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MATH 100* [clear filter]
Friday, July 22
 

9:00am MDT

Recorded Video Stream from India
Limited Capacity seats available

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Friday July 22, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado
 
Monday, July 25
 

8:29am MDT

Plenary I: The Challenge of System(s) Sustainability
Description: This year’s conference focuses on what it means for a system to be sustainable (“systemic sustainability”): exploring more holistic science and thinking to understand, manage, and create sustainability in complex socio-ecological systems. We are intentionally stepping outside traditional comfort zones to explore new territory and possibly find new answers. For this we recognize the importance of empowering students; removing philosophical and institutional blocks to their inquiry into such questions, and providing them with the best tools to guide their research and practical experiences. From development of new theories and practices to integration of existing ones, our challenge is to determine what will lead society into the transformations needed for a sustainable future and beyond to even greater symbiotic and innovative opportunities; and how we as a society can help initiate those changes. [Chair: John Kineman]

Speakers
JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →
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Gunter Pauli

Director and Chief Technology Officer, Blue Economy Holdings, Inc.
Gunter Pauli (1956) graduated as an economist with an MBA ant then established ten companies of which two failed. He has never had a job and has always worked independently. Inspired by Aurelio Peccei, the founder of the Club of Rome, he set out to pioneer and be the change he wanted... Read More →
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Peter Tuddenham

CoExplorer, producer, learning architect, College of Exploration
Peter D. Tuddenham In 1991 he co-founded the College of Exploration, an online learning platform focused on bringing cutting-edge ocean, earth, space and social science to educators at all levels, which has reached over 15,000 students globally. He was co-organizer of the U.S.A. Ocean Literacy and... Read More →
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Jennifer Wilby

Vice President Admin, ISSS
From 1978 Jennifer started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing until 1993. In 1989, moving to San Jose, Jennifer graduated in 1992 from the MSc in Cybernetic Systems at San Jose State University. Moving back to the UK in 1993, she worked... Read More →


Monday July 25, 2016 8:29am - 8:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

8:30am MDT

Jennifer Wilby: Opening Announcements
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JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →

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Jennifer Wilby

Vice President Admin, ISSS
From 1978 Jennifer started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing until 1993. In 1989, moving to San Jose, Jennifer graduated in 1992 from the MSc in Cybernetic Systems at San Jose State University. Moving back to the UK in 1993, she worked... Read More →

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Monday July 25, 2016 8:30am - 8:35am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

8:35am MDT

John Kineman: Introduction and Conference Program: Realizing Sustainable Futures
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John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →

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Monday July 25, 2016 8:35am - 8:55am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

8:55am MDT

Gunter Pauli: The Blue Economy: How innovations in technologies and business models set new rules for sustainability.
Chairs
JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →

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avatar for Gunter Pauli

Gunter Pauli

Director and Chief Technology Officer, Blue Economy Holdings, Inc.
Gunter Pauli (1956) graduated as an economist with an MBA ant then established ten companies of which two failed. He has never had a job and has always worked independently. Inspired by Aurelio Peccei, the founder of the Club of Rome, he set out to pioneer and be the change he wanted... Read More →

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Monday July 25, 2016 8:55am - 9:35am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:35am MDT

Peter Tuddenham: Systems Literacy Education Goals
Chairs
JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →

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Peter Tuddenham

CoExplorer, producer, learning architect, College of Exploration
Peter D. Tuddenham In 1991 he co-founded the College of Exploration, an online learning platform focused on bringing cutting-edge ocean, earth, space and social science to educators at all levels, which has reached over 15,000 students globally. He was co-organizer of the U.S.A. Ocean Literacy and... Read More →

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Monday July 25, 2016 9:35am - 10:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:29am MDT

Plenary II: Towards Holistic Systems Thinking
Description: Although every environmental agency today is calling for ways to manage whole ecosystems, we do not know how to do that. Our theories and methods to address the question of whole-system sustainability are incomplete and as a result our actions regarding individual processes, sectors, and resources can contribute to problems as much or more than to solutions. How can systems thinking help us move to another level of understanding where we can address the pressing complex systemic issues of inter-related socio-ecological systems to resolve the dysfunction of their often contradictory sectors and components? [Chair: Judith Rosen]

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Judith Rosen

CEO, Rosen Enterprises
SIG Co-Chair: Relational ScienceJudith Rosen is a writer, researcher, and artist who, through interaction with her father, the mathematial biologist Robert Rosen, has a comprehensive understanding of his scientific work. She traveled on numerous scientific trips with Robert Rosen... Read More →
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David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →
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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 →


Monday July 25, 2016 10:29am - 10:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:30am MDT

Judith Rosen: What The Science of Anticipatory Systems Can Illuminate About Science Itself.
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Judith Rosen

CEO, Rosen Enterprises
SIG Co-Chair: Relational ScienceJudith Rosen is a writer, researcher, and artist who, through interaction with her father, the mathematial biologist Robert Rosen, has a comprehensive understanding of his scientific work. She traveled on numerous scientific trips with Robert Rosen... Read More →

