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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
 
Monday, July 10
 

14:00

14:00

WORKSHOP: 'Interconnected thinking for climate protection' - Gabriele Harrer
Gabriele HarrerInterconnected thinking for climate protection A co-operative and system oriented process between citizens and political administration. New approaches are necessary to allow peoples participation to meet the demands of citizens and political administration. Currently society is coping with the complexity of climate change and the objectives of CO2-reduction-targets. Smaller communities are the basis of the future viability of regions and countries. If measures are developed in an interactive and transparent process, their implementation and acceptance will define the paths for a future development of viability. In this pilot project, citizens learn to apply and implement systemic approaches on complex issues of all kind. After a playful introduction into systems thinking with the strategic simulation game ecopolicy®, the participants will apply the Malik Sensitivity Model® and develop and validate measures for their municipality on this systemic basis. Making the complexity of decision making processes and the interconnection of measures understandable, measures will be implemented rather fast and strengthen the mutual solidarity and further developments. The pilot project in Murg, Germany is part of an European Project. The unique project will be worked out as a template for an easy applicable, systems based participatory approach for communal activities in order to cope with climate protection).

Chairs
avatar for Gabriele Harrer-Puchner  Dipl. Geol.

Gabriele Harrer-Puchner Dipl. Geol.

Expert Sensitivity Analysis, Associate Malik St.Gallen

Monday July 10, 2017 14:00 - 17:30
SR 122 Institut für Computertechnik, TU Wien
 
Tuesday, July 11
 

13:00

14:00

3216 Competencies in Systems Work
This workshop, hosted by IFSR (international Federation for Systems Research), will explore commonalities and differences of approach to professionalization of ‘the Systems person’ and thus where the identification of systems competencies are needed. Discussions will include how we can establish international foundations on which to continue to build professionalization efforts. As organizations consider the inclusion of systems approaches and perspectives into their work, there is a need to identify the types of skills and knowledge which systems professionals possess. In recent conversations the terms systemic sensibility, systems literacy and systems thinking in practice capability have been used by some. A number of related high-profile projects have been, and are currently, underway, which include:

1. Efforts by INCOSE, with ISSS members, to include systems principles in the Systems Engineering Book of Knowledge (SEBoK)

2. Preparation of competency frameworks for the systems engineer by INCOSE as well as INCOSE (UK)

3. Development of a competency framework to assist with mentoring its members by SCiO (Systems & Cybernetics in Organisations)

4. UK initiative to create a Level 7 (Master’s Degree) apprenticeship, in Systems Engineering in which Systems Thinking is a key component of the standard; this is related initially to the defense industry – but will be more broadly based in future

5. An initiative championed by the Open University (UK) to create a trailblazer employer committee to formulate a level 7 apprenticeship standard relating to the Systems Thinking Practitioner

6. Action research led by systems academics at the Open University with national and international stakeholders to create a competency framework for the Systems thinking in Practice (STiP) professional;

7. An OECD initiative related to public sector innovation and the need for Systems Thinking 8. Multiple efforts to secure funding through the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health, in the US

These, of course, are in addition to the many, many projects undertaken by individual practitioners and consultants in organizations, institutions, and communities around the world.

This workshop, hosted by IFSR, will provide a time for very brief presentations of examples where the identification of systems competencies are needed. It will primarily focus on discussions about ways in which we can establish international foundations on which to continue to build. We invite you to join us at ISSS2017 in Vienna.

Tuesday July 11, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
4th Floor, Room SR 384, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

14:00

14:00

14:00

WORKSHOP: 'Business Navigation' - Louis Klein
SIG/EG Chairs
avatar for Dr. Louis Klein

Dr. Louis Klein

Dean, European School of Governance
SIG Chair: Organisational Transformation and Social Change (OTSC)There are two main research directions and one exploratory group in OTSC this year in Vienna. The two guiding topics are digital transformation and post-truth society. What can a systems perspective add to these two... Read More →

