EMCSR 2006

April 18 - 21, 2006
University of Vienna

organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies
in cooperation with the
Institute of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna
International Federation for Systems Research

The international support of the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research held in Austria in 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004 (when 500 scientists from more than 40 countries from all continents, except the Antarctica, met to present, hear and discuss 137 papers) encouraged the Council of the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies (OSGK) to organize a similar meeting in 2006 to keep pace with continued rapid developments in related fields.


A Systems Science
G.J.Klir, USA, and P.Prautsch, Czech Republic
B Mathematical Methods in Cybernetics and Systems Theory
Y.Rav, France, and J.Scharinger, Austria
C The Cybernetics of Cybernetics: Cybernetics, Interaction and Conversation
R. Glanville, UK
D Living Systems Theory
G.A.Swanson, USA
E Biocybernetics and Mathematical Biology
L.M.Ricciardi, Italy
F Systems Science in Medicine
F.Tretter, Germany, G. Ossimitz, Austria, and G.Porenta, Austria
G Cultural Systems
M.Fischer, UK, and D.Read, USA
H Cognitive Rationality, Relativity and Clarity
P. Ballonoff, USA, I. Ezhkova, Belgium
I Management, Organizational Change and Innovation
M. Mulej, Slovenia
J Software Components and Product Lines: From Business to Systems and Technology
G. Chroust, Austria, and C. Hoyer, Austria
K Soft Computing and Knowledge-Based Systems
C.Carlsson, Finland, and K.-P.Adla▀nig, Austria
L Artificial Neural Networks and Adaptive Systems
G.Dorffner, Austria
M AT2AI-5: From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation
J.P.Müller, Germany, and P.Petta, Austria
N ACE 2006: Agent Construction and Emotions
J.Gratch, USA, S.Marsella, USA, and P.Petta, Austria
O ABModSim: Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation
S.Bandini, Italy, G.Vizzari, Italy, and P.Petta, Austria
P Theory and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
V.Marik, Czech Republic, and E.Buchberger, Austria
A special sesssion will be held on the experiences with the 6th and expectations on 7th Framework Programme of the European Communities, with speakers from the European Commission and national representatives. Time will be available to find partners for potential future consortia for project proposals.

Submission Guidelines

For submission of the final camera-ready papers:
  1. Verify your paper complies with the formatting instructions
    (hard limit of six pages) and can be reproduced in good quality on a black and white printer
  2. Name the file with your contribution:
        SymposiumLetter_Emcsr_Firstauthor.pdf or
    according to the file format used, e.g.:
        A_Emcsr_Trappl.pdf (for a PDF submission to Symposium "A Systems Science") or
        G_Emcsr_Petta.ps.gz (for a PostScript submission to Symposium "G Cultural Systems")
  3. Update the electronic summary submission form using your tracking number and authorization code, providing:
  4. Use the tracking number and authorization code for your submission to upload your final paper using the URL specified in the Email with the notification of acceptance

Please use the tracking number in all correspondence concerning your paper.

Important Dates

Final Papers

The electronic camera-ready final papers are due to be uploaded by January 30, 2006.

Acceptance of final papers will be based on compliance with the reviewers' comments and the formatting instructions.

Formatting Instructions

To ensure that all papers in the EMCSR'2006 proceedings have a uniform appearance, authors are asked to adhere to the following instructions. Please note that this already applies for the preparation of draft final papers submitted for review!

For LaTeX users, the following files are available for downloading:
Formatting instructions in LaTeX format [20k]
LaTeX style file [16k]
Bibliography style [24k]

MS-Word users may want to download:
MS Word formatting instructions and style file [60k]
Authors using other text formatting systems are asked to download and print one of the files:
Formatting instructions in Postscript format [200k]
Formatting instructions in PDF format [156k]
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 Final Paper must be accompanied by the payment of the Conference Fee.

The Conference Fee includes participation in the Eighteenth 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 Bank Austria Creditanstalt, Vienna (bank routing number: 12000, IBAN: AT11 1100 0002 6344 0000, SWIFT/BIC Code: BKAUATWW).

Please state your name clearly.

Hotel Accommodation

will be handled by

Friedrichstraße 7
A-1010 Vienna
phone +43-1-58800-514
fax +43-1-58800-520.
You can use Austropa's secure online hotel reservation form for your booking.


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 November 11, 2005 under all circumstances.


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 U. Schulz
Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies

A-1010 Vienna 1, Freyung 6/6 (Austria)
Phone: +43-1-5336112-60
Fax: +43-1-5336112-77
E-mail: sec@ofai.at

Programme Committee

K.-P. Adlaßnig (Austria)M. Mulej (Slovenia)
P. Ballonoff (USA)J. P. Müller (Germany)
S. Bandini (Italy)G. Ossimitz (Austria)
E. Buchberger (Austria)P. Petta (Austria)
C. Carlsson (Finland)F. Pichler (Austria)
G. Chroust (Austria)G. Porenta (Austria)
G. Dorffner (Austria)P. Prautsch (Czech Republic)
I. Ezhkova (Belgium)Y. Rav (France)
M. Fischer (UK)D. Read (USA)
R. Glanville (UK)L. M. Ricciardi (Italy)
J. Gratch (USA)J. Scharinger (Austria)
W. Horn (Austria)G.A. Swanson (USA)
G. J. Klir (USA)R. Trappl (Austria)
O. Ladanyi (Austria)F. Tretter (Germany)
V. Marik (Czech Republic)G. Vizzari (Italy)
S. Marsella (USA) 

Organizing Committee

E. BuchbergerJ. Matiasek
G. ChroustP. Petta
I. Ghobrial-WillmannU. Schulz
W. HornH. Trost
R. Trappl