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Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, renamed to Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu). Laouris is founding member and elected Secretary General of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras and member of the Board and partner of several high-tech companies including gnous.com, ekkotek.com etc. In the 90’s he founded CYBER Kids (futureworlds.eu/wiki/CYBER_KIDS), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of thousands of children and adults in several countries as his social intervention to transcend the country 10 years ahead. He promotes the application of broadband technologies and structured democratic dialogue as tools to bridge the digital-, economic-, educational- and inter-personal divides in our planet. He is an international leader in the theory and application of the science of structured dialogic design and conducts research towards developing systems to enable scaling up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of people in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. Laouris has published extensively in neuroscience, applied systems science and peace, and in the neuroscience of learning. He has co-authored the ONLIFE Manifest (), The Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era manifesto and several books, chapters, and articles.


Poland Dec 2019

Yiannis Laouris, a social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and a systems engineer, is CEO of Future Worlds Center and several high-tech companies. He is Founding and/or Member of many Boards in domains that involve positive social change especially in the context of the socio-technical revolution in which we are immersed. He is one of the 12 authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto, and he promotes the application of digital technologies and Structured Democratic Dialogue (SDD) as tools to harness the collective intelligence and collective wisdom of people. His team develops systems to scale up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. He leads global projects, engaging thousands, to Re-inventing Democracy and Education in the Digital Era.

Laouris has published over 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 150 conference papers and presentations.


HSSS Kalamata Sep 2018

Yiannis Laouris, a social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and a systems engineer, is CEO of Future Worlds Center and several high-tech companies. He is Founding and/or Member of many Boards in domains that involve positive social change especially in the context of the socio-technical revolution in which we are immersed. He is one of the 12 authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto, and he promotes the application of digital technologies and Structured Democratic Dialogue (SDD) as tools to harness the collective intelligence and collective wisdom of people. His team develops systems to scale up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. He leads global projects, engaging thousands, to Re-inventing Democracy and Education in the Digital Era

His current MARINA project engages >300 stakeholders and experts from at least 10 highly touristic cities across Europe in SDDs and other systemic methodologies to collectively re-design their cities to promote sustainable tourism development.


Laniteio 7 Mar 2018

Ως κοινωνικός επιχειρηματίας (social entrepreneur) έχει ασχοληθεί με το δομημένο δημοκρατικό διάλογο ως μέθοδο αξιοποίησης της συλλογικής σοφίας για την επίλυση πολύπλοκλων κοινωνικών προβλημάτων. Η ομάδα του έχει αναλάβει πέραν των 30 διεθνών και/ή Ευρωπαϊκών έργων σε θέματα κοινωνικής μεταρρύθμισης. Η συνεισφορά του έχει αναγνωριστεί με πολλά βραβεία όπως το Βραβείο Καινοτομίας και Δημιουργικότητας της Ομοσπονδίας Εργοδοτών και Βιομηχάνων (για καινοτομική ύλη των σχολών CYBER Kids), το Βραβείο της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Συστημικών Μελετών για Διακεκριμένους Επιστήμονες (για ανάπτυξη και εφαρμογή της συστημικής επιστήμης δομημένου διαλόγου), το Ευρω-Μεσογειακό Βραβείο για Διάλογο μεταξύ των Πολιτισμών (Honorable Mention -second place) του Anna Lindh Foundation κα. Διευθύνει το Future Worlds Center (FutureWorlds.eu) και είναι μέλος πολλών συμβουλίων όπως του 21st Century Agoras (globalagoras.org), τεσσάρων COST Actions, της Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, κλπ. Είναι ένας από του 12 συγγραφείς του ONLIFE Manifesto που αναπτύχθηκε για λογαριασμό του Digital Futures Task Force του European Commission. Συν-ιδρυτής του CYBERETHICS: Cyprus Safer Internet Center, του Cyprus Community Media Center, Cyprus Refugee Council κα. Σπούδασε ιατρική στην πρώην Ανατολική Γερμανία και εκπαιδεύτηκε ως ερευνητής νευροφυσιολόγος και ως μηχανικός συστημάτων στη Δυτική Γερμανία και στις ΗΠΑ. Ο Γιάννης Λαούρης έχει εκδόσει διάφορα βιβλία όπως το Masks of Demons (masksofdemons.com) το οποίο πραγματεύεται την έννοια των στεραιοτύπων. Πιο πρόσφατα έχει παρέμβει με τις "10 Εντολές Πολιτών προς Πολιτεία" (citizenscommandments.com) και συμμετέχει σε τοπικές και διεθνείς πρωτοβουλίες για μεταρρυθμίσεις στην εκπαίδευση, την πολιτική και την κοινωνία γενικότερα. Έχει στο ενεργητικό του περισσότερες από 100 αναφορές σε επιστημονικά περιοδικά και 20 περίπου κεφάλαια σε επιστημονικά βιβλία. Έχει παρουσιάσει επιστημονικές εργασίες σε πέραν των 200 συνεδρίων σε θέματα νευροεπιστήμης, παιδείας, τεχνολογίας, διαλόγου και ειρήνης.

Social Science Lab in Russia

Yiannis is a social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer educated in Germany and US, currently heading Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu). He is Member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, and served as national representative in several COST Actions, etc. He is one of the 12 authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto drafted on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission, which now guides EC funding priorities, as well as political and societal priorities in the hyper-connectivity era. Yiannis is an international leader in the theory and application of the science of structured democratic dialogue (SDD) and conducts research towards developing systems to enable scaling up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of people in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. He currently runs all SDDs for the MARINA project (www.marinaproject.eu), which is entirely based on the Responsible Research and Innovation approach. He also coordinates "Reinventing Democracy in the Digital Era" (supported by the UN Democracy Fund) engaging about 1000 young leaders from across the globe using SDDs. In the 90’s he founded CYBER Kids (http://futureworlds.eu/wiki/CYBER_KIDS), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of over 15,000 children and 10,000 adults in Cyprus and many more in the 7 countries where it was also launched.

EIGE

Yiannis is a social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer educated in Germany and US, currently heading Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu). He is Member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, national representative in several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, etc. He is the Director of CyberEthics, the Cyprus Safer Internet Center and his team represented EUKIDSONLINE and run many related projects, such as SimSafety.eu and InetRisks.net, which explored children and parents’ attitudes towards new technologies. He is one of the 12 authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto drafted on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission, which now guides EC funding priorities, as well as political and societal priorities in the hyper-connectivity era. In the 90’s he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.com), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of over 15,000 children and 10,000 adults in Cyprus and many more in the 7 countries where it was also launched. He also founded Gnous.com, which develops video games to assess cognitive profiles of growing children as a means to diagnose learning difficulties and to individualise learning programs.

HasNa 2017

Yiannis was one of the 32 Turkish and Greek speaking Cypriots who are credited for "planting the seeds" of the Cyprus peace movement in the early 90s, having introduced thousands in conflict resolution and structured dialogue; a group that became known as "Cyprus Conflict Resolution Trainers Group." In 1996, he pioneered in using technology to "break" the communication wall and support peace builders coordinate and plan their activities, a project that evolved into a portal with UN funding in 2000-2003 and became known as Tech4Peace. HasNa Inc. supported several of Yianni's visions and projects, including a "Young Journalists" Project (2002/), the "Reconciliation Now!" initiative (2003), the "Talk of the Island" (2005) and the "Towards a New Media Landscape" (2007). Overall, these projects reached and empowered thousands of Cypriots. His early years' experiences were documented in his "Masks of Demons" book. In the years following the negative outcome of the 2004 referendum, Yiannis and his team launched the "Civil Society Dialogue project in Cyprus" and provided opportunities for active citizens on both sides to discuss and scientifically analyze the negative outcome. His work has been published in several peered reviewed publications, equipping scientists and analysts with validated data and evidence.

References

Yiannis is a tireless peace builder, social and science entrepreneur, currently leading "Re-inventing Democracy in the Digital Era," a project funded by the Digital Futures Unit of the EC and the UN Democracy Fund. He is also one of the 12 experts who co-authored the Onlife Manifesto on how the deployment of ICTs and their uptake by society affect radically the human condition, insofar as it modifies our relationships to ourselves, to others and to the world. He now pioneers in the application of Structured Democratic Dialogue world supporting stakeholders design their own futures.

GEF 2017

Yiannis is a social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer educated in Germany and US, currently heading Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu). He is Member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, national representative in several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, etc. He is one of the 12 authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto drafted on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission, which now guides EC funding priorities, as well as political and societal priorities in the hyper-connectivity era. He is Co-Founder of CYBERETHICS: Cyprus Safer Internet Center. In the 90’s he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.com), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of over 15,000 children and 10,000 adults in Cyprus and many more in the 7 countries where it was also launched. He also founded Gnous.com, which develops video games to assess cognitive profiles of growing children as a means to diagnose learning difficulties and to individualise learning programs. Yiannis is an international leader in the theory and application of the science of structured dialogic design and conducts research towards developing systems to enable scaling up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of people in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change.

IDEA July 2017

Yiannis Laouris is a social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer. He has a medical degree (score 1.5-very good) from Leipzig University (Germany), a PhD in Neurophysiology with summa cum laude from Karl-Ludwig Institute (Leipzig) and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering (GPA 4.0) from the University of Arizona. In his early career he conducted research in neuro-motor control using applied digital signal processing in time and frequency domains to analyse single-unit recordings from experimental animals. In 1992 he returned to Cyprus and founded the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology institute and CYBER KIDS.

He is Member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, national representative in several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, etc. He is one of the 12 authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission, which now guides EC funding priorities, as well as political and societal priorities in the hyper-connectivity era. He is Co-Founder of CYBERETHICS: Cyprus Safer Internet Center. His team has envisioned, designed and implemented more than a dozen funded projects related to safer internet, cyber crime and cyber security, and he is actively involved in many related initiatives and policy groups, i.e., Insafe, INHOPE, CCI, EUKIDS Online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, etc.

Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute - Future Worlds Center

Research in special needs, solutions that profile and enhance cognitive abilities, and the neuroscience of learning; this research led to the GNOUS startup. In 2008, it evolved into Future Worlds Center (FWC), aiming to inspire, mobilize, empower and train social entrepreneurs (focusing on young people and women) to become capable of harnessing the power of emerging technologies and the sciences complexity and structured democratic dialogue to accelerate positive social change and materialize the vision of the organization. FWC won over 20 million euro in grants to implement its vision.

CYBER KIDS 1992-2001

Chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of over 15,000 children and 10,000 adults in Cyprus; expanded in 7 countries and received numerous prestigious awards including the First Award for Creativity and innovation of the Employers and Industrialists Federation, which is handed over by the President of Cyprus.


Laouris work is published in several books, over 100 scientific papers (mainly in Brain Research, Experimental Brain Research, Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, World Futures, Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies and Systemic Practice and Action Research) and honored with more than 12 distinguished awards.

Online sources

HSSS Sparta 2/3 June 2017

Yiannis Laouris is a social, science and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer. He founded Future Worlds Center, the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology institute, the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, and several high-tech companies. He is Member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, national representative in several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, etc. He is one of the 12 authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto. Laouris promotes the application of digital technologies and structured democratic dialogue as tools to harness the collective intelligence and collective wisdom of people. His team develops systems to scale up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. Laouris has a medical degree and a PhD in Neurophysiology from Germany, and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the US. His work is published in several books, over 100 scientific papers and honored with more than 10 distinguished awards.

