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Sunday, July 9
 

10:00

Morning Workshop: 3057 Systems Basics: Systemic solutions with evidence-based medicine for better concentrations - the systems thinking for everyone's mind through the teaching of Buddha on the eastern systems science of Five Aggregates 系統論基礎工作坊:循證醫學提高專注力
System Basics workshop Sunday morning
The ability to concentrate has grown in importance in the ever speeding pace of modern society. The feedback cycle of information and matter are getting faster and faster. Moreover, multi-tasking has become a fundamental prerequisite for daily work. Furthermore, quality of services and quantity of serving duration keep increasing. All these factors require our good concentration. Research has been carried out to evaluate different treatments using evidence-based medicine methodologies. One of the treatments is the observation of one’s breath, namely Anapana, and its extension to the observation of the bodily sensations called Vipassana. In this workshop we will practice the mini version of the treatment.
From the analysis of the practice, we will try to find the common structure and relationship that can be generalized using systems thinking which could help us understand how our minds work. Research has shown that this systems thinking is rooted from the teaching of Buddha.
The application of system theory requires the understanding of ourselves and of each other, the nature, and the past and future possibilities in a systemic way. That is, we need to understand both the structure and dynamics of our physical body systems, and of our mental mind observations. Research shows that the composition of our body and that of our mind may be explained by the same system theory relating to energy, matter, life and information. We employed this simple ancient system theory as taught by Buddha to investigate how our naturally systemic-structured mind arbitrarily developed all the non-systemic and problematic way of thinking.  We use our body to experience the world around us but our mind is the one which is observing and making decisions to change the world. System theory sees the world as composing of observers, decision makers, systems, the environment, the boundaries and relationships between them.  There are in effect two opposite forces in the world that constantly interact with each other, creating a flow of energy, matter and information between systems and the environment. On one hand we have the disorder force governed by the second law of thermodynamics that drives everything into an equilibrium state with maximum entropy. On the other hand we have the organizational force governed by the constraints of a system that drives the system into a particular desired steady state with a low entropy.
Our minds are both the observer and the decision maker confronting a major problem. Throughout our life we look for satisfaction that brings happiness. Our government has been relying on economics to achieve this but 80% of the time we are dissatisfied with the people and situations around us, giving rise to craving, aversion and ignorance in our minds and creating all sorts of problems in our society. This is called suffering in the teaching of Buddha, and he offered us a three step solution for our mind. In this workshop we will investigate the systemic view of these three steps, namely self-protection, concentration and purification of mind. We will also investigate a 10-day Vipassana mental healthcare program for people of all religions including scientific communities. It is believed that such a program could bring happiness, peace and harmony for our society.
Is death the end of our lives or just the beginning of another new life? A system undergoes a transition of system state upon death, but will the system continue in other forms at other places? Or will it just terminate totally? What are the possible new system states and are they sustainable? In this workshop we will investigate the sustainability of Heaven, Hell, Earth and Nibbana (null).  We will also investigate the way to prepare ourselves to transit into these states.  
Keywords: Evidence-based medicine 循證醫學,Vipassana mental healthcare內觀靜坐, Buddha middle path (middle way) 佛法中觀,Concentration 集中力, self-protection 戒,Purification of our minds 淨化心靈,organizational force組織力, entropy熵, second law of thermodynamics熱力學第二定律, Energy-Matter Life-Information 能量物質-信息生命,Craving Aversion Ignorance Wisdom 貪嗔癡智, feedback 反饋, Happiness 快樂, Harmony 和諧, Health and system thinking Special Integration Groups SIG 健康與系統思維特別整合分組, Eastern Systems Thinking 東方系統思維,Heaven and Hell 天堂與地獄, Life and Death 生死, Nibbana 涅槃, Unification o f nature and man 天人合一, 80% of the time are spent on 20% of the satisfactions in life 人生不如意事十常八九, Spirituality and Systems 靈性與系統
Supporting Agencies: Ancient Balance Medicine Research and Education Fund Foundation Ltd.



Chairs
Presenters/Facilitators
avatar for Thomas Wong

Thomas Wong

SIG Chair: Health and Systems Thinking, Ancient Balance Medicine Education Centre
SIG Chair: Health and Systems ThinkingBachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in ITBachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineMaster of Engineering in TelecommunicationTherapist of Traditional Chinese Medicine Deep Tissue pain therapy (1991-now)Chair of Health and Systems Thinking... Read More →


Sunday July 9, 2017 10:00 - 12:30
3rd Floor, Room SR 124, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

10:00

Full-Day INCOSE Workshop: 3247 Towards the Unification of Systems Science and Systems Engineering
Systems Modelling and Systems Engineering SIG  In this workshop on-going efforts to improve the understanding of unifying concepts and paradigms are presented.  The workshop will be presented in three Modules.
Module 1: Unification has been a clear goal of the College Publication Systems Series that involves a cooperative effort involving the BCSSS as well as Stevens Institute of Technology.  Highlights of some of the unifying concepts and paradigms that have evolved in the series will be presented. 
Module 2:  An important unifying concept is the notion of the “systemist”.  Characteristics of how a systemist deals with any situation, problem or opportunity are presented.  The systemist approach is based on an innovative “Systems Tree” that identifies an epistemology, ontology and semantics of systems, as well as how to move from thinking to an effective value added action (axiology).  In the workshop, highlights of this unifying innovative explanation of the role of the systemist is presented.
Module 3: The systemist approach to unification will be illustrated by presenting some of the highlights of a new volume in preparation for the Systems Series that addresses biological and medical systems.
Target audience There are no special requirements as this workshop will be useful to professionals, faculty and students alike.  It is expected that the participants will attend the entire workshop in order to obtain a well-rounded view of concepts, principles and multiple paradigms that will useful in their future activities.
Size of the group
From min 6 to max 40 people. A max of 40 people (5 groups of 8 people) if we do some practice during sessions (particularly session 2)
Duration – Full day workshop 8 hours as followed
6 hours
+ 90’ break for lunch
+ 15’ break in the morning
+ 15’break in the afternoon



Chairs
avatar for Dr. Harold W. (Bud) Lawson

Dr. Harold W. (Bud) Lawson

Professor Emeritus, Lawson Konsult AB
Harold "Bud" Lawson (born 1937) is a software engineer, computer architect and systems engineer. Lawson is credited with the 1964 invention of the pointer.[1] In 2000, Lawson was presented the Computer Pioneer Award by the IEEE [2] for his invention. In July, 2010 he published a new... Read More →

Presenters/Facilitators
avatar for Brigitte Daniel Allegro

Brigitte Daniel Allegro

Retired - Systems Thinking Consulting, Systems Thinking Conculting
Brigitte Daniel Allegro Senior Expert Adviser in Systems Thinking and Dependability - Design & Art teacher - Independent consultant and author (art books & systems thinking books) and also… grandmother. Brigitte built her experience on dependability concerns, systems engineering... Read More →
avatar for MR Gary Smith

MR Gary Smith

Senior Systems Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space
SIG Chair: Knowledge and Systems SciencesAnalytical Chemist, Systems Analyst, Software Engineering, Engineering Project Management, Commercial Project Management, International Working, Process Improvement, IT, Defence and Security and Biological Systems experience.Specialties:Systems... Read More →


Sunday July 9, 2017 10:00 - 17:00
3rd Floor, Room SR 121, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

10:00

Full-Day Workshop: 3248 A New Way of Thinking - Introduction to Systems Thinking & Easy-to-Use Systems Tools
Introduction to afternoon workshops, especially for industry people: Evolutionary Learning Laboratories; Participatory information gathering and integrating different mental models, Causal Loop Diagrams, Bayesian Networks, Sensimod, identification of leverage points and systemic interventions to manage complex problems in any area of interest. What will I get out of the Workshop?
  • Understand what is Systems Thinking, complex systems, multi-dimensional nature of issues facing managers, etc.
  • Appreciate interconnectedness between different components of systems
  • Awareness of easy-to-use systems tools
  • Practical experience to unravel complexity and how to find long-term systemic solutions
  • How to develop systemic policies and management plans 
Who should be attending this unique Learning Experience?

EVERYONE
regardless of your background; top and middle managers; students in all fields of study; decision makers and takers
– especially those who will attend workshops during the following week who seek a better understanding of systems thinking and approaches.

Modelling by Non-Modellers

  • Participatory Systems Analysis
  • Mechanisms for integrating different types and forms of knowledge, data (if available) and experiential knowledge of all people involved
  • Quantification of uncertainties in complex systems
  • Determining how to manage systemically (not to fall into the trap of treating symptoms)
  • Performing rapid diagnostic and sensitivity analysis – which factors have the biggest effect on the system as a whole
Cost: SUNDAY registration fee
Note:
Price includes:
  • Registration;
  • Text Book Systems Thinking for Everyone (Hard or electronic copy);
  • Seminars and tutoring by top systems scientists

Please make payment directly to ISSS as part of your registration for the conference. 



Chairs
avatar for Professor Ockie Bosch

Professor Ockie Bosch

President, International Society for the Systems Sciences
Professor Ockie Bosch was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He first came to Australia in 1979 where he was an invited senior visiting scientist with the CSIRO in Alice Springs. After one year in Longreach (1989) he emigrated to New Zealand where he was offered a position with Landcare... Read More →
avatar for Dr Nam Nguyen

Dr Nam Nguyen

Director Australia & SE Asia, Malik Institute for Complexity Management, Governance and Leadership (Malik Institute), Switzerland
Nam Nguyen is a Director (Australia and Southeast Asia) of the Malik Institute, St. Gallen, Switzerland (one of the world’s leading organisations for holistic general management, leadership, governance and transformation solutions). Nam is also a Honorary Visiting Research Fellow... Read More →

Sunday July 9, 2017 10:00 - 17:00
Ground Floor, Room HI 8, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

10:00

Full-Day Workshop: 3249 Illuminating patterns for coping with complexity with special focus on visualization and distributed analytics
The workshop should become a platform for an interdisciplinary communication between system experts and specialists for human-computer interaction, cognitive science, pattern oriented design and visual analytics.

The main target is to facilitate synergies between different areas of academic research and praxis in order to develop a generic framework of patterns to support analytical processes in coping with complexity.
The workshop will create an opportunity to gain insights in dynamic interactions between visualizing and sense constructing techniques, practical application of patterns and cybernetic design.

Speakers
avatar for Mag. Stefan Blachfellner

Mag. Stefan Blachfellner

SIG Chair: Socio-Ecological Systems and Design, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science
https://about.me/bstefan

Presenters/Facilitators
avatar for Gabriele Harrer-Puchner  Dipl. Geol.

Gabriele Harrer-Puchner Dipl. Geol.

Expert Sensitivity Analysis, Associate Malik St.Gallen
avatar for Maria Lenzi

Maria Lenzi

independent consulter, Lenzi Modeling&Simulation
about beauty of life, complexity, chaos, order, patterns, diagrams and art of science


Sunday July 9, 2017 10:00 - 17:00
2nd Floor, Room SR 125, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

14:00

Afternoon Tutorial: 3110 A Broad Survey of the Fragmented Domains of Systems Pathology: GST as a Unifier
ABSTRACT: We are particularly interested in ourselves as humans. When our human systems dysfunction, experience pathology, or fail we pay special attention. Illness and death of ourselves or our loved ones may be the most important events in our lives. This has resulted in the vast enterprise of medicine – a nearly $2 trillion/year industry in the U.S. alone.
But all systems experience dysfunction not just humans. If we can study our human body systems using medical science, perhaps we can use a general systems approach to study pathologies of ALL systems, at ALL scales and discover the primary, underlying causes of pathology of systemness in general. Patterns of how things work could become patterns of how things don’t work informing all the fragmented domains with meaningful new remedies for all kinds of dysfunctions not yet recognized as similar.
We will present a general-systems-based, top-down, new Systems Pathology enabled by Systems Processes Theory (SPT). This new approach has significant potential for integrating the many separated domains of conventional systems pathology. We advocate learning from the 5000-year history of conventional medicine by joining its lessons and practices to this new GST approach to Systems Pathology. This tutorial will present descriptions of the widest possible range of domains of “systems” pathology from the conventional discipline-based to the isomorphic and transdisciplinary (including SPT, LST, Systems Dynamics, other systems thinking tools & techniques, systems engineering traditions, risk & failure analysis, cell/molecular biology, and conventional, anatomical pathology). For each domain, we will present an exemplar approach, researcher, or collaboration and its results. But also for each we will try to relate its current status to the potential unification of Systems Pathology using SPT.
This tutorial will also act as an Introduction to the ISSS’17 Joint SIG Sessions on Systems Pathology and Systems Biology/Evolution because this conference will serve as the second official event (with the previous INCOSE IW’17 in Jan) for the founding of a new professional society, the International Society for Systems Pathology (ISSP). The tutorial will end with a presentation of a Manifesto for Systems Pathology, By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation for the new ISSP, and a call for Founding Members.


