Evenimentele internationale sunt ocazii de a ramane la curent cu noutatile din domeniul complexitatii, de a interactiona cu specialisti cu preocupari similare si de a va construi reteaua profesionala.  Centrul pentru Studii Complexe filtreaza din  larga paleta de evenimente internationale – sesiuni de comunicari, conferinte, congrese, scoli de vara – pe cele mai relevante si le aduce in atentia dumneavoastra. Va recomandam sa consultati periodic aceasta sectiune a site-ului pentru a ramane la curent cu cele mai interesante evenimente internationale din domenii cu deschidere catre  complexitate, dezvoltare durabila, Gaia, humanologie.

Curs Neurostiinte / Neuroscience lecture 2015

Deschiderea Cursului de NEUROSTIINTE va avea loc vineri, 20 martie, orele 17, in Amfiteatrul George E. Palade, printr-o conferinta publica cu titlul ”Lumina din Creier”, urmata de o masa rotunda cu tema ” Gandul ca lumina”. Participarea la conferinta si la curs este gratuita.

Cursul de Neurostiinte se va desfasura in fiecare vineri, in perioada 21.03 – 05.06.2015. Pentru cei interesati de obtinerea notei sau a unui certificat de absolvire a cursului acreditat cu 2 credite universitare transferabile – este necesara inscrierea la curs. In acest sens, trimiteti un email la adresa: leon.zagrean@gmail.com

Informatii suplimentare: tel. 0213120880; email leon.zagrean@gmail.com;

Tematica Curs
1. Campul electromagnetic- in comunicarea interneuronala
2. Neurostiinte departe de creier
3. Creierul- la confluen?a dintre gene si experienta
4. De la Minte la Constiinta
5. De la om la robot

EDULEARN15, the 7th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies will be held in Barcelona (Spain), on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July, 2015

EDULEARN15 provides the ideal opportunity to present your projects and experiences. It is the perfect platform to discuss the latest developments in the field of Teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations and new technologies applied to Education and Research.

A truly international event. You will be able to share all your experiences with other experts in a truly international atmosphere. This conference will be held at international level. More than 700 delegates from 80 different countries are expected to attend.

Submit your abstract! You are invited to submit your abstract proposal to contribute to EDULEARN15 (in person or virtually) with your experiences and projects in the area of education, research and innovation. The deadline for abstracts submission is 26th of March, 2015.

Call for Papers: EDASOL 2014, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Hercegovina

We would like to invite you to actively participate (with your scientific/professional paper) in the work of the Fourth International scientific conference on economic development and standard of living – „EDASOL 2014”, which will take place on 24th and 25th October 2014 at the Pan-European University „APEIRON” in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Hercegovina.

The aim of the conference is a gathering of the academic community and other relevant  stakeholders in the function of a comprehensive review and to present the results of research  and work in the field of economics, which is based on knowledge and decision-making under  conditions of optimal use of limited natural and human resources. Particular attention will be devoted to the phenomena of employment, education and  migration in countries of Southeastern Europe. Consequently, the scientific Conference „EDASOL 2014” will attempt to determine the scope  and possible models and recommendations in increasing employment rates in the countries  of Southeastern Europe and the optimization of education and migration policies to  strengthen overall competitiveness of the economy in the countries of the entire region.

You can find all additional information on the Conference website: www.edasol-au.com

Call for Papers: Time Series Conference – ITISE 2014, Granada, Spain

It is our great pleasure to bring to your attention the International Work-Conference on Time Series (ITISE 2014), which will take place in Granada (Spain) in June, 2014. Details and instructions for the conference can be found at the conference web site. The ITISE 2014 (International work-conference on Time Series) seeks to provide a discussion forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students about the latest ideas and realizations in the foundations, theory, models and applications for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research encompassing disciplines of computer science, mathematics, statistics, forecaster, econometric, etc, in the field of time series analysis and forecasting.

We encourage you to submit paper focused on interesting, relevant and original works that are related to these subjects. Submission of short abstracts are also admitted, which must be extended to full paper in case of being accepted. You could also be interested in organizing a special session for this conference.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Time Series Analysis and Forecasting, Nonparametric and functional methods, Forecasting with Many Models. Model integration, Econometric models, Advanced method and on-Line Learning in time series, Adaptivity for stochastic models, Time series analysis with computational intelligence, High Dimension and Complex/Big Data, Techniques for dimension reduction, Forecasting Complex/Big data, Forecasting in real problem, Real time macroeconomic monitoring and forecasting.