Bio used for Laszlo, Argentina, 2016

Social and business entrepreneur, chair of Future Worlds Center, Secretary General of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, and Board Member of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras. He leads a global project "Re-inventing Democracy in the Digital Era", funded by the Digital Futures Unit of the EC and the UN Democracy Fund. He is one of the 12 experts who co-authored the Onlife Manifesto on how the deployment of ICTs and their uptake by society affect radically the human condition, insofar as it modifies our relationships to ourselves, to others and to the world. He Pioneers in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design Process (SDD) in the Cyprus and the Middle East peace movement and in many pan-European and global networks supporting stakeholders design their own futures. He currently focuses on the development of systems to enable scaling up the SDD process to engage asynchronously thousands in meaningful dialogue, thus accelerating positive social change. He holds an MD/PhD in neurophysiology and an MS in Systems Engineering. His work was ​appears in ​many ​books​,​ scientific papers and​ conference talks, and​ was honored with numerous awards.

Bio used for ISSS2015, 2015

Social and business entrepreneur, chair of Future Worlds Center, Secretary General of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, and Board Member of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras. He leads a global project "Re-inventing democracy in the digital era", funded by both the Digital Futures Unit of the EC and the UN Democracy Fund. He is one of the 12 experts who co-authored the Onlife Manifesto on behalf of the European Commission. Pioneers in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process (SDD) in the Cyprus and the Middle East peace movement and in many pan-European and global networks supporting stakeholders design their own futures. His work was published in books and scientific papers and was honored with numerous awards. He now develops systems to enable scaling up the SDD process to engage asynchronously thousands in meaningful dialogue, thus accelerating positive social change.

Bio used for HSSS2015, 2015

Yiannis is Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and also Lead Software Design Engineer and Product Director for Ekkotek, High-tech Business incubator. Medical graduate of the Leipzig University, Germany, completed a PhD in Neurophysiology at the Karl-Ludwig Institute (Leipzig) and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. He represented Cyprus in several pan-European networks and research projects related to special needs and solutions enhancing cognitive abilities, including, COST219ter: Accessibility for all to services and terminals for next generation mobile networks, COST2102: Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication, and CARDIAC: Advancing Research & Development in the area of Accessible & Assistive ICT. He was the lead developer of MAPS-Mental Attributes Profiling System, a language independent cognitive abilities profiling system capable of predicting weaknesses as well as equipping experts with a profile of mental abilities so as to design personalized remediation programs.

Laouris is also a social and business entrepreneur, member of the Board of the Institute of 21st Century Agoras, and Director of CYBERETHICS: Cyprus Safer Internet Center. He now leads a global project with title "Re-inventing democracy in the digital era", funded by both the Digital Futures Unit of the EC and the UN Democracy fund. He is one of the 12 experts who co-authored the Onlife Manifesto on behalf of the European Commission.

Laouris has more than 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 150 conference papers and presentations. He mainly publishes in Brain Research, Experimental Brain Research, Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, World Futures, Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies and Systemic Practice and Action Research.

Bio used by Insafe

Yiannis Laouris is Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience-Technology Institute and Director of the Cyprus Safer Internet Center. He is involved in research and applications of broadband technologies as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. Laouris also pioneers in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process. He has published about 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 120 conference papers and presentations.


Bio used for HSSS Mitilini

Yiannis Laouris is Senior Scientist and Chair of Board at the Cyprus Neuroscience-Technology Institute (CNTI), which employs about 20 full-time scientists and currently implements more than 15 projects (as Coordinator). CNTI focuses at the interface of science and society. Laouris was born in Paphos, Cyprus in 1958. He is medical graduate of the Leipzig University, Germany, completed a PhD in Neurophysiology at the Karl-Ludwig Institute and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. Together with cyberneticians/systems physiologists Schwartze, Henatsch, Windhorst and Stuart, for over 15 years, he applied linear/non-linear digital processing to biological signals from experimental animals to study brain signals. Laouris promotes the application of broadband technologies as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. Laouris pioneers in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process (SDDSM) in the Cyprus peace movement and in many pan-European networks. Together with Dr. Aleco Christakis’s group, he is recently exploring how to scale up the SDDSM process to accelerate social change. The most recent experiments involve: (1) an island-wide project in Cyprus with 10 SDDSM almost parallel dialogues (with the participation of about 300) aiming the reform of local governance. (2) Three pan-European dialogues, with participation of a wide range of stakeholders, aim to identify the most influential research and industrial domains under Challenge 7: ICT for Independent Living (Inclusion and Governance; Accessible and Assistive ICT; Embedded Accessibility of Future ICT) of FP7. In the first case, the results will be used to design nation-wide training programs to support and materialize whatever was discovered as a need in the dialogues. In the second case, the Commission will use the results to define the priority areas for the next Framework Program calls. Laouris has about 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 120 conference papers and presentations. He mainly publishes in Brain Research, Experimental Brain Research, Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, World Futures, Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies and Systemic Practice and Action Research.


Bio used at neurotree

Founder of Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute; Medical graduate of the Leipzig University, Germany, completed a PhD in Neurophysiology at the Karl-Ludwig Institute (Leipzig) and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. Together with cyberneticians/systems physiologists P. Schwartze, H.D. Henatsch, U. Windhorst and D.G. Stuart, for over 15 years, he applied linear/non-linear digital processing to biological signals from experimental animals to study brain signals; over 40 peered-reviewed publication and more than 150 conference papers. Promotes the application of broadband technologies as tools in peace building and to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. Laouris pioneers in the application of the science of structured dialogic design in the Cyprus peace movement and in many pan-European networks. Together with Dr. Aleco Christakis’s group, he explors how to scale up the process to accelerate social change. His team of about 20 runs over 15 research- and social intervention European funded projects.