Tuesday July 11, 2017 14:00 - 17:30

14:00

WORKSHOP: 'Ecosystem Governance / VSM' - Christiane Gebhardt & Allenna Leonard
Case Brainport Smart District
1. Intro Ecosystem / Regional innovation
2. Intro VSM Tool
3. Group work VSM Elements / functions
Break
4. Case: Solution BSD Governance
5. Discussion:
a. Implementation
b. Research gaps
c. Hands on tips & tricks

Chairs
avatar for Mrs. Christiane Gebhardt

Mrs. Christiane Gebhardt

Sr. Project Manager, Malik Institute
Entrepreneurial and innovative senior operational, change and project management leader with over 20 years of global experience that includes successfully delivering high profile projects in national champion industries and the government sector.Expert German Innovation Policies... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Allenna Leonard

Dr. Allenna Leonard

Principal, Complementary Set, Cwarel Isaf Institute
Allenna Leonard is an independent consultant in Toronto who worked with Stafford Beer from the early eighties to his death in 2002. She works with non-profit and business organizations applying cybernetic approaches and models, primarily although not wholly those of Stafford Beer... Read More →

Tuesday July 11, 2017 14:00 - 17:30

16:00

16:00

 
Wednesday, July 12
 

14:00

3190 Advancing Knowledge By Looking Up as Well as Down
Presently there is growing interest in “translating” knowledge so that it is easier for practitioners to use it. The intent is to minimize jargon and maximize the utility of knowledge. I agree with these efforts, and I have done such work myself. Applied knowledge is very important, particularly for transdisciplinary fields. Working on practical problems almost always requires the perspectives and methods of more than one discipline.

However, if we devote too much attention to translation or technology transfer or applications, we might miss some opportunities. In addition to asking how a theory can be used, it is also useful to know where a theory came from or what was the context or the origin of the theory? In addition to reasoning down to applications, it can also be helpful to reason up the philosophical and historical origins of ideas.

This paper will examine the ancient philosophical questions that various societies have asked in an effort to learn the nature of the intellectual journey that the society was engaged in and how the fundamental philosophical questions that were of concern emerged from the practical problems the society had faced.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 14:00 - 14:45
2nd Floor, Room SR 125, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

14:00

(By Invitation Only) WORKSHOP: PART I: Joint workshop with the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology on Smart Cities Research
Presenters/Facilitators
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


Wednesday July 12, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
Bertalanffy Centre for the Study of Systems Sciences Paulanergasse 13, 1040 Wien, Austria

14:00

DISCUSSION: Health Systems: Continuing Morning Plenary and Panel Discussion - From Qualitative to Quantitative Systems Methods and Interventions in Health Care Systems
Chairs
avatar for Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Felix Tretter

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patricia Mabry

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 →
avatar for Prof. Gerald Midgley

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 →
avatar for Dr. Niki Popper

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 →
avatar for Prof. em. Dr. Markus Schwaninger

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 →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
6th Floor, Kontaktraum, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

14:00

WORKSHOP: 3182 The Boundary Triage, its Objects and Heuristics: Developing Critical Systemic Leadership for the Networked World
This workshop introduces and invites you to engage with the Boundary Triage, its Objects and Embodied Cognition heuristics as a personalised continuing leadership development tool for the networked world.
In an increasingly socially networked world dependent on social technologies, leadership and continuing leadership development is of continuing importance. Increased information from our environment on many levels is demanding from us to be more critical of the information that we receive and how we communicate, despite the many platforms and media available to us to communicate.
Grounded theoretically in General Systems Theory, Critical Systems Thinking and Cybernetics, and supported by psychosocial and physio-psychological we will explore interactively the Boundary Triage, its Objects and the Embodied Cognition Heuristics. The workshop aims to provide an innovative, engaging, simple, easy to remember, employable, and transferrable continuing critical systemic leadership development tool – potentially an androrithm (an algorithm for the evolution of Man) – focussing on the key system concept ‘Boundary’.

Presenters/Facilitators
avatar for Delia Pembrey MacNamara

Delia Pembrey MacNamara

SIG Chair: Science, Spirituality and Systems Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Vice President Memberships and Public Relations (2013-2019), International Society for the Systems SciencesSIG Chair: Science, Spirituality and Systems Science (See below for information)Consistently ahead of her time, Delia's Enterprise 2.0 training programs for business began in... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 14:00 - 15:30
3rd Floor, Room SR 124, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

14:45

16:00

(By Invitation Only) WORKSHOP: PART II: Joint workshop with the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology on Smart Cities Research
Presenters/Facilitators
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


Wednesday July 12, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Bertalanffy Centre for the Study of Systems Sciences Paulanergasse 13, 1040 Wien, Austria

16:00

WORKSHOP: Health Systems - Continuing Morning Plenary and Panel Discussions

Dexhelpp –Decision Support for Health Policy: Methods, Models and Technologies based on Existing Health Care Data to Support the Analysis, Planning and Controlling of the Health Care System

Niki Popper & Dexhelpp Team Members


National health systems invest annually more billions of Euros (or Dollars). While the demand for health services increases (as a result of demographic change), the resources are limited. This creates a need for the development of new methods, models and technologies in order to support the analysing, planning and controlling of health care systems. Up to now decision support in health care systems is mainly based on the evidence of studies, that have a smaller range and not on the analysis of big data sets. But quantity and quality of available data strongly increases and therefore facilitates the description and analysis of all areas in health care systems.

To provide state of the art Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) we will need to combine health system domain knowledge, knowledge of professional data processes and – last but not least – mathematical modelling & simulation skills. The areas of data security & data management, big data analysis, machine and deep learning, statistical methods, mathematical modelling & simulation and visualisation as well as public health & decision analytics modelling should help us to transform Big Data into Deep Data: evidence based, reproducible knowledge.

To bring together all technologies still is a huge challenge. Data Based Demographic models have to be combined with analysis and models for the spreading of diseases. Time dependent treatment paths have to be parametrized with data sets from clinical routine joined with large scale health system data. From the system simulation point of view an important aspect is the possibility to implement changes inside the system, like interventions inside the computer model, and to analyse their effects. N. Popper tries to point out how big interdisciplinary teams will handle the complex processes in the future and which methods are and aren’t promising.

Nikolas Popper (Director DEXHELPP – Decision Support for Health Policy and Planning, Vienna; Coordinator Centre for Computational Complex Systems, TU Wien; CSO dwh GmbH – Simulation Services and Technical Solutions, Vienna)


Chairs
avatar for Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. Felix Tretter

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 →

Presenters/Facilitators
avatar for Dr. Niki Popper

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 →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
6th Floor, Kontaktraum, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

16:00

WORKSHOP 3183 Six Degrees of Bertalanffy or Social Media for Scholars
Our systems for learning, for working, for relationships, for communicating, for finding and disseminating information, for research, and more, are being rewoven through social media platforms and networks. Academic institutions and funding agencies not only demand that scholars publish, but also demand evidence from citation metrics that others are reading and citing the work. The demand that academics both publish and demonstrate impact is a conundrum amidst the increasing “digital deluge” (Boon, 2016).
The case for using social media to reference, discuss, and promote your research, and for connecting with others, is research driven (McKenzie & Ozler, 2011; Mollett, Brumley, Gilson, & Williams, 2017). At the same time, there is a need for scholars to critically examine social media tools, use, and the impacts on academia, learning, institutional behaviors, and society. This workshop offers a hands on introduction to social media, its relevance to academic work, critical digital & media literacy skills, and how you can make choices about how, and in what ways to develop your social media presence.
This is an interactive digital workshop to show you how to use social media to multiply your presence and digital presence on the internet, engage the networks, explore how you can monitor systemic flows across the social networks, and how the ‘real’ world activity flows and energy links to the social virtual and back again. We will also be introducing new forms of journalism (citizen, deep, constructive, solutions), upcoming trends in media, social media, virtual reality & augmented reality technology and what it may mean for you. Learn how to stop ‘pushing’ and start ‘pulling’; relationship building online and offline; social media etiquette… yes, there is an etiquette.
The goal of this workshop is for participants to be able to use and understand the now and future of social technologies in academia, business and society to connect and collaborate with other researchers, to disseminate their research and to manage their public profile, to extend systemic thinking and research into society; to expand the ISSS professional, academic, and practitioner networks.

