Category Archives: Emergent Systems Research Group

Learning from the past and building the new normal – the IS4SI Summit 2021

The biannual Summit of the International Society for the Study of Information will, according to the pandemic situation, take place online from 12 to 19 September 2021. It is made up of several conferences and particular workshops and symposia under…

Regaining realism for human-centred ICT development and design

Christian Stary and Klaus Fuchs-Kittowski published an article in Leibniz Online 41 (2020) in which they argue for a new, constructive realism without which human-centred design of IT is not feasible. They write: It seems to be particularly important in…

Digital Humanism – How to shape digitalisation in the age of global challenges?

Under this very title, our Emergent Systems Group calls for papers to be presented at an online workshop at the online International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) 2021 Summit that will be held 12-19 September 2021. The link…

Transhumanism: The Proper Guide to a Posthuman Condition or a Dangerous Idea?

The book project with that title ended, eventually, in the book release. Wolfgang Hofkirchner and Hans-Jörg Kreowski edited this volume. It contains 15 chapters organised into four parts concerning philosophical, military, technological and sociological aspects of transhumanism. The project was…

The digital workplace – nucleus of transformation

The S-BPM ONE 2020, the 12th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management, originally planned at BIBA Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics, Bremen, Germany, took place from December 2–3, 2020 in an online format. Accordingly, emergence became evident throughout preparation leading to the novel format of…

Luhmann on economy: a philosophical counterdraft to the homo economicus approach?

David Braunstein, member of GSIS, writes his philosophical dissertation on the emergent system of economy in the Luhmannian sense. That conception can be understood as a criticism of the assumptions of homo economicus that is still en vogue in mainstream…

Annual Wittenberg meeting of Institut für Design Science München

4 to 6 September 2020, the Institut für Design Science München organised its traditional face-to-face event in Wittenberg (2018, 2019), this time without co-organisers and under the conditions of restrictions according to the COVID-19 pandemic. The GSIS Emergent Systems Group…

China’s “Intelligent Society” from a philosophical point of view

On the occasion of the opening of the Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour in Xi’an jang in Xi’an, Shaanxi, five international experts were invited to present their views via online Teams connection in a Senior Forum on The…

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