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Sunday, August 2

09:00 CEST

INCOSE: Systems Philosophy and its relevance to Systems Engineering
The Systems Engineering/INCOSE workshop on Sunday is now FULL and if you have not stated your intention to attend that workshop using the Survey Monkey questionnaire sent to you that workshop is now closed to additional participants.

We will however keep a standby list if you email: enquiryisss@gmail.com.

Systems Philosophy is the branch of the philosophy of science informed by the systems paradigm. The INCOSE Systems Science Working Group is exploring how Systems Philosophy can be used to support expansion of the theoretical foundations of Systems Engineering (SE). This workshop will present a basic introduction to Systems Philosophy, and use it to explore:

  • Perspectives on SE as a discipline and the place of SE in the systems disciplinary field;

  • How Systems Philosophy can help SE and other systems disciplines work together to develop mutually beneficial foundations;

  • How Systems Philosophy and SE can support the development of a General Systems Theory (GST), and how working with a GST can help unify and expand the theoretical foundations of SE;

  • How SEs could leverage expanded theoretical foundations to address increasing complexity of engineered systems;

  • Key programs and projects under way to improve/expand the systems sciences;

  • Emerging opportunities for richer engagement between Systems Engineering, Systems Science and Systems Philosophy.

The day will consist of seven presentations preparing the ground for four breakout sessions in which participants can explore and develop ideas and plans for strengthening SE using Systems Philosophy.


Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.  Attendance will qualify for 8 PDU INCOSE credits
For more details about the upcoming workshop, please visit our workshops webpage at:


For more details about the “Systems Philosophy for SE” project, please visit our webpage at: https://sites.google.com/site/syssciwg/projects/o-systems-philosophy 

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MR Gary Smith

Senior Systems Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space
SIG Chair: Knowledge and Systems SciencesAnalytical Chemist, Systems Analyst, Software Engineering, Engineering Project Management, Commercial Project Management, International Working, Process Improvement, IT, Defence and Security and Biological Systems experience.Specialties:Systems... Read More →

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Mag. Stefan Blachfellner

SIG Chair: Socio-Ecological Systems and Design, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science
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David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →
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Jennifer Wilby

Vice President Admin, ISSS
From 1978 Jennifer started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing until 1993. In 1989, moving to San Jose, Jennifer graduated in 1992 from the MSc in Cybernetic Systems at San Jose State University. Moving back to the UK in 1993, she worked... Read More →

Sunday August 2, 2015 09:00 - 17:00 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany