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2008/05/01 deadline for abstracts, ISSS Madison 2008, 2008/07/13-18

ISSS 2008
The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
July 13-18, 2008

Systems that Make a Difference
President: Gary Metcalf

The title for this conference borrows from Gregory Bateson¹s definition of information as "a difference that makes a difference." The question for systems researchers and practitioners is, "what difference are we making?"

2008/08 CfP deadline, ANZSYS, Perth, December 1-2, 2008

This is a preliminary notice to announce that ANZSYS will be held in 1-2 December, 2008 at the Mount Lawley campus of Edith Cowan University in Perth. I would appreciate it if you could circulate this information. At the moment little has been decided except the dates and the venue but with preliminary discussions it appears that the closing date for papers will be in late August. We will be holding ANZSYS at the same time as our security conferences but ANZSYS will be distinct from them - it just makes logistical sense to do it this way.

2008/01/09 deadline for abstracts, CCCT 2008/06/29-07/02, Orlando, FL

Paper/Abstract Submissions and Invited Session Proposals Due: *January 9th, 2008*
Author Notifications Due: *February 20th, 2008*
Final Paper Due: *March 11th, 2008*

The 6th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2008 (, to be held in Orlando, June 29th - July 2nd, 2008

2008/02/15 deadline for abstracts, Social Entrepreneurship, Systems Thinking and Complexity, Adelphi University, 2008/04/24-26

CALL FOR PAPERS: Social Entrepreneurship, Systems Thinking, & Complexity

First International Conference April 24-26, 2008 Adelphi University, Garden City, New York (right outside of Manhattan, near JFK Airport)

The unique and pressing challenges facing both the economic and social situations of the 21st century are calling for fundamentally new initiatives.

2008/06/09-11 Active Learning in Engineering Education, Bogotá, Colombia

We will be happy to welcome you to ALE2008 on 9,10 and 11 June 2008 at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

ALE is an informal network of engineering educators dedicated to improving engineering education through active learning techniques. For more information on this Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop and the call for contributions, please visit the website

2008/01/15 deadline for invited session proposals, 14th Intl Congress of Cybernetics and Systems of the WOSC 2008/09/08-12


14th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems of WOSC - ICCS'08

London 1969, ..., Pittsburgh 2002, Maribor 2005, Wroclaw 2008

September 9 - 12, 2008, Wroclaw, Poland

WOSC - World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics
IISE - Institute of Information Science and Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology (WUT)

2007/11/09 New Book "Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age", Christian Fuchs

Christian Fuchs (2008) Internet and Society: Social Theory in the Information Age. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0415961327. 408 pages. Routledge Research Series in Information Technology and Society.

More infos:

Discussion Board on Internet+Society issues:

2007/11/30 abstract deadline for PICMET 2008/07/28-31 Capetown, South Africa

As you may know, PICMET'08 (Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology) Conference will be held at the Westin Grand Hotel (currently named Arabella Sheraton, but changing its name to Westin) in Cape Town, South Africa on July 27-31. The theme is "Technology Management for a Sustainable Economy".

Emphasis will be placed on both manufacturing and service sectors. There will be a special focus on energy. Detailed information about the conference is available at

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is November 30, 2007

2007/10/23 Preliminary program for ICCS 2007/10/28-11/02

The preliminary program of the International Conference on Complex Systems Sunday Oct 28-Friday Nov 2 is available Some changes may still have to take place.

The primary program of interest are the many break out sessions on concepts and methods, and on universal properties of physical, biological and social systems. Given the extent of the program here are some of the presentations topics organized by themes:


2007/11/04 abstracts deadline for EMCSR 2008/03/25-28, Vienna

EMCSR: a fuller briefing

European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna, March 25 to 28, 2008.

Symposium C: The Cybernetics of Cybernetics: Cybernetics, Interaction andConversation

I am never sure if it irritates to receive reminders and elaborations, or if it's helpful. If this message is likely to irritate you, please read no further and accept my apologies. Please also accept apologies for any cross postings.

2007/10/09 Wladimir Sachs {Paul Broholm}

This information was received on the SystemsThinkers Yahoo Group.

Dear all:

It may be news that you already have, and I apologies in advance for any sense of intrusion, but I have been asked to pass on the news that Wladimir Sachs passed away yesterday, and I do so with your email address from one of his remarkable missives.

I'm afraid that I know nothing more at this moment, except that there may be plans for a memorial in France later this week.

INCOSE 2008/06/15-19 Call for papers deadline 2007/11/05

This press release was received from Cecilia Haskins

Systems Engineering for the Planet

18th Annual INCOSE International Symposium expanding the profession

Utrecht – 20 September 2007 – Systems Engineering, a profession generally associated with putting satellites into space, or creating the newest car models, will look toward the themes of water management, climate change, and transportation during the upcoming international symposium.   

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