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Thursday, July 13

07:15 CEST

#ISSS2017 Vienna Roundtable
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Susan Farr Gabriele

Educator, GEMS: Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems
SIG Chair: ISSS Round Table (see below)Susan Farr Gabriele, PhD, taught for twenty years in Los Angeles schools, including assignments as mentor teacher and department chair. Later, studying systems methods for education under Bela H. Banathy, she earned a PhD in human science: social... Read More →

Thursday July 13, 2017 07:15 - 08:30 CEST
Bertalanffy Centre for the Study of Systems Sciences Paulanergasse 13, 1040 Wien, Austria

08:45 CEST

Day 4 Introduction: From Living in Smart Cities to Sustainable Agriculture & Environmental Ecology

Systemic approaches aim to create flourishing ecosystems. The conference will showcase examples of innovative approaches to smart city strategies to tackle emission objectives, like urban mobility, with an outlook on autonomous systems and their social and ethical consequences.

We will explore further smart and connected systems as a future perspective of urban developments and citizenship living in interconnected cities, not only as consumers but also producers of resources. Our rural ecosystems will be influenced by climate-smart agriculture and sustainable agriculture. The increasing demand for food security and food logistics, in industrialized agriculture, as well as community farming, and their systemic impacts on social and environmental systems widens the scope of the conference in an additional dialogue of scientists and practitioners.

Thursday July 13, 2017 08:45 - 09:00 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

09:00 CEST

Keynote Practice: Mag. Dominic Weiss - '3137 Smart City Wien – a systemic solution in a systemic world'
Smart City Wien is a long-term initiative by the city of Vienna that looks at a cross-section of the city, covering all areas of life, work and leisure activities in equal measure, and includes everything from infrastructure, energy and mobility to all aspects of urban development.

Smart City Wien defines the development of a city that assigns priority to, and interlinks, the issues of energy, mobility, buildings and infrastructure. In this, the following premises apply: radical resource preservation, development and productive use of innovations/new technologies and high and socially balanced quality of life

Vienna’s Smart City strategy is characterised by both an internal effect to render existing plans even more ambitious and to inspire new ideas. At the same time, its external effect is to create an international frame of reference for what is happening here and to generate publicity for Vienna’s aims.

The time horizon of the framework strategy extends to 2050, since the necessary and often fundamental changes in the fields of energy, mobility or construction cannot happen overnight. The thematic arc stretches from the future of Vienna as a hub of research and business to the preservation of all-important social achievements. Concrete methods of application must still be developed in many areas – but the direction is clear: Vienna wants to pursue an integrated goal for its Smart City where everyone can benefit from synergy effects and continually team play.

It is the key goal of Smart City Wien for 2050 to offer optimum quality of life for all citizens - combined with the highest possible resource preservation. This can be achieved through a holistic approach, which is the beating heart of our city and also the reason, why the Smart City Wien is an important systemic solution in a systemic world where everything is connected.

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Mag. Dominic Weiss

Public Affairs Manager, SMART City Vienna, TINA VIENNA
Dominic Weiss leads the Public Affairs Management Department of tina vienna UrbanTechnologies & Strategies GmbH, a strategic orientated department owned by the Cityof Vienna. In this position he is responsible for the coordination and management ofthe Smart City Agenda of the City... Read More →

Thursday July 13, 2017 09:00 - 09:30 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

09:30 CEST

Keynote Science: 'Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on the Digital City of the Future'
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Ian Banerjee

After growing up in Asia, Africa and Europe, Ian Banerjee he studied architecture and urban planning in Vienna. His Master’s thesis took him to the city of Curitiba, known as the ‘ecological capital’ of Brazil. It became such a life changing experience, that it led him to commit... Read More →

Thursday July 13, 2017 09:30 - 10:00 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

10:00 CEST

Keynote Science: Dr. Robert Dyball
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Dr. Robert Dyball

