10th of April 2012, 20:00, in Lecture Hall B at the Campus of the University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna (entrance free).

Edgar Morin will hold a keynote on “Complex Thinking for a Complex World – About Reductionism, Disjunction and Systemism”.

The laudatio will be given by Rainer E. Zimmermann.


2. IASCYS publicly welcomes five new members

The International Academy for Systems and Cybernetics Sciences (IASCYS) will be holding a public reception, in which official certificates for the appointment of members to the academy are presented to five new members. These are: Edgar Morin, Ervin Laszlo, Rainer E. Zimmermann, Robert Trappl and George Soros. (Unfortunately, Edgar Morin and George Soros won’t be able to attend)

The reception will take place on Thursday, April 12th at 6 pm, Lecture Hall B, court 2.10.


3. Stephan Schulmeister confirmed as speaker

The widely known expert Stephan Schulmeister from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research has confirmed his presentation in Symposium U., titled “The current Crisis as Implosion Process”.  You can find the presentation here.