Presenters/Facilitators
avatar for Delia Pembrey MacNamara

Delia Pembrey MacNamara

SIG Chair: Science, Spirituality and Systems Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Vice President Memberships and Public Relations (2013-2019), International Society for the Systems SciencesSIG Chair: Science, Spirituality and Systems Science (See below for information)Consistently ahead of her time, Delia's Enterprise 2.0 training programs for business began in... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Rosencrans

Kendra Rosencrans

Saybrook University
Kendra Rosencrans is a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Systems at Saybrook University. She is the co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change featuring articles from the ISSS 2016 conference. She has a master's degree in science... Read More →


Wednesday July 12, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
3rd Floor, Room SR 124, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria
 
Thursday, July 13
 

14:00

14:15

3085 What Is Consciousness?
The objectives of this workshop is to learn how to be conscious and how to develop consciousness in an easy way. I´m going to use plain words and simple exercises to let you experience ¨consciousness¨.

There are four stages of consciousness:

-With oneself

-With others

-With medio

-With cosmos

We are going to experience some exercises to develop our senses, in order to be more conscious with ourselves, others, medio and the Cosmos.

-How to be in touch with oneself.

-How to know ourself deeper. The feather touch exercise.

-How to develop consciousness with the internal senses. Ecercise of insight.

- Kinestesia

-The Pineal Gland and tips to make it work better.

-The way we think. How to improve our way of thinking.

-How to control our mind.

-The importance of the Chakras.

-Cellular memory and how to clean it.

-How to deal with emotions and feelings.

-Alchemy, Gnosis, Tantra.

Please, bring your smart cell phone we need it to use in an exercise.

Consciousness is like a muscle, the more we use it the better it works.

A new era is beginning. It is the era of Consciousness. In India, Daddy Yankee of Brahma Kumaris, calls it ¨The Golden Era¨, because human beings are rediscovering ¨energy¨ within themselves and how to play god’s roll of creator with it. Now everybody can access the forbidden education of the Alchemy of Gnosis, the Spiritual Wisdom. This discipline, during ancient times, was only revealed to the kings. Nowadays with internet and the human being technology everybody has access to that important wisdom.

-Comments and share experiences.

Chairs
avatar for Delia Pembrey MacNamara

Delia Pembrey MacNamara

SIG Chair: Science, Spirituality and Systems Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Vice President Memberships and Public Relations (2013-2019), International Society for the Systems SciencesSIG Chair: Science, Spirituality and Systems Science (See below for information)Consistently ahead of her time, Delia's Enterprise 2.0 training programs for business began in... Read More →

Presenters/Facilitators
MF

Mrs Fabiana Crespo

Journalist,  


Thursday July 13, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
4th Floor, Room SR 384, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

14:30

WORKSHOP: Eco-Social Systems (Human ecology)
Smart Cities with ministry 

Chairs
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

Thursday July 13, 2017 14:30 - 16:00

16:00

3215 A System of Accounts for Global Entropy Production
The development of smart cities is considered an alternative to face urban problems; one of them is the growth of population with disabilities and senior citizens, which will lead to sustainability issues particularly those dealing with services and infrastructure. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the need for innovation in the tourism sector, considering the Triple Helix model to achieve competitiveness in urban tourism destinations.
This research presents a literature review of the smart cities characteristics, challenges, and opportunities that bring technological development in social inclusion. The Soft Systems Methodology is applied to show how the smart tourism destination can be modeled. This review shows that smart cities can make more competitive and inclusive the tourism destinations, considering the cultural, economic, politic and social context and how the Triple Helix model of innovation is capable of building strategies and public politics that bring social inclusion for people with disabilities and senior citizens, making the city a more competitive destination.

