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Monday, July 10


3061 A Systems View of Violence and Some Paradoxes in Working with Violent Abusers
This paper commences with a theoretical underpinning of the nature of violence from a systems perspective, exploring the interactions between parts and wholes where boundaries are transgressed or vital flows are disrupted. A case study of Rangi, a perpetrator of family violence, who is a composite of people the author has worked with over the years, is then used to demonstrate how systems principles can be used to understand the nature of human violence on an individual level and to inform ways of working with clients aiming to reduce the frequency and severity of violence in their lives and the people around them. The focus then shifts to structural violence imposed on the parts of the system by the whole. First, this is examined at a societal level, then returning to the case study of Rangi, there is an exploration of structural violence within the criminal justice system revealing paradoxes to be confronted in working with violent clients.

Monday July 10, 2017 14:00 - 14:30
2nd Floor, Room SR 125, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria


3185 I'm Against the Grand Plan
Grand plans can be seductive. A grand political plan to save the country. A grand scientific plan to save the planet. A grand plan to lose that last fifteen pounds. But I don’t believe in grand plans. I believe only in try and fail and try again. Inspect and adapt. Try something, mess it up and fix it. Venture outside your comfort zone and learn something.

In this talk, Daryl will look at how certain trends in software development, known as “iterative and incremental” might help with academic work in systems thinking. Several prominent systems thinkers have lamented how hard it is to teach systems thinking models. Why is that? Is it because the students are not prepared? Or because we are teaching the wrong way? Join Daryl for an interactive dialogue on this topic.

Monday July 10, 2017 14:30 - 15:00
2nd Floor, Room SR 125, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria


3134 The ∞2 Model of Multidimensional Intelligences Theory
In the intelligent web era, the measure of intelligence can no longer depends on the linear model. The various multidimensional measurements, such as integer dimension, topological dimension, fractional dimension, negative dimension, etc., shoud be taken into serious account. Based on these multidimensional measurement, we could further apply grand multidimensional design–a meta-ontology (or upper, fundamental ontology) to integrate human wisdom and compassion into machine knowledge. The ∞2 model represented as a multidimensional intelligences theory with meta-ontology could help realize the grand multidimensional design. In this paper, the author will first pinpoint the advent of multidimensional super-intelligent era which might come much sooner than we could imagine. With deeper understanding of the core concept of the super-intelligent era, the author will then highlight the significance of human adaptability to multidimensional thinking. Secondly, the author will compare 20 contemporary available meta-ontology or upper ontologies, and trace their deficiency in responding to the creative design of the grand multidimensional measurements. Thirdly, towards a dynamic semantic web, the author will apply a dynamic multidimensional matrix to describe the ∞2 model of multidimensional intelligences theory. The dynamic multidimensional matrix is based on the multidimensional nonlinear language, which has been shown in the TV series Earth Final Conflict (1997) and in the film Arrival (2016). It might provide great possibilities to resolve the constraints imposed by small display media and linear language. By further research and applications, it is expected that machine knowledge and human wisdom and compassion could be more delicately integrated by synthesizing the most general 42 elements in the ∞2 model of multidimensional intelligences theory. The author contends that the ∞2 model of multidimensional intelligences theory will promote the integration of human-machine smart era, accelerate multi-level jump of the multidimensional intelligences, and nurture the new universe of ubiquitous web of things and beings.

Monday July 10, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
2nd Floor, Room SR 125, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria