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Model-based Governance for Smart Organizational Future


Organized by Business Systems Laboratory – in cooperation with System Dynamics Italian Chapter

Hosted by:

Sapienza” University of Rome

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale

“Antonio Ruberti”

Via Ariosto 25 I-00185 Roma, Italy

January – 23-24, 2017


Deadline for the submission of extended abstracts: November 1, 2016


Description and scopes of the scientific event:


Today, the effective governance of any organisation – be it a government, a firm, a state-owned entity, or a charity – needs to be based on resilience, transparency, accountability, evidence of effectiveness. This need is stimulated by the all-encompassing public scrutiny of organisations, a trend that is continuously growing due to the advances in IT.

This process has been described in terms of the emergence of technologies and practices of calculation in the context of governance. A common problem is that organisations frequently approach governance as a process of conforming strictly with rules and regulations instead of considering governance from a wider systemic perspective.

In this workshop we call for both practical and theoretical research proposals for a better modeling of organizational systems as well of examples of successful application of model-based governance to any kind of organizational system.

The workshop is an event in which researchers work intensively on a topic. Its mark is cooperation and the moderation of conversations towards a goal. The workshop aims to support participants to develop their research proposals to a further stage through discussion in roundtables and panels under the tutorage of the chairs.  We expect to receive from participants contributions for discussions with the support of experienced tutors. These discussions will take place after the presentations of their contributions.

The submission of research proposals can cover various  methodologies for model-based governance such as:

System Dynamics, Agency theory, Viable Systems Model, Living Systems Theory, Complex Adaptive Systems Theory, Organizational cybernetics as well as other systemic methodologies;

and/or be applied to various fields, among which:

Market systems, Financial Systems, Organizational Systems, Business Systems, Organizational and Business Ecosystems, Information and Communication Technology for organizations, Smart cities, Energy policy, Political governance, Interactions Governance, Knowledge Management, Stakeholder Management.  


Special Guests and Keynote speakers:




After the Workshop, selected authors will be invited to further elaborate  their research proposals and write articles to be considered for publication on the following scientific journals:


Systems Research and Behavioral Science

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies


International Journal of Markets and Business Systems

Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change

International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing

Management Research Review

S.I. on Collaborative firms, networks and social media: implications for management research and practice.

Journal of the Knowledge Economy

S.I. on  Emerging perspective on Knowledge Management and Stakeholder Analysis


The workshop will accept submissions of research proposals for panel and roundtable presentation or for poster session related to the above mentioned topics.

Only one presentation per participant will be allowed.


Submissions of research proposals (500 t0 1000 words) by email to:  and

Feedback about eligibility will be given by 10 days together with detailed instructions for registration.


Deadline for the submissions:

by November 1, 2016

Deadline for registration and membership:

by December 20, 2016



Membership-participation fees (to the BSLab):


For new members:

Junior (under 30 years old): € 150

Others: €200

Coauthors, attendees or accompanying persons: €150

For Members of BSLab and Sydic (2016)

Junior: €120

Others: € 150

Coauthors, attendees or accompanying persons: €120

Dinner (optional): € 50

The language of the workshop will be English.

The workshop will begin on Monday January 23 at 13:00 pm and end on Tuesday 24 at 18,30.

We look forward to your contribution to the event and we wish to meet you in Rome next January.


International Federation for Systems Research

World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics

International Society for the Systems Sciences

UK Systems Society

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Gandolfo Dominici (

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Best regards


Gandolfo Dominici, Ph.D.

Scientific Director:

Business Systems Laboratory

Tenured Associate Professor of Marketing
Dep. SEAS, Polytechnic School, University of Palermo, Italy

SIG Chairs Board Members

International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)

Directors Board Member:

World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC)

Editor in Chief:

Int. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing

Int. J. of Markets and Business Systems


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