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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