This year’s conference theme is GEGNET

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The World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA) will have its nineth annual conference in Ischia, Italy on November 3rd-5th, 2020 and is accepting proposals for papers or panels until June 30th, 2020.

This year’s conference theme is “GEGNET: A Complex System Vision on Global Governance and Policy Modelling.” Gegnet is a German theoretical concept meaning limitless opening to the possible. The distinguished keynote speakers are:
• Rudy Aernoudt, Chief Economist at the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
• Louis Klein, Dean of the European School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
• André Folloni, Dean of the Law School of the PUCPR, Curitiba, Brazil
• Christopher Thornhill, Professor of Law, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Worldwide business and direct foreign investment are comprised of a decreasing number of huge Global Players such as the European Union, the United States, the MERCOSUR, the United African Market, along with Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This change has implications for public policies on digitalization, intangible asset portfolio creation (e.g., patents, licenses, trademarks, copyrights), taxation, public expenditures, international trade regulations and more.

Global Players are already interconnected by digital technology, international treaties, and legal transplants like CETA, NAFTA, MERCOSUR, WHO, WTO, OECD, UN, ILO, WIPO, and the African Union. The network of treaties is speeding the transition from international to supranational lawmaking. The internal differentiation of the law system is creating different types of Global Players, improving the complexity and variety inside the law system, which are the keys of evolutionary systems.

The goal of the WCSA Conference is to host innovative lawmaking/policy modelling, legislative implementation, institutional redesign, and economic development through citizenship expansion. We will work on shaping a triple helix of (1) legislative design, (2) free-trade alignment, and (3) digital standardization.

To submit a PANEL PROPOSAL, thus serving as a Panel proponent (Pp), you should submit a file including: The Pp Name, Last Name, Academic Affiliation, Title and Abstract (Maximum 600 Words) of the whole Panel, a list of 5 to 8 presentation titles and abstracts (maximum 400 words each) presented by one to three co-authoring scholars (the Pp can submit just once), email contact.

To submit a PAPER PROPOSAL, you should submit a file including: Name, Last Name, Academic Affiliation, Presentation Title, Presentation abstract (max. 400 words), your email. The submission of Panel proposal or Paper proposal is in care of the proponent and s/he can submit it to In the email subject please specify: 9th WCSA CONFERENCE

ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION FEEDBACK: 15 July 2020 sent by email to the Proponent
Authors whose abstracts have been accepted are invited to present their work during the WCSA
Conference. If they want to publish their contribution in one of the WCSA Conference
Publication outputs, they must submit the full paper by email to WCSA ( before the 3 October 2020.

For more details, visit The World Complexity Science Academy is a think-tank whose motto is “research determines policy, which determines politics.” The WCSA is also an organizational systemic hub of a network of world-class complexity system scholars, professionals, entrepreneurs, and policymakers for the diffusion of the “Complex System Approach”.

William Cornwell
May 6, 2020

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