The paper abstract submission system is now open on your profile page. You will have to set up an account for this process on the right-hand side of this page. The account-setup procedure is explained in detail here.

Papers should relate to the conference theme “Living in Cybernetics”, but we will also consider papers less connected to the theme, specially papers presenting current work (which we interpret as the author’s personal “cybernetics in the present”).

Papers are accepted through a process of refereeing 500 word extended abstracts. Accepted abstracts will be published on the conference web site for open review by registered conferees.

Paper proposals should shaped to fit, and submitted within the framework of the “several traditions of cybernetics”. Please indicate your choice of 2 traditions under which your paper can be presented (in case there are difficulties with numbers) when submitting your abstract.

Papers will be developed after the conference, allowing the paper presentation at the conference to be a learning experience. They will be reviewed through the extended version of double blind peer review that we have developed with success over the past five years.

We have negotiated publication of accepted papers in the journal Kybernetes. We anticipate publication will be in late 2015.

A timetable for paper presentations will be published when we know what the demand is. We normally try to give 30 minutes for each paper (time to include questions and switch over), but do not guarantee this, at this stage.

Important Dates

  • 31-May-2014: Submission of Extended Abstracts (500 words) closes.
  • 10-Jun-2014: Acceptance notices emailed to authors
  • 30-Jun-2014: Revised Extended Abstracts submitted
  • 03-Jul-2014: Accepted Extended Abstracts published on conference web site for open commenting by conferees

Details of the publication schedule for the submission of final paper drafts will be announced at the conference. In general, we are likely to anticipate receiving final papers in November, for the extensive refereeing process over the winter prior to publication in Kybernetes late in 2015.

For further details please visit:

Paper refereeing
Paper presentations
Paper format