We are excited to announce the first international conference on
the Global Brain organized by the Global Brain Institute. We already
have two confirmed keynote talks by distinguished researchers and
abstract submission is ongoing. Registration to the conference has already begun. Hope to see you
Conference track theme
Brain can be defined as the self-organizing network formed by all
people on this planet together with the information and communication
technologies that connect and support them. As the Internet becomes
faster, smarter, and more encompassing, it increasingly links its
users into a single information processing system, which functions
like a nervous system for the planet Earth. The intelligence of this
distributed: it is not localized in any particular individual,
organization or computer system. It rather emerges from the
interactions between all its components-a property characteristic of
complex adaptive system. Such a distributed intelligence may be
able to tackle current and emerging global problems that have eluded
more traditional approaches. Yet, at the same time it will create
technological and social challenges that are still difficult to
imagine, transforming our society in all aspects.
The concept of the Global Brain touches a wide variety of issues
concerned with the large-scale impact of information technologies on
society. We give priority to interdisciplinary research that
integrates different levels, applications and domains, so as to
provide a long-term vision of the future. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to, the following:
Futuristic socio-economic paradigms.
Applications of collective intelligence for tackling global
Sociotechnological evolution, trends, and patterns.
Distributed governance, decision-making, and democracy.
Privacy, security, freedom and ethics in the information age.
Relationship between the Global Brain and the individual.
Information systems and technologies with global impact:
Internet of Things
MOOCs and other online education technologies,
Global healthcare management
Human - machine interfaces and convergence.
The conference track will have 4 parts:
talk by Prof. Francis Heylighen
talk by Prof. Dirk Helbing
presentation session (including Q&A).
Contributors are invited to submit a one page abstract with links
and references (roughly 750 words). (Notice that we require
abstracts which are substantially shorter than what is indicated in
the general conference submission page) The authors whose abstracts
are selected by the scientific committee will be invited to present
their work in the paper session.
Abstracts are submitted from the conference submission
page. Please follow the instructions there. (When prompted to do
so, you should select "ISIS Summit Vienna 2015" as the conference
name and "The Global Brain" as the track name.)
Following the conference, authors will be invited to submit their
full paper for a special issue of the Web of Science-listed journal Technological Forecasting & Social Change (or to a number of other
publications offered by the IS4IS summit organizers). The full paper
will be subject to a peer-review according to the standards of the
Deadline for abstract submission: February 15,
Notice of acceptance: March 20,
ISIS Conference dates: June 3-7, 2015
Global Brain conference track: June 4-5, 2015
(extension to June 5 or 6 depending on the number of papers