EMCSR 2002 Schedule

Symposium A: Systems Science
G.J.Klir, USA, and P.Vysoky, Czech Republic

Tuesday, April 2, p.m. Room 50

What is Systems Science?
L. Löfgren, University of Lund, Sweden
Theory of Incursive Synchronization of Delayed Systems and Anticipatory Computing of Chaos
D. Dubois, University of Liège, Belgium
Systems Science: Is It Necessary?
J.L. Elohim, Mautern a.d.Donau, Austria
Coffee Break
The Quantum Theory of Evolution, A Sketch
G.L. Farre, Georgetown University, USA
Community and Autopoiesis
L. England, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
Uncertainty Optimization for Belief Revision Systems: Summary of Results
A. Ramer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Integrated Science General Education (ISGE): 'Stealth' Systems Science for Every University
L. Troncale, California State Polytech University, Pomona, USA

Symposium B: Mathematical Methods in Cybernetics and Systems Theory
Y.Rav, France

Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 47

Linking Model Construction in General System Problem Solving with Hidden Markov Models
D. Van Welden, E. Noldus, University of Ghent, Belgium
Analysis and Application of Chaotic Permutation Systems
J. Scharinger, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Optimization of Inventory Control Systems Based on the Past Data
N.A. Nechval, K.N. Nechval, E.K. Vasermanis, University of Latvia, Latvia
An Algebraic Characterization of the Tree Automata Inference
I. Sierocki, Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland

Thursday, April 4, p.m. Room 47

New Variants of Genetic Algorithms Applied to Problems of Combinatorial Optimization
M. Affenzeller, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
An Approach to the Control Synthesis of State Machines
F. Capkovic, Slovak Akademy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Convergence Theorems of Fuzzy Valued Martingales and Smartingales in the Graph Kurotowski-Mosco Sense
M. Geng, S. Li, Bejing Polytechnic University, China
Coffee Break
On the Intrinsic Limiting Zeros if the Sampling Period Tends to Zero
M. de la Sen, R. Barcena, A.J. Garrido, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spain
Analysis of Gas Mixture Using Sensor Array and Artificial Neural Network
T. Sobanski, N. Saffarpour, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Symposium C: Systemic Aspects of Component-Based System
G.Chroust, Austria, and F.Stallinger, Austria

Wednesday, April 3, a.m. Room 41


General Existence of Component Markets
H. Hahn, K. Turowski, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Munich, Germany
In Search for Efficiency in Software Development - Internal Market Models for Software Component Reuse
T. Friedli, M. Naedele, F. Knecht, J. Hulvej, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland
A Modeling Structure for Leveraging Domain Knowledge
D. Hybertson, The MITRE Corp., McLean, VA, USA
A Software as an Innovation
M. Mulej, Z. Zenko, V. Potocan, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 41


Concepts and Techniques for Design Asset Reuse in a Software System-Family Approach
A. Fried, H. Prähofer, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Component-Oriented Requirements Expression
G. Kotonya, J. Hutchinson, W. Onyino, P. Sawyer, Lancaster University, UK
Systemic Issues of Software Confederations
J. Kral, M. Zemlicka, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Thursday, April 4, p.m. Room 41


Self-Descriptive Software Components
R.T. Mittermeir, H. Pozewaunig, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Legal Aspects of Mobile Agents
M. Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Systemic Aspects of Component Based System Development
E. Schoitsch, M. Thuswald, Austrian Research Centers, Seibersdorf, Austria
Coffee Break


Motivational Issues in Component Based Software Development
G. Chroust, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Human Problems when Changing from COBOL to COP
M. Knasmüller, BMD Systemhaus GmbH, Steyr, Austria
Introducing a Component Oriented Design Approach in a SME: A Software Process Improvement Experiment
L. Intonti, V. Vessia, G. Bux, Software Design, Modugno, Italy

Symposium D: Foundations of Information Science (FIS)
G.Ossimitz, Austria, and B.A.Banathy, USA

Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 41

The Differentia Specifica of the Social Information Process
G. Stockinger, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
What's Emergent in Emergent Computing?
K.A. Brunner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Causality and Emergence
B. Klauninger, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Friday, April 5, a.m. Room 41

