2014 - UKSS 18th International Conference


Systems in a Knowledge Society

Mon 8th to Wed 10th September, 2014
St Anne’s College, Oxford University, UK.

Key note speakers: Simon Bell & tbc

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Key Dates:

31st May 2014

Main conference deadline for paper submission.
30th June 2014
Practitioners' Day deadline for abstract submission for presentations and posters.
Main conference feedback to authors
21st March 2014
Registration opens
30th June 2014
Early bird period ends
19th July 2014
Practitioners' Day deadline for submissions of presentations
8th - 10th Sept 2014
8th Sept 
9th -10th Sept
Practitioners' Day
Main Conference Period

 We invite contributions from systems thinkers in the form of papers, models, reports from practice, posters or workshop proposals that relate to the conference theme in its broadest sense. The Conference programme will include a day devoted to practitioner contributions, and a workshop on writing for publication as well as plenary presentations and speakers (to be confirmed).

Papers should be clearly marked ‘conference submission’, and submitted by 31 May 2014, via the on-line submission system of IGI Global at:

For other types of contribution, please email an abstract to the conference organisers at:

For the Main Conference, full papers are invited addressing the conference theme and reports of on-going developments in systems research and practice. All full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed (for academic works) or editorially reviewed (for accounts of systems practice). 
Contributors who do not wish to submit full papers can consider submitting posters. Posters will be displayed at special sessions during the conference.
For the Practitioners Day, participation from the practitioner community is welcomed through attendance, posters and/or presentations. Submission of a full paper is optional for this day.
Publishing opportunity
Selected papers will be included in a Special Issue of the International Journal of Systems & Society, published by IGI Global. Other accepted papers will be eligible for inclusion in conference proceedings published on-line by the Society.
Submission guidelines:

Papers should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format using Times New Roman typeface and 12pt size. Major headings should be 14pt size. All figures and tables must be supplied in camera ready format, within text and in a form that will still be legible if reduced by up to 50%. Papers should conform to the Harvard referencing standard to a maximum of one side of A4. A title page must be provided and should include the title of the paper, author name(s), affiliation, address and abstract of 100-150 words with a maximum of 5 relevant key words. 

For more information about the conference or about registration, please contact Conference Secretariat at


St Anne’s College is situated in the heart of the University town of Oxford, conveniently placed for rail and coach links and within walking distance of the City Centre. It is situated in 5 acres of pleasant grounds. Accommodation is in modern rooms with tea and coffee making facilities. All conference sessions are in rooms adjacent to the accommodation.

How to get to St Anne's.


During the conference the UK Systems Society’s annual general meeting will take place as usual.