We warmly encourage those who won't give a presentation as well.

The annual international symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences aims to promote the exchange and interaction of knowledge across disciplines and borders to explore the new territories and new frontiers. With over 15-year continuous endeavors, attempts to strictly define the knowledge science may be still ambitious, but a very tolerant, broad-based and open-minded approach to the discipline can be taken. Knowledge science and systems science can be used for one another as methodology and tool and benefit each other. Around these disciplines, the first International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences, initiated and organized by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, was held in September of 2000 (KSS2000), then KSS2001 (Dalian, China), KSS2002 (Shanghai, China), KSS2003 (Guangzhou, China), KSS2004 (JAIST, Japan), KSS2005 (Vienna, Austria), KSS2006 (Beijing, China), KSS2007 (JAIST, Japan), KSS2008 (Guangzhou, China), KSS2009 (Hong Kong, China), KSS2010 (Xi'an, China), KSS2011 (Hull, UK), KSS2012 (JAIST, Japan) KSS2013 (Ningbo, China) and KSS2014 (Sapporo, Japan) had been held successfully and many scientists and researchers, from different countries, contributed to all those symposia. Within 15 years, people interested in Knowledge and Systems Sciences have been growing up into a community and a specific international society has already existed for 12 years. KSS symposia exhibit its particular views toward complex problems solving even from its name.

This year, the 16th KSS symposium is still expected to provide excellent opportunities for presenting interesting new research results, facilitating interdisciplinary discussion, and leading to knowledge transfer and the synergetic generation of new ideas during September 24-26, 2015 in Xi’an, China.


Invited talks

Cathal MacSwiney Brugha, University College Dublin, Ireland
Nomology: A Meta-System for Synthesizing Eastern and Western Systems Science

Robert M Davison, City University of Hong Kong, China
Knowledge Sharing for Mobile Workers: The Basis of Thriving in the Internet+ Economy

Wei-Ning Xiang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
The blind men and a hippopotamus: Celebrating diversity in knowledge acquisition and application in working with wicked problems

Doug Vogel, Association for Information System (AIS) fellow, AIS past president
Healthcare in Transition

Important dates
July 24 (extended to August 7):  Deadline for long abstract (2-3 pages) & full-length submission
August 7 (extended to August 24):  Notification of acceptance
August 28:                Final version of accepted long abstract & full-length papers; deadline for paper publication registration
August 31:
                Deadline for abstract (Just for on-site presentation, not into KSS2015 proceedings)
September 5:              Abstract notification
September 15:            Deadline for camera ready submission, registration form submission & copyright submission
September 24-26:       KSS2015 convening

Conference Presidents

Chen, Jian (IASCYS fellow & Tsinghua University, China)
Nakamori, Yoshiteru (IASCYS fellow & Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Zheng, Xiaojing (CAS fellow & Xidian University, China)


East China University of Science and Technology

The 16th International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences September 24-26, 2015, Xi’an, China, xi/an, China | Support by XI'AN JULI