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Theme: Governance [clear filter]
Sunday, August 2
 

14:00 CEST

Workshop: Education for Anthropocene Governance
Lead by Prof. Pavel Luksha, Director, Global Education Futures

Pre-conference workshop and SIG working session at the ISSS 2015 Conference, Berlin, Germany





  • Part 1: August 2, 2015 from 14:00 to 18:00



  • Part 2: August 6, 2015 from 16:00 to 18:00





Held in partnership between ISSS Curating Emergence for Thrivability SIG and Global Education Futures

Introduction

It has been argued that the era of the Anthropocene calls for entirely new civilizational strategies. We must depart from behavioral strategies that take root in the time even before the emergence of modern civilization and lead to overconsumption of natural resources, destruction of biodiversity, disruption of climatic balance, and increasing chances of self-destruction of our species. The challenge we face requires multi-faceted responses that includes





  • development of entirely new technologies (e.g. sustainable renewable energy, energy-efficient construction, efficient recycling, materials that come from renewable sources, etc.);



  • policies that encourage individual & collective behavior that reduces, not increases, existential risks for our civilization, as well as negative human impact upon Nature – and cultural patterns that do the same;



  • organizations and institutions that work directly with some of the Anthropocene challenges on the local, national, and global scale – e.g. preventing the loss of biodiversity or reducing greenhouse gas emissions.





However, it is also often argued that the crisis we have to overcome in the age of the Anthropocene is caused primarily by the faulty models of thinking and acting that are permeating our society. The key to sustainable and prosperous society lies with education – the skills of children and adults. Some governments (e.g. in Scandinavian countries) have successfully addressed some of the Anthropocene problems by introducing new kindergarten, school & university level programs regarding ‘greener’ behavior of their populations. However, the level of response still does not match the level and the urgency of threats that we as humanity have already created for ourselves and Nature. We need to identify general and professional skills that would help us deal with the challenges of the Anthropocene on a planetary level – and we have to make global effort to have these skills introduced in the standard educational curricula of developed and emerging societies.

Purpose and structure of the workshop

The workshop on “Skills for Anthropocene Governance” is organized as a small Systems Lab where the collective intelligence of participants will be applied to map out and prioritize existing and future civilizational challenges that need to be addressed in the age of the Anthropocene. We will then map out general and specific skills that can be used to govern the Anthropocene. Finally, we will identify changes required in the institutions of conventional and new education (including schools, universities, global online learning platforms, skills-related social movements, etc.) that are required to install and reproduce these skills on the global scale – and possible policies and arrangements that can accelerate the transformation of education in this direction.

The workshop is the result of a partnership between the ISSS Curating Emergence for Thrivability Special Integration Group (the CET SIG) and Global Education Futures. It will be conducted as a series of participatory dialogues using widely and lesser known formats such as World Café and Rapid Foresight. Participants are asked to co-create, discuss, and share – rather than to only listen and ask.

Part 1 of the workshop will be held as a pre-conference event on Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 2pm until 6pm. During this session, the main content for discussion will be co-created by the participant group, including mapping of existing & future challenges, identifying skills for systemic thriving in the Anthropocene, and developing recommendations for education systems and policy makers. We will also establish ‘systemic challenge’ questions that may impede realization of these ideas – and we will address these systemic challenges during Part 2 of our workshop. The workshop will be open and free to all attendees.

Part 2 of the workshop will be held during the ISSS conference on Thursday, August 6, from 4pm until 6pm (and will also be taken up in the running evening workshops). This part will be the Curating Emergence for Thrivability portion of the meeting, and will be open for attendance independently of Part 1 (i.e., participation in Part 2 does not require prior participation in Part 1 of the workshop). During this session, we will re-capitulate the results from the Part 1, and will jointly address the ‘systemic challenges’ that our earlier work identified. We also anticipate generating ideas for actionable initiatives that can be explored and enacted after the end of the workshop.

Moderators
avatar for Prof. Alexander Laszlo

Prof. Alexander Laszlo

SIG Chair: Leadership and Systemic Innovation, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
SIG Chair:    Curating Emergence for Thrivability Board of Trustees' Representative, International Society for the Systems SciencesAlexander Laszlo, PhD, is the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS),  Director... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pavel Luksha

Pavel Luksha

pavel.luksha@gmail.com, SKOLKOVO School of Management / Global Education Futures
Dr. Pavel Luksha said the following about Kinematic Self­Replicating Machines The book provides a relatively good review on theory of self­reproduction. I found the book a very comprehensive study on possible designs of kinematic self­replicators. One thing the book has successfully... Read More →




Sunday August 2, 2015 14:00 - 18:00 CEST
Pine 2 Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin
 
Monday, August 3
 

07:45 CEST

RoundTable Discussion
Everyone is invited to the daily reflection RoundTable. We will meet every morning for an hour before the plenaries, Monday through Friday. Join us every day, or whenever you like.

Our RoundTable purposes are to open a space for daily reflection on our ideals, what we want to learn and create; to increase time for each of us to talk from about what we are thinking and learning now; and to be listened to by others, enjoying and learning with each other in a new way.

 Our format is:


  • We spend 5 minutes listening to short readings.

  • We then spend 50 minutes on individual reflections or learning reports, time distributed equally among all present (e.g. 26 people = about 2 minutes each).


 Our suggested topics for the first morning will be:


  1. "Linking this year’s theme, Governing the Anthropocene, to your specific field of expertise, what do you see as our greatest challenges and hopes?”   AND/OR

  2. "What situations and projects did you leave behind to come here, and what could happen here that would be valuable to you in your work and life back home?”



Each day, a different topic will be suggested by a different volunteering facilitator in attendance.

Folk wisdom and compelling research indicate that participants experience surprising benefits from this activity after about four sessions. Our own experience with this format has resulted in the following theory: Just as we break the sound barrier when we travel faster than the speed of sound, we break the communication barrier when we hear 25 authentic viewpoints in 50 minutes.