Senior Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University (ANU)
Robert convenes the Human Ecology program in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. He is also visiting Professor at the College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños. His current research centres on the application... Read More →

Thursday July 13, 2017 10:00 - 10:30 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

10:30 CEST

11:15 CEST

Ecosystems Panel Session: Dr.-Ing. Christian Walloth, Thomas Fundneider, Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Biswas, Prof. Ray Ison
"Smart" seems to be the buzzword of these years, following on "sustainable" and "resilient". Everything is smart, or should become smart, including our cities ("smart cities) and our workplaces (e.g., "smart work centers"). But what does a city or a workplace need to be "smart"?

Along with a certain commodization of the word "smart", its meaning has opened to include more than only technological solutions. A network of sensors and some computer intelligence alone won't make a city smart. Instead, e.g., "smart city" is now a catch-all term for a city that is being developed in an integrated way, combining aspects of technical infrastructure with administrative innovation, new approaches to leverage local economic and cultural developments, as well as esthetic and spatial design aspects.

Systems tools and methods can enable such integrated develoments of places on various scales – buildings, campuses and neighborhoods, urban quarters, entire cities and regions. A systems view may help to avoid misled developments and open the minds of decision-makers for future-proof strategies.

Many of our cities are at the crossroad now. Decision makers need to navigate a multitude of good-practice examples and fashions. Do we want to optimize our cities for tourists flying in for a weekend, contributing to the "eventization" of our cities? Are we going to insist on further extending the 20th-century model of public urban mass transportation using buses and tramways, while ignoring that the youth is dreaming of individualized (public) transportation and several companies are working on small flying vehicles? Are we going to leverage on the sharing economy or try to ban it (Uber, AirBnB)? Shall we help people to better interconnect in cities – or continue to put up hurdles to traffic flows and fostering slow modes of transportation such as cycling? And how do we account for moving the aging population – on bicycles? Will we allow for private space or are we going to foster endless "co-"ization – shared common spaces in residential buildings, all together in public mass transportation, all together in co-working spaces?

What do our systems approaches suggest? What is viable? – Are we stuck with the mechanical city of the 20th century (to which belongs, imho any purely technical sensor-computer optimized city), or are we finally going to make the leap to the "systems" city?

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Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Biswas

MD and owner, ARK22 Austrian Urban Environmental Group and Biswas GmbH
Ramesh Kumar Biswas has degrees in architecture and urban design from Edinburgh and a doctorate in urban ecology from Graz. He has been a visiting professor in Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Buenos Aires and Bogota. He has lectured in over 40 universities. His best-selling book, „Metropolis... Read More →
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Professor Ockie Bosch

President, International Society for the Systems Sciences
Professor Ockie Bosch was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He first came to Australia in 1979 where he was an invited senior visiting scientist with the CSIRO in Alice Springs. After one year in Longreach (1989) he emigrated to New Zealand where he was offered a position with Landcare... Read More →
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Thomas Fundneider

Founder and Managing Director, theLivingCore
Thomas is a landscape architect and holds an MBA in General Management. His wealth of experience is rooted in highly diverse multi-stakeholder projects and his focus on the decisive details that often make the difference for the whole is extremely valuable for our clients. Thomas... Read More →
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Prof. Ray Ison

Professor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU)
ISSS Past President (2014-2015), International Society for the Systems SciencesProfessor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU).  He is internationally recognised for his Systems scholarship that draws on second-order cybernetics and the biology of cognition and for developing... Read More →
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Dr.-Ing. Christian Walloth

CEO and Founder, Walloth Urban Advisors SPRL
Christian Walloth is the founder of Walloth Urban Advisors SPRL, a strategy consultancy firm specializing in urban and regional development. Headquartered in Brussels and serving an international market, Walloth Urban Advisors supports cities, municipalities, and regions to pro-actively... Read More →

Thursday July 13, 2017 11:15 - 12:15 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

12:15 CEST

18:00 CEST