The Five-Leveled Cybersemiotic Model of FIS
S. Brier, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark
System Properties under Composition
G. Chroust, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Exploring the Unknown Needs Organized Integrity - Exercise, Experience & Expertise
M.A. Kalaidjieva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Information Generating System: Towards Concept of Information Generating Social Systems
A. Rosicky, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Friday, April 5, p.m. Room 41

The Psychological Significance of Reentry
T. Marks-Tarlow, R. Robertson, A. Combs, University of North Carolina, Asheville, USA
Social Information and Self-Organisation
C. Fuchs, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Clue to the Information Theory in the Pioneers' Works
P. Rocchi, IBM, Rome, Italy

Symposium E: Designing and Systems
W.Gasparski, Poland

Thursday, April 4, p.m. Room 34

Design Ethics in the Future World of Cyborgs
T. Airaksinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Designing Ethical Systems: A Case Study in Adaptive Community Regulation
T. Flynn, M.E. Chase, Slippery Rock University, USA
Good, Evil and Technology: Towards a Design of an Engineering Ethics Course
W.W. Gasparski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Coffee Break
Systems and Concepts of Postmodern Urban Design
I. Aravot, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Elements of a Hierarchical Representation for Architectural Design and Decision Support
G. Suter, A. Mahdavi, R. Krishnamurti, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Adventures in the Design-Performance Space
A. Mahdavi, B. Gurtekin, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Friday, April 5, a.m. Room 34

Combinatorial Evolution of Composite Systems
M.S. Levin, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
Towards a Virtual Laboratory for Building Performance and Control
A. Mahdavi, A. Metzger, G. Zimmermann, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Symposium F: Biocybernetics and Mathematical Biology
L.M.Ricciardi, Italy

Tuesday, April 2, p.m. Room 34

A Cybernetic Approach to Sequence Learning
F.E. Lauria, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy
On Modeling the Rising Phase of Myosin Head Displacements in Single Molecules Processes
A. Di Crescenzo, B. Martinucci, L.M. Ricciardi, Università della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
Signal Transmission in a Small Network of Simplified Model Neurones
T. Toth, S.W. Hughes, V. Crunelli, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK
Coffee Break
On Comparison of Solutions to Diffusion and Jump-Diffusion Equations
M. Abundo, Università "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy
Gaussian Processes and Neural Modeling: An Asymptotic Analysis
E. Di Nardo, E. Pirozzi, A.G. Nobile, L.M. Ricciardi, Università della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
Towards Modeling Refractoriness for Single Neuron's Activity
V. Giorno, A.G. Nobile, A. Buonocore, L.M. Ricciardi, Università di Salerno, Baronissi, Italy

Symposium G: Systems Science in Medicine
F.Tretter, Germany, and G.Porenta, Austria

Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 50

Systems Theory and Medicine - Can we Bridge the Gap?
F. Tretter, Bezirkskrankenhaus Haar/Munich, Germany
Fractal Properties of the Thyrotropic Feedback Control Implications of a Nonlinear Model Compared with Empirical Data
J.W. Dietrich, A. Tesche, C.R. Pickardt, U. Mitzdorf, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
A Basic Mathematical Model of the Dopamine Synapse
J. Scherer, F. Tretter, E. Eberle, Bezirkskrankenhaus Haar/Munich, Germany
Coffee Break
Model Maker, a Model Creation Tool for Rule-Based Support in Medical Decision Making
F.M.H.M. Dupuits, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Model-based Analysis of Gated Cardiac PET Images: A Comparison between Different Geometric Methods
A. Khorsand, S. Graf, H. Sochor, C. Pirich, G. Porenta, University of Vienna, Austria
Case-Control Studies in Coronary Interventions: A Novel Algorithm Using Case-Based Reasoning
M. Gyöngyösi, M. Ploner, G. Porenta, W. Sperker, P. Wexberg, C. Strehblow, D. Glogar, University of Vienna, Austria
Optimization of Dosage of Certain Drugs via the Dual Control Approach
K.N. Nechval, N.A. Nechval, E.K. Vasermanis, Aviation University of Riga, Latvia

Symposium H: Cultural Systems
P.Ballonoff, USA, I.Ezhkova, Belgium, M.Fischer, UK, P.Jorion, USA, and D.Read, USA

Wednesday, April 3, a.m. Room 34

Integrating Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Culture: The "Hard" and the "Soft"
M. Fischer, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
From Database Query to Cultural Questions
J. Bagg, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Modelling Adaptive Dynamics and Social Knowledge
S. Bharwani, M. Fischer, N. Ryan, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Modelling Competing Contextual Rules: Conflict Resolution in Punjab, Pakistan
S.M. Lyon, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Considering Culture as a System
G. Marshall, Marshall Consulting, Buckinghamshire, UK

Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 34

Ritual, Ideation and Performance: A Case Study of Multimedia in Anthropological Research - the Mambila Nggwun Ritual
D. Zeitlyn, M. Fischer, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Panel Discussion:

Mathematical Modeling and Anthropology: Its Rationale, Past Successes and Future Directions
Organizer: D. Read, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Panelists: P.Ballonoff, USA, I.Ezhkova, Belgium, M.Fischer, UK, P.Jorion,USA, D.Kronenfeld, USA, M.Leaf, USA, F.K.Lehman, USA, D.Read, USA, S. van der Leeuw, France, D.R.White, USA

Order of 5 Minute papers:

Why Model?
S.E. van der Leeuw, Université de Paris I, France

What is "Formal" Analysis
M. Leaf, University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Mathematical Modeling Issues in Analytical Representations of Human Societies
D. Read, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Notes on the Progress of Cultural Theory
P. Ballonoff, Ballonoff Consulting Service, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

On the Application of Discrete Mathematics to Questions in Anthropology
F.K.L. Chit Hlaing, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

Classification, Symbolic Representation and Ritual: Information vs. Meaning in Cultural Processes
M. Fischer, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Network Analysis and Social Dynamics
D.R. White, University of California, Irvine, USA

Accounting for Human Activity through Physics
P. Jorion, Los Angeles, USA

Culture and Society: The Role of Distributed Cognition
D. Kronenfeld, University of California, Riverside, USA

Challenges of Cultural Theory: Theory of Cognitive States
I. Ezhkova, International Institute of Applied Technologies, Brussels, Belgium
Coffee Break
Panel and Audience Discussion

Symposium I: Management and Organizational Change
S.A.Umpleby, USA

Thursday, April 4, p.m. Room 50

Self-Transformation, a New Approach to Development
V. Pozdniakov, S.A. Umpleby, Voronezh State University, Ukraine
Social Learning through Process Improvement in Russia
T.A. Medvedeva, S.A. Umpleby, Siberian State University of Transport, Novosibirsk, Russia
Quality of Products and Organizational Culture
V. Gouchtchina, Voronezh State University, Russia
Coffee Break
Doing Business in Russia: Foreign Investors' Needs and Expectation
N. Fedotova, Irkutsk State Academy of Economics, Russia
Evolving Innovation Proficiency with a Corporate Mind
M. Emmering, Nyenrode University, Breukelen, The Netherlands
Research Ethics in Action: Cybernetic, Praxiological, and Systemic Perspectives in an Evaluation System
A. Collen, Saybrook Graduate School, CA, USA

Friday, April 5, a.m. Room 50

Managing Complexity by Recursion
B. Schiemenz, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Evolution of Metaphors of Organisation and Development of Information Society
C. Mesjasz, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
Comparing Cultural Systems: Comparative Analysis of Russian and American National Mentalities
N. Prokopishina, South-Russia State University of Technology, Novocherkassk, Russia
Should Knowledge of Management Be Organized as Theories or as Methods?
S.A. Umpleby, The George Washington University, USA

Friday, April 5, p.m. Room 50

Informal Systems Thinking or Systems Theory - The Case of Ideas About Innovation in Slovenia
M. Mulej, Z. Zenko, V. Potocan, M. Pivka, D. Ursic, N. Mulej, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Theories of Change as an Intellectual Technology: Toward a Third Order Cybernetics
O.M. Melnychenko, Kherson State Technical University, Ukraine

