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Asilomar 1999 

Chair:  Bela A. Banathy
43rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Systems Sciences, at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, June 26 to July 2, 1999

Monday, June 28 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 29 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 29 (Evening Banquet, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m..)

  • Ralph Abraham, "The Construction of Collective Intelligence and a Sustainable Future"

Wednesday, June 30, 1999 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

  • Pille Bunnell, "Tangible and Intangible as Domains of Living" [notes by Ing] [notes by Simmonds]
  • Soren Brier, "The Self-Organization of Knowledge in a World of  Complexity: The Interplay of Paradigms of Knowledge in the Non-Cartesian Transdisciplinary Epistemological Framework of Cybersemiotics" [notes by Ing] [notes by Simmonds]
  • Hal Linstone, "Technology and Social Systems: a Widening Chasm"  [notes by Ing] [notes by Simmonds]
  • John van Gigch, " How to Become a System Guru: The Path to Energize System Gurus of the New Millennium to Make System Science More Credible" [notes by Ing] [notes by Simmonds]
  • Len Troncale, "Unification of Hierarchy Theory, Duality Theory, and  Evolutionary Theory: A Mechanism for Emergence" [notes by Ing] [notes by Simmonds]

Thursday, July 1, 1999 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

Friday, July 2, 1999 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

  • Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Lecture 1:  Mary Jane Zimmerman, "The Imagination As A Spiritual Path: Wordsworth's Integral Way of Knowing" [notes by Ing]
  • Sir Geoffrey Vickers Memorial Lecture 2:  Molly Guire, "Complexity in the Emergent Feminine" [notes by Ing]
  • Jamshid Gharajedaghi, " Iterative Design: the Third Generation of Systems Thinking" [notes by Ing]
  • Bill Shireman, "ECO-CAPITALISM:  a Living Systems Strategy to Profit from Sustainability"
  • Peter Corning, Incoming Presidential Address
  • Annual ISSS Membership Meeting

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