Last modified February 21st, 2023 by hofkirchner

(data referring to the time before 1990 are not complete due to reports not available, since in september 1990 the Austrian Academy of Sciences provoked a preliminary investigation by public prosecution taking recourse to the intelligence service of the ministry of the interior (Staatspolizeilicher Dienst) and locked out all employees of the Institute for Socio-Economic Development Research and Technology Assessment by means of police force – a measure that, finally, proved unjustified)


“Artificial Intelligence stopping the climate change – or not?”, Bits & Bäume conference, Berlin, 30.9.-2.10.2022 [co-authored by H.-J. Kreowski]

“Zur Konzeption des techno-sozialen Systems”, Naturallianz/Allianztechnik, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig, 30.9.-1.10.2022 [slides only]

“Imperative der Konvivialität für das ‘Anthropozän’”, 11.9.2022, Strukturwandel und Diskurs, Institut für Design Science München, Wittenberg

“The future of anthroposociogenesis – panhumanism, anthroporelational humanism and digital humanism”, 18.9.2021, IS4SI Summit, 5th International Conference on Philosophy of Information, online

“Die Verknüpfung von Globaler Citizenship, Globalem Dialog und Globaler Governance”, 4.9.2021, ASPR Sommerakademie, online

“Der Imperativ des Informationszeitalters”, 12.11.2020, Plenarsitzung der Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, online

“Artificial Intelligence: ‘Machines of loving grace’ or ‘Tools for conviviality’?”, 12.9.2020, invited lecture, Senior Forum on The Philosophy of Information and the Development of Intelligent Society, Western China Science and Technology Innovation Harbour in Xi’an jang in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, 12.-13.9.2020, online

“The concept of the global citizen – a possible third step in becoming truly human/e”, 11.2.2020, Keynote,  iASK (Institute for Advanced Studies Köszeg) Research Group Human 2.0, Köszeg, Hungary

“Designing for a Global Sustainable Information Society”, 7.11.2019, Keynote, ICAI 2019, Second International Conference on Applied Informatics: Building up a Global Sustainable Information Society, Madrid, 6.-9.11.2019

“ICTs connecting global citizens, global dialogue and global governance. A call for needful designs”, 8.11.2019, ICAI 2019, Second International Conference on Applied Informatics: Building up a Global Sustainable Information Society, Madrid, 6.-9.11.2019 (co-presenter: J. M. Díaz; further co-authors: P. Crowley, W. Graf, G. Kramer, H.-J. Kreowski, W. Wintersteiner)

“glossaLAB: Co-Creating Interdisciplinary Knowledge”, 8.11.2019, ICAI 2019, Second International Conference on Applied Informatics: Building up a Global Sustainable Information Society, Madrid, 6.-9.11.2019 (presenter: J. M. Díaz, co-authors: T. Guarda, M. Burgin, R. Zimmermann, G. Chroust, S. Belli)

“Zur Konzeptualisierung von Wahrheit aus der Sicht der Praxio-Onto-Epistemologie II”, 28.9.2019, ”What is Truth?”, Meeting of Institut für Design Science München, GSIS Emergent Systems Group, Arbeitskreise Strukturwandel & Diskurs and Spätphilosophie Schellings of Leibniz-Society of Scholars, Wittenberg, 27.-29.9.2019

“Blurring of the human and the artificial. A conceptual clarification”6.6.2019, IS4SI Summit 2019, UC Berkeley, 2.-6.6.2019

“Taking the perspective of the Third: A contribution to the Origins of Systems Thinking”, 3.6.2019, IS4SI Summit 2019, UC Berkeley, 2.-6.6.2019

“Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, and Wisdom in the Global Sustainable Information Society. Clarification of concepts”, 2.6.2019, IS4SI Summit 2019, UC Berkeley, 2.-6.6.2019

“Zur Konzeptualisierung von Wahrheit aus der Sicht der Praxio-Onto-Epistemologie”, 5.10.2018, Jubiläumstagung, Zehn Jahre Institut für Design Science München, Leucorea, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, 5.-7.10.2018

“Kultur der Technik: Können wir leben, was wir tun?”, 20.10.2017, Festcolloquium anlässlich des 70. Geburtstags von Professor Dr. Klaus Kornwachs, Humboldt-Studienzentrum für Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, Universität Ulm

“Imagined futures gone astray. A praxio-onto-epistemological analysis”, 15.6.2017, Workshop: Transhumanism – the proper guide to a posthuman condition or a dangerous idea?, IS4SI Summit Gothenburg 2017, Sweden, 12.-16.6.2017

“World netizenship or barbarism”, 13.6.2017, Workshop: Digital netizens at the crossroads of sharing and privatising, IS4SI Summit Gothenburg 2017, Sweden, 12.-16.6.2017

“Promethean Shame Revisited. An ontological analysis of future imaginaries”, 6.1.2017, Center for Social Ontology Workshop, London, 2.-6.1.2017

“Transdisciplinarity and Systems Thinking”, 10.10.2016, invited lecture, Transdisciplinarity Research Methods, Course, Department of Applied Information Technology, and SCCIIL Interdisciplinary Center Research Seminar, Chalmers and Göteborgs Universitet

“Relationality in Social Systems”, 19.7.2016, Tenth International Leibniz Congress, “ad felicitatem nostram alienamve”, Hannover, 18.-23.7.2016

“Convergences of General System Theory, Critical Realism and Theory of Society”, 11.7.2016, RC51 Sociocybernetics, 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, “The Future We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World”, Vienna, 10.-14.7.2016

“Systems of Systems vs. nested systems. A comparison”, 1.4.2016, invited lecture, emcsr avantgarde Satellite Workshop “Systems of Systems. Does the concept contribute to systems thinking and understanding?”, BCSSS Research Group/LS Arbeitskreis/ISIS Special Interest Group “Emergent Systems, Information and Society”, Sigmund Freud Privat Universität, Vienna

“Creating Common Good. The Vision of the Global Sustainable Information Society as the Good Society”, 6.1.2016, invited participant, 5th Social Morphogenesis Workshop, Centre for Social Ontology, Warwick, SciencePo, Paris, France, 4.-9.1.2016

“Eine Informatik für eine globale nachhaltige Informationsgesellschaft”, 10.12.2015, invited lecture, Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium Theoria cum praxi et commune bonum, Emergente Systeme, Information und Gesellschaft, Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften, Berlin

“Ethics for a Global Sustainable Information Society”, 10.9.2015, invited lecture, IDIMT-2015, 23rd Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks, 9.-11.9.2015, Podebrady, Czech Republic

“Information for a Global Sustainable Information Society”, 3.6.2015, opening speech, ISIS Summit Vienna 2015, Vienna University of Technology, 3.-7.6.2015

“Ethics from Systems – The Emergence of Normativity With and Within Social Systems and the Current State of Normativity”, 6.1.2015, invited participant, 4th Social Morphogenesis Workshop, Centre for Social Ontology, Warwick, Business School, University of Cardiff, UK, 6.-8.1.2015

“Civilisation at the crossroads”, 22.4.2014, introductory lecture, EMCSR, Vienna, 22.-25.4.2014

“Information as relation and structure”, 12.4.2014, invited panel contribution, Primordial Matter, Particles and Stuff: on the transition from Physics to Chemistry and further on, Understanding Matter, Centro Internazionale per la Ricerca Filosofica, Palermo, 9.-12.4.2014

“Why freedom of information is not enough”, 1.3.2014, invited participant, International Conference “Freedom of Information under Pressure”, Vienna, 28.2-1.3.2014

“‘Mechanisms’ around information society”, 7.1.2014, invited participant, Social Generative Mechanisms: From Competition to Opportunity?, Centre for Social Ontology, University of Warwick, Oxford, UK, 6.-9.1.2014

“Global Consciousness – the global brain in the perspective of a global sustainable information society”, 29.11.2013, invited lecture, “Global Consciousness – the global brain in the perspective of a global sustainable information society”, 29.11.2013, invited lecture, Global Brain Institute/Evolution, Complexity and Cognition (ECCO) group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

“‘Global Sustainable Information Society’ – Vision for the Future”, 19.10.2013, invited lecture (given By R. Jahn), International Conference on Philosophy of Information, International Center for Philosophy of Information, Xian Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, 18.-21.10.2013

“Idiotism and the Logic of the Third”, 2.10.2013, invited participant, State-of-Peace Conference, Peace Castle, Schlaining, Austria, 1.-4.10.2013

“Some perspective problems of Information Science. Towards a Global Sustainable Information Society”, 22.5.2013, invited lecture, Perspectives of information in Global Education as a new approach in the 21st century, FIS/ISIS 2013, Moscow University of Humanities, Moscow, 21.-24.5.2013

