06/03/2007

Invited Session in Symposium 1

 

Invited Session in Symposium 1

 

Pragmatic Challenges and Solutions to Anticipatory Practice

Stig C Holmberg

stig.holmberg@miun.se

Mid Sweden University
ITM / Informatics
+46703-105385

INVITATION  2007-01-19 

 

 Dear Colleague

 

Invited paper to PCSAP within CASYS’07

 

You are kindly invited to submit a paper to my special session “Pragmatic Challenges and Solutions to Anticipatory Practice” (PCSAP) within the conference CASYS’07 to be held August 6 – 11 at HEC-Ulg, Liège, Belgium.

 

Papers may be written from two perspectives. First, experts within different application areas may define and discuss what requirements their special field of interest put on anticipation and anticipatory technique. Second, researchers on anticipation may demonstrate what their solutions and approaches may contribute to practice.

 

With those two perspectives I am hoping for a creative and innovative exchange of insights and ideas as well as generation of new ones. All further information concerning CASYS’07 you can find at:

 

http://www.ulg.ac.be/mathgen/CHAOS/

 

Hoping to receive a positive answer from you soon and to see you in Liège in August.

 

Yours Truly  / Stig

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Invited Session in Symposium 2

Invited Session in Symposium 2

 

Non-classical Logics and Decision Making Techniques

 

Chairman

 Dr. Jair Minoro Abe

 

Co-Chairman

 Dr. Fábio Romeu de Carvalho

 

An Introduction to the Session for Prospective Authors

 

Over the past decade, Informatics in general has experienced amazing and unexpected directions. A significant number of young researchers has joined the academical community contributing with new knowledge, living knowledge, knowledge that reaches the frontiers of science.

 

It constitutes a great honor to organize the invited session Non-classical logics and Decision Making Techniques as part of THE CASYS’07 CONFERENCE. Topics for this session includes (not exclusively) decision-making theories and techniques,  in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Informatics, Technology, Production Engineering, and correlated themes, having Logic (classical and non-classical) as underlying common matter.

 

It is our hope that scholars devoted to different fields of science and philosophy will participate in this forum on a topic of a multidisciplinary kind, which needs the bringing together of various approaches to increase our insight into the nature of life and mind.

 

Jair Minoro Abe                                                                    Fábio Romeu de Carvalho

Chairman                                                                                                    Co-Chairman

 

Dr. Jair Minoro Abe

 

Graduate Program in Production Engineering, ICET - Paulista University

R. Dr. Bacelar, 1212, CEP 04026-002 São Paulo - SP – Brazil

jairabe@uol.com.br

++55 11 5586 4025

 

                                                        

Dr. Fábio Romeu de Carvalho

 

Vice-Rector, ICET - Paulista University

R. Dr. Bacelar, 1212, CEP 04026-002 São Paulo - SP – Brazil

fabioromeu@unip.br

++55 11 5586 4025

 

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Invited Session in Symposium 3

Invited Session in Symposium 3

 

Classical, Relativist and Quantum Optics and Electromagnetism

 

Chairman:

Gilles Nibart

  

An Introduction to the Session for Prospective Authors

 

Using light signals to synchronize clocks, the Special Theory of Relativity has postulated that the velocity of light is the constant c in any uniform referential frame. But it is true only in a vacuum space without gravitation, electric nor magnetic field, as far as the velocity of an electromagnetic wave depends on the dielectric permittivity ε and the magnetic permeability μ of the refractive medium in which it propagates.

It is well known in Classical Optics that in anomalous dispersion medium the refractive index n may be lower than 1 near absorption wavelengths, allowing the group velocity to be greater than c. Furthermore, modern technology (using resonant structures) has conceived new medium with negative refraction index n < 0 which can be manufactured at microwave frequencies; they allows a negative group velocity.

Although free electromagnetic waves are supposed to be always transversal, it is well known that wave guides allows electromagnetic waves to run in TE or TM modes which have a longitudinal component. Some modern experiments have been able to produce non-TEM electromagnetic waves and throw them in free air space, showing a superluminal velocity.

