14th International Conference of Sociocybernetics

RC51Medellin

SOCIOCYBERNETICS, INNOVATION AND SOCIAL CONFLICTS

Medellín, Colombia, June 20 – 24, 2017

Introduction

A Conference of Sociocybernetics is a unique and ideal academic forum for discussing on innovation and social conflicts, one that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines.

The Conference has no parallel sessions, thus we encourage all participants to contribute to and profit from the full stream of discussions during the Conference, which, as a developing conversation, usually embraces all of the presentations, systemically and over-archingly.

The goal of the 2017 Conference is, therefore, bring researchers from different disciplines together to explore, within a sociocybernetics approach, the challenges and opportunities related to the complex relationships between innovation and social conflicts.

We invite the submission of proposals to discuss innovation and social conflicts from a sociocybernetics perspective. Topics may include:

• Conflict resolution
• Culture clash and systemic change
• Cybercultur@ and knowledge communities
• Innovation systems
• Innovation vs. Tradition
• Media, protests and political action
• New forms of social organization
• News production, circulation and consumption
• Privacy, control and surveillance
• Simulation and computational social science
• Sustainable Development

Proposals with a strong sociocybernetics orientation addressing other topics (conceptual, methodological, practical) or reporting the empirical findings of research studies that apply sociocybernetics are also welcomed.

Programme

_____ To be published. General | Detailed

Proposal submission

Abstracts should be sent in English. Please submit an Abstract of 200-300 words together with an Extended abstract of 750-1000 words (including references) for review purposes. The former will be published in the RC51 Newsletter, included in the abstracts booklet made available to conference participants and published as part of the conference programme on the RC51 website.

The Abstract only should include information about the author(s): names, affiliations, email addresses and three (3) keywords. Both abstracts should be sent to the Head of the Abstracts Committee José A. AMOZURRUTIA (j.antonio.amoz@gmail.com), with copy to the RC51 Secretary Patricia E. ALMAGUER (endev.research@gmail.com). Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Sociocybernetics.

Important dates

March 13, 2017March 31, 2017: Abstract + Extended Abstract Submission deadline
March 31, 2017April 15, 2017: Notification of acceptance, with possible request for revisions
May 31, 2017: Full paper Submission deadline
May 31, 2017: Registration deadline
June 20-24, 2017: 14th International Conference of Sociocybernetics

Venue

Host University

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Medellín, Colombia
www.upb.edu.co

The Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, also referred to as UPB, is a private university in Colombia with its main campus in Medellín, where it was founded in 1936. Currently, the university has campuses in other Colombian cities, such as Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Montería and Palmira. The university offers 77 undergraduate programs, 24 master programs and 7 doctorate programs nationwide. The university groups its educational programs under the schools of Architecture and Urbanism, Design, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law and Political Sciences, Management, Social Sciences, Education and Teaching, and Theology, Philosophy and Humanities. The university also operates elementary and high school programs under its educational umbrella.

Campus MAP

Host City

Medellín, Colombia

Transport

Participation fees

RC51 Member in good standing (ISA and RC51): USD 0
Student (RC51 Non member) USD 50 (Valid Student ID is needed to grant the discount.)
RC51 Non member: USD 100

Participation fee includes: conference pack, coffee breaks, digital certificates of assistance and tourism information.

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Registration

Accommodation

These are the hotels recommended by the Local Organizers from which you can walk to the Conference Venue:

Social and Touristic events

Here are some ideas for your stay in Medellín during the Conference. Fees and conditions will be published soon.

Conference Language

The official language of the conference is English. At least one half day session will be in Español.

Local Organizing Committee

Luciano GALLÓN / UPB / Chair
Jose R. ÁLVAREZ / UPB
Claudia TUIRÁN / UPB
Gabriel VÉLEZ / UdeA

International Scientific Committee

Patricia E. ALMAGUER / México-España /Chair
Saburo AKAHORI / Japan
José A. AMOZURRUTIA / México
Juan C. BARRÓN / México
Eva BUCHINGER / Austria
Fabio GIGLIETTO / Italy
Margarita MAASS / México
Chaime MARCUELLO / España
Bernard SCOTT / United Kingdom
Toru TAKAHASHI / Japan
Michael PATEAU / Germany

Contacts and Information

For specific questions you may directly contact the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee Luciano GALLÓN (luciano.gallon@upb.edu.co) or the RC51 President Chaime MARCUELLO (chaime@unizar.es).