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6th Business Systems Laboratory International Symposium

Borders Without Borders: Systemic frameworks and their applications for sustainable well-being in the global era

The scientific society Business Systems Laboratory is glad to announce the call for abstracts for the 6th BSLab International Symposium: "Borders Without Borders: Systemic frameworks and their applications for sustainable well-being in the global era" held in Pavia (Italy) at the University of Pavia on January 21-23, 2019.
The Symposium 2019 will consider how, today, globalization is blurring  the borders and the boundaries of any kind (eg. countries, markets, societies, cultures, organizations...). Like systems, borders are not "things out there" which exist independently by the perception of the observer. We make borders as we make systems in the attempt to simplify the interconnected complexity of reality.

Today borders still exists as the demarcation between two ideal spaces defined by the observers according to political, social, cultural and economic dimensions. Therefore we live in a world made of "borders without borders" and unlike in the past, we are now widely aware of this.

With this premise the Symposium 2019 focuses on the epistemological, theoretical, methodological, technical and practical contributions that can represent advancements in the theory and practice for sustainable well-being in the global era in and by different perspectives.

While focusing on the Systemic methodology the Symposium is also open to all the scientific approaches in order to foster constructive debates and confrontations to create new paths of research and practice. With the above-mentioned scopes the Symposium 2019 calls for submissions of extended abstracts (from 500 to 2000 words) in 16 proposed “tracks” chaired by outstanding scholars in each field, and in the poster session. Proposed tracks include (but are not limited to):

-  Comparing Systems Approaches - Chair: Mike Jackson
-  Advancements in Systemic Theories - Chair: Maurice Yolles
-  Sustainable Development - Chair: Mauro Sciarelli
-  Corporate Reporting Systems - Chairs: Maria Chiara Demartini and Valentina Beretta
-  Educational Systems "Freedom of Science: The Truth and its Friends" - Chair: Gerhard Fink
-  Business Ecosystems “Emerging Research and Opportunities” - Chair: Sergey Yablonsky
-  Big Data Systems “Data Without Borders” - Chair: Josué Antonio Nescolarde Selva
-  Social Economy - Chairs: Nathalie Lachapelle and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
-  Leadership and Systemic Innovation - Chair: Alexander Laszlo
-  Market-Ing Systems - Chairs: Gianpaolo Basile and Davide Di Fatta
-  Knowledge Management Systems - Chair: Elena-Madalina Vatamanescu
-  Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMSEs) - Chair: Salvatore Tomaselli
-  Economic and Financial Systems - Chair: Maurice Yolles
-  System Dynamics - Chair: Stefano Armenia
-  Intercultural Dimensions of Systems Theories and Practices - Chairs: Steffen Roth and Vladislav Valentinov
-  Tourism and Smart Land - Chairs: Patrizia Gazzola and Roberta Pezzetti

Submission of extended abstracts is open from May 10 to September 15, 2018
Feedback about the eligibility for presentation of the submission will be given by two weeks after the submission.
Early bird discount fee will be available until October 15, 2018.

Publishing Opportunities
Selected presentation will be asked to be developed into full papers after the workshop to be published on the following journals:

  • Kybernetes. The international journal of cybernetics, systems and management science. IF: 0.811
  • Systems Research and Behavioral Science, IF. 1.034
  • International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics - Scopus indexed
  • International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing- Scopus indexed
  • International Journal of Markets and Business Systems
  • Systems - MDPI

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