“History and prospects of development of the international cooperation in the field of studying of fundamental problems of Information Science. Remarks”, 22.5.2013, invited lecture, Perspectives of information in Global Education as a new approach in the 21st century, FIS/ISIS 2013, Moscow University of Humanities, Moscow, 21.-24.5.2013

“Vernadsky’s concept of the Noosphere within the perspective of systems theory”, 15.3.2013, invited lecture, Wissenschaftliche Konferenz “Vom Mineral zur Noosphäre” anlässlich des 150. Geburtstages von Vladimir Ivanovič Vernadskij, Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V., Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin

“Emergent information. The quest for a Unified Theory”, 24.1.2013, invited lecture, Simulation komplexer Systeme, Jour fixe, Institut für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Wien

“The validity of describing ‘Morphogenic society’ as a system and justifiability of thinking about it as a social formation”, 18.1.2013, invited participant, ‘Morphogenic Society’ as a potential new social formation?, 16.-18.1.2013, Centre for Social Ontology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

“Potentials and Risks for Creating a Global Sustainable Information Society”, 2.5.2012, keynote, Critique, Democracy and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society. Towards Critical Theories of Social Media, Conference, 2.-4.5.2012, Uppsala, Sweden

“Self-organisation as the mechanism of development and evolution in social systems”, 13.1.2012, invited participant, From Modernity to Morphogenesis, 12.-14.1.2012, Centre for Social Ontology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

“General System Theory and Complex Systems Philosophy”, 27.10.2011, invited participant, Systems in Biology, 27.-28.10.2011, University of Vienna

“Emergent Information. When a Difference makes a Difference…”, 7.9.2011, keynote, The Difference that makes a Difference 2011, 7.-9.9.2011, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

“Sustainability and Self-organization: Sustainability seen in the Perspective of Complexity and Systems Science and Ethical Considerations”, 8.-9.12.2010, invited lecture, 2010 Uehiro/Carnegie/Oxford Conference, Information Ethics: Future of Humanities, St. Cross College, Oxford, UK

“Teaching transdisciplinarity: the case of ICTs and Society”, 26.10.2010, invited lecture, General Assembly of International Academy of Systems and Cybernetic Sciences, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

“Four Ways of Thinking in Information”, 22.8.2010, “Towards a New Science of Information”, FIS 2010, Beijing, China

“ICTs-and-Society Research – What’s it for?”, 8.6.2010, Public Lecture, invited, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona

“A Global Sustainable Information Society as critical vision”, 8.10.2009, IR 10.0, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

“Eine globale nachhaltige Informationsgesellschaft als Leitbild der Zukunftsgestaltung”, 9.7.2009, Berufungsvortrag, Professur für Zukunftsforschung (interview, Professorship for Futures Studies), RWTH Aachen

“Ontology of information”, 2.-4.7.2009, 7th European Conference on Computing and Philosophy (ECAP09), Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

“Community – Where to from here? From ‘networked individualism’ to ‘community networks’”, 29.6-5.7.2009, Modernity 2.0, Emerging Social Media Technologies and their impacts, 9th Conference on Sociocybernetics, RC 51 (ISA), Urbino

“A Taxonomy of Theories about ICTs and Society”, 22.6.2009, presentation, ICT, Society and Human Beings 2009, IADIS International Conference, Algarve

“Gesellschaftstheorie(n) im Zeitalter globaler Probleme”, 18.6.2009, Berufungsvortrag, Professur für allgemeine Soziologie (interview, Professorship of General Sociology), Universität Marburg

“Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Social Systems and Sense-Making”, 7.5.2009, Invited Presentation, Joint AOC (Advanced Organizational Consultation) Society, Tavistock Institute, and Sigmund Freud University Symposium, Conversations that Connect Membership and Meaning, Vienna

“Cómo lograr una teoría unificada de la información”, 6.-7.11.2008, Invited Lecture, Primero Encuentro Internacional de Expertos en Teoría de la Información, INTECO S.A. (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías de la Comunicación), León

“Heimat in virtuellen Räumen”, 3.-5.10.2008, Invited Lecture, Stadt als Heimat am Beispiel von Berlin, Ernst-Bloch-Gesellschaft und Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus, Berlin