Looking forward to experiencing this with you all.

Moderators
avatar for Susan Farr Gabriele

Susan Farr Gabriele

Educator, GEMS: Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems
SIG Chair: ISSS Round Table (see below)Susan Farr Gabriele, PhD, taught for twenty years in Los Angeles schools, including assignments as mentor teacher and department chair. Later, studying systems methods for education under Bela H. Banathy, she earned a PhD in human science: social... Read More →

Monday August 3, 2015 07:45 - 08:45 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

09:00 CEST

Welcome and Housekeeping
Welcome by Vice-President Conferences, Louis Klein.
Housekeeping with Vice-President Administration, Jannifer Wilby
Introducing the Conference Team.
Introduction to sched.org and overview of pilot with BlueJeans provided by Platinum Sponsor, College of Exploration (representative Peter Tuddenham). 

Moderators
avatar for Louis Klein

Louis Klein

SIG Chair: Organizational Transformation and Social Change, louis.klein@segroup.de
Vice President Conferences (2015), International Society for the Systems Sciences SIG Chair:    Systems Applications in Business and Industry SIG Chair:    Organizational Transformation and Social ChangeLouis Klein is an internationally recognized expert in the field of systemic... Read More →

Conference Organisers
JK

Jonas Kocevar

Fellow, Systemic Excellence Group
Jonas Kocevar is a consultant at the Systemic Excellence Group - an independent Think Tank for Leading Practice.
avatar for Delia Pembrey MacNamara

Delia Pembrey MacNamara

SIG Chair: Science, Spirituality and Systems Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Vice President Memberships and Public Relations (2013-2019), International Society for the Systems SciencesSIG Chair: Science, Spirituality and Systems Science (See below for information)Consistently ahead of her time, Delia's Enterprise 2.0 training programs for business began in... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Wilby

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 →



Monday August 3, 2015 09:00 - 09:30 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  General Session, ISSS

09:30 CEST

Keynote: Prof. Andy Stirling - Emancipating Transformations: From Anthropocene Control to Culturing Systems
Current global environmental governance reverberates with talk of a new 'Anthropocene epoch' defined by 'human domination', in which a 'perfect storm' of catastrophic threats is seen to force a singular 'great transition' towards 'Earth systems management'. The advent of this new discourse raises particular questions for how systems-based understandings can best inform policy making.

A key theme in this new governance movement, is the emphasis on ‘control’. Under a growing mood of 'environmental authoritarianism', humanity is conceived “as a self conscious control force that has conquered the planet” and with a destiny to “take control of Nature’s realm”. And it is Earth systems theories that are relied upon to help take charge of the 'control variables of the Earth'.

But what these moves also reflect, are the longstanding priorities attached by powerful incumbent interests to exactly these kinds of rhetorics of control. Indeed, democracy itself presents an early target. Increasingly portrayed as a 'failure', a 'luxury', or even 'an enemy of Nature', leading figures argue for democracy to be 'put on hold'. With systems approaches apparently leaving no room for argument, there seems ‘no alternative’ but compliance – or irrational denial and existential doom.

Yet there are alternative ways to address the gravity of current ecological and social imperatives. It can be recognised, for instance, that democratic struggle is the principal means by which knowledges and practices of Sustainability were shaped in the first place. In this view, concentrated power and fallacies of control are more problems than solutions. Here, history shows the greatest ongoing forms of transformative progress (like release from colonialism, racism or patriarchy), to owe more to plural knowledges and values and unruly hope-inspired agonistic contention, than to single orderly technical 'transitions' based on deterministic notions of systems science or fear-driven structured control.

Like other great progressive struggles of history, radical shifts in grassroots culture and anarchically choreographed flocking behaviours in nature, the most effective modes for radical change often lie in spontaneous bottom-up collective action. These do not depend on rigidly disciplined ‘integrated science’ and monolithically-structured ‘planetary management’. So, relations between human systems and natural systems are defined more by co-evolutionary processes of mutual culturing than control. It is in helping to understand, highlight and explore these contrasting modalities of distributed social and ecological coordination that enlightened forms of systems theory may offer special contributions.
 

Speakers
avatar for Andy Stirling

Andy Stirling

Professor of Science & Technology Policy, SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, The Sussex Energy Group, School of Business, Management and Economics
Growing up around southwest England and in Singapore in the 60s and 70s, Andy Stirling’s undergraduate studies at Edinburgh started out in astronomy, then shifted thro' 'science studies' to a masters in archaeology and social anthropology. He then worked as a field archaeologist... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 09:30 - 10:15 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  Keynote

10:30 CEST

Tea/Coffee
Please take the time to look at the poster presentations in Aurora 2 & 3 during breaks, discuss and connect with one another or speak to one of our "Get social" specialists at the reception desk to get help with the conference technology.

Monday August 3, 2015 10:30 - 11:00 CEST
Coffee Break Area Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

11:00 CEST

Keynote: Prof. Ray Ison, Presidential Address - Governing in the Anthropocene: what future systems thinking in practice?
The Presidential Address will be given by ISSS President Prof. Ray Ison
Professor of Systems, Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) Program, Engineering & Innovation Department, Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology, The Open University

Speakers
avatar for Ray Ison

Ray Ison

Professor of Systems & President IFSR, The Open University/IFSR
President (2014-2015), International Society for the Systems SciencesProfessor, Systems for Sustainability at the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI), and Professor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU).  He is internationally recognised for his Systems scholarship that draws... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  Keynote, ISSS

11:45 CEST

Keynote: Prof. Martin Bunch - Ecosystem Approaches: Navigating Complexity, Promoting Health
Speakers
avatar for Martin Bunch

Martin Bunch

Professor, York University
Martin Bunch is a human geographer by training, and currently holds the position of Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES), York University.  Martin is interested in the transdisciplinary application of ecosystem approaches and complexity science to environmental... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 11:45 - 12:30 CEST
Aurora 2 & 3 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  Keynote

12:30 CEST

Lunch
Please take the time to look at the poster presentations in Aurora 2 & 3 during breaks, discuss and connect with one another or speak to one of our "Get social" specialists at the reception desk to get help with the conference technology.