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Monday July 25, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

11:15am MDT

David Rousseau: Scientific principles for a general theory of whole systems.
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Judith Rosen

CEO, Rosen Enterprises
SIG Co-Chair: Relational ScienceJudith Rosen is a writer, researcher, and artist who, through interaction with her father, the mathematial biologist Robert Rosen, has a comprehensive understanding of his scientific work. She traveled on numerous scientific trips with Robert Rosen... Read More →

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David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →

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Monday July 25, 2016 11:15am - 11:45am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

11:45am MDT

Shankar Sankaran : Action Research Methods
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Judith Rosen

CEO, Rosen Enterprises
SIG Co-Chair: Relational ScienceJudith Rosen is a writer, researcher, and artist who, through interaction with her father, the mathematial biologist Robert Rosen, has a comprehensive understanding of his scientific work. She traveled on numerous scientific trips with Robert Rosen... Read More →

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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 →

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Monday July 25, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado
 
Tuesday, July 26
 

8:29am MDT

Plenary III: Connecting Human and Natural System(s) Research
Description. Current ecological trends present a dramatic picture of potentially catastrophic change in the world. At the same time, our human and societal response mechanisms seem poorly designed for coping with complexity, and science seems unable to address systemic problems and systems as a whole. What are the challenges in science, policy, and ethics to become a sustainably healthy civilization with creative options for the future? [Chair: Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey]

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Josh Tewksbury

Global Hub Director, Colorado, Colorado Global Hub of Future Earth
Josh Tewksbury is the Director of the Colorado Global Hub of Future Earth. Josh is an ecologist, conservation biologist and planetary health scientist with experience both in academia and in civil society. Before joining Future Earth as the Director of the Colorado Global Hub, Josh... Read More →
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Carol Wessman

Professor and Director of the CIRES Ecosystem Sciences Division and CU Boulder Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado, CIRES
Ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology, regional and global biogeochemical cycling, ecological applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems. Current research includes studies of ecosystem controls over biophysical fluxes (CO2, water and energy) within global grasslands... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:29am - 8:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

8:30am MDT

Carol Wessman (ENVS/CIRES): Linking Science, Policy, and Ethics in Sustainability Science at the University of Colorado
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avatar for Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Ph.D. Student / Instructor, University of Colorado, Environmental Studies Program
Jeremiah is a PhD student interested in the intersection of science and policy and how science is used in the policy-making process. His current research focuses on understanding the evolution of learning networks as they build resilience (social and ecological). His is currently... Read More →

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Carol Wessman

Professor and Director of the CIRES Ecosystem Sciences Division and CU Boulder Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado, CIRES
Ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology, regional and global biogeochemical cycling, ecological applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems. Current research includes studies of ecosystem controls over biophysical fluxes (CO2, water and energy) within global grasslands... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:00am MDT

Bruce Milne: Sustainability Science
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avatar for Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Ph.D. Student / Instructor, University of Colorado, Environmental Studies Program
Jeremiah is a PhD student interested in the intersection of science and policy and how science is used in the policy-making process. His current research focuses on understanding the evolution of learning networks as they build resilience (social and ecological). His is currently... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:30am MDT

Joshua Tewksbury: Living in the Anthropocene: Science, Sustainability, and Society
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Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Ph.D. Student / Instructor, University of Colorado, Environmental Studies Program
Jeremiah is a PhD student interested in the intersection of science and policy and how science is used in the policy-making process. His current research focuses on understanding the evolution of learning networks as they build resilience (social and ecological). His is currently... Read More →

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Josh Tewksbury

Global Hub Director, Colorado, Colorado Global Hub of Future Earth
Josh Tewksbury is the Director of the Colorado Global Hub of Future Earth. Josh is an ecologist, conservation biologist and planetary health scientist with experience both in academia and in civil society. Before joining Future Earth as the Director of the Colorado Global Hub, Josh... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:00am MDT

Plenary III: Q & A
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avatar for Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Ph.D. Student / Instructor, University of Colorado, Environmental Studies Program
Jeremiah is a PhD student interested in the intersection of science and policy and how science is used in the policy-making process. His current research focuses on understanding the evolution of learning networks as they build resilience (social and ecological). His is currently... Read More →

Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:29am MDT

Plenary IV: Crisis Science; Anticipatory, Real-Time, and Preventive
Description: Adequate resilience and appropriate response (interventions)  to crises and disasters and continuous improvement thereof is a growing global need and a social responsibility in view of the seemingly growing number of disasters endangering a growing number of people and even our civilization. Can we do a better job of anticipating, systemically  understanding and mitigating the   cycles of crisis and recovery   by combining exploratory ‘crisis science’ with long-term ‘sustainability science’? Can we unravel the antithesis of incompatible response systems and find new ways to integrate scientific, technological, cultural,  ethical, political and  economic influences? Preparedness must systemically consider the  often emergent interplay of supporting and obstructing factors.   Actual interventions (responses)  must holistically evaluate the total situation and make decisions, unfortunately to be performed under high uncertainty, extreme  stress and time pressure. Despite the often singularity of disasters we have to identify similarities and powerful abstraction in order to support scientific analysis and improved mitigation. A long range target could be an interdisciplinary ‘Strategic Crisis Science’.

