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Fri Apr 02 10:02:51 GMT 2010

Bologna, Italy, December 4th-5th 2010
WCSA Scientific Director and Conference Program Chair (CPC): Andrea Pitasi (, G. d'Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
WCSA  Assistant to the CPC: Giulio Marini, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Giuseppe Acocella, CNEL Vice President and Rector of the S.Pius V University, Rome, Italy
Alexander Riegler, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Gabriel Altmann, Universitaet Bochum, Germany
Alberto Febbrajo, University of Macerata, Italy
Marcelo Amaral, Triple Helix International Instituite, Madrid, Spain
Dario Rodriguez Mansilla Universidad Catolica de Santiago, Chile
Felix Ortega, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Giancarlo Guarino, Frederick II University, Naples, Italy
Loet Leydesdorff, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Giovanbattista Cavazzuti, Modena and Reggio Emilia University, Italy
Albert Laszlo Barabasi, Notre Dame University, USA
Sherry Ferguson, University of Ottawa, Canada
Lucio d'Alessandro, Pro-rector and Dean of the Education and Training Faculty, Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples, Italy
Sebastiano Bagnara, Sassari-Alghero University, Italy
The aim and topic of the conference is to focus on the epistemological theoretical, methodological, technical and practical  contributions of the systemic approach throughout each disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective rooted in the systemic approach (sociology, biology, economics, mathematics etc.) to  face the key global challenges /bifutrcations of our times for example ecology, energy, business development, wealth distribution, multiculturalism etc.
The official language of the conference is English and the conference structure is articulated into four panels each one lasting 3 hours divided among the panel Chairperson and the speakers (maximum 10 per panel, about 20 minutes per presentation so that the panel time allows both the chairperson comments and a “roundtable debate” among the spekers and with the public).
All the Chairpersons and speakers of the WCSA conference have to be WCSA members. It will be possible to Join WCSA as a member directly at the membership desk outside the confrence room.
The conference will be structured into four panels
Saturday 4th10am-1pmPanel I:
System Theory Today and Tomorrow
Saturday 4th2pm-5pmPanel II
System Theory and its Toolkit in the Knowledge Based World Society
Sunday 5th10am-1pmPanel III:
Systemic Paradigm Shifts and Global Socio- Economical Changes
Sunday 5th2pm-5pmPanel IV:
Complexity sciences and the key Global Challenges of Our Times
Conference Proceedings (the timetable would probably have some postponed deadlines)
Submission of a maximum 700 word abstract  - Deadline: April 30th, 2010
Feedback from the CPC:  May 15th, 2010
Submission of the complete paper (maximum 20 single spaced pages) to the CPC - Deadline June 30th, 2010
Announcement of the Official Conference Program within July 31st, 2010
Prof. Andrea Pitasi
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Nico Carpentier (Phd)
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