Call for Abstracts: Design and Control of Self-organising Systems @ WOSC 2014

The 16th International Congress of Systems and Cybernetics WOSC2014 will take place on October 15-17 a the University of Ibagué, Colombia.

One of the congress themes is Design and Control of Self-organising Systems

Many real-world problems are non-stationary and highly complex. That is, they are changing constantly and interacting, generating novel information that limits prediction. If the change is faster than our ability to optimize our solutions, then these will be obsolete. As an alternative, we have designed adaptive systems, in many cases inspired in biology. One approach for designing adaptive systems has been proposed with the use of self-organization: instead of trying to optimize a problem, the aim is to design components of a system that by local interactions actively search for their best configuration. When designed properly, self-organizing systems can adapt to extremely dynamic and complex problems at the same scales at which changes occur. As our systems become more dynamic and complex, designing them using self-organization offers greater benefits compared with traditional approaches.

Calls for abstract submissions are open until March 31st 2014.
Submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection no later than April 30th.

Author Guidelines
You need to submit an extended abstract:
That clearly attempts to discuss aspects of “our self-organising world: from disruption to reparation” from a systemic perspective and supported by cybernetic approaches.
You are requested to use our template ( to submit the abstract.
The length of the text body of these submissions should be about 1000 words (2 A4 pages).
Authors of the extended abstracts should add their bios in “About the Authors” of the template. The bio of each author shall be about a 100 words.
Extended abstracts should be submitted via Make Submission in
Authors with accepted abstracts, in order to be considered for publication in a journal are expected to submit a full paper of about 5000 words by September 30th.


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