The 16th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations

19 March 2015

The 16th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations

The 16th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations (ICISO) was held on 19 - 20 March 2015, in Toulouse, France.

The 16th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations (ICISO) was successfully held on 19-20 March 2015, in Toulouse, France (ICISO2015 is IFIP WG8.1 working conference). The conference was organised and hosted by France Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) in collaboration with Henley Business School, University of Reading, the proceedings for which have been published by Springer IFIP Advances in Information and Knowledge Management in Complex Systems.

The conference was attended by leading professors and researchers in Organisational Semiotics & Informatics as well as worldwide industrial experts in Knowledge Management, and chaired by Professor Kecheng Liu, Director of Informatics Research Centre and Head of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting, Henley Business School, University of Reading

The main theme of the conference was “Information and Knowledge Management in Complex Systems” and provided a focal platform for researchers to share their talents and expertise in the various related domains. More importantly, it offered an exciting opportunity for potential collaborations between research areas and industrial practices.

The conference clearly demonstrated a clear synergy between research efforts and industrial practices; both of which are common but quite different. The links between these vectors runs through theories, methodologies, and applications. Also shared were the powerful effects of technology-push and business-pull created by the exploration in Information and Knowledge Management in Complex Systems. To stimulate this intended "cross-pollination", four industrial experts from DLR and CEA respectively, shared their empirical findings as well as their own practical experiences.

The event was marked by an inspirational keynote speech on ‘scientific methods for building more advanced research programmes in Organisational Semiotics’, by Professor Emeritus Ronald Stamper, the founder of the Organisational Semiotics.

Organisers of the conference were pleased to see the conference continue to make significant contributions towards bringing international researchers together in order to explore collaborative links for innovative ideas and engagement of the wider organisational semiotics community.

 

Conference Chair, Professor Kecheng Liu, opening the conference

 

Uwe Knodt from DLR – the German Aerospace Center, giving keynote speech

 

Ruediger Suess from DLR – the German Aerospace Center, giving keynote speech

 

Programme Chair, Dr Keiichi Nakata chairing the opening session

 

Vincent Minier and Vincent Bontems, from French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

 

 Programme Chair, Daniel Galarreta from Centre National d’Etudes Spatiale (CNES), introducing keynote speakers on day 2

 

Organising Chair, Dr Weizi Li, chairing the session one

 

Group photo ICISO Conference 2015