UKSS Meeting in Oxford, August 30-31, 2012
NEW: A workshop with Tony Hodgson
Professor Edward Borodzicz, University of Portsmouth, UK
Risk: Developing standards for non-standard events
Professor Gerald Midgley, University of Hull, UK
And few more details below, with some altered dates:
'Global Crises: Exploring the Systems Perspective’
The Conference Committee invites contributions from Systems thinkers, whether academic or practitioners. Solicited contributions can be in the form of full papers, presentations, posters or proposals to organise a pre-event workshop. We would like to invite you to consider this theme linked to your own work and consider submitting a contribution to the meeting?
Global crises span a wide breadth of possible eventualities such as climate change, conflict between nations, increased cyber threats, financial instability, pandemics, reduced access to natural resources right through to existential risks that could threaten humankind as a whole and have adverse consequences for the course of human civilization or planet Earth. Some of these crises are current issues whilst others represent a growing risk or potential global shocks.
Various risks exist for humanity, but not all are equal. Bostrum illustrates this well through his concept of existential risk, categorizing them by scope (personal, local, global, trans-generational) and severity (imperceptible, endurable, terminal).
Responding to global crises effectively requires a holistic systems thinking approach to the very real issues that exist today and for planning for the potential realization of future risks.
This conference aims to focus on how systems thinking, systems concepts and systems methods can be and are being applied to cope with current global crises or to mitigate against future ones.
Papers will be available in electronic format during the conference, and a small group of high-quality papers will be selected for an edition of the Systemist, to be published following the conference. Eligibility for publication in this special issue will depend upon at least one of the authors registering for and attending the Conference.
Presentations are invited, either to accompany a Full Paper or as an independent contribution.
Contributors who do not wish to submit full papers or presentations can consider submitting posters. Posters will be displayed at special sessions during the conference. Detailed instruction for poster dimensions and formatting will be announced subsequently.
The Committee also invites ideas for half-day workshops with the intention of selecting one as a precursor to the main conference event (morning of August 30th). Attendance to the workshop will be charged additionally to the main event fee. Workshops topics may vary and can include introduction to particular Systems methods and techniques that are of interest to the Systems community, hands-on practical applications etc. If you intend to submit a bid for a workshop, please explain in a single A4 page the aim and learning objectives of your proposal, the intended format, any special requirements for equipment, facilities or software etc.
Submission site for Workshop Proposals, Papers, Presentations and Posters: Easychair UKSS 2012
Paper submission 10 July 2012
Feedback on Full Papers to authors 31 July 2012
Final Paper submission 15 August 2012
Poster abstract submission 15 August 2012
Extended abstract submission (No full paper) 15 August 2012
Early bird period ends 31 July 2012
*** Early bird rate extended to 31 July 2012 ***
Extended, structured abstracts for presentation only (no full paper) will be also be considered.
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