What might the explicit acknowledgement of anticipation contribute to existing engineering practice and theory? Whenever an engineer creates a model of a system the purpose is almost certainly to anticipate scenarios, usually resulted from a trade-off between expected performance and available budget.
Are there costs of being trapped in a functional role of instrumental rationality?
The special session of International Conference on Anticipation (November 5-7, 2015), will focus on how anticipation and related topics could illuminate problems in engineering.
- Mike Yearworth (Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK)
- Janet Willis Singer (International Society for the Systems Sciences, Santa Cruz, USA)
- Rick Adcock (Cranfield Defence and Security, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, UK)
- Michael Singer (International Society for the Systems Sciences, Santa Cruz, USA)
- Duane Hybertson (The MITRE Corp, Washington DC, USA)
Deadline for abstract submission (250 words): June 15, 2015
Further information in the website www.projectanticipation.org
The registration is already open: https://webapps.unitn.it/