Monday August 3, 2015 12:30 - 13:30 CEST
Scandic Restaurant 3rd Floor Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin

13:30 CEST

A Call to Action for the Systems Sciences Community

The world’s systems scientists are crucial knowledge holders in this anthropocene era.  This paper will put forth a deep call to action to the systems community.  It is vital in this time that members of this community put themselves on more influential platforms, speaking in more audible ways, and with a congruent voice.  The message must be about what this community can see about the degradation of the living organism that is our earth, and what must happen in order to enable its survival.

This paper frames the systems community as keepers of vital wisdom about the macro effects of how the earth has been altered by humans.  We will argue that such macro-level understanding must be joined with regional and local level meaning-making processes already underway across the globe, and it must inform those initiatives.  As important, micro-level activities must have more ways to inform and influence macro level perspectives on how human activity is responding to the imperatives of the anthropocene.  We will argue that this call to action is a call to develop fields of attraction – visible, plausible alternatives to the human behaviours that, in aggregate, jeopardize the likelihood that our future can be one wherein we can thrive.  We propose there must be attractors with a wide variety of design paths, presented as narratives that invite and entice participation. 

We will examine obstacles that members of the systems community face in taking up a call to action like this, along with ways to meet those obstacles, clearing the path to greater participation by systems experts in rising to the realities of life in the anthropocene age.

 

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CORPORATE LEVEL MANAGERIAL KNOWLEDGE AS A COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEM

Luz Maria Rivas

lrivasm@eafit.edu.co

Managing a single business demands knowing about how to create and sustain its competitive advantage. Managing multibusiness firms additionally requires coordinating business diversity and capturing synergies that increases managerial complexity. Those challenges demand a different kind of knowledge. Based on a qualitative research, this paper presents a conceptual model of this knowledge as a complex adaptive system (CAS).  As a CAS, multilevel agents, synergy stimulus, adaptive responses and action systems compose this knowledge. Corporate level managerial knowledge characterizes as tacit, collective, integrative and collaborative. The research used a case study approach in a Colombian multibusiness firm, focusing on the top management team. The resulting approach helps to enhance the conception of corporate level managerial knowledge and this approach facilitates decision-making decentralization.

Keywords: Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), Multibusiness Firm, Managerial Knowledge, Corporate Strategy

 


Moderators
avatar for Louis Klein

Louis Klein

SIG Chair: Organizational Transformation and Social Change, louis.klein@segroup.de
Vice President Conferences (2015), International Society for the Systems Sciences SIG Chair:    Systems Applications in Business and Industry SIG Chair:    Organizational Transformation and Social ChangeLouis Klein is an internationally recognized expert in the field of systemic... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
avatar for Irma Wilson

Irma Wilson

Founder, FutureSharp
Business unusual strategist, edge inhabiter and provocateur.“Design thinking is core to how humanity innovate. And find it, we must. We’re talking species survival here, the Earth will be fine.”Irma Wilson is a Collective Intelligence Strategist and Futurist who keeps a finger... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Buckle

Pamela Buckle

SIG Chair: Systems and Mental Health, Adelphi University
Secretary and Vice President for Protocol, International Society for the Systems SciencesSIG Chair: Systems and Mental Health (see below for more information)Pamela Buckle Henning She is an Associate Professor of Management at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 13:30 - 14:00 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

13:30 CEST

A Viable System Model of Political Parties

Political parties exist in western democracies as a means of reducing variety by formalizing factions and allowing for a more manageable choice for voters. I will be using the system in the United States as an example although comparisons with parliamentary systems will be noted at times.

Political parties are nested hierarchies that proceed from the national committee level down through the state and county/municipality. The rules that govern them range from the formal, such as the rules established by the Federal Election Commission to the informal and sometimes quirky such as the “we don’t want nobody that nobody sent”. Party discipline is far broader and far looser in the United States than it is in a parliamentary system.  Voters usually indicate a party preference when they register to vote although about a third of the electorate now counts itself as ‘independent’.  Depending on the state, independents may or may not be restricted to voting in the general election.  Joining a political party is as easy as checking a box.  In contrast, in parliamentary systems, a minority of voters join a party by paying a subscription fee which allows them to attend the party caucus that nominates candidates for that party.  Party discipline is much stricter in the parliamentary system where the leader and his or her advisors determine the position on a vote and an office holder who votes against the position can be expelled from the party unless the special circumstance of the free vote is in force. In the United States, all votes are free votes. Party discipline is enforced by the party whip but the means used is persuasion, augmented by arm-twisting, horse trading and the occasional threat.

The activities of the five systems of the VSM are not evenly distributed throughout the recursion levels.  For example, the party platform does appear in System Five, but aspects may be ignored or repudiated by individual candidates often without heavy consequences. Most System Four activities are concentrated on winning the next election, although shorter and longer term planning is done and issues are debated for possible inclusion in the platform or for legislative or judicial initiatives. Public relations and strategy also appear here. Systems Three and Three Star adjust resources among activities depending on election cycle calendar and other priorities with System Two coordinating whatever is applicable at the particular recursion level.  System One activities include, again depending on the election cycle calendar, voter registration, candidate training, and fund raising.  All may involve incumbent officeholders and candidates although the particular campaigns are separate organizations.

The VSM analysis will show some strengths and weaknesses of the present system and some possibilities for coordination with like-minded issue groups. 