Applications in: energy, finance, transportation, networks, meteorology, health, research and environment, etc. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under both ISBN and ISSN references. Contributions will be indexed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Thomson Reuters) and the DBLP database.

For checking the dates for the submission and other details, please visit the conference’s website here.

13th International CCPH Conference | April 30 – May 3, 2014 – Chicago, Illinois USA

From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Equitable & Transformative Partnerships

Pre-conference workshops:

1. Knowledge Mobilization: What It Is and Why You Should Do It PresentersElizabeth Tryon, Assistant Director of Community-Based Learning, Community-University Exchange, University of Wisconsin-Madison Linda Hawkins, Director, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship, The University of Guelph J. Ashleigh Ross, Community-University Exchange Graduate Fellow, Community-University Exchange, Morgridge Center for Public Service, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This workshop will describe models and ways of community-campus knowledge mobilization (KMb).  Knowledge Mobilization, which grew out of the Science Shop model popular in Europe and Community University Research Alliance movement in Canada, strives to gather community issues and match them with academic resources to promote social justice.  Representatives from 3 academic institutions from the United States and Canada will lead this workshop and cover the historical context and evolution of the community-university partnering movement and current practices.  The workshop will cover the spectrum of different community engagement strategizes from community-based participatory research through direct service as they apply to KMb structures. Each institution and locale has unique dynamics that influence how KMb structures will be created and implemented.  This workshop will provide instructive guidelines for creating KMb and will include time for attendees to customize their own models of KMb that can be taken back to their home institutions.

Other pre-conference workshops:
2. Creating Evidence of Institutional Engagement: Why Haven’t We Figured It Out Yet?
3. Addressing Ethical Issues and Challenges in Community-Based Participatory Research
4. Service-Learning in the Health Professions: Current State of the Evidence and Opportunities for Future Educational Scholarship
5. Getting Your Work out There! Publishing & Disseminating the Full Range of Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship
 
Check the full program of the Community-Campus-Partnerships for Health conference here: https://ccph.memberclicks.net/program#Pre-Conference

International Summer School: Spatial structures and Dynamics – Methods and tools for exploring spatial systems

The Summer School will take place in Florence, Italy, between 14-19 July, 2014 and it is organized by the french laboratory of excellence DynamiTe. During the summer school, time will be divided between courses (50%) and tutorials (50%).

The school will provide in-depth reference courses and tutorials to a multi-disciplinary audience of students and researchers.The level of lectures will range from introductory to advanced, as attendees are not expected to be familiar with all the fields covered.

The covered topics are: Agent-Based Modelling – Cellular automata – Companion modeling – Complex Networks – Complexity – Geosimulation – Multilevel modeling – Ressource Management – Spatio-temporal modeling – Spatial Statistics.

Disciplines concerned: Agronomy – Archeology – Computer Science – Demography – Economy – Geography – Ecology – Epidemiology – Mathematics – Sociology – Statistical physics – Statistics – Urban Planning – and more generally, any discipline dealing with spatial structures and dynamics.

More information to come on:  http://www.hesam.eu/labexdynamite/

To receive updates on this International Summer School, please contact labex.dynamite@hesam.eu.

Buckminster Fuller Institute 2014 Call for Proposals

SEARCH FOR COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS TO HUMANITY’S CRITICAL PROBLEMS

The Buckminster Fuller Institute formally announces the Call for Proposals to the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Recognized as “Socially-Responsible Design’s Highest Award”, the Challenge invites activists, architects, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, students and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy. Entries will be accepted until April 11, 2014.

WINNING CRITERIA: IMPACTING 100%

Buckminster Fuller called for a design revolution to “to make the world work for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.” Answering this call is what the Fuller Challenge is all about.

Winning entries for the last six years have applied a rare combination of pragmatic, visionary, comprehensive and anticipatory thinking to tackling issues as broad as urban mobility, coastal restoration and innovation in biomaterials packaging. BFI has created an application process for entry to the Fuller Challenge in which global changemakers grapple deeply with a unique set of criteria. Internationally renowned jurors and reviewers look for whole systems strategies that integrate effectively with key social, environmental and economic factors impacting each design solution.