Symposium J: Soft Computing and Knowledge-Based Systems
C.Carlsson, Finland, and K.-P.Adlaßnig, Austria

Friday, April 5, a.m. Room 48

Project Scheduling with Fuzzy Real Options
C. Carlsson, R. Fuller, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
Neural Networks and Chaos Analysis for Pollutant Estimation of Waste Incinerators
M. Annunziato, I. Bertini, G. Elisei, A. Pannicelli, S. Pizzuti, ENEA, Rome, Italy
On Probabilistic Fuzzy Numbers
P. Majlender, Abo Akademi University, Abo, Finland
The Knowledge Based Technique of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Modeling Complex Systems
C. Stylios, University of Ionnina, Greece

Friday, April 5, p.m. Room 48

Data Mining on Fuzzy Signatures - Straightforward Methods
T. Vamos, I. Soos, A. Koczka-Nagy, G. Biro, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Multiple Hybridation in Genetic Algorithms
R. Popa, D. Aiordachioaie, V. Nicolau, Galati University, Romania
Medical Diagnosis with a Hesitancy Margin
T. Gerstenkorn, A. Tepavcevic, University of Lodz, Poland
Interval-Valued Approach for Representing Medical Binary Fuzzy Relations
B. Haddad, M. Yaseen, Amman University, Jordan

Symposium K: Artificial Neural Networks and Adaptive Systems
S.Kollias, Greece, and G.Dorffner, Austria

Friday, April 5, a.m. Room 47

Automatic Hyperparameters Adaption in Support Vector Machines
D. Anguita, A. Boni, F. Riviecco, Università di Genova, Italy
Knowledge Transfer between Neural Networks
K. McGarry, J. MacIntyre, University of Sunderland, UK
Using Genetic Algorithms for Intelligent Optimisation of Multiple Classifier Systems in Complex Data Domains
M.C. Fairhurst, K. Sirlantzis, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Application of Evolutionary Algorithms for Adjusting Neural Network Controller
S. Konjicija, W. Bär, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegowina

Friday, April 5, p.m. Room 47

DEVS Simulation of Spiking Neural Networks
R. Mayrhofer, M. Affenzeller, H. Prähofer, G. Höfer, A. Fried, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
NSL/ASL: A Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Biologically Inspired Neural Based Adaptive Autonomous Robotic Agents
A. Weitzenfeld, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico
Survival Analysis by Means of a Novel Neural Network Model
A. Eleuteri, , R. Tagliaferri, S. De Placido, M. De Laurentiis, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Noise-to-State Stability for Stochastic Hopfield Neural Networks with Delays
Y. Fu, X. Mao, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Symposium L: AT2AI-3: From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation
J.P.Müller, Germany, and P.Petta, Austria
Symposium L - AT2AI 3 - Web Page

Wednesday, April 3, a.m. Room 46

J.Müller & P.Petta: Welcome and Introduction

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering I

A Comparative Analysis of Multiagent System Development Methodologies: Towards a Unified Approach
A. Sabas, S. Delisle, M. Badri, Université du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Canada

Agent Reactive Component for SMART
L. Mariani, E. Merelli, Università di Camerino, Italy

Interfacing IndiGolog and OAA - A Toolkit for Advanced Multiagent Applications
A. Lapouchnian, Y. Lesperance, York University, Toronto, Canada

Middleware and Programming Support for Agent Systems
F. Bellifemine, F. Bergenti, A. Poggi, G. Rimassa, P. Turci, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 46


Corporate Memories Management

A Multi-Agent Architecture for Distributed Corporate Memories
F. Gandon, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

An Intranet Based Multi-Agent System for Corporate Memory Management
A. Poggi, G. Rimassa, P. Turci, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

A Multi-Agent Architecture for Knowledge Sharing
S. Mercer, S. Greenwood, H.M.G. Communication Center, Milton Keynes, UK