Moderators
avatar for Dr. Allenna Leonard

Dr. Allenna Leonard

Principal, Complementary Set, Cwarel Isaf Institute
Allenna Leonard is an independent consultant in Toronto who worked with Stafford Beer from the early eighties to his death in 2002. She works with non-profit and business organizations applying cybernetic approaches and models, primarily although not wholly those of Stafford Beer... Read More →

Monday August 3, 2015 13:30 - 14:00 CEST
Stockholm 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

13:30 CEST

Balancing Individualism and Collectivism in an Australian Aboriginal Context

Epochs have occurred throughout the history of the earth. A move from one epoch to the next can be considered to occur when there is a major transition which has a geological impact on all of life. A transition from the Holocene to the Anthropocene is now considered to have occurred in about the year 1800 with the Industrial Revolution. Dramatic changes to global conditions have occurred in a little over 200 years since then, with the consequent impact on the environment and all living things. Along with a geological change, a cultural transition has occurred. An individualistically oriented style of thinking has come to prominence with an objectification and exploitation of the environment. Yet, amongst Indigenous cultures, this change has not taken place. They retain a collectivist style of thinking and behavior and a deep respect for the land and all it contains. One of the values we can gain as participants in the Anthropocene is a recognition of these different types of knowledge existing in cohabitation, a comfortableness with an individualistic and relational identity occurring alongside each other. How much more valuable for this epoch to become an inclusive era when the collectivist perspectives from Indigenous cultures are appreciated alongside individualistic perspectives of developed nations?

Keywords: Anthropocene, individualism, collectivism, Aboriginal, Indigenous, cultural transition 


Moderators
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa
avatar for Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Professor, Adult Education, University of South Africa
I am interested in how research activity (including professional and other research activity) impacts on the construction of our worlds ; and I am keen to reflect upon how researchers can take into account the potential impact of research activities.

Speakers
KM

Keith Miller

Senior Lecturer, Flinders University
ISSS Regular


Monday August 3, 2015 13:30 - 14:00 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

13:30 CEST

Collective Intelligence, Connective Intelligence, and Social Systems of Syntony

Collective Intelligence is the grail of social systems science.  It is key to harnessing the neural power of the human intellect in order to augment human problem-solving capability in ways that are commensurate with the levels of complexity and entanglement of today's wicked problems and VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environments. And beyond that, collective intelligence holds the promise of an emergent level of consciousness, one that arises at the level of the collective and validates the ontological integrity of expression of wholeness of collective being. The former aspect of collective intelligence, known as weak CI, is more concerned with the measurable aspects of IQ in social systems while the latter, known as strong CI, is more concerned with the manifestation of qualities of sentience, though both focus at trans-personal and meta-organismic systemic frames. This paper explores the relationship between the performance criteria of collective intelligence and the systemic state of collective intelligent being.  In doing so, it posits that a precursor for any form of collective intelligence is what can be called connective intelligence, that is, the ability to identify and establish feedback links with relevant and leveragable information sources and enablers in ones environment, be they other human beings, networks, or specific technologies of information processing and communication.  By effectively, efficiently and efficaciously creating linkages that enable and empower collective problem solving and decision taking, connective intelligence creates the operational platform or substrate upon which collective intelligence is brought into play. However, connective intelligence is not a guarantee of collective intelligence for it is quite possible for a rich ecosystem of connective intelligence to be constructed but either only passively engaged or underutilized by the social system(s) that access it. In order for high levels of synergy among the component parts of a given socio-technical system to be realized, a pre-condition of conscious, intentional and purposeful will to seek and create meaning interdependently must also be present.  This collusion or "con-spiration" for the joint creation of meaning is a hallmark of social systems of syntony wherein aligning and tuning with emerging patterns of meaning making is considered an essential characteristic of collective engagement.  Interestingly enough, while the condition of syntony is essential to the establishment of connective intelligence that serves life affirming, future creating and opportunity increasing expressions of collective intelligence, it is just such collective intelligence that, in turn, fosters higher level social systems of syntony capable of manifesting both weak CI and strong CI. 

Keywords:  Collective intelligence, connective intelligence, syntony, synergy, social systems design.

 


Presenter / Artist
avatar for Prof. Alexander Laszlo

Prof. Alexander Laszlo

SIG Chair: Leadership and Systemic Innovation, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
SIG Chair:    Curating Emergence for Thrivability Board of Trustees' Representative, International Society for the Systems SciencesAlexander Laszlo, PhD, is the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS),  Director... Read More →



Monday August 3, 2015 13:30 - 14:00 CEST
Copenhagen 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

13:30 CEST

Discharging Complex Patients from an Acute Hospital for Interim Assessment Placements in South Gloucestershire, UK

If this is the Anthropocene era life can be understood as being primarily shaped by human intelligent design.  And if the early part of this era is characterised by destructive exploitation of the earth and its peoples by those with the power so to do, the ‘Upper Anthropocene’ perhaps offers the prospect of using power with rather than over, as a force for purposeful shaping of human society for the benefit of communities and the environment in a global perspective.

Guided by this philosophy and in the belief that collaborative action research can be applied to construct lasting improvements to human systems even at a small scale, our paper will describe our engagement as facilitators and co-researchers in a collaborative venture to improve one aspect of the health care of older people with complex health needs in South Gloucestershire in the UK.

The context of our work can be summed up as follows: a growing, ageing population; a monolithic National Health Service (NHS) with services free at the point of delivery; severe fiscal constraints; a sense of perpetual crisis as the dominant focus of management attention; little or no headroom at executive top level to re-imagine and re-engineer health services in communities; the NHS portrayed as a political battleground under constant media scrutiny; a dilemma at local level whether to manage within existing rules and systems designed nationally or to try to innovate, at least at the margins, to configure better services for patients and better system cost effectiveness.