In most experiments each photon has an intrinsic parity (-1) while in Quantum Theory, the computation of eigenfunctions of the total angular momentum operator j = l + s for the photon, has found three types of photon eigenfunctions with two parity equations P = (-1)l  or P = (-1)l+1 including a photon eigenfunctions associated to a longitudinal electromagnetic field (non-TEM mode).

Although the photon cannot exist at rest, light could be slowed down and could be captured, i.e. frozen in a 0°K cavity. Next it could be re-emitted with unchanged quantum states. Furthermore a slow light imaging process has been built, leading to quantum memory.

A theoretical “rest mass” of the photon has been experimentally tested by several authors.

The relativist Doppler effect is not the only cause of star redshifts, as similar redshifts can be observed in ionised hydrogen H2+ at a low pressure, in laboratory experiments.

Quantum Field Theory with either its divergent integrals or its second normalization has not proven that particles are the fundamental components of fields. So it is suggested that (classical ?) fields might be the foundation of new particle models.

 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantum Electro-Dynamics (QED).
  • Non-Linear Optics.
  • Advanced and Retarded Electromagnetic Waves
  • Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves in Exotic Media.
  • Theories and Experiments of Non-Doppler Redshift.
  • Slow Light Imaging and Quantum Memory of Photon States.
  • Experimental Limit of the Photon “Rest Mass”.
  • Magnetic Splitting and Magnetic Scattering of Photons.
  • Measurements of Photon Parity.
  • Experimental Test of “Magnetic Photons”.
  • New Models of Electron of Photon.

 

Gilles Nibart

Chairman

 

Gilles Nibart (Ingénieur E.S.P.C.I.)

Laboratoire de Physique Théorique Fondamentale de Paris

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Invited Session in Symposium 4

Invited Session in Symposium 4

 

40 years of Object-Oriented Programming

 

Eugene Kindler

 

ekindler@centrum.cz

 

Object-oriented programming (OOP) consists in anticipating concepts inform that we represent them in form of classes (encapsulations of data and procedures), ordering them according to their semantics as specialization into subclasses and anticipating the dynamics of the concept contents by means of “virtuality”. The world professional community was apprized of the ideas of OOP in 1967 in occasion of the IFIP Conference on Simulation Programming Languages. But the Norwegian scientists Ole-Johan Dahl and Kristen Nygaard (both departed in 2002), who invented the ideas of OOP, discovered and presented more at the conference, namely (1) life rules algorithms encapsulated and specialized in classes and (2) local classes, which offer to reflect formal theories and world views as computer representation of concepts, and to model systems in that elements exist, which (who) model. These properties are covered by a notion called sometimes SOOP (Super-object-oriented programming).

Computer simulation was the main stimulus for discovering the OOP and SOOP as well, but already the essence of OOP was understood to overpass the frontiers of simulation and –starting from the end of the 80ies – OOP gradually became the most modern paradigm of programming and of exact world viewing (SmallTalk, C++, new versions of Pascal, Java etc.). Yet the components proper to SOOP penetrate very slowly into the practice of computer modeling, programming and logic. While the function of simulation models in anticipatory systems is rather clear, that of OOP and namely of SOOP represents a subject waiting for scientific processing from the view point of anticipatory systems, though the targets are a bit visible (anticipation of concepts leads to computer models applied in anticipatory systems considered according to Rosen). The larger spectrum of applications of OOP will be recognized the deeper and more numerous principles will be discovered. Anybody who applied an OOP programming tool is invited actively to participate at the session.

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Invited Session in Symposium 5 (a)

 

Invited Session in Symposium 5 a

 

Computational Intelligence and Experimental Design within Dynamical Anticipatory Systems and Networks

 

Chairman:

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Pickl
Faculty of Informatics,
Universität der Bundeswehr,
Neubiberg-München, Germany
stefan.pickl@unibw.de

 

Topics of the Session

 

Modelling and simulation of (large-scale) dynamic networks become more and more important. Via a system-based approach the measurement, comparison and design of dynamic intelligent networks is possible.

Special structures and properties can be visualized and identified.

For example, it may be experimentally examined how social groups, interactions between them and effects arise and evolve.

 

As a result of the advances in communications and computing technology, extreme amounts of data are being accumulated representing the evolution of those large scale communication networks.