The panel of international experts will discuss these issues from their different backgrounds and national priorities with respect to preparedness and interventions.  We will attempt to esablish common grounds and basic solutions.

Chair: Gerhard Chroust

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Gerhard Chroust

Prof. Emeritus, Systems Engineering, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz
Gerhard Chroust is an Austrian systems scientist, and Professor Emeritus for Systems Engineering and Automationat the Institute of System Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. Chroust is an authority in the fields of formal programming languages and interdisciplinary... Read More →
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Rick Dove

Paradigm Shift International, Inc. and Stevens Institute of Technology
Rick Dove is a leading researcher, practitioner, and educator of fundamental principles for agile enterprise, agile systems, and agile development processes. In 1991 he initiated the global interest in agility as co-PI on the seminal 21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy... Read More →
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Nancy Maraboy

President and Founder, Indigenous Education Institute
Nancy C. Maryboy, Ph.D. is the President and Founder of the Indigenous Education Institute, a non profit organization with a mission of preserving, protecting and applying indigenous knowledge. She is also President of Wohali Productions, Inc., consulting in areas of indigenous science... Read More →
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Roberto Poli

roberto.poli@unitn.it, University of Trento
Roberto Poli is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Trento (Italy). He graduated in Sociology (B.A., with honors) at the University of Trento (Italy) in 1980 and obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) in 2001. Poli... Read More →
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Jai (James) Syvitski

Professor / Director, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program, University of Colorado, INSTAAR
Professor James “Jai” Syvitski received doctorate degrees (Oceanography & Geological Science) from the University of British Columbia in 1978, where he developed a quantitative understanding of particle dynamics across the land-sea boundary. He held a variety of appointments within... Read More →


Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:29am - 10:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:30am MDT

Gerhard Chroust: Expecting the Unexpected, Coping with Crisis
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Gerhard Chroust

Prof. Emeritus, Systems Engineering, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz
Gerhard Chroust is an Austrian systems scientist, and Professor Emeritus for Systems Engineering and Automationat the Institute of System Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. Chroust is an authority in the fields of formal programming languages and interdisciplinary... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:30am - 10:40am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:40am MDT

Roberto Poli: Anticipatory Science – Science before the crisis
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Gerhard Chroust

Prof. Emeritus, Systems Engineering, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz
Gerhard Chroust is an Austrian systems scientist, and Professor Emeritus for Systems Engineering and Automationat the Institute of System Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. Chroust is an authority in the fields of formal programming languages and interdisciplinary... Read More →

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Roberto Poli

roberto.poli@unitn.it, University of Trento
Roberto Poli is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Trento (Italy). He graduated in Sociology (B.A., with honors) at the University of Trento (Italy) in 1980 and obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) in 2001. Poli... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 10:40am - 11:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

11:15am MDT

Jai (James) Syvitski: From politics to remote sensing: The Indus Flood of 2010 – unfolding of a disaster
The Pakistan flooding, July-November 2010, caused ~2000 fatalities, displaced 20,000,000 inhabitants for weeks to many months, and was 7.5 on a duration-area affected-intensity scale that compares flood magnitudes on a global basis. Exceptional damage was inflicted on crops and cropland and on agriculture support systems such as canals and levees. Total economic impact reached 43 billion USD; 4,500,000 mainly agricultural workers lost their employment for 2010-2011. The catastrophic flood was associated with unusually intense but not unprecedented rainfall in the upland catchment. Most damage was caused by multiple failures of irrigation system levees, and by barrage-related backwater effects that initiated failures and led to avulsions (sudden changes in flow location). The meteorological events did not cause the catastrophe. Instead, the lack of planned accommodation to the river's high sediment load set the stage for super-elevation of the Indus above the surrounding terrain, dangerous levee failures, and channel avulsions. The dynamics of this remarkable event demonstrate that planning for major flow diversions is a necessary component of effective flood control along this and other avulsion-prone rivers. This disaster will serve as an example to discuss the ‘lessons learnt’ for all stakeholders.

