The main topics of this series of workshops have gradually been changing from algorithmic aspects of model analysis, through topics of decision analysis and support, multi criteria decision analysis up to - recently dominating - analysis of complex systems for integrated policy assessment (you may want to click here for links to abstracts of related workshops held at IIASA since 1996).
The International Society for Knowledge and Systems Sciences (ISKSS) was
formally established in 2003 at the KSS2003.
Now, ISKSS members spread over ten countries.
The overall purpose of the
society is to promote development of knowledge science and systems science,
as well as collaboration between both of the two fields. It further seeks to
encourage research and facilitate communication between and among
scientists and professionals from various disciplines and professions at
local, regional, national, and international levels.
Scope of the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop
The presentations at the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop are expected to cover
the following areas:
Modeling life-cycle (listed above as a container of problems) includes the following phases of modeling: designing or adapting a model; developing and verifying the necessary data; preparing or adapting tools (solvers) for the model analysis; developing or adapting interfaces between the model and the solvers; verifying and validating the model and solvers; analyzing the model, typically in a loop composed of designing and generating of a scenario, solving the model and analyzing solution results; developing, reporting and explaining findings/conclusions/policy implications; documenting the model, data development procedures, and model analysis methods; maintaining, updating, and improving these items for the duration of the study; and, finally, terminating the study with proper attention to archives that invite as much reuse as possible.
The organizers encourage presentations of very recent results, especially innovative methods, tools and applications relevant for analysis of either global or universal problems for which standard methods and tools of operations research do not offer a satisfactory solution.
Participation in the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop
Strong international participation is traditionally encouraged
for this workshop so that participants can introduce and be introduced
to various research perspectives and approaches in the above listed
research and applications areas.
As in previous years, we are counting on a strong delegation from Japan
and we are also inviting leading researchers from other
countries to present their methods, applications and tools.
Additionally, this open invitation for preregistration is posted
on the Web in order to reach those prospective participants
who are not yet aware of this annual workshop.
In this way, we hope that also in 2005 constructive discussions
will be stimulated to benefit all participants and for the progress
of the methodologies and tools for model-based analysis of complex
systems and integrated policy assessment.
The number of participants of the workshop must be limited, therefore participation is by invitation only. The invitations for the workshop will be distributed before April 30, 2005 to authors of accepted presentations. It is likely that a number of persons who will preregister will exceed the maximum number of participants. In such a case preferences will be given to those who:
There is a moderate registration fee for participating in the CSM/KSS'2005 workshop. The organizers can provide support for covering the registration fee to participants who are not able to cover it from other sources. Only in exceptional cases will support be offered to participants from countries that are not members of IIASA. Unfortunately, no support can be provided for covering other expenses.
Prospective participants are kindly requested to complete the preregistration procedure as soon as possible (but not later than April 30, 2005). The procedure is composed of two elements:
The invitations for the workshop will be distributed before May 10, 2005 to authors of accepted presentations.
Dates, organizational details
CSM/KSS'2005 home page