Finding patterns of social interaction within a population has been addressed in a wide range applications including: information transmission, operation management, intelligence and surveillance, business management, behavioural ecology.

 

New approaches of adapting and extending the computational methods developed in the context of communication and computer networks to the social interaction networks will be presented. Sensor placement tasks are more and more important for a system analyst in order to describe anticipatory behaviour.

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Invited Session in Symposium 5 (b)

 

Invited Session in Symposium 5 b

 

Software Evolution and Anticipation (SEA)

 

Chairman:

Dr. Juan Jesús Torres Carbonell

Member of GEDES Research Group

(Group on Specification, Development and Evolution of Software)

E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática. University of Granada

jesus.torres@meh.es

jjtc28@hotmail.es

 

Co-Chairman:

 Dr. Francisco L. Gutiérrez

  Member of GEDES Research Group

(Group on Specification, Development and Evolution of Software)

E.T.S. Ingeniería Informática. University of Granada

fgutierr@ugr.es

 

Authors are invited to submit a paper to my special session “Software Evolution and Anticipation” (SEA) within the conference CASYS’07 to be held August 6 – 11 at HEC-ULg, Liège, Belgium.

 

Description

 

Software Systems undergo changes through a continuous evolutionary process. These changes become critical when several agents take part in the evolution, being these agents either users or applications. The platforms, environments and interactions variety can be so complex that could condition the evolutionary process. This complexity could be especially significant in the case of groupware applications, service oriented architectures, collaborative environments, hypermedia systems, etc. and could imply a very important increase of the complexity of the evolutionary and adaptive processes as well. In these kind of situations, systematize the evolution modelling and establish mechanisms to develop adaptive environments is compulsory.

 

Authors are invited to present theirs points of view, paying special attention to the role of anticipation, as a powerful conceptual tool, in software system evolutionary and adaptive process.

 

Topics include, but not limited to:

 

  • Groupware applications.
  • Service Oriented Architectures.
  • Collaborative environments.
  • Adaptive systems.
  • Requirements Engineering. in enterprise architecting.
  • Models of, and model-driven approaches for, enterprise/software architectures.
  • Methodologies for developing evolutionary software systems.
  • Software architecture maintenance and evolution.

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Invited Session in Symposium 6

 

Invited Session in Symposium 6

 

Logic and Semantics in Front of Nanoscale Physics

 

Chairman

 Dr. Salvatore Santoli

 

Co-Chairman

 Dr. Peter Marcer

 

An Introduction to the Session for Prospective Authors

 

The ever growing and deeper research into the physics of the nanoscale world, mainly at the levels where the interactions between the quantum and the classical worlds hold the dominant sway, is beginning now to dig deeply into the ground of life itself and its phenomena – self-organization, self-reproduction, the upper-rank functions like intelligence and what is comprehensively called mind – looking for their very roots and relationships with fundamental physics. Recent approaches to problems in connection with the biosystem hierarchical dynamics have shown theoretically and experimentally the basic role played by the quantum world both in the most elementary and in the upmost life functions, such phenomena involving a holistic, uninterrupted and cooperative chain of events from the nanoscale up to the macroscopic thermodynamic level, possibly deeply rooted in the underlying physics of the Universe.

        For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was not considered professionally respectable for scientists, mainly experimental physicists and biologists, to be involved with problems concerning the mind. Just theoretical physicists, since the 20’s, have been allowed to engage in their universal dolour about mind and the meaning of quantum mechanical mesurement; however, that was an activity to be engaged in by consenting adults in private. But the nanoscale physics of the 21th century as applied to biological systems is supplying both theoretical and experimental physicists with the notions and the practical tools for exploring what had been thought of as just the realm of philosophy, so that attempts on physical backgrounds can often be met with in the scientific literature approaching questions like consciousness, free will, and the Cartesian mind-body problem. And like when dealing with the nanophysics of subcellular bodies – DNA, centriols, mitochondria, the nucleus – and their orchestrated hierarchical (quantum?) physics of cellular subdivision into new cells to form tissues -  the problem of dealing with the upper-rank functions of biological systems involves the need for reformulating the notion of information and for a better understanding as to how the hierarchical information dynamics of the living being works, with its intralevel and interlevel logic and semantics, from the nano- to the macroscale into a holistic system featuring a structural (energetic) and functional (informational) undivid-able solidarity for acting on the environment (pragmatics) against the disrupting effects of noise and adverse conditions.

