emcsr avantgarde 2016: FutureVision?!


The European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research will be held in Vienna from March 30 to April 1, 2016. It will be the first pop up conference meeting in the field of Systems Science, called emcsr avantgarde. The name reflects the vision and the core of the programme. We are looking forward to setting the stage for the contemporary avantgarde of Systems Science and Practice, connecting the achievements of the past with inspiring potentials for the future.

Call for Submission & Call for satellite workshops

If you are an avant-gardist, conscious innovator, provocative thought leader, researcher, engineer, geek, philosopher, designer, artist, activist, daring futurist, visionary…
If you are looking for and creating the next impactful advances in technology, social practice or natural science, we would love to feature you, to connect you, to promote you…

Concepts and Applications may include but are not limited to contributions from philosophy, science, engineering, economy, design, and art, and any convergence of these disciplinary foundations with a systems perspective.

General information
Call for submission
Call for satellite workshops

New: Open Data Institute Node in Vienna – a central hub for open data in Austria

ODI Node Vienna ©Semantic Web Company

ODI Node Vienna ©Semantic Web Company


The Open Data Institute (the ODI) was founded in 2012 by Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, limited by guarantee company.
The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues.
It convenes world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation and enables anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring.

ODI Node Vienna:

Today, on Wednesday 24.6.2015 the ODI Node Vienna has been officially founded!
Led by the Semantic Web Company (Martin Kaltenböck) the Vienna Node (as a networking node) is managed together with the partners Technical University Vienna, Institute for Software Technology (A Min Tjoa and Elmar Kiesling), University of Economics Vienna, Institute for Information Business (Axel Polleres) and Danube University Krems (Center for e-Government, Peter Parycek).

ODI Node Vienna: a central hub for open data in Austria

The ODI Node Vienna will become a central hub for open data and data activities in Austria and Vienna and stands for:

  • Open government data
    Open business data & innovation
    Open research and open science data and OpenGLAM (in a later stage)

  • Build awareness about the value of Open Data & Data Management
    Build an (open) data ecosystem
    Help organizations to unlock the value of Open Data
    Bring together stakeholders (interface between communities, initiatives, open data providers, Gov’t and business)
    Provide a single point of access for businesses
    Platform for (Open) Data Management
    Support data publishers (Open Data Portal,
    International Exchange about Open Data Innovation via ODI network

Furthermore the ODI Node Vienna is embedded in an international Node network of at the moment 24 Nodes – see map.

Thereby the ODI Node Vienna is in a process for continuous knowledge sharing and exchange with the headquarter in UK as well as with the other international Nodes on data activities, open data and data innovation!