Chairs
avatar for Gerhard Chroust

Gerhard Chroust

Prof. Emeritus, Systems Engineering, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz
Gerhard Chroust is an Austrian systems scientist, and Professor Emeritus for Systems Engineering and Automationat the Institute of System Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. Chroust is an authority in the fields of formal programming languages and interdisciplinary... Read More →

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avatar for Jai (James) Syvitski

Jai (James) Syvitski

Professor / Director, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program, University of Colorado, INSTAAR
Professor James “Jai” Syvitski received doctorate degrees (Oceanography & Geological Science) from the University of British Columbia in 1978, where he developed a quantitative understanding of particle dynamics across the land-sea boundary. He held a variety of appointments within... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 11:15am - 11:50am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

11:50am MDT

Plenary IV: Q & A
Chairs
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Gerhard Chroust

Prof. Emeritus, Systems Engineering, Johannes Kepler Univ. Linz
Gerhard Chroust is an Austrian systems scientist, and Professor Emeritus for Systems Engineering and Automationat the Institute of System Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. Chroust is an authority in the fields of formal programming languages and interdisciplinary... Read More →

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Tuesday July 26, 2016 11:50am - 12:15pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado
 
Wednesday, July 27
 

8:29am MDT

Plenary V: Making Sense In Economics, Ethics, and Policy
Description: We need to examine the foundation of our global economic system that assumes unlimited growth in a finite world, to consider the paradigms of regenerative capital, steady-state economics, and innovation. This means considering no-growth and negative-growth models, and perhaps shifting our concept of growth from quantity to quality, from extraction to investment in natural and human capital.

Chair: Alec Tsoucatos and Mila Popovitch

Speakers
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John Fullerton

jfullerton@capitalinstitute.org, Capital Institute
John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.” Through the work of Capital... Read More →
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Mila Popovitch

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Researcher, University of Colorado
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Researcher at the University of Colorado BoulderMila Popovich is an interdisciplinary scholar, an awarded performing artist in multiple dance forms, and a bilingual poet. With expertise in Comparative Literature and Humanities ,her current work... Read More →
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Alec Tsoucatos

Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Economics and Business, Regis University and Metro State University
Alec Tsoucatos, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Economics and Business, Regis University and Metro State University. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt on December 6 1941 (a day before Pearl Harbor) of Greek parents. Alexandria then was a cosmopolitan city that embraced English, French, Italian... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:29am - 8:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

8:30am MDT

John Fullerton: Reimagining Capitalism - Transitioning to a Regenerative Economy
The Earth is full of Economies and the Earth is a system that is not growing in size, therefore what the Earth contains cannot grow indefinitely without harming another part.  We must discover therefore, other kinds of economic systems that do not have growth as the primary goal. The “engineering constraints” must be non-growing economies that nevertheless provide for human and non-human wellbeing. What sources can we find for inspiration and insight to travel this very new, exhilarating and formidable trail?  What are the consequences for teaching economics and policy recommendations?

Speakers
avatar for Alec Tsoucatos

Alec Tsoucatos

Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Economics and Business, Regis University and Metro State University
Alec Tsoucatos, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Economics and Business, Regis University and Metro State University. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt on December 6 1941 (a day before Pearl Harbor) of Greek parents. Alexandria then was a cosmopolitan city that embraced English, French, Italian... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:00am MDT

Alec Tsoucatos: The Economics of Care, Wisdom and Empowerment
Speakers
avatar for Mila Popovitch

Mila Popovitch

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Researcher, University of Colorado
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Researcher at the University of Colorado BoulderMila Popovich is an interdisciplinary scholar, an awarded performing artist in multiple dance forms, and a bilingual poet. With expertise in Comparative Literature and Humanities ,her current work... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:15am MDT

Mila Popovitch: Economics of Dignity and New Economy - Valuing Planet, People and Progress
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avatar for John Fullerton

John Fullerton

jfullerton@capitalinstitute.org, Capital Institute
John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.” Through the work of Capital... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:15am - 9:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:30am MDT

Plenary V: Panel Discussion
Chairs
avatar for Mila Popovitch

Mila Popovitch

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Researcher, University of Colorado
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Researcher at the University of Colorado BoulderMila Popovich is an interdisciplinary scholar, an awarded performing artist in multiple dance forms, and a bilingual poet. With expertise in Comparative Literature and Humanities ,her current work... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Fullerton

John Fullerton

jfullerton@capitalinstitute.org, Capital Institute
John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.” Through the work of Capital... Read More →
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Elizabeth Kucinich

elizabeth@elizabethkucinich.com, elizabeth@elizabethkucinich.com
Prof. Elizabeth Kucinich is an independent trans-Atlantic organizational development, campaigns and government affairs consultant based in Washington, D.C. Drawing from her extensive experience working inside the U.S. political system, paired with a sincere desire and international... Read More →
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Gunter Pauli

Director and Chief Technology Officer, Blue Economy Holdings, Inc.
Gunter Pauli (1956) graduated as an economist with an MBA ant then established ten companies of which two failed. He has never had a job and has always worked independently. Inspired by Aurelio Peccei, the founder of the Club of Rome, he set out to pioneer and be the change he wanted... Read More →
avatar for Alec Tsoucatos

Alec Tsoucatos

Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Economics and Business, Regis University and Metro State University
Alec Tsoucatos, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Economics and Business, Regis University and Metro State University. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt on December 6 1941 (a day before Pearl Harbor) of Greek parents. Alexandria then was a cosmopolitan city that embraced English, French, Italian... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:29am MDT

Plenary VI: Multi-Cultural Worldviews on Sustainability
Description: We need to examine the foundation of our global economic system that assumes unlimited growth in a finite world, to consider the paradigms of regenerative capital, steady-state economics, and innovation. This means considering no-growth and negative-growth models, and perhaps shifting our concept of growth from quantity to quality, from extraction to investment in natural and human capital.

