Human-Centered Symbiotic System Science for Industry 4.0

“Human-Centered Symbiotic System Science for Industry 4.0”
for SMC’19
October 6-9, 2019 – Bari, Italy

Session Organizers:

Rodolfo Fiorini, Politecnico di Milano University, email : (corresponding)
Yingxu Wang, University of Calgary, email :
Newton Howard, Oxford University, email :
Garry Jacobs, World Academy of Art and Science, email:

Session area Cybernetics

Session description
This special session deals with the problem of cognitive and evolutive learning by Symbiotic System Science (SSS), showing focused examples specifically. The modern world has been shaped by the technological revolutions of the past, like the Industrial Revolution and the Information Revolution. Today, disruptive technologies are appearing at an accelerating pace. In January 2015, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and oher experts signed an open letter on artificial intelligence (AI) calling for research on the societal impacts of AI, anticipating its potential risk to the violent downfall of humankind. On the contrary, AI, Computational Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics are helping people around the world do their jobs more easily and in shorter time. Regulating has never been easy, but the overwhelming pace of technological change and unprecedented interconnectedness of economies has made it a daunting task. Nevertheless, if we manage the incoming Fourth Industrial Revolution with the same blindness and forms of denial with which we managed the previous technological revolutions, the negative effects on our society will be exponential. But we need more integrated, articulated and antifragile approaches than the past ones to be successful. The goal is sharing the SSS concepts as the theorethical common framework to harmonize separate efforts to help developing more effective human-centered symbiotic systems, faster and more reliably.


  • Cybernetics for Informatics
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Self-Organization
  • Industry 4.0
  • Robotic Systems
  • Symbiotic System Science
  • Intelligent Learning

Important Dates

March 31, 2019 Submission of regular and special session papers;
June 07, 2019 Acceptance/rejection notification of regular and special session papers;
July 07, 2019 Final camera-ready papers.

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