Talks

February 2017. From organization of processes to organisms and other biological individuals. IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind, and Society, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain

December 2016. Mechanisms and networks of processes for the explanation of biological complexity. 4th Hellenic Conference of the Philosophy of Science, Department of Methodology, History and Theory of Science, University of Athens, Athens, Greece, December 1, 2016.

June 2016. The body complexity thesis: multicellular hurdles for animal cognition. IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind, and Society, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain

December 2015. Multicellular organisms: an organizational view. KLI Colloquia, KLI, Klosterneuburg, Austria, 15th of December 2015

November 2015. Multicellularity and organismal integration: an organizational approach. Department of Philosophy, Leibniz Universität, Hannover, 23 November 2015. Hannover, Germany

July 2015. Multicellularity and the type of functional integration for organismal interaction. International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Montreal, Canada, 5-10 July 2015

July 2015. From processes to individual organisms: an organizational perspective. Society for Experimental Biology (SEB 2015 –session’s title: “A process view of life”), 1-3 July 2015, Prague.

May 2015. When and why should a collection of cells be considered an individual organism? Department of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

April 2015. Constitutive self-determination in the transition from uni- to multi-cellularity. International Workshop on Autonomy and Identity in the Biomedical Sciences, IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind, and Society, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain, April 24, 2015

November 2014. Multicellular systems and organismal action. 3rd Hellenic Conference of the Philosophy of Science, Department of Methodology, History and Theory of Science, University of Athens, Athens, Greece, November 28, 2014.

September 2014. Integration of constitutive and interactive aspects in the transition from unicellular to multicellular organisms. Presented at the workshop “On the origins and consequences of multicellularity”, organized by Karl Niklas and Stuart Newman and the KLI, (25-28 September 2014), KLI Institute, Klosterneuburg, Austria.

September 2014. Commentator at the “European Advanced Seminars in the Philosophy of Life Sciences” (1-5 September 2014), KLI Institute, Klosterneuburg, Austria.

July 2014. Organizational requirements for organismically-integrated wholes. British Conference for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS 2014), Cambridge, UK (10-11 of July 2014).

May 2014. Multicellular Systems and Organismal Action. KLI Colloquium, KLI Institute, Klosterneuburg, Austria

April 2014. An organizational approach to Organisms. Philosophy of Science conference at the IUC (Inter-University Centre) in Dubrovnik, 14-18 of April 2014.

July 2013. Autonomy and multicellular organisms. International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Montpelier, France, 2013

May 2013. Organizational Requirements & Developmental Regulatory Mechanisms for Multicellular Systems. Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution Group. Department de Genètica i Microbiologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

April 2013. Multicellular autonomy and behavioral agency. In the IIIrd Research Workshop on Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science, Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 4-5 April 2013.

February 2013. Autonomous Multicellular Systems: Organizational Requirements & Developmental Regulatory Mechanisms. Brown bag talk, KLI, Viena.

November 2012. Autonomy as a property that characterises organisms among multicellular communities. I Congreso de la Asociación Iberoamericana de Filosofía de la Biología (AIFBI), Universidad de Valencia, Facultad de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Educación, 28-30 November 2012

November 2012. Multicellular Organisms as 2nd-order Autonomous Systems. Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science. Facultad de Filosofía, Edificio de, Humanidades, UNED, Madrid, Spain.

November 2012. Autonomy and Multicellular Organisms. All Souls College, Oxford, UK.

October 2012. Autonomous multicellular organisms and regulatory developmental mechanisms. WORKSHOP: Autonomy and Individual Organisms in Biology – A Collaborative Perspective. IAS-Centre for Research on Life, Mind and Society, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain, 27-28 October, 2012.

July 2012. Autonomy in an Ecological Context: Defining Individuation and Organismality. Institute of Biology, Salvador, Brazil.

July 2012. Internalization of functions as a model of minimal semiosis in autonomous systems: Towards a scientific biosemiotics, Biosemiotics 2012, Tartu, Estonia. July 17-22, 2012.

April 2012. Autonomous and Biological Individuality in Early Multicellularity. IAS-Research Centre for Life, Mind and Society, Donostia, Basque Country, Spain.

July 2011 (with A. Moreno). An Organizational Account of Function with a Focus on Functional Differentiation, ISI 2011, Syros, Greece. July, 29-31, 2011.

December 2009. Conceptualizing and Researching Organisational Design through a Naturalized Approach to the Design Process: Autonomy and Interaction as the Core Features for Best Organisational Change. ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens, Greece.

November 2009. The Role of Emotions in Cognitive Architectures for Robots. Institute for Language and Speech Processing, Athena Research Centre, Athens Greece.

September 2009. Naturalising Autonomy – On the neurobiological grounding of emotions. Kazimierz Naturalised Epistemology Workshop (KNEW09), Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 4-8, 2009.

June 2009. Emergent Representations, Digital-Analog forms and Biosemiotics: Integrating the tools to model complex phenomena in living organisms. The 9th Annual Gatherings in Biosemiotics, Prague. 30 June – 5 July, 2009.

October 2008. Autonomy in Virtual Agents: Integrating Perception and Action on Grounded Representations, SETN 2008.

June 2008. A Biosemiotic Modeling of Signal Transduction in the B-cells Activation: Implications for Simulation Methods, in the 8th International Conference in Biosemiotics, Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece.

July 2005. The Emergence of Interactive Meaning Processes in Autonomous Systems, Foundations of Information Science Paris, July 4-7, 2005.

July 2005. Pervasive Digital Signatures: Syntactic robustness and simplicity of signed documents, IEEE SecPerU’05, Security, Privacy and Trust in Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Santorini, Greece.

March 2005. A Framework Supporting Creativity in the Design Process: A Systems-theoretic Perspective, The 6th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (EAD06), March 29-31 2005, University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany.

July 2004. Dynamic Interactions in Artificial Environments: Causal and Non-Causal Aspects for the Emergence of Meaning, the 8th World Multi-Conference in Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, 2004

July 2004. Analysis of the design of a framework supporting meaning processes in living and artificial systems The 48th Annual Conf. of the Int. Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), July 4-9, 2004, Asilomar, California, USA.

April 2004. Extending Artificial Agency to Incorporate Ethics-oriented Social Interaction. The Seventh ETHICOMP International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies, Syros, Greece 14-16 April 2004.

July 2003. Towards a Framework that Models the Emergence of Meaning Structures in Purposeful Communication Environments. The 47th Annual Conf. of the Int. Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) July 7-11, 2003, Iraklion, Crete, Greece.

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