Chairs
avatar for Len Troncale

Len Troncale

SIG Chair: Systems Biology and Evolution, SIG Chair: Systems Pathology, California State Polytechnic University
SIG Chair: Joint Session(s): Systems Pathology and Systems Biology & Evolution (see below for information)Dr. Len Troncale is Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, and past Chairman of the Biology Department at California State Polytechnic University. He is also Director... Read More →

Sunday July 9, 2017 14:00 - 17:00
4th Floor, Room SR 384, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

14:00

Afternoon Workshop: 3058 Systems Basics: Systemic solutions with evidence-based medicine for relief from Insomnia - the systems thinking for everyone's body through Traditional Chinese Medicine on the eastern systems science of Taichi Yin-Yang Five Elemen
System Basics workshop Sunday afternoon
Insomnia has become a modern city sickness. Research has been carried out to evaluate different Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments using evidence-based medicine methodologies. The cause of insomnia may come from one or more of the five elements systems, including the Wood mental system, the Fire emotional system, the Metal behavioural system, the Water spiritual system, and the Earth physical system (with one or more of its five sub-systems).
From this analysis we will try to find the common structure and relationship that can be generalized using systems thinking which could be applied to treat different sickness and promote healthcare. Research has shown that this systems thinking is rooted in the fundamental concept in traditional Chinese culture since around 500BC. The concept is also embedded in the teaching of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The traditional Chinese system theories under investigation include the Taichi yin-yang system theory, the Five systems theory of the human mind, and the Traditional Chinese Medicine differential diagnosis-cure process. These theories are found to be related to different modern system theories including Viable system model.
Taichi yin-yang system theory describes the relationship between any two entities (element/process) at any level of interest. It concerns the quantitative and qualitative changes between the entities. This is related to causal loop diagram (CLD) in system dynamics which uses reinforcing loop and balancing loop. The observer is not specified in the theories, but the perspectives of the observer actually determine the entities, the unit of quantitative changes, and the ratio of qualitative changes. The Five systems theory of the human mind is one of the important concepts developed in the teaching of Buddha. The Five systems are: awareness, perspective, sensation, action and physical object. These five systems can be used to describe the properties of the observer and the decision maker.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine differential diagnosis-cure process is a practical systemic process that has been used daily for more than 2000 years. It is believed that the whole macroscopic-microscopic spectrum of systems can be suitably accommodated. The system state identification involves three pairs of direction-forming spectrums. The Superficial and Internal spectrum gathers information between the boundary and the system. The Cold and Hot spectrum gathers information between the form and function, or matter and energy within the system. The Deficient and Excess spectrum gathers information between the environment and the system. Strategy can then be formulated to regulate and maintain the system.
Keywords: Evidence-based medicine 循證醫學,Insomnia 失眠,Five aggregates systems of human mind 五蘊系統,  Traditional Chinese medicine differential diagnosis-cure process 中醫辨證論治系統,Confucius Golden Mean 儒家中庸之道,Taoism 道家思想,Buddha middle path (middle way) 佛法中觀, Yin-Yang Five Elements i ± 1 System 陰陽五行天地人系統, General System Theory 廣義系統論, Health and system thinking Special Integration Groups SIG 健康與系統思維特別整合分組, Eastern Systems Thinking 東方系統思維,Causal loop diagram CLD,  quantitative and qualitative changes, System dynamics, Viable system model VSM,Unification of nature and man 天人合一, Cold-Hot spectrum 寒熱譜, Deficient-Excess spectrum 虛實譜, Superficial-Internal spectrum 表裏譜
 
Supporting Agencies: Ancient Balance Medicine Research and Education Fund Foundation Ltd.
 


Chairs
Presenters/Facilitators
avatar for Thomas Wong

Thomas Wong

SIG Chair: Health and Systems Thinking, Ancient Balance Medicine Education Centre
SIG Chair: Health and Systems ThinkingBachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in ITBachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineMaster of Engineering in TelecommunicationTherapist of Traditional Chinese Medicine Deep Tissue pain therapy (1991-now)Chair of Health and Systems Thinking... Read More →


Sunday July 9, 2017 14:00 - 17:00