Erik F. Øverland member of the Scientific Committee og TTeC 2006 Erik F.Øverland is a member of the Sientific Committee of the Tromsø TELEMEDICINE AND and eHEALTH CONFERENCE (TTeC06) 12th to 14th of June 2006. Øverland is also responsible for a seminar at the 12th of June about foresight, scientific research and future studies (see below).
TTeC2006 Tutorials Seminar 12th of June 2006 9:00 pm – 12:00
Is Futures Research possible? Scenario building as research activity.
By Erik F. Øverland, Director SUBITO! Research&Futures. Futurist and foresight expert
Foresight, and especially scenario building, is usually considered as
helpful in strategic reasoning, research processes and policy
development. The status of futures literacy, however, is both undefined
and under communicated as part of a scientific research process itself.
What could be a fruitful relation between
foresight/scenario-development and common research methodologies? Could
we talk about an epistemology of futures intelligence and therefore
consider systematic futures orientations as research activities? The
Seminar will invite the participants to discuss these issues, after
getting presented the core idea of foresight and scenario building
Neumann, Iver B. & Øverland, E.F. (2004c): International Relations
and Policy Planning: the Method of Perspectivist Scenario Building,
International Studies Perspectives (2004) 5, 258-277
Øverland, E. F. (2005): The Use of Heuristic Terms in Policy building.
Dynamics and Fallacies in Policy Building Processes, Paper presented at
the IPTS June 2005 (article-draft -> hand out in advance)
Renn, Ortwin 2002: Foresight and Multi-Level Governance, Seville 2002
For those who read Norwegian:
Kristian Åtland, Tor Bukkvoll, Morten Jeppesen og Iver Johansen: HVOR
GÅR RUSSLAND? Fem scenarier om Russland og norsk sikkerhet i 2030,
Abstrakt forlag 2005.
Øverland, Erik F. (red) (2000a): Norge2030. Fem scenarier om offentlig
sektors framtid, Cappelen Akademiske forlag, Oslo. Book in Norwegian
(English: Norway2030. Five scenarios about the Future of Public Sector)
Target Group: Researchers, practitioners, managers, strategic advisers, people with interest in the philosophy of Science.