Call for Abstracts
The Second World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium will take place in Crans-Montana, Switzerland between 10-13 September, 2008.
A call for Abstracts has been issued: Submit an Abstract and Join the Dialogue !
Contributions are welcomed from any field of the humanities, social sciences, natural and technical sciences. They should be aimed at encouraging and supporting debate between representatives from these diverse fields during (and after) the Symposium. Two categories of abstracts will be considered:
||A) Research and education in interdisciplinarity
||B) Research and education in the scope of one of the 2008 symposium’s central themes (see below)
DEADLINE: May 30, 2008
Two main interdisciplinary topics chosen by our international Scientific Board, provide the themes that will guide the 2008 Symposium’s debate. The themes will be used to experiment with dialogue between the disciplines and explore how it can be improved:
1. Collective network knowledge & human individual intelligence:
Convergences and divergences
2. Collaborative Behaviour, Altruism & Conflict:
From animal behaviour to economics and prevention of violence
Through two keynote lectures, participants will also be encouraged to frame their contributions in terms of the following question:
Does a knowledgeable person have additional responsibilities in the 21st century?
The preliminary program is assuredly rich, with the majority of proposed “major speakers” having already enthusiastically confirmed their participation.
Program details will be posted by February 28