We are posting, in this blog, the papers presented at the The 16th World Multi-Conference on
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2012, held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on July 17th – 20th, 2012, along with other collocated events, organized in the context of the IIIS [International Institute of Informatics and Systemics] Summer 2012 Conference. The purpose of posting the papers presented at WMSCI 2012 in this blog is to allow post-publication comments and feedback that might generate improved new versions of papers published in the respective proceedings. More details in “A Systemic-Cybernetic Model for Scholarly and Professional Reviewing and Publishing”
Main Purpose of WMSCI 2012 was stated as follows
The purpose of WMSCI 2012 is to promote discussions and interactions between researchers and practitioners focused on disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary issues, ideas, concepts, theories, methodologies and applications. We are particularly interested in fostering the exchange of concepts, prototypes, research ideas, and other results which could contribute to the academic arena and also benefit business, and the industrial community.
WMSCI 2012 is an international forum for scientists and engineers, researchers and consultants, theoreticians and practitioners in the fields of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. The forum focuses into specific disciplinary research, and also in multi, inter, and trans-disciplinary studies and projects. One of its aims is to relate disciplines, fostering analogical thinking and, hence, producing input to the logical thinking.
Through WMSCI conferences, we are trying to relate the analytic thinking, required in focused conference´s sessions, with the synthetic thinking, required for analogies generation, which calls a for multi-focus domain and divergent thinking. We are trying to promote synergic relationships between analytically and synthetically oriented minds, as it is found between left and right brain hemispheres, by means of the corpus callosum. Then, WMSCI 2012 might be perceived as a research corpus callosum, trying to bridge analytical with synthetically oriented efforts, convergent with divergent thinking, and focused specialists with non-focused or multi-focused generalists.