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June 25, 2007

Australia New Zealand Systems Conference 2007

“Systemic development: local solutions in a global environment”

2 – 5 December 2007, Auckland, New Zealand.

Call for Reviewers

The quality of the ANZSYS experience is underpinned by the reviews provided to authors. Both conference attendees and others are invited to work with track chairs to review papers for that track (conference theme). Paper reviews should be of a developmental nature. Guidelines will be provided.


Those willing to offer their services as reviewers should email the Conference Chairs at [email protected]  by 15th July. This is the date papers are due. The email should have “Offer to review papers in the … Track” in the subject line.


Call for Workshop Presenters


As in previous years, ANZSYS 2007 will provide workshops. Workshops will be related to conference themes, and will be either 90 minutes or 120 minutes in length.

Proposals for workshops should be emailed to the Conference Chairs at [email protected]  by 31st August.

Each proposal should be structured and be one page in length. The email should have “Proposal for … Workshop” in the subject line.

Confirmation of acceptance will be provided by 30th September.


The following is extracted from the conference website: http://anzsys07.unitec.ac.nz

Conference themes

The themes for the ANZSYS'07 conference are:

A globally-connected virtual world

Applications of creativity to systemic problem-solving

Conceptual modelling

Critical systems

Information systems

Managing systemic development

Organisational systems

Regional and environmental systems

Social systems

System dynamics

Systems theory/systems thinking

And any other related issue. 

The conference chairs welcome any paper on one or more of these themes. If you would like to confirm that your paper falls within these themes then please email the Conference Chairs at [email protected]

Author information

Papers of up to 4000 words all up (including title, abstract, conference theme, keywords, body, footnotes, references, diagrams, and bios) on one or more of the conference themes will be considered for the conference. In all other respects, papers need to conform to the format and order of material requirements for the Emergence: Complexity and Organization journal at: http://emergence.org/ECO_site/web-content/sub_info.html

All papers will be double blind refereed for inclusion in the refereed conference proceedings.

Important dates

Sunday 15 July 2007 Papers due

Wednesday 15 August 2007 Reviewers feedback sent to Authors

Friday 31 August 2007  Final copy of accepted papers and lists of changes due

Wednesday 31 October 2007 Last day for early-bird registration

Sunday 2nd -Wed 5th Dec 2007 The conference

Email submissions to, and contact organisers at: [email protected]

Conference chairs:
The conference is chaired by Kay Fielden (Unitec New Zealand) and Jim Sheffield (University of Auckland).

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