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Calendar of events offered by ISSS and related organizations.

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Open Mic: Conducting debates in this or another forum
Wednesday, December 1st, 2021, 3pm to 5pm at Zoom
Past President Delia Pembrey would like to see more structured debate on important topics relevant to the society (personal communication). A structured or formal debate means following some protocols (c.f.,...

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William Reese - Dec. 4/8 - Something re: ecological footprint but TBD
Saturday, December 4th, 2021, 10am to 12pm at Zoom
William Rees is a human ecologist, ecological economist, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning in Vancouver, Canada, where his research and teaching focused on the biophysical prerequisites for sustainability in an era of accelerating ecological change.  Within this envelope developed a special interest in ecologically-relevant metrics of sustainability and their interpretation in terms of complexity theory and behavioural ecology. Prof Rees is perhaps best known in ecological economics as the originator and co-developer of ‘ecological footprint analysis’.
 
Bill Reese's talk will mark the end of this series The Systems View of the Global Problematique

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Daniel Ari Friedman - Dec. 11/15 Title: Systems Engineering and Active Inference for Online Teams
Saturday, December 11th, 2021, 10am to 12pm at Zoom
Systems Engineering and Active Inference provide distinct yet complementary frameworks for the modeling and design of a broad range of systems. In recent and ongoing projects, we are integrating these two frameworks to model and design online teams. We utilize the formalism of communication among nested Markov blankets to capture diverse cyberphysical systems, and present the FONT model for remote collaboration (Formal documents, Ontology, Narrative, Tools). Learn more about this via our 2020 publication: https://zenodo.org/record/4021163 and Active Inference Lab: http://activeinference.org/ .
 

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BoD Meeting
Monday, December 13th, 2021, 3pm to 4pm at Zoom
Please be advised that the ISSS Board of Directors is meeting on December 13th, at 12 noon Pacific Time.
Meeting Chair: George Mobus
 
1.     Call to Order- George Mobus
2.     Approval of August BoD Meeting Minutes-George Mobus
3.     Authorisation of Special Integration Groups-Jennifer Makar
·      Marty Jacobs- Diversity and Inclusion
·      Jamie Rose- Math
·      Robert Johannson- Holistic Systems
4.     President’s Update- George Mobus
5.     Nominating Committee Chair Update- Delia MacNamara
New Business
 
Also, please note the following from the ISSS Bylaws. 
5.5 Open Meetings. All meetings of the Society, Council, boards, committees and commissions shall be open without floor privileges to any member of the Society. Floor privileges may be extended to a non-member of a particular body by a two-thirds majority vote of the voting members present. For administrative purposes, a member must petition the specific bodies to attend specific meetings.

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Daniel Ari Friedman - Dec. 11/15 Title: Systems Engineering and Active Inference for Online Teams
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021, 3pm to 5pm at Zoom
Systems Engineering and Active Inference provide distinct yet complementary frameworks for the modeling and design of a broad range of systems. In recent and ongoing projects, we are integrating these two frameworks to model and design online teams. We utilize the formalism of communication among nested Markov blankets to capture diverse cyberphysical systems, and present the FONT model for remote collaboration (Formal documents, Ontology, Narrative, Tools). Learn more about this via our 2020 publication: https://zenodo.org/record/4021163 and Active Inference Lab: http://activeinference.org/ .
 

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Break for the holidays
Saturday, December 18th, 2021, TBD at None
We will be taking a break from these meetings during the holiday season. The plan is to resume in January with some new subjects and we will continue with the...

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