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  • Viennese Talks on Resilience Research & Networks 17/5/2010

    New perspectives on growth, development and innovation in instable times.

    We cordially invite you to participate in this high profile workshop with international experts and specialists in the fields of resilience research & network theory.

    Meet leading scientists and experts and listen to the Key Note of Buzz Holling, the great pioneer and founder of adaptive management and one of the most influential scientists in the field of systems dynamics.

    When: 27 May 2010, 8:45 – 18:00
    Where: Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1031 Wien
    Registration: office@fas.at

    Participation is free for all, but subject to registration.

    Resilience is about the capacity to deal with change and continue to develop. Resilience research is an ascendant paradigm aiming to model and understand the structural features of systems that determine the capability of organisms, ecosystems, societies, enterprises, economies etc to adapt to and shape changes. Network theory provides a robust language to better describe and understand those features.

    The workshop will bring together ecologists, economists, policy makers, sociologists, consultants and social entrepreneurs to exchange perspectives on the value and potential of resilience and network thinking for our highly volatile and instable world.Learn about state of the art scientific research and how to apply the framework of networks and resilience to improve the robustness and adaptive capacities of your organization, research program, regional network or your city.

    Join the discussion on the principles of a new paradigm for growth and development and its consequences for economic and research policy.

    The workshop will be held in English

     

    08:45 REGISTRATION

     

    09:15 WELCOME NOTES

     

    09:25 KEYNOTE LECTURE

    • Crawford Stanley (Buzz) Holling (CAN) – Managing the Planet

     

    10:00 RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN NATURE

    (Chair: Harald Katzmair)

    • Brian Fath (USA) – Ecological Networks: Mutualism and Complexity
    • Sergio Ulgiati (ITA) – Putting Metabolic Patterns of Society Within a Larger Perspective
    • Benjamin Burkhart (GER) – Dynamics, Resilience and Adaptability in Human-Environmental Systems Studies

     

    11:15 RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN ECONOMY AND SOCIETY

    (Chair: Roland Sommer)

    • Bernard Lietaer (FRA) – Network Resilience applied to Financial and Monetary Stability: What Economics should learn from Nature
    • Fred Luks (AUT) – Between Efficiency and Squander? Generosity and the Resilience of Economic Systems
    • Uno Svedin (SWE) – Complex Systems, Resilience and the current Global Grand Challenges

     

    12:30 Lunch break

     

    13:30 RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN RESEARCH POLICY, INNOVATION POLICY & GOVERNANCE

    (Chair: Wolfgang Neurath)

    • Jill Jaeger (AUT) – Resilience, Sustainability and Research Policy: Opportunities and Challenges
    • Christian Gulas (AUT) – Crossing the Chasms of Socio-Ecological Research: Structural Holes and Structural Folds in Basic Research Networks
    • Hannes Leo (AUT) – Resilient Decision Making Processes
    • Eric Poettschacher (USA) – Business Intelligence and Resilience: Steps towards a robust Marketplace for the global Creative Community

     

    15:10 Coffee Break

     

    15:30 RESILIENCE & NETWORKS IN CULTURE, BUSINESS & POWER

    (Chair: Brian Fath)

    • Neal Gorenflo (USA) – The Design 4 Resilience Movement
    • Balázs László Szekfu (HUN) – All Your Brains Are Belong to Us: Fit Memes make Resilient Stories
    • Balazs Vedres (HUN) – Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups
    • Harald Katzmair (AUT) – The Resilience of Business and Power: The Influence of Systems Ecology on Understanding Social Networks

     

    17:15 LESSONS LEARNED AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

    • Brian Fath (USA)
    • Wolfgang Neurath (AUT)
    • Roland Sommer (AUT)
    • Harald Katzmair (AUT)

    18:00 END

     

    Buffet and Evening Program

     

    Organizing Committee

    Brian Fath, Towson University und IIASA
    Harald Katzmair, FASresearch
    Wolfgang Neurath, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung
    Roland Sommer, Industriellenvereinigung

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