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Convergence and Complexity in Science and Technology

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

Daniel Andler:
Impact of increasing complexity of scientific processes on education and training (“science of complexity”)
Gaining of knowledge through complexity research and its possibilities for intervention
Practical application in economy and technology

David A. Lane:
Methods of complexity research in conventional practical applications
Structuring and transformation of social and ecological systems
Treatment of non-linear phenomena and their interpretation

Peter Malanik:
Complexity and security requirements on the example of air travel
Convergent systems with new information and communications technologies create new demands and customer requirements

Frank Schweitzer:
Dynamics and management of complex systems, structures and models
Analyses and treatment of complex structures through the knowledge of complexity research
Practical examples

Stefan Thurner:
The paradigm of the “science of the complex”: a new approach to science or continuing progress
New possibilities in medical applications by imitating or adapting “the science of the complex”
Interdisciplinary and overlapping treatment of complex processes

Professor of Philosophy, University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV); Director, Department of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris
Professor of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute (USA)
Executive Vice President and Secretary General, Austrian Airlines, Wien
Professor für Systemgestaltung, ETH Zürich
Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna
Vorsitzender, Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung der Österreichischen Bundesregierung, Wien

Dr. Daniel ANDLER

Professor of Philosophy, University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV); Director, Department of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris

Assistant, Dpt. of mathematics, Faculté des sciences d'Orsay Université Paris 7 Chargé d'enseignement, Université Paris-Nord maître assistant, Université Paris 7 maître de conférences, Université Paris 7 professeur, Dpt. of philosophy, Université de Lille III Université de Paris X-Nanterre Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
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PhD David P. LANE

Professor of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute (USA)

Professor of Statistics, University of Minnesota Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, Duke University Visiting Professor, Department of Epidemiology, McGill University Visiting Professor, Statistics, Bocconi University External Professor, Santa Fe Institute Professor of Statistics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
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Dr. Peter MALANIK

Executive Vice President and Secretary General, Austrian Airlines, Wien

Master in Law (University of Vienna) Doctorate in Law (University of Vienna) 4 months internship at the European Commission Austrian Airlines International Relations Directorate Head Multilateral Affairs & Coordinator co-operation and alliance strategy (as of 1992); Austrian Airlines Joint Project Manager for "Alcazar" Head of Personnel Services and deputy to the EVP Human Resources IATA Assistant Director European Affairs, Geneva AEA General Manager Technical and Operations, Brussels
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 Professional Career:
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 since October 2000 Secretary General & VP International Relations
 since April 2002 Executive Vice President
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 since October 2000 Member of the Faculty Board of the Executive Aviation MBA Course, Danube University Krems; Coordinator and Lecturer at the Airline Management Module

DDr. Frank SCHWEITZER

Professor für Systemgestaltung, ETH Zürich

 Frank Schweitzer is Full Professor for Systems Design at ETH Zurich since 2004 and also associated member of the Department of Physics at the ETH Zurich
 In his professional carreer, he worked for different research institutions (Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems, Sankt Augustin) and universities (Humboldt University Berlin, Cornell University Ithaca NY, Emory University, Atlanta GA).
 Frank Schweitzer received his first Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in theoretical physics and his second Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in philosophy of science, he further earned a habilitation/Venia Legendi in physics. He initiated and lead (2001-2005) a section of the German Physical Society (DPG) for the physics of socio-economic systems (AKSOE).
 Further, he was a founding member and member of the steering committee of the European Network of Excellence "Complex Systems" (EXYSTENCE 2001-2006).
 The recent focus of the research group of Frank Schweitzer is on applications of complex systems theory to the dynamics of organizations. This includes the development of formal concepts, quantitative modeling and computer simulations.

Mag. DDr. Stefan THURNER

Professor and Head, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna; President, Complexity Science Hub Vienna

Magister rer.nat. (MS in Theoretical Physics), University of Vienna (honors) Dr.techn. (PhD in Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology (honors), 1996 Guest Researcher, Columbia University, New York Postdoctoral Position, Humboldt University, Berlin Research Associate, Boston University, Boston Postdoctoral Position, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Tenure track position (Universitätsassistent), University of Vienna Dr.rer.soc.oec. (PhD in Financial Economics), University of Vienna (honors) Habilitation (Theoretical Physics), Vienna University of Technology Associate Professor (a.o. Universitätsprofessor, tenure), University of Vienna Associate Professor, Medical University Vienna Fellow, Collegium Budapest External Professor, Santa Fe Institute Full Professor for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University Vienna Senior Researcher, IIASA, Laxenburg Visiting Professor Nanyang Technologica University, Singapur President of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna
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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dr.h.c. Knut CONSEMÜLLER

Vorsitzender, Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung der Österreichischen Bundesregierung, Wien

Student der Eisenhüttenkunde, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), Abschluss: Dipl.-Ing. Doktorand und wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Eisenhüttenkunde-Institut, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Abschluss: Dr.-Ing. Beschäftigt in Firmen des Hoesch-Konzerns (später Estel-Hoesch-Hoogovens NV) in Dortmund (D) und Nimwegen (NL) Technisches Vorstandsmitglied, Hoesch Stahl AG Mitglied, Technologie-Beirat des Bundesminister für Forschung und Technologie, Bonn (D) Mitglied, Vorstände der technischen und wissenschaftlichen berufsständischen Verbände und Vereinigungen Direktor, Strategie- und Technologieplanung, VA Stahl AG, Linz (A) Bestellung zum Vorstandsmitglied, Böhler-Uddeholm AG Erlangung der Österreichischen Staatsbürgerschaft Ernennung zum Vorsitzenden, Rat für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung der Österreichischen Bundesregierung Vorsitzender, Eisenhütte Österreich/ASMET
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  Zur gleichen Zeit Student des Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Aufbaustudiums, RWTH Aachen und Uni-Köln, Abschluss: Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.
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Technology Forum

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24.08.2006

08:00 - 10:00Technology Brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
09:00 - 20:00Presentation CD-Laboratory “Biomechanics in skiing”Culture
11:00 - 11:30Welcome by the OrganisersPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Welcome StatementsPlenary
12:00 - 13:00OriginsPlenary
13:30 - 15:30Competition for TalentPlenary
17:00 - 18:15Research at the Cutting EdgePlenary
18:15 - 19:30Science and Research Models and Best PracticePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

25.08.2006

07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: Changes in Technology and Natural Sciences – Is Our Tertiary Education System Still Up to Date?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: Convergence and Excellence in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: Innovative Telematics Systems in Intermodal TransportBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: The Reassuring HabitatBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Convergence and Complexity in TechnologyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: High-performance Materials from Nature as an Opportunity for Economic GrowthBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: Science and Technology in Sport: Challenge for Industry and Benefit for PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior AlpbachBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Energy Security – the Case of Hydro CarbonsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Technology Transfer: the Motor for Developing LocationsBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Convergence and Complexity in Science and TechnologyPlenary
15:15 - 16:00Faith and SciencePlenary
17:00 - 18:00Atom and Eve – an Alpbach MinioperaCulture
18:00 - 21:30Reception sponsored by the Province of Lower AustriaSocial

26.08.2006

07:00 - 08:00Energy and SecurityPlenary
08:00 - 08:30Alpbach 2006 – Resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Science and DemocracyPlenary
10:30 - 11:30The Universe is a Strange PlacePlenary
11:30 - 12:30Farewell Reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial