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Posted on June 28, 2020 8:00 AM by Peter Tuddenham
Categories: Communication, Purpose
 
Saturday 28 June 2020 was, as far as I am aware, an unique occasion in the ISSS history, perhaps the first since the founding in 1954. The President -elect Delia Macnamara, the current President Shankar Sankaran, the Past-President Peter Tuddenham, the VP Admin Jennifer Makar, the VP systems Practice Gary Smith, and Saturday online meetings coordinator and facilitator Deeanna Burleson all co-presented and co invited consultation of members on the future directions, actions and activities for ISSS.  As a member you can view the recording at  https://www.isss.org/systems-science-integration/
Posted on May 24, 2020 11:10 AM by Peter Tuddenham
Categories: Purpose
the purpose of the ISSS is described as "to encourage the development of theoretical systems which are applicable to more than one of the traditional departments of knowledge", this and the aims: 
  • to investigate the isomorphy of concepts, laws, and models in various fields, and to help in useful transfers from one field to another; 
  • to encourage the development of adequate theoretical models in areas which lack them; 
  • to eliminate the duplication of theoretical efforts in different fields; and 
  • to promote the unity of science through improving the communication among specialists
are actively being revisited by a number of members in the ongoing effort to reflect, renew and reorganize the ISSS for the rest of the 21st century, or at least the next 5-10 years.
 
Some records of the discussions held on Saturday mornings are on the Systems Science Integration Workspace page https://www.myisss.org/systems-science-integration/   and more of the supporting historical documents are in the digital library on this website and introduced in the video on the home page.
 
It is exciting to see a resurgence of interest. Please join ISSS and be a part of the conversation.