Coffee Break

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering II

Heterogeneous Agents Situated in Heterogeneous Spaces
S. Bandini, S. Manzoni, C. Simone, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy

Reflection in Simulating and Testing Agents
A.M. Uhrmacher, B. Kullick, J. Lemcke, University of Rostock, Germany

Formal Model of a Multiagent System
B. Mermet, Université du Havre, France

Theory and Practice of Behavior in Open Computational Systems
M. Fredriksson, R. Gustavsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden

Thursday, April 4, p.m. Room 46


Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation I

Contract Management for Transfer Jobs in Multiagent Robotic System
K. Pröll, Polytechnic University of Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria

Coordination Tools for the Development of Agent-based Systems
E. Denti, A. Omicini, A. Ricci, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy

XRole: XML Roles for Agent Interaction
G. Cabri, L. Leonardi, F. Zambonelli, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Coffee Break

Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation II

Towards Structured Libraries of Communicative Acts
J.M. Serrano, S. Ossowski, University Rey Juan Carlos, Mostoles, Spain

Towards an Alternative Semantics for FIPA ACL
M. Viroli, A. Omicini, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy

Reduction of Task Complexity in Coalition Planning
V. Marik, M. Pechoucek, J. Barta, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

Friday, April 5, a.m. Room 46


Information Access and Integration

Entish: Agent Based Language for Web Service Integration
S. Ambroszkiewicz, T. Nowak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

XMAS: An XML-Based Mobile Agent System for Mobile Travel Business
W. Qiang, H.K. Pe Hin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Multidimensional Matchmaking for Electronic Markets
D. Veit, J.P. Müller, C. Weinhardt, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Symposium Wrap-Up

Symposium M: ACE 2002: Agent Construction and Emotions
C.Pinto-Ferreira, Portugal, R.Ventura, Portugal, and P.Petta, Austria
Symposium M - ACE 2002 - Web Page

Tuesday, April 2, p.m. Room 46

Welcome & Introduction
Carlos Pinto-Ferreira, R. Ventura, P.Petta

ACE: Theory

Emotion and Attention: Some (Empirically Inspired) Distinctions
L. Faucher, C. Tappolet, Université de Quebec a Montreal, Canada

Agency, Affiliation and Emotions
P. Dumouchel, Université du Quebec a Montreal, Canada

Formal Representation of Double-Bind Situations Using Feeling Rules and Triad Relations for Emotional Communication
T. Nomura, Hannan University, Osaka, Japan

AI Emotions: Will One Know Them When One Sees Them?
Z. Arzi-Gonczarowski, Typographics Ltd., Jerusalem, Israel

Coffee Break

ACE: Implementations

Affect Appraisals for Decision Making in Artificial Intelligences
P. Baillie, D. Lukose, U.S.Q., Toowoomba, Australia

Learning Emotions in Virtual Environments
M. Poel, R. op den Akker, A. Nijholt, A.-J.van Kesteren, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

From Reactive to Emotion-based Agents: A Prescriptive Model
R. Ventura, C. Pinto-Ferreira, Insitute for Systems and Robotics, Lisboa, Portugal

Emotional and Cognitive Adaptation in Real Environments
S. Gadanho, Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), Portugal

Symposium N: Bayesian Techniques for Mining Data and Texts, and the Discovery of Surprising Knowledge
Y.Kodratoff, France

Tuesday, April 2, p.m. Room 48

A Bayesian Discriminant Analysis for Lexical Semantic Tagging
N. Turenne, Biometrie et Intelligence Artificielle, Paris, France
Musical Knowledge and Elective Affinities: Get the Former to Actualise the Latter
F. Rousseaux, IRCAM, Paris, France
A Study of the Effect of Noisy Data in Rule Extraction Systems
J. Aze, Université Paris-Sud, France

Symposium O: Theory and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
V.Marik, Czech Republic, and E.Buchberger, Austria