Working as consultants and interim managers this paper will explore in case study format the insider/outsider perspectives of enabling complex patients often with multiple co-morbidities, to be assessed out of hospital for onward post-acute health care. These patients are often delayed from being discharged even after being declared medically able to leave owing to a number of factors. The result is that beds are ‘blocked’ further upstream at admissions, with serious consequences for admitting patients in need of an acute bed. This is an

Our story in particular concerns the process of reducing this problem through designing and enabling a system for discharging patients to an interim placement, thus enabling a faster turnover and availability of beds in the hospital and providing a better environment within which patients can recuperate and be assessed for eligibility for onward support.

We describe the emergent nature of getting to the starting line, taking the first steps to introduce a local change process that the various partners can agree on and support, in a context of risk aversion, financial restraint and a monolithic, highly politicised National Health Service (NHS). This stage is about building a shared understanding of the territory and building confidence to co-innovate

We then describe how alternative models were built and assessed, calibrated by an in-depth analysis of patient records which described typical patient journeys. 

Finally we show how working participatively we developed feasible models that not only offered patient benefits (although these remain unvalued in fiscal terms), but also resource savings by shifting the locus for patient assessment out of hospital and into interim placements, largely in care homes, and by generating savings through bringing in self-funder resources into the system earlier.

The health system are now in delivery phase having adopted one of the models we constructed and being monitored to facilitate further systemic learning.

 


Moderators
avatar for Shankar Sankaran

Shankar Sankaran

Professor, University of Technology Sydney
Vice President Research and Publications, International Society for the Systems Sciences.SIG Chair: Action Research (see below for information)Shankar Sankaran specialises in project management, systems thinking and action research. He is a Core Member of a UTS Research Centre on... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
PJ

Paul James Pettigrew

Director, Waite Atkins Ltd.
ISSS Two Day
YC

Yvonne Christine Le Brun

Director, Waite Atkins Ltd.
ISSS Two Day


Monday August 3, 2015 13:30 - 14:00 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

13:30 CEST

Mind Mapping Systems Thinkers’ Attitudes Facing a Sepsis Problem
Moderators
avatar for MR Gary Smith

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 →

Presenter / Artist
avatar for Brigitte Daniel Allegro

Brigitte Daniel Allegro

Retired - Systems Thinking Consulting, Systems Thinking Conculting
Brigitte Daniel Allegro Senior Expert Adviser in Systems Thinking and Dependability - Design & Art teacher - Independent consultant and author (art books & systems thinking books) and also… grandmother. Brigitte built her experience on dependability concerns, systems engineering... Read More →



Monday August 3, 2015 13:30 - 14:00 CEST
Stockholm 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:00 CEST

A Cyber-Systemic Approach to Explore a Viable Organization for an Electric Vehicle System
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Allenna Leonard

Dr. Allenna Leonard

Principal, Complementary Set, Cwarel Isaf Institute
Allenna Leonard is an independent consultant in Toronto who worked with Stafford Beer from the early eighties to his death in 2002. She works with non-profit and business organizations applying cybernetic approaches and models, primarily although not wholly those of Stafford Beer... Read More →

Speakers
Presenter / Artist
PI

Prof. Isaias Jose Isaias Badillo-PIña

Professor, IPN-ESIME
Didactic introduction to Systems Science
PR

Prof. Ricardo Tejeida-Padilla

Professor, IPN
ISSS Dev


Monday August 3, 2015 14:00 - 14:30 CEST
Stockholm 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:00 CEST

A Systemic View of the Value of Environmental Conservation: the Case of Bono Takyiman, Ghana
Moderators
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa
avatar for Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Professor, Adult Education, University of South Africa
I am interested in how research activity (including professional and other research activity) impacts on the construction of our worlds ; and I am keen to reflect upon how researchers can take into account the potential impact of research activities.

Speakers

Monday August 3, 2015 14:00 - 14:30 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:00 CEST

Consciousness and the PAR Practitioner: Lessons from Peri-Urban Mexico
Moderators
avatar for Shankar Sankaran

Shankar Sankaran

Professor, University of Technology Sydney
Vice President Research and Publications, International Society for the Systems Sciences.SIG Chair: Action Research (see below for information)Shankar Sankaran specialises in project management, systems thinking and action research. He is a Core Member of a UTS Research Centre on... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
PW

Patricia Wilson

Professor, patriciawilson@utexas.edu
Participatory action research Contemplative pedagogy for emergence Community development Latin America, Mexico Leadership for resilient systems


Monday August 3, 2015 14:00 - 14:30 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:00 CEST

Systemic Consulting - Practices
Moderators
avatar for Louis Klein

Louis Klein

SIG Chair: Organizational Transformation and Social Change, louis.klein@segroup.de
Vice President Conferences (2015), International Society for the Systems Sciences SIG Chair:    Systems Applications in Business and Industry SIG Chair:    Organizational Transformation and Social ChangeLouis Klein is an internationally recognized expert in the field of systemic... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
avatar for Gabriele Harrer

Gabriele Harrer

Head Malik Competence Center Vester, Malik Management St.Gallen AG
Gabriele Harrer was long years project manager and scientific assistant to Prof. Frederic Vester, Member of the Club of Rome, in his "Studygroup for Biology and Environment, Munich.  She worked closely with Vester in his workshops, big system studies and projects and his books and... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 14:00 - 14:30 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:00 CEST

The Purpose of Change Is Problem Solving
Moderators
avatar for MR Gary Smith

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 →

Presenter / Artist
JK

Janos Korn

independent scientist, none
ISSS Retired


Monday August 3, 2015 14:00 - 14:30 CEST
Stockholm 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:00 CEST

Wiener's Paradox – We Can Dissolve it Together
Moderators
avatar for Prof. Alexander Laszlo

Prof. Alexander Laszlo

SIG Chair: Leadership and Systemic Innovation, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
SIG Chair:    Curating Emergence for Thrivability Board of Trustees' Representative, International Society for the Systems SciencesAlexander Laszlo, PhD, is the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS),  Director... Read More →

