5th Special Focus Symposium and Workshop on Art and Science
July 30 - August 4 2007 in Baden-Baden, Germany
Prof. Dr. Em. Karel Boullart, IIAS/University of Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Hiltrud Schinzel, Mag. Artium, IIAS/Dusseldorf, Germany.
Papers and discussion contributions are invited for presentation at a Special Focus Symposium and a Workshop on Art and Science that will be a follow-up of the last year meeting in Baden-Baden.
This Symposium will be a part of the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, which will be held from July 30th to August 4th 2007 in Baden-Baden, Germany in conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics & Cybernetics.
Abstract due: March 25th, 2007
The symposium organizers propose the following themes and issues for reflection and debate:
1. Contributions pertaining to the clarification of the relationship between art and science, their structural and functional similarities and differences. Papers on specific themes concerning the interface between
both are welcome too. The aim is to help determine how art and science can learn and benefit from each other.
2. Papers may also focus on analysis of examples and on case studies concerning collaboration between artists and scientists. This includes the potential of technology, technological evolution and pedagogy to stimulate 'rapprochement' between art and science and their eventual impact on the problem of peace.
3. Papers concerning whether or not and in what measure art and science are or can become conducive to promote or to establish harmonious relationships between people: either by their putative impact and effect due to their intrinsic properties or by mental and behavioral attitudes due to the psychological and sociological mindset they presuppose. Theoretical papers and case studies are equally welcome.
4. As we live in a dynamic universe characterized by evolution at all levels it will be interesting also to have contributions concerning the evolution in science and in the arts, their interface, their relation to society, etc.
5. The four points described are linked and sometimes cannot be separated. Therefore papers combining the perspectives indicated in a creative and innovative way are likewise welcome.
Interested persons please contact:
Prof. Dr. Karel Boullart, Symposium Chair
Londenstraat 74, B.9000 Ghent, Europe
Dr. Hiltrud Schinzel, Symposium Chair
Mülheimerstr.7, D 40239 Düsseldorf, Europe
The Paper Submission Guidelines, the Copyright Transfer Form and the Conference Registration form are available at the Home Page of the IIAS
Paper Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than March 25th, 2007. All submitted papers will be refereed. Those selected will be scheduled for presentation and published in Conference Proceedings.
Abstract due: March 25th, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: April 9th,2007
Final Paper due: May 9th, 2007
The full papers should be submitted to Symposium Chairs Prof. Karel Boullart and/or Dr. Hiltrud Schinzel by May 9th, 2007 at the addresses above. The full papers should also be transmitted electronically to
Prof. George E. Lasker
P. O. Box 3010
TECUMSEH, ON N8N 2M3, Canada
The Special Focus Symposium is sponsored by: The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics and Systems Research Foundation
Further information about the Conference is available at the website of IIAS
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