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14th International Conference of Sociocybernetics,
Medellin, Colombia, June 20-24, 2017

A Conference of Sociocybernetics is a unique and ideal academic forum for discussing on innovation and social conflicts, one that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines. The Conference has no parallel sessions, thus we encourage all participants to contribute to and profit from the full stream of discussions during the Conference, which, as a developing conversation, usually embraces all of the presentations, systemically and over-archingly. The goal of the 2017 Conference is, therefore, bring researchers from different disciplines together to explore, within a sociocybernetics approach, the challenges and opportunities related to the complex relationships between innovation and social conflicts.

We invite the submission of proposals to discuss innovation and social conflicts from a sociocybernetics perspective. Topics may include:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Culture clash and systemic change
  • Cybercultur@ and knowledge communities
  • Innovation systems
  • Innovation vs. Tradition
  • Media, protests and political action
  • New forms of social organization
  • News production, circulation and consumption
  • Privacy, control and surveillance
  • Simulation and computational social science
  • Sustainable Development

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Third „ISA-Forum of Sociology“ in Vienna, July 10 -14, 2016

Session 11 of Research Committee on Sociocybernetics (RC51):
»Steering of Transitional Justice: The Question of
Civil Societal’s Democracy«

Transitional Justice is a very high complex approach to achieving justice in times of transition from conflict and/or state repression. It needs a strong goal-oriented but also empathetic and flexibel steering process, which has to achieve accountability and redressing victims, transitional justice provides recognition of the rights of victims, promotes civic trust and strengthens the democratic rule of law. But the adequate consideration of the complexity of all existing driving-factors is very difficult and requieres usually a second order observation process by including a variety of social movements of civil society. But this requierement seems to be after all available experiences the weak point of transitional justice. The session will discuss papers which describes practical experiences and scientific analysis of steering processes of transition justice and wants to analyse this weak-point and asking for solutions from a sociocybernetic point of view.


Michael PAETAU, Center for Sociocybernetics Studies, Germany – michael.paetau[ät] and

Pedro J. ESCRICHE, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, pescrich[ät]

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