1. Invited showcase. at the Canadian Science Policy Conference, November 16-18, 2011, Ottawa, ON.
  2. "Learning from life's principles to design for resilience and agility and engineer for sustainability", The only expert from outside Europe invited at the European Commission Future and Emerging Technologies Expert Consultation meeting on funding priorities for the FP8 Framework Programme to begin in 2013, November 10, 2011.
  3. "Emergent Engineering for the Management of Complex Situations", IRIDIA, Universite Libre Bruxelles, October 4, 2011.
  4. Introduction to Session "Information required for personalized healthcare", IHealth Forum, Brussels, October 3-4, 2011.
  5. Mitigating Global Challenges in an Interdependent World, invited at the Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute of Australia, Perth, April 1, 2011.
  6. Emergent Engineering, at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany January 6, 2011.


  1. Invited presentation at the ICT 2010 Autonomic Network Technologies Session. Brussels, Belgium. September 27-29, 2010.
  2. Invited Speaker on The Unaccounted Wealth of ICT - at the Romanian Diaspora in Research and Higher Education Forum organized by the President of Romania, Bucharest, September 20-24, 2010.
  3. On Governance as a Challenge to Reason, Invited talk at the Initiative for Science, Society and Policy, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, August 17, 2010.
  4. The 3.0 Revolution: Unleashing Creativity Through Diversity in the Digital Economy, Invited Presentation in the Learning Stream of Canada 3.0 Forum, Stratford, May 10-11, 2010
  5. Invited Expert Speaker: "Can Science and Technology Meet the Challenges of Public Safety in our Ever-Changing World?" at the Public Policy Retreat of Public Safety Canada, Ottawa, February 18-19, 2010.


  1. Invited Talk (the only from outside US) at the NSF Workshop on Resilient Interdependent Critical Infrastructure and Smart Grid Technologies, December 7-8, Alexandria, VA
  2. Invited Talk (the only Canadian) at the Workshop on ‘Causality in Complex Systems’ organized by the Australian Department of Defence under International Research Programs, Paris, France, November 25-27, 2009
  3. Invited Seminar at CreateNet Research Consortium, Trento, Italy, June 15, 2009
  4. Invited Seminar in the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy, June 16, 2009
  5. “Emergent Engineering” at the University of California, San Diego, (hosted by the UCSD Supercomputer Centre) - May 8, 2009
  6. "Organizational Transformation in the Digital Economy", Invited Seminar at CreateNet, Trento, Italy, June 15, 2009
  7. Collapsed Structure Rescue Class offered at NASA Ames as part of the Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership on ICT – Enabled Disaster Resilience on which I am the Canadian PI – April 27-May 3, 2009
  8. "Managing and Engineering of Complex Situations", International Summer School on Pervasive Adaptation, offered within the EU 7^th Framework Initiative for which I was invited to speak as Advisory Board Member (the only member from outside the European Community) - June 20-24, 2009.


  1. “Emergent Engineering: Breakthrough in Managing Large Scale eNetworked Techno-Social Systems”, University of Ottawa (hosted by the PARADISE Lab at SITE – School of Information Technologies and Engineering) - November 25, 2008
  2. “Systems Thinking for a Complex World” at Queens University (hosted by the School of Computing) - November 10, 2008
  3. Distinguished Speaker Tour at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (hosted by the Institutes of Mathematical Sciences and Systems Sciences and Institute of Computer Science), in conjunction with my invitation to join the People to People Citizen Ambassador Program – Artificial Intelligence Delegation to China - Oct 2008
  4. Workshop on Managing and Engineering in Complex Situations, at MITRE Corporation, MacLeans DC, USA July 30 – August 1, 2008
  5. "Engineering the eNetwork DNA of Cyber-Physical Ecosystems" at the Institut des Systèmes Complexes, CREA - CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France - April 4, 2008
  6. Systems Thinking for a Complex World, Invited talk in the School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA - March 25, 2008.


  1. Complex Networks as Control Paradigm for Complex Systems, at Carnegie Mellon University, ECE Department - August 30, 2007
  2. “Towards Evolve-Able Architectures for Resilient eNetworked Applications”, Faculty of Computer Science, McGill University - October 5, 2007
  3. “eNetworked Cyberengineering – Infrastructures for Cyber-Physical Ecosystems”, IEEE Chapter in Montreal, Canada - October 6, 2007
  4. “Design for Resilience of eNetworked Critical Infrastructures”, Ecole Politechnique de Montreal, Canada - March 2007.


  1. “Adaptive Risk Management for Critical Infrastructure Protection”, Invited Seminar at The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, December 2006.


  1. “Engineering Self-Organizing Applications”, Invited Seminar at University of Western Australia, Computer Science Department, Perth, Australia - July 2004.
  2. “Adaptive Information Infrastructures for the e-Society”, Invited Seminar at Curtin University of Technology, Information Technologies Department, Perth, Australia - August, 2004.


  1. “Emergent Information Infrastructures for Intelligent Distributed Systems”, Invited Seminar at Sydney University of Technology by Prof. Tharam Dillon, Dean of Information Technologies Faculty - July 10, 2003.
  2. “Immunity in Cyberspace: Issues and Challenges”, Invited Seminar at NRC-Institute of Information Technologies, Fredericton, Canada - August 6, 2003.


  1. “Emergence of Self-Organizing Evolutionary Virtual Organizations in Cyberspace: A Soft Computing Agents Approach”, Invited Seminar in the Computer Science Department, The University of Essen, Germany - July 2002.
  2. International Workshop “Holonic Enterprises”, Erfurt, Germany - October 9-10, 2002 (General Chair and Presenter).
  3. International Workshop for the Foundation of Intelligent Physical Agents: “Advances in Canadian Agent Technologies: Academic Research and Industrial Applications” (General Chair), Vancouver - International Workshop “The Future of Transdisciplinarity: Towards a Human-Friendly Technology” (Workshop Organizer and Presenter), the International Symposium “Paradigms Lost and Paradigms Gained: Negotiating Interdisciplinarity in the 21^st Century”, University of Calgary, May 9-12, 2001.


  1. International Workshop "Holons: Autonomous and Cooperative Agents for the Industry", at the Autonomous Agents 2001 Conference, Montreal, Canada - May 29, 2001 (Presenter and Co-Organizer together with Drs. R.W. Brennan, D. Norrie, R. Kremer.)
  2. International Workshop on “Interdisciplinarity in Science and Engineering” (General Chair and Presenter), the International Symposium “Paradigms Lost and Paradigms Regained: Negotiating Interdisciplinarity in the 21st Century”, University of Calgary, Canada. - May 9-12, 2001.
  3. International Workshop “The Future of Transdisciplinarity: Towards a Human-Friendly Technology” (Workshop Organizer and Presenter), the International Symposium “Paradigms Lost and Paradigms Gained: Negotiating Interdisciplinarity in the 21^st Century”, University of Calgary - May 9-12, 2001.


  1. Guest Speaker on “Practice and Politics of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems: Brakes or Wings?” CNST 443 – Science Politics, University of Calgary; Course Instructor Dr. Martha Whitney - March 11, 1999.
  2. Guest Speaker on “Holonic Manufacturing – Present for Japan, Perspective for North America”; In the Software Engineering Course of Dr. Shaw – Computer Science Department, University of Calgary - March 1999.
  3. Workshop on Agent-Based Supply Chain Management at NORTEL Calgary - June 2000 (invited by Craig McMullan, Head Procurement Department).


  1. "Diagnostic Decision by Possibilistic Networks", Invited Seminar by Dr. H. Hellendoorn, /Siemens// Research Center Munich, Germany, - July, 1994.


  1. "Fuzzy Diagnosis by Causal Networks", Invited Seminar (by Prof. LA. Zadeh) in the Computer Science Department, University of California, Berkeley, USA - March 1993.
  2. "Fuzzy Logic Based Computer Assisted Fault Diagnosis", Invited Seminar by Prof. T. Dillon, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia - July, 1993.
  3. "Possibilistic Reasoning - the Challenge Brought by the Fuzzy Approach in Decision-Making", Invited Seminar by Prof. F. Jensen, Institute for Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark - December 1993.
  4. "Monitoring and Diagnosis of Dynamic Multiple/Intermittent Faults Based on Fuzzy Signal Processing", Invited Seminar (Prof. K. Kroschel), Technical University Karlsruhe, Germany - November 1993.
  5. "On the Applicability of Fuzzy Sets Theory to Technical Diagnosis", Invited Seminar by Dr. C. Weisang, ABB Corporate Research Heidelberg, Germany - January 1993.
  6. "Towards Intelligent Information Retrieval: Fuzzy Expert Systems", Invited Seminar by Prof. S. Brier, /Royal// School of Librarianship Aalborg Branch Denmark - November 1993.


  1. "On the Applicability of Fuzzy Logic for Technical Diagnosis", Invited Seminar (Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. H. -J. Zimmermann), Technical University of Aachen, Germany - Sept.1992.
  2. "Fuzzy Logic - the Logic of Our Universe?” Invited Seminar by Prof. E. Schwarz, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland - December 1992.
  3. "Fuzzy Sets Theory from a Control Engineering Perspective", invited by Prof. M. Glesner Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany - May 27 1992


  1. "A Brief Introduction in Fuzzy Logic and its Application", Invited Seminar, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany - May 1991.