Papers and Presentations on Y2K
By Stuart Umpleby 


 
"Will Universities Continue to Operate in January 2000?On the Horizon, May/June 1998, pp. 13-14.

"Foreign Policy Implications of the Year 2000 Computer Problem,"  A Presentation at The George Washington University, May 5, 1998.

"A National Action Plan for Y2K Recovery,"  in Alain Wouters, Philippe Vandenbroeck and Douglass Carmichael (eds.), The Millennium Bug -- The Year 2000 Computer Problem: Structure, Denial and Actions. Leuven, Belgium: Acco, 1998, pp. 145-150.

"From Systems Thinking to Decision-Making: The Case of the Year 2000 Computer Crisis," Systems Science School, Neuchatel, Switzerland, September 7-12, 1998.

With Karl Mueller, "Hoffen, dass nichts passiert, is zuwenig" (Hoping that nothing happens is not enough), Der Standard (Austrian daily newspaper), 24 September, 1998, pp. A 11.

With Peggy Lee, "Customer Service and the Year 2000 Computer Crisis,"  Presented at the annual Congress on Customer Satisfaction," McLean, VA, October 1998.

"Participation in Organizations and Communities Stimulated by the Year 2000 Computer Crisis,"  International Conference on Problems of Participation and Connection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 6-9, 1999.

"Y2K: An 'Autopsy' of Modern Society?" Science, Vol. 284, 21 May 1999, pp. 1273-1274.

"Schlaf der Ahnungslosen" (Sleep of the Uninformed), Interview by Nicole Immler, Kleine Zeitung (Austrian daily newspaper), 20 June 1999, p. 19.

"How the Year 2000 Computer Crisis Might Reenergize Systems Science," 
Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Asilomar, CA, June 27-July 2, 1999.

"International Business Implications of the Year 2000 Computer Crisis," 
Eighth Annual World Business Congress, International Management Development Association, Monterey, CA, June 30-July 3, 1999.

"A Test of Current Social Science Theories Made Possible by the Year 2000 Computer Crisis," Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Madison, WI, July 8-11, 1999.

"Alti Ay Kala" (Year 2000), Interview by Yagmur Denizhan, Endustri & Otomasyon (Industry and Automation, Turkish business journal), Summer 1999, pp. 16-20.

"Why We Missed the Year 2000 Computer Crisis," 11th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden,Germany, August 2-7, 1999.

"A List of Social Science Theories that Shed Light on the Year 2000 Computer Crisis," 
Before Y2K Conference, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, September 10, 1999.

"Before and After Studies of the Year 2000 Computer Crisis," Fourth European Congress on Systems Science, Valencia, Spain, September 20-25, 1999.

"Implications of the Year 2000 Computer Crisis for the International Community," 
Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, September 25-28, 1999. A similar presentation was made to the McClendon Study Group at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, October 6, 1999.

With Ginger Smith and Alex Kobina Armoo, "The Year 2000 Computer Crisis: How the Tourism Industry may be Affected and How It Can Help," Tourism Analysis, Vol. 4, pp. 105-112, 1999.

With Ranulph Glanville, Bob Barbour, and Michael Schreiber, "A (Cybernetic) Musing: The Millennium Bug,Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1999, pp. 71-85.

"Jahr 2000: Auswirkungen auf Unternehmen und die Finanzmaerkte" (Year 2000: Implications for Corporations and the Financial Markets), Interview by Dorrit Novel, Fakten & Trends (Facts and Trends, Swiss investment  newsletter), November 1999, pp. 25.

"Why the White House Sounds Optimistic," A presentation at The George Washington University, November 23, 1999, broadcast live on CSPAN.

"Eine kurze Geschichte des Jahr 2000-Problems" (A short history of the year 2000 problem), translated into German by Karl Mueller, Oesterreichische Zeitschrift fuer Geschichtswissenschaften (Austrian history journal), 10/3, 1999,pp. 371-401.

"Y2K: Opportunities for Research," A Research Report, School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University, December 3, 1999. 

"Some Implications of the Year 2000 Computer Crisis for Academic Disciplines,"  in Robert Trappl (ed.) Cybernetics and Systems 2000, Vol. 2, Austrian Society for Cybernetics Studies, April, 2000, pp. 471 - 475.

With Vladimir V. Pozdniakov, "A Y2K Point of View on Economic and Cultural Developments in the US and Russia," in Robert Trappl (ed.) Cybernetics and Systems 2000, Vol. 2, Austrian Society for Cybernetics Studies, April, 2000, pp. 454-458.

"Why the Century Date Change Occured So Smoothly, Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Toronto, Canada, July 16-22, 2000.

"Coping with an Error in a Knowledge Society: The Case of the Year 2000 Computer Crisis," 12th International Congress on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden Germany, July 31-August 4, 2000.

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