Sunday, April 17, 2016

World Complexity Scientific Academy

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5th and 6th January 2017
Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age

Scientific Steering Committee:
André Folloni, President of the Committee, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito – PUCPR, Brazil
Angel Antonio Alberto, SFAI, Entre Rios, Argentina
Marcelo Amaral, Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Richard M. Brandt, Director of Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, Bethelem, Pennsylvania, USA
James Chen, Michigan State University, USA
Stefano Civitarese, G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Gerhard Chroust, IFSR General Secretary, Wien, Austria
Giampiero Di Plinio, G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
János Farkas, Budapest University of Technologies and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Emilia Ferone, G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Edit Fabó, ELTE University, Budapest, Hungary
Michael C. Jackson, Editor in Chief Systems Research and Behavioural Science,Wiley & Sons,New York
Muneo Kaigo, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Alexander Laszlo, ITBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Andrea Lombardinilo, G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Giulia Mancini, G. D’Annunzio University PhD and EVE Studio CEO, Italy
Sergio Marotta, University Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples, Italy
Riccardo Palumbo, G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Andrea Pitasi, WCSA President
Lidia Puigvert, University de Barcelona, Spain
Massimiliano Ruzzeddu, WCSA Scientific Director, UNICUSANO, Rome, Italy
Enrico Spacone, G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Alfredo L. Spilzinger, WCSA Vicepresident and SFAI President
Liborio Stuppia, G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Dénes Tamás, Budapest Metropolitan University, Budapest, Hungary

Honorary Board of Advisors:
Alexander Laszlo, ITBA, Buenos Aires Presidential Delegate as Board Chair
Lucio d’Alessandro, Rector, University. Suor Orsola Benincasa, Italy
Giuseppe Acocella, CNEL Vice President, Rector S. Pius V University, Rome, Italy
Gabriel Altmann, University of Bochum, Germany
Marcelo Amaral, Fluminense Federal University, Rio De Janiero, Brazil
Sebastiano Bagnara, Sassari-Alghero University, Italy
Pierpaolo Donati, University Of Bologna, Italy
Sherry Ferguson, University Of Ottawa, Canada
Giancarlo Guarino, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
Klaus Krippendorf, Recipient of the 2011 WCSA Medal
Ervin Laszlo, Club of Budapest, Hungary, 2010 WCSA Medal
Loet Leydesdorff, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Felix Ortega, University Of Salamanca, Spain
Dario Rodriguez Mansilla, University Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
Alexander Riegler, Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Risk and Opportunities in the Complexity Age
In the last decades, globalization has increased greatly for all social actors in terms of opportunities of knowledge, education, communication and financial profits. However, at the same time, the level of uncertainty has rapidly increased, mainly due to the enormous amount of cheap information that is available at any moment. Frequently, an overload of information leads to risk, and it also makes it difficult to foresee possible consequences of any decision. Therefore, in such conditions many variables should be taken into consideration. It affects all spheres of social life: economic, social and political; as well as every level of decision making, from single individuals to local policy implementation, strategic managements of big organizations both public and private, national or even supranational. Due to the fact that complexity is common to diverse milieus, the best strategy to deal with uncertainty is to share knowledge from different domains beyond the disciplinarian and scientific borders. This conference welcomes scientists from any sphere: politicians, business people, etc., to present their researches and experiences on decision-making aimed to develop systemic, multidisciplinary sets of notions, ideas and best practices.

List of keywords and key themes for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
1. The role of macro-sociology in the contemporary world
2. Value neutrality
3. System theory
4. System epistemology
5. Global challenges
6. Decision making and systemics
7. Business
8. Investments
9. Social policies
10. Public policies
11. City and urban policies
12. Individualism and collectivism
13. Social and economic development
14. Agenda setting
15. Policy modeling
16. Policy making
17. Constructionism
18. Constructivism
19. Law Studies
20. Governance
21. Political science and government studies
22. Shareholding, stakeholding policies and strategies
23. Environment, ecology
24. Energy policies

Organizational Committee
Michele Bonazzi, University of Bologna PhD, Italy
Sara Petroccia, G. D’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Antonina Rishko-Porcescu, Institute of Sociology of NAS of Ukraine PhD, Kiev, Ukraine


* Abstract max 500 words. You will receive the acceptance or rejection of your abstract within max 15 days from the deadline of your submission.
** No payment on site. Unpaid fees imply cancelling from the conference program and admittance denial to the conference. For the spectators, the fee and the dead line are unique: 100 Euros within December 10th 2016.
*** Please, remember the WCSA membership fee is mandatory for speakers and spectators. If you arenot already a WCA member, you have to add 100 euros for senior or 50 euros for junior to the conference fees listed above.

All WCSA conference authors must register and pay at the follow link:
If you have any problems with registration, please email

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