Friday, March 01, 2013

ISSS 2013 in Vietnam

ISSS 2013: Hai Phong City, Viet Nam, July 14-19, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS for The 57th World Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

Curating the Conditions for a Thrivable Planet: Systemic Leverage Points for Emerging a Global Eco-Civilization

We warmly invite you to join us in a unique experience that will contribute significantly to making systems thinking more mainstream around the world. The 57th Annual ISSS World Conference will provide you with an opportunity to showcase advances in systemic sustainability initiatives from around the world with hands-on experience in the UNESCO Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve and at Hai Phong City, the first city in the world to be managed using an integral systems approach.

NEW:  Information for travel and visa applications, Tourist information, Accommodation and Registration fees have all been added to the conference web pages.

Abstracts are requested for the 57th Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

Important Dates

    April 30, 2013: The end of early, discounted registration.

    May 30, 2013: The deadline for full papers. Only ONE submission per
registered participant will be accepted for the conference.

    June 1, 2013. The final deadline for abstracts, recognising that
abstracts may not be developed into full papers for this conference. Only
ONE abstract per registered participant will be accepted for the conference.

    June 1, 2013. The deadline for poster abstract submission. Posters are
exempt from the one abstract/paper submission rule.

Call for Papers

Please see for preparing abstracts and full papers for the conference

Special integration groups (SIGs) and exploratory sessions are being planned
in the following areas (see the website for contact details for each group):

Agent-based Social Systems
Arts-based Inquiry
Balancing Individualism and Collectivism
Critical Systems Theory & Practice
Designing Educational Systems
Economic and Financial Systems
Evolutionary Development
Foundations of Information Systems
Hierarchy Theory
Human Systems Inquiry
Information Systems Design and Information Technology
ISSS Roundtable
Living Systems Analysis
Health and Systems Thinking
Organizational Transformation and Social Change
Relational Science
Research Towards General Theories of Systems
Service Systems Science
Socio-Ecological Systems
Spirituality and Systems
Student SIG
Systemic Approaches to Conflict and Crises
Systemic Approaches to Poverty and Disadvantage
Systems Applications in Business & Industry
Systems Biology and Evolution
Systems and Mental Health
Systems Modeling and Simulation
Systems Pathology

Social Programs

There will be a welcome reception on Sunday evening, July 14. The conference
banquet will be held on Thursday, July 18.

Registration Rates

Registration fees are available on the website and registration is OPEN!.

The registration fee includes:

* Conference attendance at all sessions
* The program/abstract book

  • Reception on Sunday July 14
  • Banquet on Thursday July 18
* ISSS membership fees for 2014
The registration fees also includes tea/coffee breaks and lunches from
Monday to Thursday.

The registration fee does not cover accommodation or transportation expenses
to and from the conference site.

Accommodation is available in a range of local hotels.

For further details please check the website at or

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