Speakers
Presenter / Artist
avatar for Dino Karabeg

Dino Karabeg

dino@ifi.uio.no
Global issues such as the climate change, or the 'world problematique' as the Club of Rome called them, call for new ways of thinking and acting. Results in physics and cognitive science challenge the foundations on which the academic tradition has developed. Information technology... Read More →
avatar for Sasha Mile Rudan

Sasha Mile Rudan

PhD Student, University Of Oslo
mprinc@gmail.comDesigning Collaboration across disciplines: www.CollaboScience.comDesigning Sustainable socio-technical systemsEngaged Art: Designing creative dialogue between Science and Art: www.CollaboArte.com


Monday August 3, 2015 14:00 - 14:30 CEST
Copenhagen 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:30 CEST

Developing Causal Loop Diagrams for Coffee Supply Chain: Supporting to Enhance Competitive Advantages of a Vietnamese Coffee Product
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Allenna Leonard

Dr. Allenna Leonard

Principal, Complementary Set, Cwarel Isaf Institute
Allenna Leonard is an independent consultant in Toronto who worked with Stafford Beer from the early eighties to his death in 2002. She works with non-profit and business organizations applying cybernetic approaches and models, primarily although not wholly those of Stafford Beer... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
avatar for Nam Nguyen

Nam Nguyen

Director (Australia and Southeast Asia, Malik) and Honorary Fellow (Systems Design and Complexity Management, UoA), Malik Management Institute, Switzerland and The University of Adelaide (UoA), Australia
Dr Nam Nguyen is a Director (Australia and Southeast Asia) of Malik Management Institute, Switzerland (one of the world’s leading organizations for holistic, system-cybernetic management, governance, and responsible leadership). He is also a Director of SysPrac Pty Ltd and a co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Professor Ockie Bosch

Professor Ockie Bosch

President, International Society for the Systems Sciences
Professor Ockie Bosch was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He first came to Australia in 1979 where he was an invited senior visiting scientist with the CSIRO in Alice Springs. After one year in Longreach (1989) he emigrated to New Zealand where he was offered a position with Landcare... Read More →
TV

Thich Van Nguyen

Student, The University of Adelaide
ISSS Student


Monday August 3, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Stockholm 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:30 CEST

Emergent Purposes in the Networks Internationalization Generate the International System
Moderators
avatar for Louis Klein

Louis Klein

SIG Chair: Organizational Transformation and Social Change, louis.klein@segroup.de
Vice President Conferences (2015), International Society for the Systems Sciences SIG Chair:    Systems Applications in Business and Industry SIG Chair:    Organizational Transformation and Social ChangeLouis Klein is an internationally recognized expert in the field of systemic... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
AP

Ass. Prof. Andrea Moretta Tartaglione

Assistant Professor, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
ISSS One Day


Monday August 3, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:30 CEST

Foregrounding Critical Systemic and Indigenous Ways of Collective Knowing Towards (Re)Directing the Anthropocene
Moderators
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa

Speakers
avatar for Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Professor, Adult Education, University of South Africa
I am interested in how research activity (including professional and other research activity) impacts on the construction of our worlds ; and I am keen to reflect upon how researchers can take into account the potential impact of research activities.


Monday August 3, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:30 CEST

Grounded Action Research: Systems Thinking Approach to Promoting CSR in Kazakhstan
Moderators
avatar for Shankar Sankaran

Shankar Sankaran

Professor, University of Technology Sydney
Vice President Research and Publications, International Society for the Systems Sciences.SIG Chair: Action Research (see below for information)Shankar Sankaran specialises in project management, systems thinking and action research. He is a Core Member of a UTS Research Centre on... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
AB

Azhar Baisakalova

KIMEP University
ISSS One Day


Monday August 3, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:30 CEST

Knowledge Transfer as a Rational Choice: A Decision Theoretic Characterization
Moderators
avatar for MR Gary Smith

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 →

Presenter / Artist
YS

Yasuo Sasaki

ISSS Regular


Monday August 3, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Stockholm 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

14:30 CEST

Open
Monday August 3, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
Copenhagen 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  SIG Session, Open

15:00 CEST

Contributing to Sustainability through Translation in Governing the Anthropocene
Moderators
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa
avatar for Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Professor, Adult Education, University of South Africa
I am interested in how research activity (including professional and other research activity) impacts on the construction of our worlds ; and I am keen to reflect upon how researchers can take into account the potential impact of research activities.

Speakers

Monday August 3, 2015 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

15:00 CEST

Intangibles and Valuation in the Age of Knowledge
Moderators
avatar for Louis Klein

Louis Klein

SIG Chair: Organizational Transformation and Social Change, louis.klein@segroup.de
Vice President Conferences (2015), International Society for the Systems Sciences SIG Chair:    Systems Applications in Business and Industry SIG Chair:    Organizational Transformation and Social ChangeLouis Klein is an internationally recognized expert in the field of systemic... Read More →

Speakers

Monday August 3, 2015 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  SIG Session, Open

15:00 CEST

Let's Begin Systems Methodologies again from the Definition of System
Moderators
avatar for MR Gary Smith

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 →

Presenter / Artist
PT

Prof. Taketoshi Yoshida

Professor, JAIST
ISSS Regular


Monday August 3, 2015 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Stockholm 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

15:00 CEST

Open
Monday August 3, 2015 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Copenhagen 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  SIG Session, Open

15:00 CEST

Open
Monday August 3, 2015 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  SIG Session, Open

15:00 CEST

Understanding the Management of the Chinese Bank from Systemic Perspectives
Moderators
avatar for Dr. Allenna Leonard

Dr. Allenna Leonard

Principal, Complementary Set, Cwarel Isaf Institute
Allenna Leonard is an independent consultant in Toronto who worked with Stafford Beer from the early eighties to his death in 2002. She works with non-profit and business organizations applying cybernetic approaches and models, primarily although not wholly those of Stafford Beer... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
AP

Ass. Prof. Jae Eon Yu

Assistant Professor, Keimyung University
ISSS Dev


Monday August 3, 2015 15:00 - 15:30 CEST
Stockholm 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

15:30 CEST

Tea/Coffee break and Poster Viewing
Please take the time to look at the poster presentations in Aurora 2 & 3 during breaks, discuss and connect with one another or speak to one of our "Get social" specialists at the reception desk to get help with the conference technology.

