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Wednesday, July 12

07:15 CEST

#ISSS2017 Vienna Roundtable
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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 →

Wednesday July 12, 2017 07:15 - 08:30 CEST
Bertalanffy Centre for the Study of Systems Sciences Paulanergasse 13, 1040 Wien, Austria

08:45 CEST

Day 3 Introduction: From Public Health to Health Systems
Health Day

The promises of social and technological changes in health systems should help secure the provision of health care systems for everyone. The conference will, therefore, address the pressing system's problems of health literacy, the social requirements for health, and the need of healthy ageing in increasingly ageing societies, as well as systemic approaches to tackle cross-border health threats. \

Scientists, engineers and health professionals, as well as political leaders, will critically assess the promises of evidence-based medicine, digital health care delivery systems, health systems benchmarks and rankings that are enabled through digitalization as well as providing insights into the newly emerging areas of conflict in ‘trusting the system’ versus ‘trusting people’.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 08:45 - 09:00 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

09:00 CEST

Keynote Science: Dr. Patricia Mabry
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Dr. Patricia Mabry

Executive Director and Senior Research Scientist, Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI)
Dr. Mabry joined the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) as its first Executive Director in October 2015. She manages the IUNI staff (12), oversees policy development for the organization, and fosters development of IUNI educational offerings and pursuit of collaborative... Read More →

Wednesday July 12, 2017 09:00 - 09:30 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

09:30 CEST

Keynote Practice: Dr. Clemens Martin Auer
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Dr. Clemens Martin Auer 

Head of Department, Federal Ministry of Health
Auer studied Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Vienna and earned his doctorate with Norbert Leser in 1991 . From 1993 to 2003, he was head of the Political Department of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) under Vice Chancellor Erhard Busek , later Chancellor Wolfgang... Read More →

Wednesday July 12, 2017 09:30 - 10:00 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

10:00 CEST

Keynote Science: 'Systems Thinking for Community Involvement in Public Health and Health Service Design' - Professor Gerald Midgley
#3149 Systems Thinking for Community Involvement in Public Health and Health Service Design (PLENARY)

Gerald Midgley Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK In this presentation I will discuss the value of systems thinking, focusing in particular on the involvement of multiple stakeholders, including members of local communities, in decision making on complex health issues. I will outline a methodology for systemic intervention, which supports people in exploring values and boundaries for analysis, and offers methods for opening participation to members of local communities who may have no previous experience in planning or management. In principle, this is systems thinking for everyone; in practice, the boundaries of participation need to be the focus of critical and systemic exploration, given that it is usually impossible to involve literally everyone. Systemic
intervention also emphasises the creative mixing of methods drawn from multiple paradigms, and this might involve quantitative methods from the traditional sciences sitting alongside systems approaches for service design to make intervention much more flexible and responsive to stakeholder and community concerns than it might otherwise be. This methodology will be illustrated throughout my talk with practical examples from my teams’ projects on public health and social systems design in both the UK and New Zealand.

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Prof. Gerald Midgley

Professor of Systems Thinking, Centre for Systems Studies
Gerald Midgley is Professor of Systems Thinking in the Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK. He also holds Adjunct Professorships at Mälardalen University, Sweden; the University of Queensland, Australia; the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and... Read More →

Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:00 - 10:40 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

10:40 CEST

Keynote: Q&A
Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:40 - 10:55 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

11:25 CEST

Keynote Practice: Prof. Dr. Fredmund Malik - ' 3246 Meta-systems as master controls of management, leadership and governance'
My approach to management differs fundamentally from conventional thinking which is mainly oriented on business and making profit. In contrast, I understand right and good management as the function of society that enables its organizations and systems to function reliably according to their purpose – in all kinds of organizations. Management decisions and pro- cesses create purpose, orientation and structure in order to achieve results. In doing so, management also fulfills societal and political responsibility, and also basic ethical values. The master controls in this sense are meta-systems and meta-models.

Today, management means mastering complexity on the basis of the complexity sciences, i.e. systems theory, cybernetics and bionics. It makes use of complexity itself, of self-regulation and self-organization, and of evolutionary processes for organizational learning, adaptability, change and transformation. Therefore our innovations in management offer fundamentally new solutions for shaping and leading organizations, for transformational change and its effective implementation.

Management systems are the evolutionary operating system for organizations.

What operating systems are to computers by analogy, management is to organizations. We can see it as the societal and evolutionary operating system for organizations of all kinds and sizes. There is thus a functional continuum from the DNA in the biological cell, to computer operating systems, to the human central nervous system and to management systems for organizations. In order to work, meta-systems and models are needed to guide perception, thinking and acting in organizations.

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Prof. Dr. oec. habil. Fredmund Malik

Scientist, author, advisor and educator; Chairman of Management Center St. Gallen, Switzerland and Malik Institute for Complexity Management, Governance and Leadership, Malik
Prof. Dr. Fredmund Malik is known as the pioneer of the state-of-the-art holistic systems-based management. His revolutionary navigation and management systems ensure effective and efficient functioning of organizations. The Malik Management Systems support top executives in mastering... Read More →

Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:25 - 11:45 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

11:45 CEST

Health Panel Session: Prof. em. Dr. Markus Schwaninger, Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Felix Tretter, Dr. Niki Popper, Dr. Josef Probst
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Dr. Niki Popper

Chairman, DEXHELPP
Nikolas “Niki” Popper studied Mathematics, Philosophy and Jazz Theory in Vienna, Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) and Moscow, Idaho (US) and received his ScD (Dr.techn.) at TU Wien. Niki Popper published and presented about 150 articles and talks in journals and at international... Read More →
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Dr. Josef Probst

General Manager, Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions
Josef Probst studied law at the University of Linz and worked four years at the Institute of Labour Law and Social Security. He began his career in the Social Health Insurance at the regional fund of Upper Austria. In 1991, he changed to the Main Association of Austrian Social Security... Read More →
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Prof. em. Dr. Markus Schwaninger

Prof., University of St. Gallen
s a professor of management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (emeritus since 2013). Born in Salzburg, Austria; double citizenship – Austrian and Swiss. His research and teaching are focused on the management of complex dynamic systems, with a methodological emphasis... Read More →
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Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Felix Tretter

Fellow, Bertalanffy Centre for the Studies of Systems Sciences (BCSSS)
SIG Co-Chair: Socio-Ecological Systems (see below for details)This SIG Socio-Ecological Systems intends to help advance a sound epistemology and methodology for socio-ecological systems design in conjunction with socio-technological systems design. At the interface of science... Read More →

Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:45 - 12:30 CEST
Kuppelsaal der TU Wien (Karlsplatz) Resselgasse, 1040 Wien, Austria

12:30 CEST