As compared with the First International seminar on Biocosmology, three substantial modifications are introduced.
First: the topic of the Seminar is approved — “Biocosmological evolutionary cyclic triadicity — triunity and three-dimensionality of scientific methodologies”.
The introduction of a specific theme for the Seminar aims to turn scholarly debates into concrete-substantive and meaningful discussions, and thus, in the outcome, - to achieve the level of already tangible research problems and directions for the Biocosmological development.
Second: the organizational form of the Seminar will follow the principle of conducting panels or discussion groups (organizing discussions of actual issues on the basis of pre-planned and prepared presentations); to this effect composing each group of 5 members: chairman, 3 speakers and a discussant (a colleague who is competent in the matter under discussion, and who critically summarizes the given presentations). For his part, chairman of a panel carries out the procedure rules (including time-limit - strictly 90 minutes for each panel) and, jointly with the discussant, - manage the course of the discussion on a given topic. Each participant can be the organizer of the panel (of her/his participation), as well as each member of the Organizing Committee can execute the role of organizer (regardless of personal involvement).
In this regard, with respect to the Second scientific meeting on Biocosmology, – a significant point is that this form of organization does not provide the primary receiving and selection of abstracts from the Seminar participants. Instead, the International Organizing Committee will realize the selection of applications for the holding of panels; which organizers, in turn, primarily will accomplish the selection and organization of their panel’s participants (chairmen, presenters, discussants) – for the discussion of the topical issue. In other words, this time the primary selection of participants is entrusted to the organizers of the Seminar panels. In turn, on the side of colleagues who wish to participate in the Seminar - we encourage them to determine for themselves the research direction and its head (see the functional structure of the Organizing Committee), i.e. – to determine the area (direction) of exploration that mostly corresponds to the proposed matter of discussion), – and further to contact directly with the chosen organizer (member of the Organizing Committee), by submitting to her/him the prepared proposal (abstract).
The third significant point reflects our strategy of the essentially international cooperation in the course of the Biocosmological project. This is the fundamental principle of the Biocosmological Association – Biocosmology is meaningful exclusively on a worldwide scale (in the universal and all-embracing consideration of the global organic development); thus, – Biocosmological project becomes possible exclusively through an effective international cooperation. Therefore, as provided by this need, - the structure of organized panels should include representatives of two or more countries (otherwise, the application will not be accepted for review).
Deadline for the panel proposals expires on February 1, 2011.
The contact e-mail for the submission of proposals - Biocosmology.VelikyNovgorod.2011 @ gmail.com (copy should be sent to the address - Konstantin.Khrutsky @ novsu.ru )