Chair: Alec Tsoucatos and Mila Popovitch

Speakers
avatar for John Fullerton

John Fullerton

jfullerton@capitalinstitute.org, Capital Institute
John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.” Through the work of Capital... Read More →
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Mila Popovitch

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Researcher, University of Colorado
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Researcher at the University of Colorado BoulderMila Popovich is an interdisciplinary scholar, an awarded performing artist in multiple dance forms, and a bilingual poet. With expertise in Comparative Literature and Humanities ,her current work... Read More →
avatar for Alec Tsoucatos

Alec Tsoucatos

Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Economics and Business, Regis University and Metro State University
Alec Tsoucatos, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Economics and Business, Regis University and Metro State University. He was born in Alexandria, Egypt on December 6 1941 (a day before Pearl Harbor) of Greek parents. Alexandria then was a cosmopolitan city that embraced English, French, Italian... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:29am - 10:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:29am MDT

Plenary VI: Multi-Cultural Worldviews on Sustainability
Ancient and native cultures have a direct experiential knowledge of whole systems and what is a sustainable natural balance. What are the lessons and how do we incorporate them into modern science, leadership, and society?

Chairs
avatar for Vijay Gupta

Vijay Gupta

vijay.gupta@colorado.edu, university of Colorado. Boulder
Vijay K. Gupta is a professor emeritus in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, and is a fellow emeritus of the Cooperative Institute For Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. Vijay has widely published... Read More →
avatar for Dominique Surel

Dominique Surel

Dominique@EnergyMedicineUniversity.org
Dr. Dominique Surel specialize in the development of Intuitive Intelligence. She has created a unique methodology to enhance accuracy of intuitive insights by integrating the natural human skill of intuition with components of Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) and critical thinking... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Begay

David Begay

Associate Research Professor, University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy
David Begay, Ph.D., is a member of the Navajo Nation. He received his B.A.and M.A. from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in Political Science with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Indian Policy and Law Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Integral... Read More →
avatar for Greg Cajete

Greg Cajete

Professor of Native American Studies and Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, University of New Mexico
Gregory Cajete, Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Maraboy

Nancy Maraboy

President and Founder, Indigenous Education Institute
Nancy C. Maryboy, Ph.D. is the President and Founder of the Indigenous Education Institute, a non profit organization with a mission of preserving, protecting and applying indigenous knowledge. She is also President of Wohali Productions, Inc., consulting in areas of indigenous science... Read More →
avatar for Jamal Martin

Jamal Martin

Professor, University of New Mexico, Africana Studies
J.E. Jamal Martín, born in Norfolk in 1954, educated at the New School for Social Research, completed his undergraduate degree at Hawaii Pacific College and graduate degree at the University of Hawaii’i at Manoa with postgraduate work at the University of Michigan. He has conducted... Read More →
avatar for Rudy Miick

Rudy Miick

Founder and Head Facilitator, Leadership in the Fall Line
Rudy Miick is founder and head facilitator of Leadership in the Fall Line. His expertise comes from 30+ years of leading his own company, coaching leaders and building high performing companies. His client roster includes over 1,500 successful projects beginning in the fast paced... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Milne

Bruce Milne

W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental and Food Systems, bmilne@sevilleta.unm.edu
Bruce T. Milne holds the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental and Food Systems and is Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico. He specializes in landscape ecology, fractal geometry, and scaling in complex systems.  He received B.S. and M.S. degrees... Read More →



Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:29am - 10:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado
 
Thursday, July 28
 

8:29am MDT

Plenary VII: Engineering Sustainable Systems and Technology
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Speakers
avatar for Rick Dove

Rick Dove

Paradigm Shift International, Inc. and Stevens Institute of Technology
Rick Dove is a leading researcher, practitioner, and educator of fundamental principles for agile enterprise, agile systems, and agile development processes. In 1991 he initiated the global interest in agility as co-PI on the seminal 21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Anand Kumar

Anand Kumar

Systems Achitecture and Engineering
Anand Kumar has more than 20 years of Industrial experience in Systems architecture and engineering. He has been a researcher in Architecture and Business systems for more than a decade. His interests are in Business Systems, Architecture and Digital Product-Service Systems. He has... Read More →
avatar for Diana Mann

Diana Mann

Principle Systems Engineer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Diana Mann is Principle Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation. She provides Systems Engineering and Project Engineering support to multiple programs and technology development projects, encompassing architecture and system-level analysis and design, requirements... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 8:29am - 8:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