GROWING BENEFITS TO ENTRY

“The Challenge program has defined an emerging field of practice – the whole systems approach to understanding and solving the interrelated crises facing us. The entry criteria have established a new framework through which to identify and measure effective, enduring solutions to global sustainability’s most entrenched challenges,” said Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director of The Buckminster Fuller Institute. “We are committed to further supporting this emergent field through our Catalyst Program, which provides much needed additional support to select initiatives: mentoring, pro-bono legal services, consideration for fiscal sponsorship, international press coverage, special invitations to present at conferences and exhibitions, and more! We partnered with Interface in 2013 to launch this program, and we could not be more gratified that we are able to continue its development in 2014.”

FORWARD ON THE CALL!

Are you or someone you know working on a holistic solution to make the world work for 100%? Read below for more information on what we are looking for, download the full Call for Proposals, and APPLY!

Deadline for entries is Friday, April 11, 2014, at 5pm EST.

To receive updates on the 2014 Fuller Challenge, please contact challenge@bfi.org

Call for abstracts: The University of Victoria is pleased to host Community – University – Victoria Conference (CUVIC 2014)

„Beyond engagement: creating integration, innovation and impact” – Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – May 20-22, 2014. Located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia CUVIC 2014 is a 3-day conference focused on the growing global effort to deepen community engagement as universities seek to enhance their potential to contribute to the public good.  The conference will offer a variety of keynote presentations, workshops, field trips and social networking opportunities. The Living Knowledge Network is one of the Conference supporters.

Built on four key community-university engagement pillars (Community – Pedagogy – Knowledge – Impact), CUVIC 2014 will be of interest to faculty, students, community (Indigenous nations and organizations, non-government organizations, community groups, business, funders and governments), higher education administrators, researchers, scholars, national and global community-university and community-based research networks. Abstracts are now being accepted for workshops, teaching circles and poster presentations. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words and provide a concise statement of the topic or issue to be discussed and a summary of the major findings and conclusions.

All submissions should be forwarded to CUVIC@uvic.cano later than midnight Pacific Standard Time, January 31, 2014. Please ensure the attached Abstract Submission Form is used for all submissions.

More information can be found at www.uvic.ca/cuvic2014 or contact Suzanne Dane, (250) 853-3751suzanned@uvic.ca.

Call for papers: Venice, Italy, 15-17 March 2014

We would like to invite you to submit a paper and/or to organize a special session in the conferences that will be held in Venice, Italy, Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Monday 17, March 2014.

Extended Versions of all the accepted papers will be published in ISI / SCOPUS Journals.

Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2014.

COMMITTEES: The Conferences have (separate) distinguished Organizing Committees, Steering and Program Committees with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the conference maintains high scientific standards and has a broad international coverage. Please, check

REVIEW: All the papers are subject to peer, thorough, strict review by committees’ members or 2 or 3 additional reviewers.  Please, check the Books /  Proceedings of 2013 http://www.europment.org/library/2013/

THE NAMES OF THE REVIEWERS APPEAR IN THE PROCEEDINGS: The names of the Organizing Committee, Steering and Program Committee members and the name of the Reviewers appear always in the Proceedings. Please, check the Books /  Proceedings of 2013 http://www.europment.org/library/2013/

CONFERENCE VENUE: Venice is one of the most interesting and lovely places in the world. This sanctuary on a lagoon is virtually the same as it was six hundred years ago,which adds to the fascinating character. Venice has decayed since its heyday and is heavily touristed (there are slightly more tourists than residents), but the romantic charm remains. The most famous is the area comprising the 118 islands in the main districts that are called „Sestieri” and they are: Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce and San Marco, where the main monuments and sights are located. Other main districts are Isola Della Giudecca and Lido di Venezia. Other important islands include Murano, Torcello, San Francesco del Deserto, Burano, and several others.. SPECIAL SESSIONS: Qualified Colleagues can send their proposals for Special Sessions. A honorarium will be given to special session organizers.

E-LIBRARY, Free Access for everybody, no username, no password to check the quality of our previous publications:  http://www.europment.org/library/2013/ JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS: Extended versions of all the accepted papers will be also published in various ISI / SCOPUS Journals.

See you in Venice, Italy, Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Monday 17, March 2014.