International Symposium on Design and Research in the Artificial and Natural Sciences: DRANS 2010

As you know the Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon affirmed that design is an essential ingredient of the Artificial Sciences Ranulph Glanville, president of the American Society for Cybernetics and expert in design theory, affirms that “Research is a variety of design. So do research as design… Design is key to research. Research has to be designed.” An increasing number of authors are stressing the relationships between Design and Research. Design is a mean for Research, and Research is a mean for Design. Design and research are related via cybernetic loops in the context of means-ends logic. Consequently, we invite you to submit a paper/abstract and/ot to organize an invited session in the International Symposium on Design and Research in the Artificial and the Natural Sciences: DRANS 2010 ( which is being organized in the context of The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics:

WMSCI 2010 (, 2010 in Orlando, Florida, USA.


The deadlines of DRANS 2010 are the following:


Papers/Abstracts Submissions and Invited Sessions Proposals: April 14th, 2010

Authors Notifications: May 5th, 2010

Camera-ready, full papers: May 26th, 2010


You can also submit your abstract-paper to another area or any of the following conjoined events (check the respective web site for the deadlines)


The SUMMER 4th International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2010 (


The 3rd, International Symposium on Academic Globalization: AG 2010 (


The 2nd International Symposium on Peer Reviewing: ISPR 2010 (


The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2010 (


Participants in any conference can attend the sessions of other collocated conferences, and will receive electronic proceedings, in a CD, which includes the papers presented at all conferences and symposia.


Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings.


Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.


All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal.


Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.


Registration fees of an effective invited session organizer will be waived according to the policy described in the web page  (click on ‘Invited Session’, then on ‘Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions’), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. For Invited Sessions Proposals, please visit the conference web site, or directly to


Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.


Best regards,


Conference Organizing Committee

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