        Contributions dealing with the notions of logic and semantics in the light of the emerging nanosciences of life and concerning any life phenomena are cordially invited for this special Session as facets to be contemplated within the widest realm of the related subjects that make up the Symposium. It is our hope that scholars devoted to different fields of science and philosophy will participate in this forum on a topic of a multidisciplinary kind, which needs the bringing together of various approaches to increase our insight into the nature of life and mind.

                                                                                                   

Chairman

Dr. Salvatore Santoli Director 

 INT – International Nanobiological Testbed Ltd.                                                                                         
via A. Zotti 86                                                                   

I-00121 Rome, Italy

phone ++39 06 56 34 19 82

fax ++39 06 56 13 439

Co-Chairman
Dr. Peter Marcer 
                                             
55 rue Jean Jaures

83600 Frejus, Var, France

Mail aikidopeter@aol.com
contact:    peter.marcer@orange.fr                                           

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Invited Session in Symposium 7 (a)

 

Invited Session in Symposium 7

 

Part-Whole Relations and Anticipation

 

Chairman:

Gertrudis Van de Vijver

Ghent University
Department of Philosophy and Moral Science,

Ghent, Belgium

Gertrudis.VandeVijver@Ugent.be

                     

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Invited Session in Symposium 7 (b)

 

Invited Session in Symposium 7 b

 

Third-Order Cybernetics and the Emergence of Relational Networks

 

Chairman:

Jerry LR Chandler

 

JerryLRChandler@Verizon.net

 

Call for Abstracts

 

The goal of this symposium is to bring together a community of speakers from a range of disciplines to discuss the wide-ranging concepts related to the emergences of networks.  Networks, whether natural or artificial, create dependency relations that introduce novel systems properties of substantial practical and theoretical importance. 

 

The emergence of relational networks is viewed as a natural progression in the systematic development of cybernetics and systems thinking. In the early history of cybernetics, specific controls were postulated to guide of the system’s trajectories. Later, the roles of observers in selecting and describing the system, and in guiding and modeling network processes, enhanced our capabilities of understanding the capacities of systems and models of systems. This extension was termed second order cybernetics.

 

Third order cybernetics seeks to further widen the scope of cybernetics by viewing a system as quasi - autonomous components that collaborate in the emergence of self-generating goal oriented networks. Semiotics may play a substantial role in self-genesis. At present, molecular-biological, socio-political and certain electromechanical systems are known to function productively as loosely coupled networks.  Often, the strength of interaction among the nodes is irreducible to simple relations. The mathematical representation of choice for describing third order cybernetic systems is often graph theory and category theory, although a wide range of discrete and continuous methods are known to be useful.

 

We invite papers that contribute to understanding the description, design, construction, operations and socio-political impact of relational networks.  We anticipate the need for new logical, mathematical, and scientific approaches in order to achieve our objectives of an integrative approach toward understanding networks. Thus, papers introducing novel concepts and approaches that will open new frontiers in network theory are especially welcome.  In particular, it appears that we need methods for making causal inferences when the components of the network distributed in space and time. The mechanisms by which self-sustaining networks acquire sustainability are largely unknown. In biological systems, semiotic signaling processes are postulated to be necessary for network communication. The interdependencies of network components in chemical, ecological, and socio – political systems suggest that flows of structural relations are a prominent feature of loosely coupled networks. How can we make such notions concrete? Is the expressive power of predicate logic sufficient to meet this challenge? Is relational mathematics (graph theory, category theory), in principle, sufficient to capture the essential features of such networks?  Can polymodal logics be used to describe the parallel temporal flows of regulatory information?  We welcome contributions that will illuminate these questions and, importantly, raise penetrating new questions.

 

Jerry LR Chandler

McLean, VA

March 12, 2007.

