Emergent systems, information and society

Track: Speeches and paper session


Invited Speakers

Vincent Brannigan Mobile geolocation technologies, a technico-legal revolution
Werner Ebeling Selforganization of information and value – Discussion of the relation to physics
Rainer Feistel Self-organisation of symbolic information
Klaus Fuchs-Kittowski Information generation and value formation: important categories for theory development. About the idle but wrong attempt to teach war robots ethics


Peter Bittner The Messiness of Ethics in Everyday Computing Practice – A Micro-ethical View
John Chelen Universal Digital ID: The Ultimate Level of Human Addressability Required to Sustain Fair Global Knowledge Participation
Yagmur Denizhan Scaffolding as Mediator of Emergence
Sabine Thürmel Emergence and Chance in Agent-based Simulations


Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Vienna University of Technology (ISIS, BCSSS, and Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin)
Hans-Jörg Kreowski, University of Bremen (Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin)


Responsible science of information, information society and information technology is key to designing a humane future. A scientific understanding of the generation and utilisation of information in nature, society and with the help of artifacts is a transdisciplinary enterprise.

Complexity thinking as pursued by systems approaches seems best suited to harness transdisciplinarity for responsibility. The Track will discuss the mutual relationship of systems approaches and sciences of information, in particular, the fields of Informatics and Society, Social informatics, ICTs and Society.

The establishment of a working group on the topic is intended.


Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin and Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS)