Emerging Theories and Methods in Sustainability Research
Marie Curie Summer Schools in Barcelona, Bratislava, Brighton (Sussex),
Lisbon, under the direction of Professor Arild Vatn.
First summer school: Analysing Complexity, ICTA, Universitat Autonoma
de Barcelona, 7-17 June 2006. [more]
Conference on "Efficiency, environment & employment 2006"
June 8-9, 2006, Vienna, Austria
This conference aims to identify framework conditions that promote
or inhibit synergies between economic efficiency, environment and
employment, to share experiences of local, regional and national
projects in Europe and beyond and to disseminate relevant information
about success and failures to policymakers, businesses, local authorities,
NGOs and other social actors. The
main organisers of the conference are SERI and the European Environment
Agency (EEA) in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry for Agriculture,
Forestry, Environment and Water, the European Topic Centre for Waste
and Resources, and other partners. For
further details see www.eee2006.org.
June 12-13, 2006, Paris, France
Computer simulations play a crucial role in many sciences, but they
have not yet received the attention they deserve from philosophers
of science. This conference attempts to systematically explore methodological
issues in connection with computer simulations and the implications
of these for traditional questions in the philosophy of science.
Special emphasis is put on the relation between models and simulations
as well as on the role of computers in the practice of science.
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The potential of CSR to contribute to the implementation and integration
of EU strategies
June 22-23, 2006, Milano, Italy
organised by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Supported by the Marie Curie Series of Conferences
FOR PAPERS (Deadline for submissions: 1st April 2006).
Participatory Approaches in Science & Technology (PATH)
Conference. 4th-7th June 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The PATH conference aims to explore how best to involve stakeholders
and the public in policy development and decision-making on science
and technology issues. The conference will bring together policy
makers, practitioners and academics to exchange knowledge and explore
future directions for public participation in these areas. Using
a combination of keynote speakers; papers addressing state of the
art theory and practical examples; and interactive sessions exploring
best practice approaches, participants will consider experiences
and innovative ideas from around the world. The conference will
be small and focussed with a limited attendance of around 120 delegates.
The conference is part of the PATH project, a Science and Society
Coordination Action funded under European Commission 6th Framework
Programme for Research.
For further information visit: http://www.macaulay.ac.uk/PATHconference/
COURSE IN AGENT-BASED COMPUTATIONAL ECONOMICS
Seventh Trento Summer School
3-21 July, 2006
The Seventh Summer School in the Trento Program in Adaptive Economic
Dynamics is designed to teach students to use agent-based computational
laboratories to conduct ACE experiments and to develop such experiments
on their own. Prior programming experience is helpful but not required.
Prior Trento Summer Schools have been of two weeks duration. The
Seventh Summer School will run for three weeks in order to give
students sufficient hands-on experience to be able to teach ACE
to their students.
course will be taught by Leigh Tesfatsion, Iowa State University
and Robert Axtell, The Brookings Institution. Guest lecturers include
Professor John Duffy, University of Pittsburgh, Professor Dan Friedman,
University of California, Santa Cruz, Professor Mauro Gallegati,
University of Ancona, Professor Herbert Gintis, Central European
University and Santa Fe Institute, Peter Howitt, Brown University,
and Axel Leijonhufvud of UCLA and the University of Trento.
more information visit: http://www-ceel.economia.unitn.it
- 40th anniversary conference: The Future of Science, Technology
and Innovation Policy - Linking Research And Practice
11-13 September, 2006, Brighton, United Kingdom
SPRU celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2006 with a conference taking
place on the 11-13 of September which invites participants to engage
in a critical evaluation of the present and future research agenda
of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) field. This conference
will explore empirical, theoretical and applied policy approaches
to enable us to conceptualise the contradictory nature of modern
science, technology and innovation, and thus provide practical policy
guidance. We are particularly interested in contributions that address
the intersections of science, technology and innovation and adopt
forward-looking approaches in investigating their impacts on society.
For further information please visit the Conference website at www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/conf2006.
meeting 2006 "dematerialization across scales: measurement, empirical
evidence, future options"
September 13-14, 2006, Vienna Austria
Back to back with a policy dialogue "dematerialization why and how?"
September 15, 2006
For further information: http://www.iff.ac.at/socec/conaccount2006
ALTER-Net Training Course An Introduction to Ecological-economic
Modelling for Designing and Evaluating Biodiversity Conservation Policies
18-23 September 2006, Bad Schandau (Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz,
Ecological-economic modelling is a helpful way of combining social
and natural science knowledge to achieve better results for biodiversity
conservation policies. The importance of this methodology is being
documented by an increasing number of research articles in leading
economic as well as ecological journals.
The course addresses young scientists (PhD students and young post-docs)
from ecology, economics or modelling. It offers an introduction into
the main ecological and economic concepts of conservation as well
as ecological-economic modelling. Emphasis is placed on both lectures
and active teamwork on given manageable projects. For more information
Biennual Conference of International Society for Ecological Economics
on "Ecological Sustainability and Human Well-Being"
15-18 December, 2006, New Delhi. For more information visit http://www.isee2006.com/index.htm