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Dennis Finlayson

Derbyshire, UK
SIG Chair: Living Systems Science
UK
SIG Chair: Living Systems ScienceThe principle purpose of the living systems (LSA) group is to investigate all things that live from the very small, such as cell, to and including societies to discover universal phenomena applicable to living things and to develop a living science equivalent to “hard sciences” like physics and chemistry. Papers are requested that address the development and application of a living systems science. The living systems special integration group (SIG) has been in existence for many years and has significant results. However, many problems remain that need to be addressed. Although both information and knowledge are essential for things to live, they do not have universal accepted precise and uniform definitions and usage. They also cannot be measured.The principle purpose of the living systems (LSA) group is to investigate all things that live from the very small, such as cell, to and including societies to discover universal phenomena applicable to living things and to develop a living science equivalent to “hard sciences” like physics and chemistry.Papers are requested that address the development and application of a living systems science. The living systems special integration group (SIG) has been in existence for many years and has significant results. However, many problems remain that need to be addressed. Although both information and knowledge are essential for things to live, they do not have universal accepted precise and uniform definitions and usage. They also cannot be measured.Precise definitions and measures for both knowledge and information have been developed. However, like the existing sciences such as physics, chemistry and electrical fundamental phenomena their measures must be accepted by the users of these sciences. 'Improving access' to LST would be a major aim of the SIG in the future by encouraging the use of 'Icons' and other modes of expression. Papers that apply the concepts and measures of universal; phenomena of knowledge and information will be greatly appreciated.Format: Presentation: 20 mins; Q&A: 10 minsKeywords: living systems analysis, James Miller, living systems science