CFP: EMCSR'94 European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research

paolo petta paolo at ai.univie.ac.at
Mon May 10 13:59:35 EST 1993


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                *       TWELFTH EUROPEAN MEETING        *
                                   
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                *    CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH   *
                                                            
                      *       (EMCSR 1994)       *

                           April 5 - 8, 1994

                          UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

      
        organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies
                          in cooperation with
 Dept.of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Univ.of Vienna
                                  and
             International Federation for Systems Research
                                   

Cybernetics - "the study of communication and control in the animal and
the machine" (N.Wiener) - has recently returned to the forefront, not
only in cyberpunk and cyberspace, but, even more important, contributing
to the consolidation of various scientific theories. Additionally, an
ever increasing number of research areas, including social and economic
theories, theoretical biology, ecology, computer science, and robotics
draw on ideas from second order cybernetics. Artificial intelligence,
evolved directly from cybernetics, has not only technological and
economic, but also important social impacts. With a marked trend 
towards interdisciplinary cooperation and global perspectives, this
important role of cybernetics is expected to be further strengthened
over the next years.

Since 1972, the biennial European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems
Research (EMCSR) have served as a forum for discussion of converging
ideas and new aspects of different scientific disciplines. As on
previous occasions, a number of sessions providing wide coverage of the
rapid developments will be arranged, complemented with daily plenary
meetings, where eminent speakers will present latest research results.


SESSIONS + Chairpersons:

   A	General Systems Methodology
	G.J.Klir, USA

   B	Advances in Mathematical Systems Theory
	M.Peschel, Germany, and F.Pichler, Austria

   C	Fuzzy Systems, Approximate Reasoning and Knowledge-Based Systems
	C.Carlsson, Finland, K.-P.Adlassnig, Austria, and E.P.Klement,
        Austria

   D	Designing and Systems, and Their Education 
	B.Banathy, USA, W.Gasparski, Poland, and G.Goldschmidt, Israel 

   E	Humanity, Architecture and Conceptualization
	G.Pask, UK, and G.de Zeeuw, Netherlands

   F	Biocybernetics and Mathematical Biology
	L.M.Ricciardi, Italy

   G	Systems and Ecology
	F.J.Radermacher, Germany, and K.Fedra, Austria

   H	Cybernetics and Informatics in Medicine
	G.Gell, Austria, and G.Porenta, Austria

   I	Cybernetics of Socio-Economic Systems
	K.Balkus, USA, and O.Ladanyi, Austria

   J	Systems, Management and Organization
	G.Broekstra, Netherlands, and R.Hough, USA

   K	Cybernetics of National Development
	P.Ballonoff, USA, T.Koizumi, USA, and S.A.Umpleby, USA

   L	Communication and Computers
	A M.Tjoa, Austria

   M	Intelligent Autonomous Systems
	J.W.Rozenblit, USA, and H.Praehofer, Austria

   N	Cybernetic Principles of Knowledge Development
	F.Heylighen, Belgium, and S.A.Umpleby, USA

   O	Cybernetics, Systems, and Psychotherapy
	M.Okuyama, Japan, and H.Koizumi, USA

   P	Artificial Neural Networks and Adaptive Systems
	S.Grossberg, USA, and G.Dorffner, Austria 

   Q	Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
	V.Marik, Czechia, and R.Born, Austria

   R	Artificial Intelligence and Systems Science for Peace Research
	S.Unseld, Switzerland, and R.Trappl, Austria


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS: Acceptance of contributions will be 
determined on the basis of Draft Final Papers. These Papers 
must not exceed 7 single-spaced A4 pages (maximum 50 lines, final 
size will be 8.5 x 6 inch), in English. They have to contain 
the final text to be submitted, including graphs and pictures. However, 
these need not be of reproducible quality.
The Draft Final Paper must carry the title, author(s) name(s), and 
affiliation in this order. Please specify the session in which you 
would like to present your paper. Each scientist shall submit only 
one paper.
Please send   t h r e e   copies of the Draft Final Paper 
to the Conference Secretariat (NOT to session chairpersons!)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: October 8, 1993.

In order to enable careful refereeing, Draft Final Papers received 
after the deadline cannot be considered.

FINAL PAPERS: Authors will be notified about acceptance 
no later than November 13, 1993. They will be provided by the conference 
secretariat at the same time with the detailed instructions for the 
preparation of the final paper.

PRESENTATION: It is understood that the paper is presented 
personally at the Meeting by the contributor.

CONFERENCE FEE:
Contributors:	AS 2500 if paid before January 31, 1994
		AS 3200 if paid later
Participants:	AS 3500 if paid before January 31, 1994
		AS 4200 if paid later
The Conference Fee includes participation in the Twelfth European 
Meeting, attendance at official receptions, and the volume of the 
proceedings available at the Meeting. 
Please send cheque, or transfer the amount free of charges for
beneficiary to our account no. 0026-34400/00 at 
Creditanstalt-Bankverein Vienna. Please state your name clearly.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS will be handled by OESTERREICHISCHES 
VERKEHRSBUERO, Kongressabteilung, Opernring 5, A-1010 Vienna, phone 
+43-1-58800-113, fax +43-1-5867127, telex 111 222. Reservation cards 
will be sent to all those returning the attached registration form.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research
has kindly agreed to provide a limited number of scholarships 
covering the registration fee for the conference and part of the
accommodation costs for colleagues from eastern and south-eastern
European countries. Applications should be sent to the Conference
Secretariat before October 8, 1993.


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The Proceedings of the 1st to 11th European Meetings on Cybernetics 
and Systems Research were published as 

Pichler F. and Trappl R.(eds.):
ADVANCES IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH,
2 vols, Transcripta Books, London, 1973.

Trappl R. and Pichler F.R.(eds.):
PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH,
Vol.I, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1975.

Trappl R. and Hanika F.de P.(eds.):
PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH,
Vol.II, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1975.

Trappl R., Klir G.J. and Ricciardi L.(eds.):
PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH,
Vol.III, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1978.

Trappl R. and Pask G.(eds.):
PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH,
Vol.IV, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1978.

Trappl R., Hanika F.de P. and Pichler F.R.(eds.):
PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH,
Vol.V, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1979.

Pichler F.R. and Trappl R.(eds.):
PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH,
Vol.VI, Hemisphere, Washi


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