Monday August 3, 2015 15:30 - 16:00 CEST
Coffee Break Area Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:00 CEST

Anthropocene? Yes, but Stratified: Measuring Existing Societies with Civilization Level Index
Moderators
avatar for Prof. Alexander Laszlo

Prof. Alexander Laszlo

SIG Chair: Leadership and Systemic Innovation, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
SIG Chair:    Curating Emergence for Thrivability Board of Trustees' Representative, International Society for the Systems SciencesAlexander Laszlo, PhD, is the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS),  Director... Read More →

Speakers

Monday August 3, 2015 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Copenhagen 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:00 CEST

Approach for a Cybernetic Management System for the Development of a Viable Disaster Management System for the State of Hawaii
Moderators
avatar for Prof. Gerhard Chroust

Prof. Gerhard Chroust

Prof. emeritus, Johannes Kepler University Linz
SIG Chair: Resilience 4.0: ICT Support for Human Resilience in Crises and Old Age (see below for more details)Gerhard Chroust was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria. He started to study Communications-electronics in 1959 and received a M.A. from the Vienna University of Technology in... Read More →

Speakers

Monday August 3, 2015 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:00 CEST

Ecological Footprint and Governing the Anthropocene through Balancing Individualism and Collectivism
Moderators
avatar for Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Professor, Adult Education, University of South Africa
I am interested in how research activity (including professional and other research activity) impacts on the construction of our worlds ; and I am keen to reflect upon how researchers can take into account the potential impact of research activities.

ISSS Board & SIG Chairs
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa

Monday August 3, 2015 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Stockholm 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:00 CEST

Emergence of Quantitative Living Systems Science
ISSS Board & SIG Chairs
avatar for James Simms

James Simms

jrsimms@juno.com, jrsimms@juno.com
SIG Chair:    Living Systems Analysis

Monday August 3, 2015 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:00 CEST

Handling and Measuring the Complexity of an Engineering System Using HiGraph-Based Model
Moderators
avatar for Janet Singer

Janet Singer

Liaison to INCOSE, jwillissinger@measures.org
Janet Singer is a leader in joint efforts by ISSS and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) to ‘co-mature’ systems science and systems engineering as disciplines that share a common systems thinking and systems appreciation core. She is a second-generation... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
HA

Hycham Aboutaleb

Research Engineer, ENSTA ParisTech


Monday August 3, 2015 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Stockholm 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:00 CEST

The Limits of Bioenergy: A Complex Systems Approach to Land Use Dynamics and Constraints
Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Wilby

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 →

Speakers

Monday August 3, 2015 16:00 - 16:30 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:30 CEST

Self-governance and symbiosis: a systemic approach to Socio Ecological Systems resilience

Several approaches understand resilience as a systemic attribute that emerges in the relationship between the system and its niche or environment; it is distinguished by an observer as a system’s capability to persist or to maintain its intern change dynamics in consideration with (in some cases, despite of) environmental change dynamics. Described this way, resilience is an attribute related with viability, which implies considering aspects such as adaptability and transformability. Throughout this document we argue that it may be desirable to take into account a more holistic and complex way to approach resilience in Socio Ecological Systems – SES. Looking for a deep understanding of change dynamics in SES and what it may be a desirable change path for human societies, the paper  introduces the symbiotic metaphor as a way to describe and understand complex relationships between human and ecological systems. We also argue that this approach brings up useful implications for self-organisation at various levels of systemic aggregation in human systems. Along the document we build a statement for changing resilience and governance analysis in terms of intern and environmental change dynamics, in such a way that change and self-organisation considerations are structured around relationship dynamics. The paper concludes showing how this approach has been useful for understanding change dynamics of two different SES in the Colombian Andean Eco Region and discusses the implications we may draw for future research. 


Moderators
avatar for Louis Klein

Louis Klein

SIG Chair: Organizational Transformation and Social Change, louis.klein@segroup.de
Vice President Conferences (2015), International Society for the Systems Sciences SIG Chair:    Systems Applications in Business and Industry SIG Chair:    Organizational Transformation and Social ChangeLouis Klein is an internationally recognized expert in the field of systemic... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
AM

Angela Maria Espinosa

Reader, Hull University Business School
ISSS Two Day



Monday August 3, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:30 CEST

Combining System Dynamics Modeling with other Methods: A Systematic Review
Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Wilby

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 →

Speakers

Monday August 3, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:30 CEST

Disaster-Management: Challenges for Computer-Supported Process and Project Management
Moderators
Speakers
Presenter / Artist
avatar for Prof. Gerhard Chroust

Prof. Gerhard Chroust

Prof. emeritus, Johannes Kepler University Linz
SIG Chair: Resilience 4.0: ICT Support for Human Resilience in Crises and Old Age (see below for more details)Gerhard Chroust was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria. He started to study Communications-electronics in 1959 and received a M.A. from the Vienna University of Technology in... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:30 CEST

Four Layers Approach for Developing a Tool for Assessing Systems Thinking
Moderators
avatar for Janet Singer

Janet Singer

Liaison to INCOSE, jwillissinger@measures.org
Janet Singer is a leader in joint efforts by ISSS and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) to ‘co-mature’ systems science and systems engineering as disciplines that share a common systems thinking and systems appreciation core. She is a second-generation... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
DS

Dr. Sigal Koral Kordova

Faculty Member, HIT
ISSS Regular
avatar for Moti Frank

Moti Frank

Vice President for Academic Affairs, HIT-Holon Institute of Technology
Systems ThinkingSystems EngineeringEngineering Systems Thinking