“A Unified Theory of Information research programme: A methodological framework”, 19.-21.10.2007, Invited Lecture, closed workshop, Information – Theory and Practice, Duino Castle, Italy

“A Critical Social Systems View of the Internet”, 3.-6.9.2007, esa conference 8 (The 8th Conference of the European Sociological Association), Glasgow Caledonian University and University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

“Web 3.0 – Technologies for Co-operation? Social-philosophical remarks on the desirable possible future development of the Internet”, 26.-28.7.2007, 2007 North American Computers and Philosophy (NA-CAP) Conference, Loyola University Chicago

“ICTs and Society: The Salzburg Approach”, 19.3.2007, Invited Lecture, ITAS, Karlsruhe

“Die Einheit der Informationsgesellschaft”, 16.1.2007, Antrittsvorlesung (inaugural lecture), Universität Salzburg

“Evolutionäre Systemtheorie als Grundlage einer einheitlichen Raumtheorie”, 27.-29.10.2006, Raumkonstruktion und Raumerfahrung, Öffentliche Tagung der Ernst-Bloch-Assoziation (EBA) in Kooperation mit dem ICT&S Center, Universität Salzburg

“ICTs and Society: The Salzburg Approach”, 27.-30.9.2006, IR 7.0: Internet Convergences, Association of Internet Researchers, Brisbane, Australia, co-authored by C. Fuchs and C. Raffl

“Theorien der Informationsgesellschaft”, 14.8.2006, Invited Lecture, Leibniz-Sozietät,Berlin

“Towards a Post-Luhmannian Social Systems View”, 23.-29.7.2006, RC 51 Sociocybernetics, XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa

“Unity through Diversity. European Integration in the Perspective of Systems Philosophy”, 1.-3.6.2006, Invited Lecture, PHILOSOPHY – BRIDGING CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES, Universal, Regional, National Values in United Europe, XXIV Varna International Philosophical School, Varna, Bulgaria

“Unity-through-Diversity in a Networked World. The role of Information and Communication Technologies in Producing World Society”, 27.-29.4.2006, Die Philosophie und die Idee einer Weltgesellschaft, Filosofia e globalizzazione, Congresso internazionale, Internationale Gesellschaft Hegel-Marx für dialektisches Denken, Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Napoli, Italy

“Self-organisation, less-than-strict-determinism, and the four Aristotelian causes”, 20.-21.4.2006, Causality and Motivation, Workshop, Mitteleuropa Foundation, Bolzano, Italy

“Ludwig von Bertalanffy – Forerunner of Evolutionary Systems Theory”, 14.-19.11.2005, Invited Lecture, The New Role of Systems Sciences For a Knowledge-based Society, First World Congress of the IFSR, Kobe, Japan

“Self-Organization of the Knowledge Society”, 2.11.2005, Truth is the Invention of a Liar, International Heinz von Foerster Congress 2005, co-authored by C. Fuchs

“Netizens and Information Culture: A dialectical interplay”, 24.-30.7.2005, The 22nd International Congress of History of Science, Beijing, co-authored by T. Herdin and U. Maier-Rabler

“What is biological information? A transdisciplinary approach”, 20.-24.7.2005, 5th Gatherings in Biosemiotics 2005, Urbino, Italy

“Evolutionary Systems Theory as transdisciplinary methodology. The legacy of Ludwig von Bertalanffy”, 18.7.2005, Keynote Lecture, International Botanical Congress 2005, Wien

“A Peircean Account of Information and its Critical Appraisal from the Perspective of Information Theory”, 4.-7.7.2005, Third Conference on the Foundations of Information Science, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, Paris, co-authored by El-Hani, C., Emmeche, C., Queiroz, J.

“Beyond the Third Culture! Science in the Information Age. Lecture dedicated to the Memory of Tom Stonier”, 4.-7.7.2005, Invited Lecture, Third Conference on the Foundations of Information Science, École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, Paris

“Erreichen wir das Ziel einer kollektiven Intelligenz?”, 10.6.2005, Salzburger Gespräche 2005:\\Future\Net\Works, ICT&S Center, Salzburg

“A Unified Theory of Information as Transdisciplinary Framework”, 2.-4.6.2005, E-CAP 2005 (European Computing and Philosophy Conference), Mälardalen University, Västerås, Schweden

“The Importance of Systems Thinking”, 28.-29.4.2005, Keynote Lecture, Cultural Context of Social Self-Organization, International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, Kyiv National Shevchenko University, Ukrainian Synergetic Society, Kyiv

