SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
The Conference is intended to initiate a dialogue among those social sciences that deal with complexity in connection with their efforts to expand our knowledge of the concrete social processes and problems of the contemporary world. Its strategic goal is to encourage the production and application of holistic, sociocybernetic frameworks.
The theme was chosen to be sufficiently broad so as to accommodate such issues as globalization; information, learning, and knowledge societies; the new information and communication technologies; social and economic polarization; global and local cultures; and the new social reality of the post-Cold War social world. The conference will discuss problems arising from changes in systems on interactional, organizational, and societal levels in which communication and self-reflexivity are key elements. It will also provide a space in which to address how social change has fostered a growing complexity within individual lives in respect to the construction of individual identity, morality and ethics, emotions and feelings, and the development of personal strategies.
Although most contributions are expected to focus on the practical application of knowledge concerning complexity, papers dealing with epistemological, methodological, and normative-ethical issues of the specified problem area will also be welcomed.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES
Abstracts must deal with one of the major issues mentioned above and fit well with the overall objectives of this conference. All abstracts should be sent to Vessela Misheva (Vessela.Misheva@soc.uu.se), Chair of the Abstracts Committee, and Bernd R. Hornung (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for the initial, 1000 word detailed abstract is 2 April 2004. This will be the basis for review. Those whose papers have been accepted will be required to submit a 300 word abstract suitable for publication on the RC51 Conference web site.
Both abstracts should contain the full name, title, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and telephone and fax numbers (if available) of the prospective participant.
THE REVIEW PROCEDURE
The Abstracts Committee, consisting of five RC51 members, will review the detailed abstracts. The proposed papers that are accepted will then be assigned to particular conference sessions. In certain cases the Chair of the Abstracts Committee may contact the author with a summary of reviewers comments and suggestions so that the proposed paper may better comply with the goals and theme of the conference. All those who have submitted detailed abstracts will receive a letter of acceptance or rejection by the end of April.
- RC51 non-members: 100 $ US
- RC51 affiliated members (non-ISA): 50 $ US
- RC51 regular members (ISA): no fee
Exemptions can be granted upon request in special cases, such as for students.
Fees can be paid either upon arrival at the Conference, or in advance by bank transfer (in Euro and including all charges) to:
Bernd R. Hornung
Account no. 39 72 049 02, BLZ 533 400 24, SWIFT COBADE FF 533
D-35037 Marburg, Germany
DATES, VENUE, AND ACCOMMODATION:
The Conference will be held 26-31 July 2004. Participants are expected to arrive on the afternoon of 25 July, when opening addresses and a reception are planned for early evening. An excursion is planned for 31 July. Departures should be scheduled for 1 August.
The Conference locale will be the Rectorate of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, which is situated at the Universitys Campus de Campolide 1099-085 not far from the city center. It is also close to the museums and gardens of the Gulbenkian Foundation and provides a picturesque view of the baroque aqueduct constructed in 1732. This survived the catastrophic earthquake of 1755 in which Lisbon was completely destroyed.
Accommodation will be available in nearby student apartments. The daily rates are: 8,56 Euro for a bed in a double room, 10,70 for single room without bath, and 13,91 Euro for single room with private bath. 15 single and 15 double rooms will be reserved for the Conference.
10 rooms will also be reserved at the Hotel Dom Manuel I on Av. Duque dAvila, a 10 minute walk from the Conference site. The daily rates are 57,50 Euro (single) and 67,50 Euro (double), including breakfast.
The Campus de Campolide may be reached by metro (S. Sebastino Station), train (Campolide Station), as well as bus.
CONTACTS AND INFORMATION:
For any further questions and information you may consult the RC 51 website at <http://www.unizar.es/sociocybernetics/indice.html> and the website in Lisbon <http://www.unl.pt>. This may already answer many of your questions, or you may also directly contact any of the members of the International Organizing Committee.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Richard E. Lee, International Coordinator <email@example.com>
Felix Geyer, Honorary President RC51 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bernd R. Hornung, President RC51 <email@example.com>
Vessela Misheva, Vice-President RC51 <Vessela.Misheva@soc.uu.se>
Soeren Brier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Arne Collen <email@example.com>
Chaime Marcuello <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bernard Scott <B.C.E.email@example.com>
Karl-Heinz Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cor Van Dijkum <email@example.com>