Monday August 3, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 CEST
Stockholm 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:30 CEST

Reprogramming Anthropocene – Crowd-sourced Governance of Trans-Technical Systems
Moderators
avatar for Prof. Alexander Laszlo

Prof. Alexander Laszlo

SIG Chair: Leadership and Systemic Innovation, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires
SIG Chair:    Curating Emergence for Thrivability Board of Trustees' Representative, International Society for the Systems SciencesAlexander Laszlo, PhD, is the 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS),  Director... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
avatar for Sasha Mile Rudan

Sasha Mile Rudan

PhD Student, University Of Oslo
mprinc@gmail.comDesigning Collaboration across disciplines: www.CollaboScience.comDesigning Sustainable socio-technical systemsEngaged Art: Designing creative dialogue between Science and Art: www.CollaboArte.com


Monday August 3, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 CEST
Copenhagen 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:30 CEST

Risks, Crisis and the European Law: Implications and Parallels for Addressing Financial, Energy Security and Environmental Catastrophe
Moderators
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa
avatar for Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Professor, Adult Education, University of South Africa
I am interested in how research activity (including professional and other research activity) impacts on the construction of our worlds ; and I am keen to reflect upon how researchers can take into account the potential impact of research activities.

Speakers
Presenter / Artist
JK

Juliane Katherine Mendelsohn

Researcher, Freie Universität Berlin
ASC Student One Day (Wednesday)


Monday August 3, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 CEST
Stockholm 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

16:30 CEST

Living Systems Science Workshop and Discussion Group
ISSS Board & SIG Chairs
avatar for James Simms

James Simms

jrsimms@juno.com, jrsimms@juno.com
SIG Chair:    Living Systems Analysis

Monday August 3, 2015 16:30 - 18:00 CEST
Reindeer Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

17:00 CEST

Analytical Framework for a Systemic Analysis of Drivers and Dynamics of Historical Land-Use Changes: A Shift Towards Systems Thinking
Moderators
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa
avatar for Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Professor, Adult Education, University of South Africa
I am interested in how research activity (including professional and other research activity) impacts on the construction of our worlds ; and I am keen to reflect upon how researchers can take into account the potential impact of research activities.

Presenter / Artist
avatar for Claudia Stephanie Coral

Claudia Stephanie Coral

Phd candidate, Humboldt University of Berlin
Claudia Coral is a Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural Sciences at Humboldt University of Berlin, Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics. Additionally, she is currently completing the Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics conducted jointly by numerous... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Stockholm 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

17:00 CEST

Open
Moderators
Monday August 3, 2015 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

17:00 CEST

Open
Monday August 3, 2015 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  SIG Session, Open

17:00 CEST

Open
Monday August 3, 2015 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Copenhagen 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  SIG Session, Open

17:00 CEST

Synthesizing Systemic Intervention Approaches: Combining Viable System Model, Knowledge Management, and Toyota Production System for a Sustainable Holistic Management Model
Moderators
avatar for Janet Singer

Janet Singer

Liaison to INCOSE, jwillissinger@measures.org
Janet Singer is a leader in joint efforts by ISSS and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) to ‘co-mature’ systems science and systems engineering as disciplines that share a common systems thinking and systems appreciation core. She is a second-generation... Read More →

Speakers
Presenter / Artist
BM

Bradley Moore

ISSS Two Day
avatar for Javier Calvo-Amodio

Javier Calvo-Amodio

SIG Chair: Systems Modelling and Systems Engineering, Oregon State University
Javier Calvo-Amodio is an assistant professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, where he directs the Change and Reliable Systems Engineering and Management Research Group (CaRSEM). He received his Ph.D. in Systems and Engineering Management from... Read More →


Monday August 3, 2015 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Stockholm 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

17:30 CEST

Open
Monday August 3, 2015 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Elk Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  SIG Session, Open

17:30 CEST

Open
Moderators
Monday August 3, 2015 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Copenhagen 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

17:30 CEST

Open
Monday August 3, 2015 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Copenhagen 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany
  SIG Session, Open

17:30 CEST

The Anthropocene Problem As an Axiological Desequilibrium
Moderators
avatar for Janet McIntyre-Mills

Janet McIntyre-Mills

SIG Chair: Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, flinders university
I am based at Flinders And I am also linkd with Uni of Indonesia and Uni of South Africa
avatar for Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Norma Ruth Arlene Romm

Professor, Adult Education, University of South Africa
I am interested in how research activity (including professional and other research activity) impacts on the construction of our worlds ; and I am keen to reflect upon how researchers can take into account the potential impact of research activities.

Presenter / Artist
FP

Francisco Parra-Luna

Retired Professor
ISSS Retired


Monday August 3, 2015 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Stockholm 2 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

17:30 CEST

Workability and Mobility of Construction Machinery: Systematic Approach to Engineering Matters
Moderators
avatar for Janet Singer

Janet Singer

Liaison to INCOSE, jwillissinger@measures.org
Janet Singer is a leader in joint efforts by ISSS and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) to ‘co-mature’ systems science and systems engineering as disciplines that share a common systems thinking and systems appreciation core. She is a second-generation... Read More →

Presenter / Artist
TT

Tatsumasa Takaku

ISSS Two Day


Monday August 3, 2015 17:30 - 18:00 CEST
Stockholm 1 Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany

19:30 CEST

Pub Discussion: Relational Science
Moderators
avatar for Judith Rosen

Judith Rosen

CEO, Rosen Enterprises
SIG Co-Chair: Relational ScienceJudith Rosen is a writer, researcher, and artist who, through interaction with her father, the mathematial biologist Robert Rosen, has a comprehensive understanding of his scientific work. She traveled on numerous scientific trips with Robert Rosen... Read More →

ISSS Board & SIG Chairs
JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →

Monday August 3, 2015 19:30 - 21:00 CEST
Scandic Bar Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin, Germany