Engineering and Meta-Engineering is what synergistically relate Science and Industry. Two cybernetic loops are based on an adequate combination of different kinds of knowledge creation and two other cybernetic loops related to wealth creation. Both creations are produced by Engineering and Meta-Engineering which synergistically bridge Science and Industry/Business. Details regarding this issue can be found at www.iiis.org/Engineering-and-Meta-Engineering
Consequently, the purpose of the ICEME 2013 Organizing Committee is to bring together researchers and professionals from the Academic, Industrial and Public sectors with Engineering and Meta-Engineering problems and/or solutions and/or technological innovations in order to share their knowledge and experience in the context of a Multi- and Inter-Disciplinary forum.
ICEME 2013 Organizing Committee is basically, but not exclusively, oriented by the following meaning of Engineering and Meta-Engineering, which has been concluded in the detailed sturdy that can be found at www.iiis.org/Engineering-and-Meta-Engineering
Engineering is the development of new Knowledge (scientia), new ‘made things’ (techné) and/or new ways of working and doing (praxis) with the purpose of creating new useful products (artifacts) or services.
Meta-Engineering is the development of new Knowledge (scientia), new ‘made things’ (techné) and/or new ways of working and doing (praxis) with the purpose of creating new useful products (artifacts) or services for engineers or engineering organizations.
According to the three definitional dimensions of Engineering, examples of Meta-Engineering applications are given in the following table
The areas of Meta-Engineering, according to the three-dimensional definition of Engineering are shown in the following table
Areas and Topics
Even Engineering and Meta-Engineering are frequently mixed activities, we preferred to differentiate them in two different sets of areas and topics in order to allow authors to choose the an area and topic in any of the two sets that fit best the topic of their paper and/or their research & development interest. Consequently, the main themes and areas are the following
Meta-Engineering Science and Engineering Philosophy
Engineering Concepts, relations and Methodologies
Technological development and Innovation
Disciplinary Research & Development
For details with regards to the topics included in each of the above major themes click the option “Major Themes/Areas” in the main menu.
Submissions for Face-to-Face or for Virtual Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same reviewing processes and the accepted papers will be included in the same printed and electronic proceedings. Details regarding the types of submission can be found at the menu option Papers/Abstract Submissions.
All Submitted papers/abstracts will go through three reviewing processes: (1) double-blind (at least three reviewers), (2) non-blind, and (3) participative peer reviews. These three kinds of review will support the selection process of those papers/abstracts that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in JSCI Journal. More details regarding the
is found at the menu option “Multi-Methodological Reviewing Process for Multi-Disciplinary Conferences”.
Pre-Conference and Post-conference Virtual sessions (via electronic forums) will be held for each session included in the conference program, so that sessions papers can be read before the conference, and authors presenting at the same session can interact during one week before and after the conference. Authors can also participate in peer-to-peer reviewing in virtual sessions.
The acceptance policy to be applied to the reviewed submissions made to ICEME 2013 is based on the Majority Rule, applied to the reviews received for each submitted article. Details on this issue can be found at the menu option
Authors of accepted papers who registered in the conference can have access to the evaluations and possible feedback provided by the reviewers who recommended the acceptance of their papers/abstracts, so they can accordingly improve the final version of their papers. Non-registered authors will not have access to the reviews of their respective submissions.
The best paper of each section will be selected and their author (s) will receive a corresponding Award Certificate.
Sessions' best paper will be awarded and the author who presented the paper will receive an award certificate at the award ceremony which will be held as the last event of the conference.
Authors of the best 10%-20% of the papers presented at the conference (included those virtually presented) will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.
Invited Sessions can be organized in a specific or a general theme. These Invited Sessions may grow to Focus Symposia, workshops, satellite events, micro-conferences or even conferences by their own in the context of ICEME 2013.
Registration fees of an effective invited session organizer will be waived according to the policy described in the web page (click on 'Invited Session', then on 'Benefits for the Organizers of Invited Sessions'), where you can get information about the ten benefits for an invited session organizer. For Invited Sessions Proposals, please visit the conference web site, or directly to www.iiis2013.org/iceme/Organizer.asp