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Sunday, July 9

19:00 CEST

#ISSS2017 Official Opening & Gala Event @ Rathous (Town Hall, Vienna)

ENTRANCE AT Lichtenfelsgasse 2, Feststiege 1.

DRESS CODE:  MINIMUM Smart Business Dress

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We have the pleasure of inviting you to the #ISSS2017 Official Opening and Gala Dinner at the Rathaus Wein.
The Office of the Mayor of the City of Vienna welcome the participants of the #ISSS2017 World Conference to Vienna.
This prestigious black tie/evening event will officially open the Conference including the presentation of the #ISSS2017 Student Awards.
Built in the late 19th century the Festival Hall was the biggest hall in the country where theoretically 1,500 couples can waltz simultaneously.
We hope that you will be able to join us to savour the wonderful Viennese food, wine, music and hospitality under 16 magnificent chandeliers and watched over by four great Viennese composers:  Mozart, Haydn, Gluck and Schubert on the walls to commence this eminent gathering of scientists, researchers, businessmen and government.
Dress:    Black Tie / Evening attire
Cost:       The Event is free for full-week attendees and US$49 for additional tickets.

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Mag. Stefan Blachfellner

SIG Chair: Socio-Ecological Systems and Design, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science

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Jennifer Wilby

Vice President Admin, ISSS
From 1978 Jennifer started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing until 1993. In 1989, moving to San Jose, Jennifer graduated in 1992 from the MSc in Cybernetic Systems at San Jose State University. Moving back to the UK in 1993, she worked... 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 →

Sunday July 9, 2017 19:00 - 20:30 CEST
Rathaus (Town Hall), Vienna Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
Tuesday, July 11

18:00 CEST

By Invitation: @ MAK: Hello, Robot! (Exhibition Preview)
By invitation and guidance of the director, Dr. Thun-Hohenstein, the night consists of a Tour by invitation of the  MAK Exhibition, "Hello, Robot", an exhibition of the MAK, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Design museum Gent.   All ISSS Conference attendees have admission to the MAK with the evening commencing at 6.00pm.

 To some extent unheard and unseen, robotics—driven by Digital Modernity—has already fundamentally altered our working and daily lives. Yet people’s relationship to new technologies is often ambivalent. As the first comprehensive exhibition about the opportunities and challenges surrounding robotics, Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine broadens its scope to include the ethical and political questions arising from these enormous technological advances.

Subdivided into four chapters (“Science and Fiction,” “Programmed for Work,” “Friend and Helper,” “Becoming one”), Hello, Robot. tells the story of a convergence of human and machine, while being organized in an interdisciplinary fashion. More than 200 exhibition objects from the realms of art, design, and architecture, as well as examples from technology, film, literature, fashion, science, and pop culture examine the inexorable hype around intelligent machines and the crucial role played by design. In addition to providing a leitmotif through the exhibition, 14 questions illuminate dealings with robotics. They invite visitors to reassess their own stance towards new technologies and convey that there is a fine line between opportunities and risks.

In the discourse swirling around robotics, design bridges seemingly insurmountable contradictions. While the debate about robots and artificial intelligence swerves back and forth between enthusiasm and criticism, between utopia and dystopia, between hopes for a better, high-tech world and fear that humans will be marginalized, design delivers concrete solutions as well as thought experiments demonstrating that often the truth lies in both extremes simultaneously.

Tuesday July 11, 2017 18:00 - 19:30 CEST
MAK (Museum of Applied Arts), Vienna Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
Wednesday, July 12

19:30 CEST

A Night with Nora Bateson
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Nora Bateson

Founder, The International Bateson Institute
Nora Bateson is a media producer and educator. Her work includes documentaries, multimedia productions, magazine columns, and developing curriculum for elementary and high school students. Central to all her pursuits is the idea of utilizing media and storytelling to encourage cultural... Read More →

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Dr. Alexander Laszlo

President, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science
SIG Chair: Leadership and Systemic InnovationThe LaSI SIG focuses on the formal area of research related to the theme of systemic innovation. As a place where change leaders and change makers team up with systems scientists to co-create impactful innovations, it aims to catalyze action... Read More →
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Judith Rosen

CEO, Rosen Enterprises
SIG Co-Chair: Relational ScienceJudith Rosen is a writer, researcher, and artist who, through interaction with her father, the mathematial biologist Robert Rosen, has a comprehensive understanding of his scientific work. She traveled on numerous scientific trips with Robert Rosen... Read More →

Wednesday July 12, 2017 19:30 - 21:30 CEST
Bertalanffy Centre for the Study of Systems Sciences Paulanergasse 13, 1040 Wien, Austria
Thursday, July 13

18:00 CEST