DRAFT - June 22, 2001 - DRAFT

45th Annual Conference
ISSS

Workshops

Mihajlo Mesarovic: Global Issues and Sustainability: Critical
Thinking/Problem Solving Approach.

Len Troncale: Towards a Widely-Available Internet Tool for Systems
Design/Research that Promotes Systems Education and Consensus.

Tutorials

James R. Simms: Fundamental Systems Science Principles

 

 

"Grounded" Sub-themes

 

Background
History & Traditions ­ Ancestors

Len Troncale: In Memory of Biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy: Historical
Prspectives for ISSS Self-Reflection.

Deborah Hammond: Exploring the Genealogy of Systems Thinking

Ken Bausch:Tap Root and Some Major Branches

 

 

Foreground
Service to Humanity

Len Duhl: Systems and Services.

Harold Nelson (President's Address): Being in Service: Lip Service? Room
Service? Self Service? Military Service? Social Service? Full Service?

Wes Jackson: More on the Boundary Problem for System Thinkers.

Critical Issues

Yaneer Bar-Yam: Understanding Complex Social Systems: The Medical System
Crisis and its Solution.

AGORA: The AGORA Project

Special Symposium

Norma Romm (chair): Responsibilities of Systems Thinking

 

Common Ground
Shared interests & intentions - Common knowledge - Culture - Context

Hilda Blanco: The Map of Science; A Proposal for a Collaboratory of
Multiple Linked Centers.

Bela H. Banathy : Self-Guided Evolution of Society: The challenge; The
Self-Guided Evolution of ISSS.

Bela H. Banathy & Patrick Jenlink: Searching Together: The Application of
Dialogue Conversation in Intentional Collective Communication.

Sue Gabriel: The "Roundtable".

Ken Bausch : ISSS Self Reflection

ASC: Pille Bunnell: The American Society for Cybernetics

ISCE, Ken Baskin: The Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence

 

Home Ground
Special Integration Group (SIG)

Edna Zalmenson (chair): Business/Industrial Systems Applications (1)

Jennifer Wilby (chair): Hierarchy Theory (2)

Vitaly Dubrovsky (chair): Duality Theory (3)

Systems Philosophy and Systems Ethics (4)

Russ Kick (chair): Informatics and Communication Systems (6)

Curt McNamara (chair): Futurism and Systems Change (8)

Systems Approaches to Intelligence (14)

Bela A. Banathy and Roberto Kampfner (chairs): Information Systems Design
and Information Technology (16)

Harald Yndestad (chair): Research Toward General Theories of Systems (17)

Vadim Kvitash (chair): Medical and Health Systems (19)

James R. Simms (chair): Living Systems Analysis (20)

Patrick Jenlink (chair): Designing Educational Systems (21)

Charles Smith (chair): Spirituality and Systems (23)

Arne Collen (chair): Human Systems Inquiry (24)

Alexander and Kathia Laszlo (chair): Evolutionary Learning Community (29)

Jennifer Wilby (chair): Applied Systems and Development (31)

The Ecosystems Approach (32)

John Kineman (chair): What is Life/Living (33)

Anne Nelson (chair): Women and Children in Community Systems (34)

 

 

Special topics group

Roberto Kampfner (chair): Foundations of Information Science

 

New Ground
Next steps ­ Next generation ­ Future Generations

Student's: A Report; The Relevance of Systems Thinking Now and in the Future

Michael Jackson: Incoming President's Address: Systems Thinking: Managing
Complexity and Change

 

 

July 8th ­ Sunday

12:00 N ­ 5:45 PM Conference Registration

1:15 ­ 4:15 Workshop #1

Dr. Mihajlo Mesarovic;
Global Issues and Sustainability: Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Approach

 

Workshop #2

Dr. Len Troncale;
Towards a Widely-Available Internet Tool for Systems Design/Research that
Promotes Systems Education and Consensus.

 

6:00 ­ 7:00 Dinner

7:07 Sunset

7:30 ­ 10:00 Welcoming Reception

 

 

 

July 9th ­ Monday

7:15 ­ 8:15 Morning Roundtable

7:30 AM ­ 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 ­ 9:30 Welcome and Announcements

9:30 ­ 10:30 Keynote: Dr. Len Duhl;
Systems and Services

10:30 ­ 10:45 break

10:45 ­ 11:45 Keynote: Dr. Wes Jackson;
More on the Boundary Problem
for System Thinkers

12:00 N ­ 1:00 Lunch

1:15 ­ 2:45 Plenary ­ Background;
Dr. Debora Hammond; Exploring the Genealogy of SystemsThinking

Plenary - Background; Dr. Ken Bausch;
Tap Root and Some Major Branches

2:45 ­ 3:30 break

3:30 ­ 4:15 Plenary ­ Common Ground;
Dr. B. H. Banathy & Dr. Patrick Jenlink; Searching Together: The
Application of Dialogue Conversation in Intentional Collective Communication

4:15 ­ 5:00 Foreground­ AGORA

5:00 ­ 5:30 Common Ground ­ ASC

5:30 ­ 6:00 Common Ground - ISCE

6:00 ­ 7:00 dinner

7:06 Sunset

7:30 ­ 9:00 Muriel Adcock; Jamie Lerner Video
Distributed Site

 

 

 

 

July 10th ­ Tuesday

7:15 ­ 8:15 Morning Roundtable

7:30 ­ 9:00 AM breakfast

9:00 ­ 9:15 Announcements (intro ISSS Self Reflection
Process)

9:15 ­ 10:00 Plenary ­ Background;
Dr. Len Troncale
In Memory of Biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy: Historical Prspectives for
ISSS Self-Reflection.

10:00 ­ 10:15 break

10:15 ­ 11:00 Plenary ­ Common Ground;
Dr. Hilda Blanco
The Map of Science; A Proposal for a
Collaboratory of Multiple Linked Centers

11:00 ­ 11:45 Plenary ­ Common Ground;
Dr. B. H. Banathy
Self-Guided Evolution of Society: The
challenge; The Self-Guided Evolution of ISSS

12:00 N ­ 1:00 lunch

1:00 ­ 1:30 free time

1:30 ­ 3:00 parallel sessions

o SIG 16; Information Systems Design

o SIG 21; Designing Educational Syst.

o SIG 34; Women and Children in Syst.

3:00 ­ 3:30 break

3:30 ­ 5:00+ parallel sessions

o SIG 16, Information Systems Design

o SIG 21, Designing Education Syst.

o SIG 1; Business/Industrial Systems

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5:00 ­ 6:00 Trustee Meeting

Tutorial: Dr. James R. Simms; Fundamental Systems Science Principles

6:00 ­ 7:00 dinner

7:05 Sunset

7::30 ­ 9:00 Distributed Site

 

 

 

 

July 11th ­ Wednesday

7:15 ­ 8:15 Morning Roundtable

7:30 AM ­ 9:00 breakfast

9:00 ­ 9:15 Announcement

9:15 ­ 10:00 Vicker's Award ­ Student Presentation

10:00 ­ 10:30 break

10:30 ­ 11:45 parallel sessions

o SIG 2; Hierarchy Theory

o SIG 8; Futurism & Change

o SIG 16; Info. Systems Design

o SIG 34; Women & Children

12:00 N ­ 1:00 lunch

1:00 ­ 1:30 free time

1:30 ­ 3:00 parallel sessions

o Video; The Future of Humanity ­
Krishnamurti and Bohm

o SIG 16; Info Systems Design

o SIG 24; Human Systems Inquiry

o Special Symposium: Foundations of
Information Science

3:00 ­ 3:30 break

 

 

 

 

3:30 ­ 5:00 parallel sessions

o SIG 1; Business/Industrial Systems

o SIG 6; Informatics & Communication

o SIG 23; Spirituality and Systems

o SIG 24; Human Systems Inquiry

5:00 ­ 6:00 Board Meeting/Self Organized Meetings

6:00 ­ 7:00 dinner

7:04 Sun Down

7:30 ­ 9:00 Students Dialogue w/ Past Presidents

 

 

 

 

July 12th ­ Thursday

7:15 ­ 8:15 Morning Roundtable

7:30 AM ­ 9:00 breakfast

9:00 ­ 9:15 Announcements

9:15 ­ 10:30 parallel sessions

o SIG 3; Duality

o SIG 17; General Theories of Systems

o SIG 31; Applied Systems & Development

o SIG 33; What is Life/Living

10:30 ­ 11:00 break

11:00 ­ 11:45 Plenary - Foreground: Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam;
Understanding Complex Social Systems:
The Medical System Crisis and its Solution.

12:00 N ­ 1:00 lunch

1:00 ­ 1:30 free time

1:30 ­ 3:00 parallel sessions

o SIG 19; Medical & Health Systems

o SIG 20; Living Systems Analysis

o SIG 29; Evolutionary Learning Community

o SIG 31: Applied Systems & Development

3:00 ­ 3:30 break

3:30 ­ 5:00 parallel sessions

o SIG 1; Business/Industrial Systems

o SIG 20; Living Systems Analysis

o SIG 29; Evolutionary Learning Community

o Special Symposium: Responsibilities of
Systems Thinking

5:00 ­ 6:00 Council Meeting

6:00 ­ 8-:00 Banquet ­ President's Speech:
Dr. Harold G. Nelson
Being in Service: Lip Service? Room
Service? Self Service? Military Service?
Social Service? Full Service?

 

 

July13th ­ Friday

7:15 ­ 8:15 Round Table Wrap Up

7:30 ­ 9:00 breakfast

9:00 ­ 9:30 Plenary ­ New Ground; Student's Report

9:30 ­ 10:00 Incoming President's Speech:
Dr. M. C. Jackson;
Systems Thinking:Managing
Complexity and Change

10:00 ­ 10:30 break

10:30­ 11:00 11:00 ­ 12;00 Membership Meeting

12:00 N ­ 1:00 lunch

1:00 ­ 2:30 GERG

2:30 ­ 4:30 Group Self Reflection

4:30 ­ 4:35 End of Conference