“Society as a Self-Organising System”, 28.-29.4.2005, Invited Lecture, Cultural Context of Social Self-Organization, International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference, Kyiv National Shevchenko University, Ukrainian Synergetic Society, Kyiv

“Transdisziplinarität. Dialektik und Systemtheorie 2″, 22.-25.4.2005, Von der Physik zur Politik, Die Naturphilosophie Ernst Blochs, Internationale wissenschaftliche Fachkonferenz, Ernst-Bloch-Zentrum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, co-authored by C. Raffl

“Natur und Gesellschaft. Dialektik und Systemtheorie 1″, 22.-25.4.2005, Von der Physik zur Politik, Die Naturphilosophie Ernst Blochs, Internationale wissenschaftliche Fachkonferenz, Ernst-Bloch-Zentrum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein

“eTheory: vernetzte Welt – vernetzte Wissenschaft”, 26.1.2005, ICT&S Podium, Salzburg

“The Stage Model of Systems Evolution. Some Ontological Remarks”, 8.-11.9.2004, Dynamic Ontology, Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento

“Cognition, Communication and Co-operation in Living Systems”, 1.-5.7.2004, 4th Gatherings in Biosemiotics, Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences, Charles University, Prague

“The Great Bifurcation: A Sustainable Global Information Society or Extinction”, 26.-29.2.2004, Invited Lecture, ETHOS, Ethically Evolving Political Systems – Science, Complexity and Ethical Global Governance, University College Cork, Ireland

“Knowledge and Self-Organization”, 13.-15.11.2003, Vortrag, Heinz von Förster Kongress 2003, Wittgenstein-Haus, Wien, co-authored by C. Fuchs

“Evolutionäre Systemtheorie. Die wissenschaftliche Weltauffassung unserer Zeit”, 22.10.2003, Invited Lecture, Scientific Society: Dynamics–Complexity–Human Systems, AKH Wien

“Informational Universe. A Praxeo-Onto-Epistemological Approach”, 26.-27.9.2003, Invited Lecture, Human Approaches to the Universe – An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Colloquium, Department of Systematic Theology, University of Helsinki, m. C. Fuchs u. B. Klauninger

“Contradictions of the Internet”, 21.-24.9.2003, International Workshop Human Strategies in Complexity, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

“The Architecture of the Information Society”, 6.-11.7.2003, Agoras of the Global Village, 47th Annual Conference of the ISSS, Creta Maris Conference Center, Hersonissos, Crete, co-authored by C. Fuchs

“Foundations of Internet and Society”, 24.6.2003, Public Hearings, ICT&S Center, Universität Salzburg

“Information from an Evolutionary Systems Perspective”, 10.2.2003, Workshop Human Strategies in Complexity, TU Wien

“A Comment on Unpredictability and Less-than-strict-Determinism”, 6.2.2003, Workshop Human Strategies in Complexity, TU Wien

“A Unified Theory of Information Requires a Unified Theory of Self-Organisation”, 7.-9.2.2003, INSC 2003 (International Nonlinear Sciences Conference), Research and Applications in the Life Sciences, Universität Wien

“Aspects of a Unified Theory of Information: Agenda – Framework – Applications”, 14.11.2002, Invited Lecture, interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung, Wirtschaftsuniversität, Prag

“The differentia specifica of Biosemiosis in the Perspective of a Theory of Evolutionary Systems”, 14.–18.6.2002, Gatherings in Biosemiotics 2, Tartu, Estland

“Auge um Auge lässt die Welt erblinden. Von Verletzlichkeit, Verantwortlichkeit und Vergatterung”, 31.1.–3..2.2002, State-of-Peace-Konferenz 2002, Stadtschlaining

“Holism or Emergentism?”, 1.–4.11.2001, Bertalanffy Anniversary Conference 2001, Unity through Diversity, International Conference on Systems Thinking Globally Concerned, Vienna University of Technology

“Why Semiosis and Self-Organization Coincide. Elements of a Unified Theory of Information”, 6.-8.10.2001, Second International SEE (Semiosis – Evolution – Energy) Conference, University of Toronto

“Biosemiosis in the Context of Self-Organization”, 24.-27.5.2001, Gatherings in Biosemiotics 1, Copenhagen