Thursday July 13, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
3rd Floor, Room SR 124, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

16:00

3241 Strengthening the Resilience of Aging Societies’
Europe is ageing, due to higher life expectancy and decreasing birth rate. It is estimated that in 2060, 30% of the population in the EU are older than 65 years. Human worry, suffering, and grief caused by old age are a concern for everybody. This needs increased attention because the physical and mental health of a growing number of persons is actually or seemingly affected. Strengthening the resilience of seniors is a necessary but complex interdisciplinary challenge.

Can we do a better job of anticipating, understanding systemically, and mitigating the consequences of ageing? We are challenged to find new ways of integrating scientific, technological, cultural, ethical, political, and economic influences in order to alleviate the physical and mental stress caused by ageing and its consequences.

In analogy to Industry 4.0 the power of Information and Communication technology (ICT) and Systems Thinking provide tools for analysis (e.g. Big Data), simulation, extrapolation, and strategic planning of the trajectory of ageing and assistive technologies.

Nowadays, the senior population, many of them still active and even working, is surrounded by technology, internet and social networking. It is, however, necessary to adapt and align existing technology with the physical and cognitive needs of the lifestyle of seniors, their specialized health care, their idiosyncrasies, and their interests to support their active ageing, their independence and quality of life.

For this workshop we invite researchers in this field to present, discuss and compare their objectives, approaches, and (as far as available) results with respect to both theory and practical experience.

Typical issues are:

reduce physical, cognitive and social frailty amongst seniors, typically overcoming deficiencies of sight, hearing and touching
enhance seniors’ participation in physical activities,
motivate seniors to remain healthy and active,
supporting elders in healthy eating habits.
develop elderly-oriented, body positioning and training computer games
overcoming psychological problems, loneliness and isolation
non-intrusive alarm systems for helpers


Participants are invited (but not required) to send a short (half page) position statement by July 1st 2017 to the chairpersons in order to improve comparison and discussion of various approaches in the workshop.

Note that this workshop is closely related to the session ‘Resilience 4.0: ICT Support for Human Resilience in Crises and Old Age ‘, where full papers are expected.

For further details and information feel free to contact the chairperson.

Looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!

Presenters/Facilitators
avatar for Prof. Gerhard Chroust

Prof. Gerhard Chroust

Prof. emeritus, Johannes Kepler University Linz
SIG Chair: Resilience 4.0: ICT Support for Human Resilience in Crises and Old Age (see below for more details)Gerhard Chroust was born in 1941 in Vienna, Austria. He started to study Communications-electronics in 1959 and received a M.A. from the Vienna University of Technology in... Read More →
avatar for Shankar Sankaran

Shankar Sankaran

Professor, University of Technology Sydney
Vice President Research and Publications, International Society for the Systems Sciences.SIG Chair: Action Research (see below for information)Shankar Sankaran specialises in project management, systems thinking and action research. He is a Core Member of a UTS Research Centre on... Read More →


Thursday July 13, 2017 16:00 - 18:00

16:30

WORKSHOP: Socio-Ecologies and Human Ecology
Chairs
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
FT

Felix Tretter

BCSSS – Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science
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 →

Thursday July 13, 2017 16:30 - 18:00

17:00

3030 A Policy Compass for Ecological Economics in the Digital Age
A policy compass indicates the direction and degree of success of a policy in both very general qualitative terms and in robust statistical terms. I propose to modify the compass to reflect the underlying suppositions of ecological economics: that society is dependent on the environment, and that economic activity is dependent on society. We can think of this as three concentric circles, the economy being the smallest.

Any formal institution can develop a policy compass to examine the discrepancy between what the institution would like to do (its mandate) and the actual performance and situation it finds itself in, where the latter is determined through an aggregation of statistical data and facts. These are made robust and stable using meta-requirements of convergence. They can be aligned with some of the fundamental conceptual and normative thinking of ecological economics with this new adaptation of the compass.

In this paper, the general policy compass is explained, followed by an adaptation for ecological economics. The policy compass is original, and so is the adaptation. The compass is inspired by the work of Satish Kumar, Stanislav Schmelev, Anthony Friend, Georgescu-Roegen and Rob Hoffman. In the conclusion, I discuss the accompanying conception of sustainability.

Thursday July 13, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
3rd Floor, Room SR 124, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria