Registration Waterloo 2010

Online Payment

On-line registration for all categories and payment options for Waterloo 2010 delegates is available by following this link: OnLine Registration

PLEASE NOTE: This online registration system is for conference participants ONLY, i.e. those people coming to the conference and participating in the conference. If you are trying to register for the sole purpose of obtaining a Visa or Invite Letter to circumvent immigration regulations, with no intention of participating, we will not respond and will delete any attempts to register.

Offline Payment

An alternative to online registration is available by downloading the registration form and:

  • mailing this form to the address stated on the form
  • emailing the form as an attachment to, or
  • faxing this form to +44 1759 302718 to the ISSS office.

The Conference Registration Form can be downloaded as an Acrobat document, or as a Microsoft Word document. A signature for credit card charges is required if using these forms.

If you need an invoice for payment by your institution, please contact the ISSS office at

If you require a letter of invitation for your institution or for visa requirements, please also contact the ISSS office at   Please note that all such requests will be checked to establish your identity and intention to participate and will only be processed for those with accepted conference papers.

Registration Rates

  Payment by April 30, 2010 Payment from May 1, 2010
Regular $495 USD $595 USD
Retired $425 USD $495 USD
Developing Country $425 USD $495 USD
Student $295 USD $375 USD
Accompanying partner/spouse $185 USD $185 USD
One-day Registration $125 USD $125 USD
Two-day Registration $235 USD $235 USD
Three-day Registration $335 USD $335 USD

Day registration rates include attendance at all sessions, lunch and coffee breaks on that day, conference program, and CDROM proceedings. Tickets for the Sunday reception are an additional $25, and for the Thursday evening conference dinner $50. When registering, choose to purchase additional reception or banquet ticket.
A maximum of one abstract/paper will be accepted for the conference.

Additional opening reception ($25) and banquet tickets($50) for guests may also be purchased. Please use the registration form to order these tickets.

The cost for accompanying spouse/partner covers attendance at sessions, lunches, reception and banquet. It does not cover conference materials and ISSS2011 membership.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The ISSS makes every effort to keep the costs of the annual meeting as low as possible. Once a conference has been arranged there are fixed costs that the ISSS must pay, irrespective of the number of people attending the conference. For this reason, the ISSS cannot issue refunds outside the terms of its refund policy.

Refund Schedule
Prior to May 1 Refund minus $50 admin fee
May 1 to June 15 Refund of 50% of registration cost
June 15 to conference No refund
No shows at conference No refund

You should arrange appropriate travel or other insurance to cover any possibilities of loss through cancellation.

All requests for refunds must be submitted to

Changes to the category of registration will incur a $50 administration fee in addition to the new rate cost, to cover bank charges for refunds and administration.

If you are unable to attend, the registration can be transferred to another individual to take your place and that person may present your work.

If you do not attend the conference and have not transferred your place to another person, all conference materials and 2011 membership will be sent to you after the conference.

Other Terms and Conditions
This booking form constitutes a legally binding contract and our terms and conditions take precedence over those of any other organisation in every case.

Methods of Payment
Payments can also be made by credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Amex) using the online registration system, or by Visa/Mastercard (no Amex) by mailing a registration form to the ISSS Office (available to download from the website).
All payments must be in US Dollars.
Once we have received details of your completed registration, we will send you an email confirmation and receipt.
Paying by Check or Wire Transfer is no longer an option on this site due to persistent attempts to commit immigration and/or financial fraud or create spam registrations. If you are a bonafide ISSS2010 participant and wish to pay by wire transfer or bank check please contact for further instructions.
Registration will not be complete until payment is received by the ISSS Office.
If you have not received confirmation of your booking within 14 working days of the conference date, please contact

Registration Fees
Regular/developing country/retired and student registration fees cover attendance at all sessions, refreshments, lunches Mon-Thurs, a registration folder containing program and abstracts book and the conference CDROM proceedings. One folder is made available for each paying delegate. The fee also covers attendance at the conference reception on Sunday evening and Banquet on Thursday evening. Delegates at the 2010 Conference will also receive membership benefits in ISSS for Jan-Dec 2011, including a subscription to Systems Research and Behavioral Science for the year 2011.
One- and two-day registration fees cover attendance at sessions for the chosen day registration(s), refreshments, lunches for the chosen day registration(s), a registration folder containing program and abstracts book and the conference CDROM proceedings. One folder is made available for each paying delegate. Banquet or reception tickets will be an additional cost and may be ordered as additional tickets on the registration form.
Accompanying spouse and partner registrations are available. This type of registration covers attendance at all sessions, refreshments, and lunches Mon-Thurs, and attendance at the conference reception on Sunday evening and Banquet on Thursday evening. This DOES NOT include a registration folder or ISSS membership benefits for 2011.

Whilst the programme is correct at the time of going to press, ISSS reserves the right to make changes to the programme, location and/or speakers without prior notice. Such alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control. Where circumstances force cancellation of the conference in its entirety, ISSS will make every effort to refund the conference fee to each paying delegate, having regard for any irrecoverable costs for which ISSS remains liable. ISSS is not liable for any consequential loss suffered by the delegate.

Views expressed by speakers are their own. ISSS disclaim any liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the event or in any documentation provided to delegates.

Filming and Photography
Please note that for the creation of ISSS archive materials and for promotional purposes, there may be a photographer, and video production, taking place during the conference.

Overnight accommodation is not included in the registration fee. However, several hotels and on-campus accommodation are available in Waterloo and can be booked directly using the contact details on the ISSS website. If you would like to receive more details please visit our website for further details.

Travel is not included in the conference fee. It is the responsibility of the attendee to make their way to the conference venue in adequate time. ISSS is not liable for any delays or non-attendance resulting from delayed or suspended transportation. Directions to the conference venue can be found on the venue page of the conference for which you are registering.

Access and Dietary Arrangements
We make every effort to ensure that our events are accessible and enjoyable for all our delegates.
If you have any dietary requests not covered by choices on the registration page, or you would like to discuss any access or other requirements, please email the ISSS Office at the time of booking on or by calling or faxing information to +44 (0) 1759 302718.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the venue, content or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you informed of such changes but any reasonable change to the conference format will not constitute a reason to refund the conference fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of ISSS, an event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We are not liable to pay any incurred costs resulting from any postponement or cancellation.

Participation and Behavior during the Conference
Attendance and participation at any of the ISSS Conference activities is limited to ISSS delegates only and those invited guests of the local organizing committee. ISSS attendees are expected to behave professionally. Excessive use of obscene language, abusive or obsessive behavior, or threatening behavior directed to any other conference attendee is not conducive to a learning environment, will not be tolerated, and will result in exclusion from the meetings.

Data Security and Personal Information
ISSS is committed to ensuring that the submission of sensitive information, such as credit card details, is safe and secure. We employ reputable and reliable service providers to ensure such information is protected. All information we hold is kept secure with access limited to personnel charged with the processing of such data. All personal data is gathered and processed in line with the Data Protection Act and ISSS's privacy policy.
Please note that participant contact details will be kept on the ISSS membership database, which will only be used by ISSS. Credit card information will NOT be stored in the membership database.
Unless the Registration Office has received an explicit request from registrant disallowing us to share his/her contact information (through the Registration Form), a list of all attendees, their affiliation institutions, and e-mail addresses will be included in the delegate packs, and will be published in the hardcopy (but not the online pdf) of the General Systems Bulletin sent to all current members at the beginning of each year.
E-mail addresses will also be used to circulate last minute details and announcements of future ISSS events.
If you would like your record to be deleted after the conference, please notify ISSS by email ( or in writing to the ISSS Office.

Personal Property
ISSS accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property.