“The dialectic of bottom-up and top-down emergence in social systems”, 17.-20.4.2001, International Conference Problems of Individual Emergence, Systemgroep Nederland, UK Cybernetics Society, Lincoln Research Centre, Center for Innovation and Co-operative Technology, Universiteit van Amsterdam, co-authored by C. Fuchs and B. Klauninger

“SANGRAHA Project: Civilisational Knowledge and Informatisation for Sustainable Development in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam”, 11.-14.12.2000, Invited Lecture, International Conference on Knowledge and East-West Transitions, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

“Zum heuristischen Wert des Paradigmas der Selbstorganisation für (die theoretische Grundlegung des) Technology Assessment”, 24.10.2000, Habilitationskolloquium, TU Wien

“Die Dialektik der Globalisierung in Ökonomie, Politik, Kultur und Technik”, 20.9.–23.9.2000, Jubiläumskongress der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Universität Wien, In welcher Gesellschaft leben wir?, co-authored by C. Fuchs

“Emergence and interaction of natural systems”, 31.7.–4.8.2000, co-authored by N. Fenzl, ECHO IV (Emergence, Complexity, Hierarchy, Organization), Odense

“Ein einheitlicher Informationsbegriff für eine einheitliche Informationswissenschaft”, 24.–25.3.2000, co-authored by C. Fuchs, Invited Lecture, Organisationsinformatik und Digitale Bibliothek in der Wissenschaft, Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsforschung und Institut für Bibliothekswissenschaft der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

“The One and the Many. Information Technology between Modernism, Fundamentalism, and Postmodernism”, 22.3.–25.3.2000, International Workshop Social Usage of Internet in Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia

“Information in Social Systems”, 6.–11.10.1999, co-authored by C. Fuchs, 7th International Congress of the IASS-AIS (International Association for Semiotic Studies/Association Internationale de Sémiotique), Sign Processes in Complex Systems,, Dresden, University of Technology

“Informatics and Society”, 29.9.–2.10.1999, Workshop Internet and IT in Vietnam (Developmental, Socio-cultural and Educational Issues), Ministery of Science, Technology and Environment, Hanoi, Vietnam

“Die unendliche Geschichte – Technikfolgen in der Informationsgesellschaft”, 19.–21.7.1999, co-authored by M. Lanzenberger and M. Rester, HyperKult 8, Universität Lüneburg

“Cognitive Sciences in the Perspective of a Unified Theory of Information”, 27.6.–2.7.1999, 43rd Annual Meeting of the ISSS (International Society for Systems Sciences), Humanity, Science, Technology: The Systemic Foundations of the Information Age,, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA

“Ways of Thinking and the Unification of Science”, 27.6.–2.7.1999, 43rd Annual Meeting of the ISSS (International Society for Systems Sciences), Humanity, Science, Technology: The Systemic Foundations of the Information Age,, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA

“Das Paradigma der Selbstorganisation. Probleme der Übertragbarkeit von Sichtweisen aus den Naturwissenschaften auf die Sozialwissenschaften”, 3.–5.6.1999, Invited Lecture, Interdisziplinäres Symposium Erkenntnistheoretische Standortbestimmung der Sozialwissenschaften, Projekt Sozio-Logik, WU Wien

“Towards a Unified Theory of Information – The Merging of Second-Order Cybernetics and Semiotics into a Single and Comprehensive Information Science”, 24.–28.8.1998, 15e Congres International de Cybernetique, Association Internationale de Cybernetique, Namur (Belgique)

“Emergence and the Logic of Explanation – An Argument for the Unity of Science”, 3.–7.8.1998, ECHO III (Emergence, Complexity, Hierarchy, Organization), under the auspices of ISSE (International Society for the Study of Emergence), Helsinki University of Technology

“Vladimir I. Vernadskij und die Vision der Einen Welt”, 20.1.1998, Invited Lecture, Biologisches Kolloquium, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

“Homo creator in einem schöpferischen Universum – Zur Bestimmung von ‘Natur’ und ‘Gesellschaft’ als korrelative Kategorien auf der Grundlage des Paradigmas der Selbstorganisation unter besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer politischen Implikationen”, 14.–15.11.1997, Symposium der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft, Der Naturbegriff in der politischen und wissenschaftlichen Kontroverse, IHS, Wien

“Does Electronic Networking Entail a New Stage of Cultural Evolution?”, 22.–24.11.1996, Interdisciplinary Workshop , Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Otterthal

“Electronic Networks – A New Stage of Cultural Evolution?”, 23.–26.5.1996, Interdisciplinary Workshop „Electronic Networking and the Philosophy of Culture“, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Alpenkurhotel Knappenhof, Edlach/Reichenau

“Bedeutung von Energie und Information für komplexe Systeme”, 24.11.1995, Koreferat zu Dr. P. Szmolyan, 5. Interfakultäres Treffen der „Chaostheorie-Interessenten“, Allgemeines Krankenhaus, Wien

“Shaping Internet Knowledge Fields for Low- and High-Quality Information”, 13.–14.11.1995, A New Order of Knowledge for the Information Society?, Seminar am IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies – European Commission, DG XII), Sevilla

“Information-guided evolution in dynamic collectivities”, 26.–28.10.1995, co-authored by G. Stockinger, The Emergence of Codes and Intentions, An interdisciplinary semiotic Symposium, Man and Nature – Humanities Research Center, Odense

“Zum Technikbild der Gestaltungs- und Wirkungsforschung”, 1.–3.2.1995, Workshop „Leitbilder für nachhaltige Technikgestaltung“, TU Dresden, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Technikforschung

“Die Weltgesellschaft und ihr Zentralnervensystem”, 23.11.1994, Seminar zum Thema „Vernetzung“, Dunabogdany, Ungarn

“Aufbau eines Hypertext-Informationssystems zum Golfkrieg”, 7.–9.10.1994, co-authored by P. Purgathofer in der Arbeitsgruppe „Computer und Krieg“ auf der 10. Jahrestagung des Forums InformatikerInnen für Frieden und Verantwortung an der Universität Bremen mit dem Titel „Realität und Utopien der Informatik“

“The Paradigm Shift in Technology Assessment: Human Centred Systems Design as Part of ‘Design and Assessment of Technology’”, 28.–31.8.1994, co-authored by M. Pohl, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Conference on Science, Technology and Change, Budapest

“Outlining a General Concept of Information”, 11.–15.7.1994, First International Conference on the Foundation of Information Science, Madrid, co-authored by P. Fleissner

“Nossa Experiência com Interdisciplinaridade”, 12.4.1994, Seminar „Sobre Interdisciplinaridade“, Núcleo de Meio Ambiente, Federal University of Pará, Belém

“Entropy and its Implication for Sustainability”, 11.–13.3.1994, co-authored by P. Fleissner, Second International Conference on „Implications and Applications of Bioeconomics“, E.A.B.S. (European Association for Bioeconomic Studies), Palma de Mallorca

“Groping for the Next Stage of Civilization”, 13.–14.7.1993, co-authored by P. Fleissner, International Symposium „Sustainability – Where do we stand?“, Graz

“Informationsstrukturen auf zellulärer Ebene und Fragen des Reduktionismus/Antireduktionismus”, 3.–5.3.1993, co-authored by  G. Ellersdorfer, III. Internationale Berliner Konferenz zum Thema „Kommunikation und Humanontogenese“, Humboldt-Universität

“Öko-Ethik: Gaia oder Noosphäre?”, 25.9.1992, Freiheit und Notwendigkeit – Die Gegenwart Spinozas im ethischen und politischen Diskurs der Neuzeit, veranstaltet von der Spinoza-Gesellschaft, Leipzig

“From A New World View To A New World Order”, 30.11.1991, International Congress of Scientists and Engineers „Challenges – Science and Peace in a Rapidly Changing Environment“, Berlin

“Freiheit und Verantwortung in der Wissenschaft”, 7.3.1991, VHS Wien Favoriten

“‘Betriebsbedingung Frieden’ – Zur zivilen Verwundbarkeit moderner Industriegesellschaften”, 30.11.–1.12.1990, Tagung „Friedenspolitischer Dialog“ der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Katholischer Jugend Österreichs (AKJÖ) in Wien

“Versorgungsgesellschaft ohne Versorgung”, 22.–24.6.1990, Kongreß „Verwundbarkeit der Industrielandschaft Europa – Perspektiven kooperativer Sicherheit für die nach-militärische Ära“ in Hamburg

“Verwundbarkeit der industriellen Zivilisation”, 27.3.1990, Österreichische Ärzte gegen den Atomkrieg, Allgemeines Krankenhaus, Wien