 

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Invited Session in Symposium 8

 

Invited Session in Symposium 8

 

The Anticipative Concept in Simulation Based Decision Support in Complex Systems

 

Chairman:

Miroljub Kljajić

Faculty for Organizational Sciences,

University of Maribor, Slovenia

miroljub.kljajic@fov.uni-mb.si

 

Co-Chairman:

Vladislav Rajkovič

Faculty for Organizational Sciences,

University of Maribor, Slovenia

vladislav.rajkovic@fov.uni-mb.si

 

Symposium Description

 

There are various Decision Support Systems and methodologies in enterprises as a part of MIS. The goal of this Symposium is to highlight the present state and perspectives of theory and practice of decision assessments based on a simulation model. The Symposium will welcome papers that would deal with the development of methodology, modeling tools and practice for decision assessment in enterprise, government, regional planning Health care and ecology

 

Topics include (but are not limited to):  

 

Modeling and Simulation methodologies, Supply chain management, Stock control optimization, Reengineering process, Multi-criteria decision, Group support and simulation, Regional planning based on a simulation model, Interactive modeling and visualization, Internet-based systems modeling and mobile agents, Virtual enterprises, e-commerce and e-learning.

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Invited Session in Symposium 9

 

Invited Session in Symposium 9

 

Application of Biomimetic Design Methods in Infrastructure  Systems

 

 

Chairman:

Ryszard Klempous

Wroclaw University of Technology,
Institute of Computer Engineering,
Control and Robotics
27 Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego st.,
50 370 Wroclaw, Poland.

Phone: +48713202848; Fax: +48713212677;

e-mail: ryszard.klempous@pwr.wroc.pl

 

Co-Chairman:

Zenon Chaczko

Faculty of Engineering, UTS; PO Box 123,
Ultimo 2007, NSW, Australia.

Phone: +61 2 95142528; Fax: +61 2 95142435.
e-mail: Zenon.Chaczko@eng.uts.edu.au


Session Description:

 

At the foundation of the human biology and in fact the entire human co-native, emotive and cognitive activities lies anticipation. Through anticipatory processes humans gain insight into intrinsic aspects of phenomena that hold together the world around us as a interconnected and coherent whole in which past, present and future states remain in relationship to the current state of our mind. Biomimetics refer to an approach to design processes of anticipatory computing systems that imitates nature.

 

Future applications of anticipatory biomimetic systems may include nano-scale robots that are capable to find and destroy disease-causing antigens, repair or reconstruct: artificial organs, artificial arms, hands and legs, as well as able to construct various bionic systems.

 

A common (but not limited to) denominator for discussions in the session is a system design thinking that uses nature as a referencing point, with the intention of constructing computing anticipatory systems by extrapolating biological and social phenomena for inspiration and/or application in design of infrastructure oriented systems.

 

 

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Invited Session in Symposium 10

 

Invited Session in Symposium 10

 

6th BCSCMsG International Symposium

“The Grammatical Cosmos”
Organised by Peter J. Marcer

 

Rewrite Science - The Universal Semantic Calculus

Chairman: Peter Marcer - Co-Chairman: Peter Rowlands

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Invited Session in Symposium

 

Invited Session in Symposium VIGIER

 

VIth International Symposium in Honor of Jean-Pierre Vigier

 

Multidimensional Aspects of Anticipation in Complex Systems

Chairman: Richard Amoroso (USA)- Co-Chairman: Francisco DiBiase

 

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COMPUTING ANTICIPATORY SYSTEMS

Computing Anticipatory Systems

Liège, Belgium, August 6-11, 2007 

To be held at HEC Management School - University of Liege

14 rue Louvrex, B-4000 Liège, Belgium

 

Organized by CHAOS ASBL CHAOS,

Centre for Hyperincursion and Anticipation in Ordered Systems,

Tel. : + 32 (0)4 366 00 28 Mobile: +32(0)4 95 510 419 Fax: + 32 (0)4 366 94 89

 

President: Prof. Daniel M. Dubois, HEC Management School - University of Liege (Belgium), Daniel.Dubois@ulg.ac.be

  

Sponsors

Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique:

Administration générale de l'Enseignement et de la Recherche scientifique

HEC Management School - University of Liege

Euro View Services S.A.

Hôtel de Ville de Liège

 

Sponsorships

British Computer Society - Cybernetic Machine Specialist Group (BCS)

World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC)

Systems Science European Union - Union Européenne de Systémique (UES)

Washington Evolutionary Systems Society (WESS)

 

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