8:30am MDT

Anand Kumar: Reflections on the Tata Sustainability Journey
Chairs
avatar for Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Healthcare Ambassador, Systems Engineer at Airbus Group, INCOSE
Gary Smith is a senior expert in systems engineering at Airbus Defence and Space and INCOSE ESEP. He has been a lead systems architect for their border protection systems. He is an active contributor to the INCOSE/ISSS systems science working group and the healthcare working group... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anand Kumar

Anand Kumar

Systems Achitecture and Engineering
Anand Kumar has more than 20 years of Industrial experience in Systems architecture and engineering. He has been a researcher in Architecture and Business systems for more than a decade. His interests are in Business Systems, Architecture and Digital Product-Service Systems. He has... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:00am MDT

Rick Dove: Enabling and Facilitating Engineered Sustainability
Engineered system solutions are confronting an increasing rate of evolution in their operational environments – bringing both threat and opportunity. Sustaining these systems requires enabling and facilitating a capability to evolve in concert. The agility of a system to respond effectively to evolutionary change is a function of its architecture, design, and operational behavior. We will look under the hood of effective examples, focusing on the enabling and facilitating design characteristics that manifest as resilience and composability. Comparisons will be made of natural system sustainability-mechanisms with artificial system analogs. The law of natural selection rules well beyond the organisms in the biosphere, with the operational environment harshly determining what is sustained. The points to be made come from 25 years of analyzing countless systems for common concepts that enable and facilitate sustainability, and more recently, application of these concepts to a critical need for agile security in the face of intelligent and determined agile adversaries.

Chairs
avatar for Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Healthcare Ambassador, Systems Engineer at Airbus Group, INCOSE
Gary Smith is a senior expert in systems engineering at Airbus Defence and Space and INCOSE ESEP. He has been a lead systems architect for their border protection systems. He is an active contributor to the INCOSE/ISSS systems science working group and the healthcare working group... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rick Dove

Rick Dove

Paradigm Shift International, Inc. and Stevens Institute of Technology
Rick Dove is a leading researcher, practitioner, and educator of fundamental principles for agile enterprise, agile systems, and agile development processes. In 1991 he initiated the global interest in agility as co-PI on the seminal 21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:30am MDT

Diana Mann: The Global Water Energy Nexus
Chairs
avatar for Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Healthcare Ambassador, Systems Engineer at Airbus Group, INCOSE
Gary Smith is a senior expert in systems engineering at Airbus Defence and Space and INCOSE ESEP. He has been a lead systems architect for their border protection systems. He is an active contributor to the INCOSE/ISSS systems science working group and the healthcare working group... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Diana Mann

Diana Mann

Principle Systems Engineer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Diana Mann is Principle Systems Engineer at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation. She provides Systems Engineering and Project Engineering support to multiple programs and technology development projects, encompassing architecture and system-level analysis and design, requirements... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:55am MDT

Summary
Chairs
avatar for Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Healthcare Ambassador, Systems Engineer at Airbus Group, INCOSE
Gary Smith is a senior expert in systems engineering at Airbus Defence and Space and INCOSE ESEP. He has been a lead systems architect for their border protection systems. He is an active contributor to the INCOSE/ISSS systems science working group and the healthcare working group... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 9:55am - 10:00am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:00am MDT

Plenary VII: Q & A
Chairs
avatar for Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Healthcare Ambassador, Systems Engineer at Airbus Group, INCOSE
Gary Smith is a senior expert in systems engineering at Airbus Defence and Space and INCOSE ESEP. He has been a lead systems architect for their border protection systems. He is an active contributor to the INCOSE/ISSS systems science working group and the healthcare working group... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:29am MDT

Plenary VIII: Prospects for Scientific Systemic Synthesis
Description: Recent times have seen the emergence of new theoretical insights that may help to establish the frameworks, theories and methodologies we need to understand, design, build, explain, communicate about, utilize or operate, maintain, and evolve resilient and sustainable socio-ecological systems.  In this panel we bring together experts to present on such emerging developments in the areas of engineering, science, research, practice and philosophy, and to reflect on how these different stands can contribute to the formation of a new systemic synthesis that will make the ‘whole systems perspective’ scientific and practical. The panel presentations will be delivered in the last plenary before lunch, and be followed by an open discussion between the panellists and audience in a break-out session immediately after lunch.    

Chair: *David Rousseau

Panelists:


  • Bill Shindel - The S* minimal general systems meta-model, and its prospects as a general modelling foundation for Systems Engineering.

  • Len Troncale - Systems Processes Theory (SPT) , and its prospects as a general theoretical core for a science of systems and sustainability.

  • John Kineman - The PAR/Holon Relational Framework, and its prospects as a general methodology for Systems Research

  • Jennifer Wilby - Systemic methodologies and the prospects for enhancing them on the basis of emerging general systems theories and models.

  • David Rousseau - Systems Philosophy and the prospects for employing scientific general systems principles as the foundation of a systems worldview.


Chairs
avatar for David Rousseau

David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →

Speakers
JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →
avatar for Bill Shindel

Bill Shindel

Co-lead of two global industry teams, System Patterns Challenge Team and INCOSE Agile Systems Engineering Life Cycle Model Project
​William D. (Bill) Schindel is co-lead of two global industry teams: (1) the System Patterns Challenge Team, part of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Initiative of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and (2) the INCOSE Agile Systems Engineering Life... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Jennifer Wilby

Jennifer Wilby

Vice President Admin, ISSS
From 1978 Jennifer started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing until 1993. In 1989, moving to San Jose, Jennifer graduated in 1992 from the MSc in Cybernetic Systems at San Jose State University. Moving back to the UK in 1993, she worked... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:29am - 10:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:30am MDT

Bill Schindel: The S* minimal general systems meta-model, and its prospects as a general modelling foundation for Systems Engineering.
Chairs
avatar for David Rousseau

David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Shindel

Bill Shindel

Co-lead of two global industry teams, System Patterns Challenge Team and INCOSE Agile Systems Engineering Life Cycle Model Project
​William D. (Bill) Schindel is co-lead of two global industry teams: (1) the System Patterns Challenge Team, part of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Initiative of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and (2) the INCOSE Agile Systems Engineering Life... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 10:30am - 10:55am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:55am MDT

Len Troncale: Systems Processes Theory (SPT) and its prospects as a general theoretical core for a science of systems and sustainability.
Chairs
avatar for David Rousseau

David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 10:55am - 11:20am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

11:20am MDT

John Kineman: The PAR/Holon Relational Framework and its prospects as a general methodology for Systems Research
Chairs
avatar for David Rousseau

David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →

Speakers
JK

John Kineman

SIG Chair: Relational Science, International Society for the System Sciences
Senior Research Scientist, CIRES, University of Colorado Stellenbosch Research Fellow (2016), Stellenbosch South AfricaAdjunct Professor, Vignan University, Vadlamudi, IndiaPresident (2015-2016), International Society for the Systems Sciences ISSS SIG Chair: Relational ScienceDr... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 11:20am - 11:45am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

11:45am MDT

Jennifer Wilby: Systemic methodologies and the prospects for enhancing them on the basis of emerging general systems theories and models.
Chairs
avatar for David Rousseau

David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Wilby

Jennifer Wilby

Vice President Admin, ISSS
From 1978 Jennifer started working in urban planning, followed by database programming and textbook publishing until 1993. In 1989, moving to San Jose, Jennifer graduated in 1992 from the MSc in Cybernetic Systems at San Jose State University. Moving back to the UK in 1993, she worked... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2016 11:45am - 11:55am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

11:55am MDT

David Rousseau: Systems Philosophy and the prospects for employing scientific general systems principles as the foundation of a systems worldview.
Chairs
avatar for David Rousseau

David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 11:55am - 12:10pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

12:10pm MDT

Plenary VIII: Q & A
Chairs
avatar for David Rousseau

David Rousseau

Founder & Managing Director, Centre for Systems Philosophy
SIG Chair: Research Towards a General Theory of SystemsSIG Chair: Systems Philosophy Dr. David Rousseau is the Founder and Managing Director of the Centre for Systems Philosophy, which promotes the use of Systems Philosophy as a methodology for addressing problems that require both... Read More →

Thursday July 28, 2016 12:10pm - 12:15pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

5:30pm MDT

Annual General Meeting
Thursday July 28, 2016 5:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado
 
Friday, July 29
 

8:30am MDT

Pamela Buckle Henning: The Challenge of Graduate Research in systems science and practice
Systemic Sustainability and Systems Literacy ultimately involve transformative changes at the personal and social level. What individual competencies are needed and how will student researchers navigate the treacherous waters ahead for ‘out-of-the-box’ thinkers? We emphasize the importance of integrated personal skills and effective collaborative and innovative networking to build transformative communities.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Buckle

Pamela Buckle

SIG Chair: Systems and Mental Health, Adelphi University
Secretary and Vice President for Protocol, International Society for the Systems SciencesSIG Chair: Systems and Mental Health (see below for more information)Pamela Buckle Henning She is an Associate Professor of Management at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:00am MDT

Glanville Memorial Talk: Delia Pembrey MacNamara - Connecting and Collaborating in a Networked World (for Systemic Purpose/Action)
We live in a world that is increasingly networked technologically, with a growing diversity in methods and media of communication and connection, providing an ever increasing level of complexity.  This network of complexity and diversity is presenting both opportunities in terms of innovation and community, and threats in terms of uncertainty, risks and unforeseen disruptive events.  Yet is this network, or ecology of networks, a system?  When does a network become a system and what is our role within the system to harness the potential of the networks for systemic purposes and systemic action?   Exploring critical systems thinking, in particular the boundary, cybernetics and design thinking, can we build effective systemic capacity for collaboration and purposeful action to educate, inform and inspire engagement with systems literacy within and beyond the systems community?Keywords: Critical Systems Thinking, Boundary, Boundaries, Cybernetics, Networks, Collaboration, Connection, Leadership, Systemic

Speakers
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 →


Friday July 29, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:30am MDT

Vickers Award Presentation
The Vickers award encourages contributions to areas of consideration where systems approaches stand to enrich the social sciences, humanities and the arts.

