Call for Papers and
invite academic researchers, company managers and public policy
makers to participate in and contribute to this conference to
discuss the following questions:
is the role of anticipation in strategic planning?
can companies understand and manage complexity, chaos, and change by
using futures studies?
does the quality of anticipation increase? Does the quality of
anticipations increase when the accuracy of knowledge we gather and
methods we use increase? That is, does knowledge affect imagination?
How can knowledge management be better integrated with futures
What is the role of anticipation and
insights on critical issues and
trends, drivers of change, wild cards, discontinuities, and weak
signals in decision making activity such as investment
decisions of the companies?
can we determine the anticipations of companies from geo-political,
energy, technological, economical, and social perspectives to build
does anticipation in communication issues affect new product
development, marketing strategies, decisions regarding change of
organizational form, strategy and vision, organizational success or
failure, different thinking styles and proactive behavior?
is it possible to improve our ability of anticipation? How can we
anticipate successfully (from anticipation to invention)? How can we
provide a better link between futures studies and R&D efforts of
we anticipate others actions? What factors affect our anticipations
of events and others' actions?
is the effect of learning on anticipation?
What kind of new research techniques
might be used for studying anticipation?
Chair in Anticipatory Systems
University of Trento, Italy