Complexity and Philosophy - Two-Day Workshop, Norwood, Massachusetts, 29-30 July, 2002
Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence Workshop on Complexity and Philosophy
First Calling Notice
29-30 July 2002, Courtyard Marriott, Norwood , MA (Near Boston )
Call for Participants
I am writing to you today to inform you about the upcoming two-day Complexity and Philosophy workshop to be held this summer at Norwood , MA and hosted by the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (http://www.isce.edu). The aim of this meeting is to explore the considerable philosophical implications of the fledgling science of complex systems.
Call for Papers
Attendees are encouraged to present papers to the assembled participants. Suggested topics include:
· Status of knowledge regarding complex systems
· Relationship between linear and nonlinear philosophies
· Complexity-based ethics
· Frameworks for the analysis of complex systems
· Complex limits to ‘theories of everything’
· Status of scientific knowledge
· Limits to understanding complex systems
· Complexity and the social sciences
· Legitimacy of the complexity perspective
All paper submissions will be considered for publication in the international journal Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Sciences (depending upon suitability), and/or publication in an edited book of papers to be published by Quorum Press. All papers will be considered for publication even if time cannot be found for the papers to be presented at the conference itself (the emergent properties of such an event may at times dictate the proceedings!).
Please let Caroline Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) know of your interest in attending this event as soon as possible.
A block of 30 rooms has been reserved for the event and a reduced room rate (that includes breakfast) of $119 per night has been negotiated. Each participant must make his/her reservation by the 14th June. Rooms can be reserved by phoning 1-781-762-4700 and quoting charge code COPCOPA (for a king bed) and COPCOPB (for a room with 2 double beds). Or, reservations can be made online here
Extended abstracts of at least 1000 words to be submitted to Dr. Kurt Richardson (email@example.com) by end of April, 2002.
The decision by the academic board (which will comprise members of Emergence’s editorial board) to encourage submission of full paper - to be no longer than 5000 words - will occur by end of May, 2002.
Full papers to be submitted by July 15th, 2002 .
The decision as to what papers will be published and in what form will occur shortly after the closing of the conference.
If you would like to attend the workshop please send an email to Caroline Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: Name, academic affiliation and status if any, address, phone, fax, and email. Caroline will contact you for further information re hotel confirmation and payment of workshop fees.
Workshop Fee: $350 for each participant (which includes snacks and lunch on both days, outside BBQ on the Tuesday evening, as well as a CD containing all submitted papers).
The workshop fee will be reduced to $250 for each participant that submits a full paper (this reduction is only applicable to one author per paper).
The registration fee is due by the end of June.
Lunch and snacks throughout the two days of the workshop are included in the workshop fee.
Hotel room, breakfast and dinner are the responsibility of the each participant, except for the workshop BBQ that will be held at the end of the second day.
The number of participants will be strictly limited to 30 participants in order facilitate an ongoing dialogue during the workshop. Preference will be given to those who submit papers for consideration.
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact Kurt or Caroline (email@example.com)