More about Sir Geoffrey Vickers: http://www.isss2016usa-india.com/#!sir-geoffrey-vickers/hapzs

More about the Awards:  Student Awards

Friday July 29, 2016 9:30am - 9:45am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:45am MDT

Rapoport Award Presentation
The Rapoport award recognizes works in the domains of the physical sciences, the life sciences, mathematics and engineering.

More about Anatol Rapoport: http://www.isss2016usa-india.com/#!anatol-rapaport/mhvum

More about the Awards:  Student Awards

Friday July 29, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:00am MDT

Mead Award Presentation
The Mead award considers contributions across the domains considered by both the Vickers and the Rapoport awards, but distinguishes those that place special emphases on feminist, collectivist, and culturally pluralistic perspectives

More about Margaret Mead: http://www.isss2016usa-india.com/#!margaret-mead/hp4p3

More about the Awards:  Student Awards

Friday July 29, 2016 10:00am - 10:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

10:30am MDT

Graduate Course Student Report (introduced by Ray Ison)
Chairs
avatar for Ray Ison

Ray Ison

Professor, Systems for Sustainability at the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI), and Professor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU)
Ray Ison is Professor of Systems for Sustainability at the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI), and Professor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU). He is internationally recognized for his Systems scholarship that draws on second-order cybernetics and the biology of cognition... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

11:15am MDT

Peter Tuddenham and Delia Pembrey MacNamara: Systems Literacy Dialogue
Achieving sustainable and more synergistic futures requires education in systems thinking and connection with new modes of social communication. Our highest priority should be to legitimize whole systems research and to provide adequate guidance to student/expert collaborative learning within a program of Systems Literacy. How do we ‘train the trainers’ and launch this program?

Speakers
avatar for Peter Tuddenham

Peter Tuddenham

CoExplorer, producer, learning architect, College of Exploration
Peter D. Tuddenham In 1991 he co-founded the College of Exploration, an online learning platform focused on bringing cutting-edge ocean, earth, space and social science to educators at all levels, which has reached over 15,000 students globally. He was co-organizer of the U.S.A. Ocean Literacy and... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

12:00pm MDT

1:30pm MDT

Education Synthesis Panel
Conference goals for an educational agenda were explored in a number of special workshops. While theories and approaches are diverse, this panel will provide an opportunity to connect different approaches and to explore common ground toward an agenda for the future of systems education, especially related to systemic sustainability praxis, science, policy, and ethics.

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Edson

Mary Edson

President, maredson.s3@gmail.com
Mary Edson is President of the International Federation for Systems Research.  As a Scholar/Practitioner whose major interests are in Complex Adaptive Social Systems, she teaches courses in Executive Leadership, Strategic Project Management, and Talent Management including Diversity... Read More →
avatar for Ray Ison

Ray Ison

Professor, Systems for Sustainability at the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI), and Professor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU)
Ray Ison is Professor of Systems for Sustainability at the Monash Sustainability Institute (MSI), and Professor of Systems, The Open University UK (OU). He is internationally recognized for his Systems scholarship that draws on second-order cybernetics and the biology of cognition... Read More →
avatar for Dino Karabeg

Dino Karabeg

dino@ifi.uio.no
Global issues such as the climate change, or the 'world problematique' as the Club of Rome called them, call for new ways of thinking and acting. Results in physics and cognitive science challenge the foundations on which the academic tradition has developed. Information technology... Read More →
avatar for Pavel Luksha

Pavel Luksha

pavel.luksha@gmail.com, SKOLKOVO School of Management / Global Education Futures
Dr. Pavel Luksha said the following about Kinematic Self­Replicating Machines The book provides a relatively good review on theory of self­reproduction. I found the book a very comprehensive study on possible designs of kinematic self­replicators. One thing the book has successfully... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Peter Tuddenham

Peter Tuddenham

CoExplorer, producer, learning architect, College of Exploration
Peter D. Tuddenham In 1991 he co-founded the College of Exploration, an online learning platform focused on bringing cutting-edge ocean, earth, space and social science to educators at all levels, which has reached over 15,000 students globally. He was co-organizer of the U.S.A. Ocean Literacy and... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

3:30pm MDT

Conference Closing
Concluding Program.
o Concluding remarks
o Closing Program

Friday July 29, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado
 
Saturday, July 30
 

9:00am MDT

Ockie Bosch: Post-Conference Planning Session
Open creative discussion of plans for future activities and events, including working groups, education programs, long-term research, and the 2017 conference. SIG Chairs are especially encouraged to attend or have a representative

Speakers
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 →


Saturday July 30, 2016 9:00am - 1:00pm MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado

9:30am MDT

Graduate Course Final Session
Saturday July 30, 2016 9:30am - Monday August 15, 2016 9:30am MDT
MATH 100* Math Academic Building, University of Colorado
 


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