Bio used at Poland Safer Internet Conference 2011

Yiannis Laouris is a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and as Director of CyberEthics, the Cyprus Safer Internet Center. His team runs two projects, SimSafety.eu and InetRisks.net, which explore children and parents’ attitudes towards new technologies. Laouris is in addition interested in research and applications of broadband technologies as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. Laouris furthermore pioneers in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process in the Cyprus and the Middle East peace processes, and as tool to explore complex problems and to accelerate social change. He has published more than 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 130 conference papers and presentations.

Bio 2

Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and as Director of CyberEthics, the Cyprus Safer Internet Center. His team represents EUKIDSONLINE and runs two projects, SimSafety.eu and InetRisks.net, which explore children and parents’ attitudes towards new technologies. Laouris is in addition interested in research and applications of broadband technologies as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. Laouris furthermore pioneers in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process in the Cyprus and the Middle East peace processes, and as tool to explore complex problems and to accelerate social change. He has published more than 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 130 conference papers and presentations.

Bio used for the CNTI web page

Laouris is Founder and President of the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute and Board Member of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras. He is a neuroscientist and systems scientist, as well as a social and a business entrepreneur. Laouris is medical graduate of the Karl Marx University (today known as University of Leipzig), Germany, completed a PhD in Neurophysiology (summa cum laude) at the Karl-Ludwig Institute (Leipzig) and an MS (GPA 4.0) in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. Together with cyberneticians/systems physiologists P. Schwartze, H.D. Henatsch, U. Windhorst and D.G. Stuart, for over 15 years, he applied linear/non-linear digital processing to biological signals from experimental animals to study brain signals. Laouris promotes the application of broadband technologies as tools in peace building and to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. He represents Cyprus in many pan-European networks including Insafe, Inhope, COST219ter, COST298, COST2102, EUKIDSONLINE, CARDIAC, etc. In the 90ties, together with George Vakanas and Maria Symeonides (and later Dinos Geogiades and Harry Anastasiou) he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.com), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of over 15,000 children and 10,000 adults in Cyprus. CYBER Kids expanded in 7 countries and received numerous prestigious awards including the First Award for Creativity and innovation of the Employers and Industrialists Federation, which is handed over by the President of Cyprus. Laouris has been actively involved in the citizens' peace movement in Cyprus. He was member of the first group of trainers (Cyprus Conflict Resolution Trainers Group) that planned and executed the initial trainings in communications- and conflict resolution skills that eventually reached more than three thousand citizens from both the Greek and Turkish communities. Together with Aleco Christakis and Marios Michaelides, he applied structured dialogue on dozens of groups world-wide. He was also the co-Founder of numerous peace promoting projects such as tech4peace.org, Youth Promoting Peace (y2p.org), EUcitizenship.net MulticulturalCyprus.net, TalkOfTheIsland.org, civilsocietydialogue.net, ActBeyondBorders.net, etc. His contributions in systems science applications were recognized by the Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies who honored him with their 2008 Award. Laouris has about 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 120 conference papers and presentations. He mainly publishes in Brain Research, Experimental Brain Research, Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Behavioural and Brain Sciences, World Futures, Int. J. Applied Systemic Studies and Systemic Practice and Action Research.

Bio for 8HSSS

Dr. Yiannis Laouris is Secretary General of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras and Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (also known as Future Worlds Center: www.futureworlds.eu), whose 20 full-time scientists and many volunteers and interns focus their work at the interface of science and society. He participates in the “Concept Re-engineering” Think Tank (component of EC’s "Digital Futures), a participative visioning project, anticipating possible issues and generating inspiring ideas for the future of policy-making in the digital realm. He represents Cyprus in pan-European networks such as several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, etc.. He is medical graduate of the Leipzig University, Germany, completed a PhD in Neurophysiology at the Karl-Ludwig Institute and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. For over 15 years, he applied linear and non-linear digital processing to biological signals from experimental animals to study facilitation and depression of small circuits of the brain. Laouris promotes the application of broadband technologies and structured dialogue as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. He pioneered in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process (SDD) in the Cyprus and the Middle East peace movement and in many pan-European networks; his work was published in several books and many scientific papers and was honored with numerous awards. For the past 5 years, together with Dr. Christakis’ group, he develops systems to enable scaling up the SDD process to engage asynchronously thousands in meaningful dialogue, thus accelerating change. Laouris has published over 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 130 conference papers and presentations.


Bio for Concept Re-Engineering

Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (www.cnti.org.cy) and Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu). Dr. Laouris is founding member and elected Secretary General of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras and member of the Board of a number of high-tech companies. His team, comprising of 20 full-time scientists and many volunteers and interns, focuses at projects at the interface of science and society. He represents Cyprus in pan-European networks such as several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, etc. Laouris is medical graduate of the Leipzig University, Germany, completed a PhD in Neurophysiology at the Karl-Ludwig Institute (with summa cum laude) and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona (GPA 4.0). For over 15 years, he applied linear and non-linear digital processing to biological signals from experimental animals to study facilitation and depression of small circuits of the brain in German and US universities. In the 90’s he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.com), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of over 15,000 children and 10,000 adults in Cyprus. CYBER Kids expanded in 7 countries and received numerous prestigious awards including the First Award for Creativity and innovation of the Employers and Industrialists Federation. Laouris promotes the application of broadband technologies and structured dialogue as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. He pioneered in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process (SDD) in the Cyprus and the Middle East peace movement and in many pan-European networks; his work was published in several books and many scientific papers and was honored with numerous awards. For the past 5 years, his group is concerned with the development of systems to enable scaling up a participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. Laouris has published over 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 130 conference papers and presentations.

Bio for Onlife Initiative Book

Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (www.cnti.org.cy) and Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu). Laouris is founding member and elected Secretary General of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras and member of the Board of a number of high-tech companies. In the 90’s he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.com), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of thousands of children and adults in several countries. He promotes the application of broadband technologies and structured democratic dialogue as tools to bridge the digital-, economic-, educational- and inter-personal divides in our planet. He is an international leader in the theory and application of the science of structured dialogic design and conducts research towards developing systems to enable scaling up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of people in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. Laouris has published extensively in neuroscience, applied systems science and peace, and in the neuroscience of learning. He published a few books and contributed chapters in many others.

Bio for the Springer Onlife Book

Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist, a systems engineer, and a peace activist currently serving as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (www.cnti.org.cy) and Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu). He is founding member of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, Board member of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras and of several high-tech companies. In the 90’s he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.com), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced IT in the lives of thousands of children and adults in several countries. He promotes the application of broadband technologies as tools to bridge the digital-, economic-, educational- and inter-personal divides in our planet. His team pioneers internationally in the theory and application of the science of structured democratic dialogue. Their research aims scaling up of participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change.

Bio used for ABCs paper

Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (www.cnti.org.cy). Dr. Laouris is founding member of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, member of the Board of a number of high-tech companies, and national representative in several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, etc. He promotes the application of broadband technologies and structured dialogue as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides on our planet. He is currently developing systems to scale up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. Laouris has published over 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 130 conference papers and presentations.


Bio used for cyprusnews.eu

Ο Γιάννης Λαούρης σπούδασε ιατρική στην πρώην Ανατολική Γερμανία και εκπαιδεύτηκε ως ερευνητής νευροφυσιολόγος και ως μηχανικός συστημάτων στη Δυτική Γερμανία και στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής. Είναι πρόεδρος του ερευνητικού Μη Κερδοσκοπικού Οργανισμού Future Worlds Center (FutureWorlds.eu) και μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου του Institute for 21st Century Agoras (globalagoras.org). Γεννήθηκε στην Πάφο το 1958, γιός του εκπαιδευτικού Χριστόδουλου Λαούρη. Είναι παντρεμένος με την Παιδοψυχίατρο Ιουλιέττα Καλλή-Λαούρη και έχουν μια κόρη τη Ρωμίνα. Στις αρχές του 90, μαζί με συνεργάτες, ίδρυσε την αλυσίδα σχολών CYBER, η οποία είχε ως στόχο την καλλιέργια της δημιουργικής σκέψης και της ικανότητας επίλυσης προβλημάτων μέσα από την ένταξη της πληροφορικής στην εκπαίδευση. Ως κοινωνικός επιχειρηματίας (social entrepreneur) έχει ασχοληθεί έντονα με θέματα ειρήνης και ειδικότερα με το δημοκρατικό δομημένο διάλογο ως μέθοδο επίλυσης πολύπλοκλων προβλημάτων και επίτευξης κοινωνικών μεταρρυθμίσεων. Η ομάδα του έχει αναλάβει πέραν των 30 διεθνών και/ή Ευρωπαϊκών έργων σε θέματα κοινωνικής ευθύνης και μεταρρύθμισης. Η δουλειά του έχει αναγνωριστεί με πολλά βραβεία όπως το Βραβείο Καινοτομίας και Δημιουργικότητας της Ομοσπονδίας Εργοδοτών και Βιομηχάνων (για την καινοτομική ύλη των σχολών CYBER), το Βραβείο της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας συστημικών Μελετών για Διακεκριμένους Επιστήμονες (για την ανάπτυξη και εφαρμογή της συστημικής επιστήμης δομημένου διαλόγου) και πρόσφατα το Ευρω-Μεσογειακό Βραβείο για Διάλογο μεταξύ των Πολιτισμών (Honorable Mention -second place) του Anna Lindh Foundation (για την προώθηση της ειρήνης και των στόχων της χιλιετηρίδας). Ο Γιάννης Λαούρης έχει εκδόσει διάφορα βιβλία όπως το Masks of Demons (masksofdemons.com) το οποίο πραγματεύεται την έννοια των στεραιοτύπων. Πιο πρόσφατα έχει παρέμβει με τις "10 Εντολές Πολιτών προς Πολιτεία" (citizenscommandments.com). Έχει στο ενεργητικό του περισσότερες από 50 αναφορές σε επιστημονικά περιοδικά και 20 περίπου κεφάλαια σε επιστημονικά βιβλία. Έχει παρουσιάσει επιστημονικές εργασίες σε πέραν των 130 συνεδρίων σε θέματα νευροεπιστήμης, παιδείας, τεχνολογίας, διαλόγου και ειρήνης.

Bio used for Local Authorities Book

Ο Γιάννης Λαούρης είναι πρόεδρος του Future Worlds Center (FutureWorlds.eu) και μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου του Institute for 21st Century Agoras (globalagoras.org). Σπούδασε ιατρική στην πρώην Ανατολική Γερμανία και εκπαιδεύτηκε ως ερευνητής νευροφυσιολόγος και ως μηχανικός συστημάτων στη Δυτική Γερμανία και στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής. Ως κοινωνικός επιχειρηματίας (social entrepreneur) έχει ασχοληθεί έντονα με το δημοκρατικό δομημένο διάλογο ως μέθοδο επίλυσης πολύπλοκλων προβλημάτων και επίτευξης κοινωνικών μεταρρυθμίσεων. Η ομάδα του έχει αναλάβει πέραν των 30 διεθνών και/ή Ευρωπαϊκών έργων σε θέματα κοινωνικής ευθύνης και μεταρρύθμισης. Η δουλειά του έχει αναγνωριστεί με πολλά βραβεία όπως το Βραβείο Καινοτομίας και Δημιουργικότητας της Ομοσπονδίας Εργοδοτών και Βιομηχάνων (για την καινοτομική ύλη των σχολών CYBER Kids), το Βραβείο της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας συστημικών Μελετών για Διακεκριμένους Επιστήμονες (για την ανάπτυξη και εφαρμογή της συστημικής επιστήμης δομημένου διαλόγου) και πρόσφατα το Ευρω-Μεσογειακό Βραβείο για Διάλογο μεταξύ των Πολιτισμών (Honorable Mention -second place) του Anna Lindh Foundation (για την προώθηση της ειρήνης και των στόχων της χιλιετηρίδας). Έχει στο ενεργητικό του περισσότερες από 50 αναφορές σε επιστημονικά περιοδικά και 20 περίπου κεφάλαια σε επιστημονικά βιβλία. Έχει παρουσιάσει επιστημονικές εργασίες σε πέραν των 130 συνεδρίων σε θέματα νευροεπιστήμης, παιδείας, τεχνολογίας, διαλόγου και ειρήνης.

Bio for EUKIDS online Nordicom Book

Yiannis is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and as Director of CyberEthics, the Cyprus Safer Internet Center. He is interested in research and applications of broadband technologies as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet. He has published >50 papers in peered reviewed journals, in neuroscience, in applied systems science and peace, and in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in >20 books and >130 conference papers and presentations.

Bio for Benjamin Book

Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer working as Senior Scientist at the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute. He holds an MD and a PhD in Neurophysiology from Germany (Leipzig) and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. He applied linear/non-linear digital processing to biological signals from experimental animals to study brain signals. He published several books, book chapters, over 60 peered-reviewed publications and >160 conference papers. In the 90ties, he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.net), a chain of franchised computer learning centers (numerous prestigious awards), which introduced IT in the lives of over 15,000 children and 10,000 adults in Cyprus and thousands in 7 other countries.

Conference: Role of Education in Multicultural Cyprus

Yiannis is a social and business entrepreneur, a peace activist, neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of Future Worlds Center. He is founding member of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies and Board member of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras. In the 90s, as member of the historic conflict resolution trainers group, he contributed to the creation of the Cyprus peace movement. His team pioneered in tech4peace.org, Youth Promoting Peace, HasNa funded workshops in media literacy, and recently the establishment of CCMC and SINDEP. He is a strong promoter and developer of structured democratic dialogue.


Bio used for CSABB Conference

Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently working as Senior Scientist and Chair of Future Worlds Center (futureworlds.eu). He is founding member of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras (globalagoras.org), member of the Board of a number of high-tech companies, and national representative in several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, etc. He promotes the application of broadband technologies and structured dialogue as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational, ethnic, and inter-personal divides on our planet.

Laouris was member of the first group of trainers (Cyprus Conflict Resolution Trainers Group) that planned and executed the initial trainings in communications- and conflict resolution skills that eventually reached more than three thousand citizens from both the Greek and Turkish communities. Together with Aleco Christakis and Marios Michaelides, he applied Structured Democratic Dialogue (SDD) on dozens of groups world-wide. He was also the co-Founder of numerous peace promoting projects such as tech4peace.org, Youth Promoting Peace (y2p.org), EUcitizenship.net MulticulturalCyprus.net, TalkOfTheIsland.org, civilsocietydialogue.net, ActBeyondBorders.net, etc. His books MasksofDemons.com and CitizensCommandments.com are most relevant. His contributions in systems science applications were recognized by the Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies who honored him with their 2008 Award. For the past 5 years, together his group develops systems to enable scaling up the SDD process to engage asynchronously thousands in meaningful dialogue, thus accelerating change. Laouris has published over 50 papers in peered reviewed journals, half of which in neuroscience, a quarter in applied systems science and peace, and the rest in IT-children and neuroscience of learning. He contributed chapters in about 20 books and made over 130 conference papers and presentations.


Bio used for 2014 Kenya Conf: Mobile Learning: Transforming Education, Employment, & Economies

Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, working as Senior Scientist and Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (www.cnti.org.cy) and Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu). He is the Rector of N.E.T.S., an innovative Graduate School, whose 20 PhD students collaborate to develop scientifically grounded methodologies and tools to "design" our future and to re-invent systems of governing ourselves. Laouris is member of the Onlife Initiative Think Tank of the European Commission that developed a Manifesto (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/onlife-original-outcome) to inspire reflection on what happens to us and to re-envisage the future with greater confidence. He promotes the application of mobile learning and broadband technologies to bridge ethnic-, digital-, economic-, educational- and inter-personal divides on our planet. In the 90’s he founded CYBER Kids (www.cyber-kids.com), a chain of franchised computer learning centers, which introduced creative thinking, problem-solving, team-work and other abilities using IT in the lives of thousands of children and adults in several countries. Laouris is an international leader in the theory and application of the science of structured dialogic design and conducts research towards developing systems to enable scaling up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of people in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus reinventing democracy and accelerating institutional and societal change. His current work focuses on combining the power of mobile learning with the science of structured democratic dialogue to create collaborative environments that harness collective intelligence and collective wisdom. He has published extensively book chapters, peer-revised articles and conference papers in neuroscience, applied systems science and peace, and in the neuroscience of learning.

Bio used for 2014 TEDx Pireaus

Πρόεδρος του Future Worlds Center (FutureWorlds.eu) και μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου του Institute for 21st Century Agoras (globalagoras.org). Σπούδασε ιατρική στην πρώην Ανατολική Γερμανία και εκπαιδεύτηκε ως ερευνητής νευροφυσιολόγος και ως μηχανικός συστημάτων στη Δυτική Γερμανία και στις ΗΠΑ. Ως κοινωνικός επιχειρηματίας (social entrepreneur) έχει ασχοληθεί με το δομημένο δημοκρατικό διάλογο ως μέθοδο αξιοποίησης της συλλογικής σοφίας για την επίλυση πολύπλοκλων κοινωνικών προβλημάτων. Η ομάδα του έχει αναλάβει πέραν των 30 διεθνών και/ή Ευρωπαϊκών έργων σε θέματα κοινωνικής μεταρρύθμισης. Έχει αναγνωριστεί με το Βραβείο Καινοτομίας και Δημιουργικότητας της Ομοσπονδίας Εργοδοτών και Βιομηχάνων (για καινοτομική ύλη των σχολών CYBER Kids), το Βραβείο της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Συστημικών Μελετών για Διακεκριμένους Επιστήμονες (για ανάπτυξη και εφαρμογή της συστημικής επιστήμης δομημένου διαλόγου) και το Ευρω-Μεσογειακό Βραβείο για Διάλογο μεταξύ των Πολιτισμών (Honorable Mention -second place) του Anna Lindh Foundation.

Bio for Adamos Book

Σπούδασε ιατρική στην πρώην Ανατολική Γερμανία όπου ολοκλήρωσε και το διδακτορικό του στη νευροφυσιολογία. Ακολούθως εκπαιδεύτηκε ως ερευνητής νευροφυσιολόγος και ως μηχανικός συστημάτων στη Δυτική Γερμανία και στις ΗΠΑ. Είναι πρόεδρος του Ινστιτούτου Νευροεπιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας (cnti.org.cy), διευθύνει το Κυπριακό Κέντρο Ασφαλούς Διαδικτύου Cyberethics (cyberethics.info), προεδρεύει του Μη Κερδοσκοπικού Οργανισμού Future Worlds Center (FutureWorlds.eu) και είναι μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου του Institute for 21st Century Agoras (globalagoras.org). Γεννήθηκε στην Πάφο, γιός του εκπαιδευτικού Χριστόδουλου Λαούρη. Είναι παντρεμένος με την Παιδοψυχίατρο Ιουλιέττα Καλλή-Λαούρη και έχουν μια κόρη τη Ρωμίνα. Στις αρχές του 90, μαζί με συνεργάτες, ίδρυσε την αλυσίδα σχολών CYBER, με όραμα να συμβάλλει στην ανάπτυξη της παιδείας. Οι σχολές είχαν ως στόχο την καλλιέργεια της δημιουργικής σκέψης και της ικανότητας επίλυσης προβλημάτων μέσα από την ένταξη της πληροφορικής στην εκπαίδευση. Ως κοινωνικός επιχειρηματίας (social entrepreneur) έχει ασχοληθεί έντονα με θέματα ειρήνης και ειδικότερα με το δημοκρατικό δομημένο διάλογο ως μέθοδο επίλυσης πολύπλοκλων προβλημάτων και επίτευξης κοινωνικών μεταρρυθμίσεων. Η δουλειά του έχει αναγνωριστεί με πολλά βραβεία όπως το Βραβείο Καινοτομίας και Δημιουργικότητας της Ομοσπονδίας Εργοδοτών και Βιομηχάνων (για την καινοτομική ύλη των σχολών CYBER), το Βραβείο της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας συστημικών Μελετών για Διακεκριμένους Επιστήμονες (για την ανάπτυξη και εφαρμογή της συστημικής επιστήμης δομημένου διαλόγου) και πρόσφατα το Ευρω-Μεσογειακό Βραβείο για Διάλογο μεταξύ των Πολιτισμών (Honorable Mention -second place) του Anna Lindh Foundation (για την προώθηση της ειρήνης και των στόχων της χιλιετηρίδας).

Ο Γιάννης Λαούρης έχει εκδόσει διάφορα βιβλία όπως το Masks of Demons (masksofdemons.com) το οποίο πραγματεύεται την έννοια των στεραιοτύπων. Πιο πρόσφατα έχει παρέμβει με τις "10 Εντολές Πολιτών προς Πολιτεία" (citizenscommandments.com).

Έχει στο ενεργητικό του περισσότερες από 50 αναφορές σε επιστημονικά περιοδικά και 20 περίπου κεφάλαια σε επιστημονικά βιβλία. Έχει παρουσιάσει επιστημονικές εργασίες σε πέραν των 130 συνεδρίων σε θέματα νευροεπιστήμης, παιδείας, τεχνολογίας, διαλόγου και ειρήνης.

Bio ISSS 2014

Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist, and a systems engineer with academic background in medicine and engineering. He chairs Future Worlds Center and Rector of N.E.T.S., an innovative Graduate School, whose 20 PhD students collaborate to develop scientifically grounded methodologies and tools to "design" our future and to re-invent systems of governing. He is member of a Think Tank of the European Commission that developed the Onlife Manifesto (https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/onlife-original-outcome). He promotes the application of mobile learning and broadband technologies to bridge ethnic-, digital-, economic-, educational- and inter-personal divides on our planet. He was member of the Cyprus Conflict Resolution Trainers Group that planned and carried out trainings in communications- and conflict resolution skills that eventually reached thousands from both the Greek and Turkish communities. Together with Aleco Christakis and Marios Michaelides, he applied the Structured Democratic Dialogue Process (SDDP) worldwide. His books MasksofDemons.com and CitizensCommandments.com are relevant. His contributions in systems science applications were recognized by the Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies with their 2008 Award. His group develops systems to enable scaling up the SDD process to engage asynchronously thousands in meaningful dialogue, thus accelerating positive societal change.

Bio for Poland 2014

Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer. He is Director of CyberEthics, the Cyprus Safer Internet Center, Chair of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and Rector of NETS, a small University offering only one PhD program focusing on designing better futures. His research and social work focus on developing creativity and problem solving abilities, as well as social responsibility and ethics in children growing in the digital era. His team is researching children's and parents' attitudes in interacting with modern technologies and they design virtual environments and products capitalising on mobile technologies. He has published extensively book chapters, peer-revised articles and conference papers in neuroscience, applied systems science and peace, and in the neuroscience of learning. Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yiannis_Laouris

Bio for Onlife Book Launch Dec 2, 2014

Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer. He is founder of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (www.cnti.org.cy), chairs Future Worlds Center (www.futureworlds.eu) and is Acting Rector of N.E.T.S. (www.nets-uni.net). Laouris is founding member and elected Secretary General of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras and member of the Board of a numerous high-tech companies. His team, comprising of 34 full-time scientists and many volunteers and interns, focuses on projects at the interface of science and society. They promote the application of broadband technologies and structured democratic dialogue as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides in our planet as well to reinvent democracy (www.futureworlds.eu/wiki/Reinventing_democracy) by engaging people from all walks of life in designing ideal futures. He pioneered in the application of the Structured Dialogic Design process (SDD) in the Cyprus and the Middle East peace movement and in many pan-European networks; his work in neuroscience, applied systems science and peace, and in the neuroscience of learning was published in several books and many scientific papers and was honored with numerous awards. His current focus is to develop systems to enable scaling up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change.

Bio for Synergy Talk Book 27/11/2014

Διευθύνει το Κέντρο Ασφαλούς Διαδικτύου Cyberethics (cyberethics.info). Είναι πρόεδρος του Ινστιτούτου Νευροεπιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας (cnti.org.cy) το οποίο έχει συντονίσει 11 προγράμματα ασφαλούς διαδικτύου μέσω ανταγωνιστικών Ευρωπαϊκών κονδυλίων: www.futureworlds.eu/wiki/Cyberethics:_Cyprus_Safer_Internet_Center. Σπούδασε ιατρική στην πρώην Ανατολική Γερμανία όπου ολοκλήρωσε και διδακτορικό (summa cum laude) στη νευροφυσιολογία. Ακολούθως εξειδικεύτηκε ως ερευνητής νευροφυσιολόγος και ως μηχανικός συστημάτων στη Δυτική Γερμανία και στις ΗΠΑ. Προεδρεύει του Future Worlds Center (FutureWorlds.eu) και είναι μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου του Institute for 21st Century Agoras (globalagoras.org). Είναι παντρεμένος με την Παιδοψυχίατρο Ιουλιέττα Καλλή-Λαούρη και έχουν μια κόρη τη Ρωμίνα. Στις αρχές του 90, μαζί με συνεργάτες, ίδρυσε την αλυσίδα σχολών CYBER, με όραμα να συμβάλλει στην ανάπτυξη του κονστρακτιβισμού στην παιδεία. Οι σχολές είχαν ως στόχο την καλλιέργεια της δημιουργικής σκέψης και της ικανότητας επίλυσης προβλημάτων μέσα από την ένταξη της πληροφορικής σε παιδιά ηλικίας 5-15. Ως κοινωνικός επιχειρηματίας (social entrepreneur) έχει ασχοληθεί με θέματα κοινωνικών μεταρρυθμίσεων. Η Ομάδα του οργανώνει εργαστήρια Δομημένου Δημοκρατικού Διαλόγου σ' ολόκληρο τον κόσμο για την επανεφεύρεση της δημοκρατίας (http://www.futureworlds.eu/wiki/Reinventing_Democracy). Έχει εκδόσει βιβλία όπως το Masks of Demons (masksofdemons.com) το οποίο πραγματεύεται την έννοια των στερεοτύπων, τις "10 Εντολές Πολιτών προς Πολιτεία" (citizenscommandments.com), το οποίο εντοπίζει με απλά λόγια τις ελλείψεις του σημερινού συστήματος διακυβέρνησης και το "Πρόταση για Νέο Εκλογικό Σύστημα Μέσα από την Αρχή της Κλασματικής Ψήφου", στο οποίο προτείνεται ένα σύστημα οριζόντιας ψηφοφορίας. Συμμετέχει ως ένας από 12 στη Δεξαμενή Σκέψης Onlife Initiative του Digital Futures Unit της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής η οποία έχει συντάξει το Μανιφέστο για τις προκλήσεις που συνεπάγεται η ραγδαία επέκταση του κυβερνοχώρου (ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/onlife-original-outcome).


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Social and business entrepreneur, neuroscientist and systems engineer, Chair of Future Worlds Center, and Lead Software Design Engineer for Ekkotek Ltd. He was one of 12 experts who co-authored the Onlife Manifesto on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force, which now guides EC funding priorities, as well as political and societal priorities in the hyper-connectivity era. He is Co-Founder and Director of CYBERETHICS: Cyprus Safer Internet Center. His team has envisioned, designed and implemented more than a dozen funded projects related to safer internet, cyber crime and cyber security, and he is actively involved in many related initiatives and policy groups, i.e., Insafe, INHOPE, CCI, EUKIDS Online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, etc. His work is published in several books, over 100 scientific papers and honored with more than 10 distinguished awards.

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Yiannis Laouris is a social and business entrepreneur, a neuroscientist and systems engineer, currently Chair of Future Worlds Center, Founding Member of the Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies, Member of the Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, Member of the Board of a number of high-tech companies, and national representative in several COST Actions, Insafe, Inhope, EU Kids online, ECSO, Cybercrime Centre of Excellence, ECTEG – Europol, etc. He is one of the authors of the ONLIFE Manifesto; he promotes the application of broadband technologies and structured democratic dialogue as tools to bridge the digital; economic educational and inter-personal divides on our planet. He is developing systems to scale up participatory dialogic processes to engage asynchronously thousands of participants in meaningful authentic dialogues, thus accelerating institutional and societal change. Laouris has a medical degree and a PhD in Neurophysiology from Germany, and an MS in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the US. His work is published in several books, over 100 scientific papers and honored with more than 10 distinguished awards.