EMCSR 2000

April 25 - 28, 2000
University of Vienna

organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies
in cooperation with
Dept.of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Univ.of Vienna
International Federation for Systems Research

Opening Plenary Lecture

Tuesday, April 25, 2000, 10:00 a.m.
Great Festival Hall, University of Vienna

Marvin Minsky

MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

The Emotion Machine

Plenary Lectures

Jasia Reichardt
London, UK
The Changing Face: Electronic Portraits
Nick Jennings
University of London, UK
Negotiating Agents: Issues, Models and Applications


A Systems Science
G.J.Klir, USA
B New Developments in Mathematical Systems Theory
Y.Rav, France, and F.Pichler, Austria
C System, the Quantum, and Complexity
M.Carvallo, Netherlands
D Time's Arrow: Irreversibility from Quantum Systems to Biological Evolution
G.Groessing, Austria
E Fuzzy Systems, Approximate Reasoning and Knowledge-Based Systems
C.Carlsson, Finland, K.-P.Adlassnig, Austria
F Designing and Systems, and Their Education
B.Banathy, USA, W.Gasparski, Poland, and M.Jackson, UK
G Biocybernetics and Mathematical Biology
L.M.Ricciardi, Italy
H Medical Cybernetics and Telemedicine
M.Baljon, Netherlands, and G.Porenta, Austria
I Management and Organizational Change
G.Broekstra, Netherlands, and R.Hough, USA
J Forecasts of the Y2K Consequences - and Discussions at the Conference Why and Where They Were Right/Wrong
P.Ballonoff, USA, and S.A.Umpleby, USA
K Simulation of Social Behaviour and Artificial Economy
R.Conte, Italy, and A.Taudes, Austria
L Communication and Computers
A M.Tjoa, Austria
M Artificial Neural Networks and Adaptive Systems
H.-M.Gross, Germany, and G.Dorffner, Austria
N From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation II
J.P.Müller, UK, and P.Petta, Austria
O Autonomy Control: Lessons from the Emotional
C.Pinto-Ferreira, Portugal, R.Ventura, Portugal, and P.Petta, Austria
P Knowledge Discovery in Data and in Texts
Y.Kodratoff, France
Q Theory and Application of Artificial Intelligence
V.Marik, Czech Republic, and E.Buchberger, Austria
R Virtual and Interactive Museums: Visions, Concepts and Initiatives
G.Chroust, Austria, and G.Silvestri, Austria

Submission Guidelines

Acceptance of contributions will be determined on the basis of Draft Final Papers. Each paper must explain clearly Draft Final Papers must not exceed 10 single-spaced A4 pages (maximum 43 lines, max. line length 160 mm, 12 point), in English. They have to contain the final text to be submitted, including graphs and pictures. However, these need not be of reproducible quality.

They must carry the title, author(s) name(s), and affiliation (incl. e-mail address, if possible) in this order, and must include an abstract.

Please specify the symposium in which you would like to present your paper. Each scientist shall submit only one paper. Please send four hard copies of the Draft Final Paper to the Conference Secretariat (not to symposia chairpersons!) Electronic or fax submissions cannot be accepted.

Deadline for submission

October 20, 1999
Submissions received after the deadline cannot be considered.

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

Authors will be notified about acceptance or rejection no later than December 7, 1999. Successful authors will be provided by the conference secretariat at the same time with the instructions for the preparation of the final paper, which will also be available via ftp and World-Wide Web.

Final Papers

The final paper will be limited to a maximum of 6 pages (10-point, double column). Camera-ready copies of the final paper will be due at the conference secretariat by February 11, 2000. Acceptance of the final paper will be based on compliance with the reviewers' comments.

Formatting Instructions

The EMCSR'2000 Proceedings will be printed using the photo-offset print process directly from camera-ready copy furnished by the authors. To ensure that all papers in the Proceedings have a uniform appearance, authors are asked to adhere to the instructions to be found here.

For LaTeX users, the following files are available for downloading:

Formatting instructions in LaTeX format [34k]
LaTeX style file [28k]
Bibliography style [48k]

MS-Word users may want to download

MS Word formatting instructions and style file [56k]
Authors using other text formatting systems are asked to download and print one of the files
Formatting instructions in Postscript format [236k]
Formatting instructions in PDF format [286k]
and follow the guidelines given therein (NB. the format of these files conforms to the required formatting standard, so the printout may be used to check the layout of your paper).


It is understood that each accepted paper is presented personally at the Meeting by one of its authors.

Conference Fee

The Conference Fee includes participation in the Fifteenth European Meeting, attendance at official receptions, coffee during breaks, and the volumes of the proceedings available at the Meeting. Please send cheque, or transfer the amount free of charges for beneficiary to the account no. 0026-34400/00 of the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies at Creditanstalt-Bankverein Vienna (bank routing number: 11000, SWIFT code: CABVATWW). Please state your name clearly.

Hotel Accommodations

will be handled by

Währinger Strasse 6 - 8
A-1090 Vienna
phone +43-1-31680-23
fax +43-1-3155650.
Reservation forms will be sent to all those registering for the conference.


The International Federation for Systems Research is willing to provide a limited number of scholarships covering the registration fee for the conference for colleagues from weak currency countries. Applications should be sent to the Conference Secretariat before October 20, 1999.


The conference organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries, or for loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Please check the validity of your personal insurance.

Chairman of the Meeting

Robert Trappl, President
Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies


I. Ghobrial-Willmann and G. Helscher
Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies

A-1010 Vienna 1, Schottengasse 3 (Austria)
Phone: +43-1-53532810
Fax: +43-1-4277-9631
E-mail: sec@ai.univie.ac.at

Programme Committee

K.-P. Adlassnig (Austria)Y. Kodratoff (France)
M. Baljon (Netherlands)O. Ladanyi (Austria)
P. Ballonoff (USA)V. Marik (Czech Republic)
B. Banathy (USA)J. P. Mueller (UK)
G. Broekstra (Netherlands)P. Petta (Austria)
E. Buchberger (Austria)F. Pichler (Austria)
C. Carlsson (Finland)C. Pinto-Ferreira (Portugal)
M. Carvallo (Netherlands)G. Porenta (Austria)
G. Chroust (Austria)Y. Rav (France)
R. Conte (Italy)L. M. Ricciardi (Italy)
G. Dorffner (Austria)N. Rozsenich (Austria)
W. Gasparski (Poland)G. Silvestri (Austria)
G. Groessing (Austria)A. Taudes (Austria)
H.-M. Gross (Germany)A M. Tjoa (Austria)
W. Horn (Austria)R. Trappl (Austria)
R. Hough (USA)H. Trost (Austria)
M. Jackson (UK)S. A. Umpleby (USA)
G. J. Klir (USA)R. Ventura (Portugal)

Organizing Committee

E. BuchbergerJ. Matiasek
G. ChroustP. Petta
I. Ghobrial-WillmannR. Trappl
G. HelscherH. Trost
W. HornM. Veitl

Online Registration