Why a Conference on Norbert Wiener & Who Should Attend

Why a conference on Norbert Wiener?

Norbert Wiener made contributions across several disciplines during his lifetime. Many of these were immediately relevant, and influenced theories and production during his day. Others were long-term, and only in recent years has it been possible to test their relevance. Separately, Wiener predicted the social impact of robotic, cybernetic and other technologies on the future of society, and after several decades his writing retain their relevance.

In recent years Wiener’s work has been coming to the fore in several fields, from control theory to science, technology and society. This conference will provide an opportunity to look at the full range of Wiener’s contributions, particularly those on the boarder of multiple disciplines that he valued much.

It is hoped that through this review, overlooked work by other researchers of his period will also emerge.

Who should attend the conference

This conference is best suited for professionals actively working in the areas of: Complex Systems, Complexity Science, Service Systems, Infrastructure and Transportation Systems, Environmental and Energy Systems, Defense and Space Systems, Human Life, Economic, Tele-Communication Systems, Social, Political, and Biological and Ecosystems.

Norbert Wiener’s work has applications in Industry, Biology, Art, Medicine, Computer Science and Automation. Several important application areas of Norbert Wiener’s work are expected to dominate at least the next decade, as the unpredictable nature of these application domains can potentially result in near break down conditions such as traffic jams, stock market crashes and wars to mention a few.

Cybernetic methods are relevant for addressing challenging problems arising in these domains and must be refined and expanded to meet the changing needs of the 21st century from a disciplinary to an adaptive multidisciplinary approach. This conference, therefore, aims at bringing together the methods that will require further research and development in order to appropriately address these application domains, and as such offers methods of studying and applying the works of Norbert Wiener in holistic-oriented, system-of-systems (SoS) based decision-oriented practices.

Academicians, Industry Experts, Research Scholars and Students actively working or interested in the areas of Cybernetics, Internet, Web Science, Privacy Issues, Fuzzy Systems, Control Systems, History of Computing, Humanity & Technology, Technology & Societal Transformation and Ethics will benefit from participating in this conference.

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