WMSCI 2014 is an international forum for scientists and engineers, researchers and consultants, theoreticians and practitioners in the fields of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. The forum focuses into specific disciplinary research, and also in multi, inter, and trans-disciplinary studies and projects. One of its aims is to relate disciplines, fostering analogical thinking and, hence, producing input to the logical thinking.
Complexity, Cybernetics, and Informing Science/Engineering are increasingly being related on the conceptual, methodological, and practical dimensions. T. Grandon Gill’s book (Informing Business: Research and Education on a Rugged Landscape) shows the strong and important relationships between Complexity and Informing Science (specifically academic informing), and the potentiality of these relationships in supporting the integration of academic activities: Research, Education, and Consulting or real Life Problem Solving.
Education (cognitive development) and training (performance in a specific skill) are different but highly related notions. They have common means to achieve their objectives as it is the case of, for example, teaching, learning and e-learning. Informatics is supporting both of them with an increasing frequency and effectiveness in more and more activities and domains. The objective of ICETI 2014 is to bring together researchers, professionals and practitioners from the three areas so they can share their knowledge and experiences in an multi- and inter-disciplinary intellectual climate.
The comprehensive and profound impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on society is a very known fact. In turn, private, public and academic organizations are generating new requirements and demands that must be addressed by ICT. Demand-Pull and Technological-Push are interacting with each other through cybernetic loops. Society and ICT are co-regulating each other via negative Feedback Loops and synergistically co-evolving via positive feedback loops.
The purpose of the Fourth Ibero-American Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (CICIC 2014) is to bring together academics and practitioners, researchers and experts from the three areas to submit the results of their research and experiences in a disciplinary field and in a multidisciplinary forum for the purpose of an exchange of ideas and opinions that can enable the emergence of analogies (analogical thinking source and entry point of logical thinking), and promote interdisciplinary communication and cross-fertilization.
The 5th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics (IMCIC 2014) is held jointly with The 20th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2014).
On September 11, the film festival portion of SPARK Animation '13 begins in Vancouver, Canada. The five-day event will showcase a wide range of animated projects, from independent works to special premieres. Opening with Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Get a Horse!" directed by Lauren MacMullan, the festival will offer audiences something different each evening.
Conference: February 6 - 8, 2014
Job Fair: February 7 & 8, 2014
Festival: February 5 - 9, 2014
If you're ready for more talks by the leading talents and minds of the visual effects industry and you'd like to meet and mingle with some of these amazing luminaries in the visual effects industry, come to the Vancity theater and join us.
DISCOVER SPARK ANIMATION
SPARK brings the most talented artists, inventors, directors and studio executives from around the world to Vancouver to share their experience and inspire the animation community. This three-day conference and five-day festival attracts local and international animation leaders.
CONFERENCE: September 12th - 14th
Panels and presentations from animation's top players
Cutting edge exposure and insight into the latest techniques of the industry
Thursday was the last opportunity for attendees to check out Emerging Technologies, the Art Gallery and the Studio. All three venues closed at 1pm. Meanwhile, the Computer Animation Festival went out with a bang with the final showing of this year’s Electronic Theater and two Production Sessions.