Wednesday, April 3, a.m. Room 48

Mathematical Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Based on Strong Relevant Logic
J. Cheng, Saitama University, Japan
Framework of Knowledge Support of Simulation in Engineering
M. Valasek, Z. Zdrahal, P. Mulholland, Technical University Prague, Czech Republik
Ontological Knowledge Modelling in Support of e-Democracy
M. Mach, J. Paralic, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Granular Algebra: Towards a Calculus of Semi-Partitions for Analysis, Manipulation and Verification of Tabular Systems
A. Ligeza, Institute of Automatics AGH, Poland

Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 48

Algebraic-Graphical Methods of Knowledge Analysis and Verification -Theoretical Aspects
M. Szpyrka, University of Mining and Metallurgy, Krakow, Poland
SumatraTT: Towards a Universal Data Preprocessor
P. Aubrecht, F. Zelezny, P. Miksovsky, O. Stepankova, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
An Example-Based Semantic Parser for Natural Language
M. Genereux, ÖFAI, Vienna, Austria

Thursday, April 4, p.m. Room 48

Varying Cardinality in Metonymic Extensions to Nouns
H. Horacek, University of the Saarland, Germany
From the Qualitative to the Quantitative Spatial Domain
J. Pais, C. Pinto-Ferreira, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal
Improving the Generalization by Features Algorithm
E. Tipans, A. Borisov, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Coffee Break
Application of Artificial Intelligence in Telerobotics
P. Stepan, L. Preucil, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
Some Aspects of the Simulation of Cognitive Behavior of a Supervisory Human Operator in Complex Working Environments
L. Janku, L. Lhotska, V. Eck, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic
ECG Signal Classification Using AI Methods
M. Fejtova, L. Lhotska, J. Macek, O. Kittnar, Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

Symposium P: Communication and Computers
A M.Tjoa, Austria

Tuesday, April 2, p.m. Room 41

An Exact Algorithm for CFA Problem in WAN with Combined Cost Criterion and with Budget and Delay Constraints
M. Gola, A. Kasprzak, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
An Adaptive Approach to High Compression of Images Based on Karhunen-Loeve Transform
M. Lucenteforte, D. Ponzio, Università di Torino, Italy
The Virtual GULLIVER Project
A. Nijholt, M. Stuk, J. Zwiers, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Coffee Break
Information Filtering for Emergency Management
S. Nishida, M. Nakatani, Y. Hijikata, Osaka University, Japan
MDM of Distributed Data and XML Approach for Communication
I. Valova, B. Zhechev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Symposium Q: History of Cybernetics and Information Technology
F.Pichler, Austria

Tuesday, April 2, p.m. Room 47

14:00-14:30 SPECIAL LECTURE:
Control System Theory Evolution: The Role of IFAC
P. Albertos, S. Kahne, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Fifty Years Information Theory - Solved and Unsolved Problems
E.-G. Woschni, Technical University Chemnitz, Germany
The Many Roots of Cybernetics
R. Vallee, Université Paris-Nord, France
Coffee Break
Historical Trends in Systems Theory
M. Locke, Leipzig, Germany
Historical Comments Regarding Norbert WIENER's Discussion of NEWTONian and BERGSONian Time
E. Selzer, Wien, Austria
Transdisciplinarity in Management Education and Research: Some Evidence on the Contribution of System Theory and Cybernetics
M. Schwaninger, University St. Gallen, Switzerland
Multilevel Systems Approach in Hypermedia Intelligent Tutoring
M.A. Garay Garcell, M. Sandi Pinheiro, V. Teixeira Sandi, Research Center for Systems Engineering, La Habana, Cuba

Wednesday, April 3, a.m. Room 47

Wilhelm Cauer: His Life and the Reception of his Work
E. Cauer, W. Mathis, University of Hannover, Germany
The Scientific Work of Wilhelm Cauer and its Key Position at the Transition from Electrical Telegraph Techniques to Linear Systems Theory
R. Pauli, Technical University Munich, Germany
The Austrian Virtual Museum for the History of Information and Communication Technologies
C. Stary, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
The Introduction of the IBM 650 Computer in Austria in the Years 1959-1965
F. Hochleitner, Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 47

E.B. Fleissner and A. Figl
O. Horak, Matzendorf-Hölles, Austria
On the Development of the Lieben Vacuum Tube (LRS-Relais)
F. Pichler, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria