- Seminars 2016-2017
- Exponential Self-Organization: Measures and Mechanisms
- When Slower is Faster
- Organized Complexity: is big history a big computation?
- Information: Ultimate Notion Common to Computer Science, Biology, and Human Cognition
- What are the mechanisms of power, and how can we organize ourselves against it?
- The Buffering-Challenging Strategy for Health, Fitness and Life-extension
- Digital Literacy for Humanity in the State of Flux: An Urban Narrative
- Patterns that Connect: Exploring the Concept of Pattern in the Face of Growing Complexity
- Demarcating mathematical understanding and the understanding subject
- Adaptation by Product Hacking
- A Mimetic View on the Firm
- Consequences of the Symbolic-Imaginary for Big History
- Seminars 2015-2016
- Seminars 2014-2015
- Seminars 2013-2014
- Seminars 2012-2013
- Seminars 2011-2012
- Seminars 2010-2011
- Seminars 2009-2010
- Seminars 2008-2009
- Seminars 2007-2008
- Seminars 2006-2007
- Seminars 2004-2005
- Seminars 2005-2006
Third ECCO seminar series program, 2007
Wednesdays at 2 pm. The seminars last about two hours with approximatively one hour of presentation, and one hour of discussions.
The seminar room is B 0.036 (building B, level 0, close to the human sciences computer rooms), on the VUB Campus Etterbeek. Coffee and drinks are available.
The intention is to discuss in depth the research being proposed by the speaker, and to look for interdisciplinary connections with other themes related broadly to the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition (ECCO) domain. The seminars are very interactive and informal, with small groups (about 8-10 people). Abstracts of the talks can be found in the PDF program, or by following the "discussion" link.
Everybody interested in transdisciplinary research related to complex systems, evolution and cognition welcome.
|10 Jan||Carlos Gershenson||Towards Self-organizing Bureaucracies|
|17 Jan||Francis Heylighen||Characteristics and Problems of the Gifted: neural propagation depth and flow motivation as a model of intelligence and creativity|
|25 Jan||Jan Bernheim||A Progressive Evolutionary Worldview||Presentation
|31 Jan||Clément Vidal||A Minimal Philosophical Agenda. Worldview Construction as a Philosophical Method|
|7 Feb||Mixel Kiemen||Complex-Adaptive information processing|
|14 Feb||Wim Christiaens||Apostel's Concept of Causality: Defining Being by Folding "logic" on "life"||Discussion|
|21 Feb||Dirk Kenis||Knowledge Management in Virtual Communities: opportunities for Agile Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS)|
|28 Feb||Erden Göktepe||Mediating International Agents: a Question of Efficiency|
|14 Mar||Helen De Cruz||Universal Selection Theory and the Evolution of Mathematics|
|23 Mar||Arnold de Loof||"Life": Compartmental Organization, Communication and Problem-Solving Activity.|
|28 Mar||Mehmet Tezcan||A complex systems critique to mainstream IR theory: A case study of foreign policy integration in Europe as a complex system|
|18 Apr||Klaas Chielens||The Status of Memetics as a Science: update|
|2 May||Carlos Gershenson||Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems (at 2 pm in the Promotiezaal (D.2.01), followed by a reception in the STOA.)||
|16 May||Paul Iliano||Improving Lives Effectively: creating a clear model and practical roadmaps for individuals and leaders in government, business and nonprofit|
|23 May||Karin Verelst||Deixis and Truth from Aristotle to Poincaré||Discussion|
|30 May||Francis Heylighen||Stigmergy: a fundamental mechanism of cognition, cooperation and self-organization|
|6 June||Paul Iliano||Improving Personal Control. Synthesizing cybernetic control and Apostel's worldview construction kit into a practical framework for increasing our ability to control|
Final announcements with an abstract and additional information are distributed by email about 5 days before the seminar. If you wish to receive these, please subscribe to the Brussels Complexity mailing list.