Webinar: Systems Philosophy and its Relevance to SE
The Systems Philosophy webinar by Dr David Rousseau on "Systems Philosophy and its Relevance to SE." (previously live on May 6th) is now available online. The presentation is 35 minutes long followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.
ISCE has created a survey for the Second Order Science event in Berlin (see http://secondorderscience.org) to help put the concepts into perspective. ISCE and ASC and IFSR encourage you to complete the survey and circulate the weblink
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Proceedings: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2014 Symposium
The Relating Systems and Design 2014 proceedings are from a symposium organised by the Systemic Design Research Network, published by the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and edited by Birger Sevaldson and Peter Jones.
Book: Systems Concepts in Action
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The book Systems Concepts In Action : A Practitioner's Toolkit by Richard Hummelbrunner and Bob Williams is focused on the practical use of systems ideas. It describes 19 commonly used systems approaches, complete with case studies, variations and discussion of each approach's pros and cons. Each chapter begins with a set of questions that the particular method addresses.
Ashby aphorism cards
Ross Ashby left a collection of cards with short pithy and often entertaining aphorisms or truth snippets. Fascinating and useful they give insight into Ross' thinking. The members of the Ashby Estate have collected them together into groups and transcribed them at:
DISCOUNT! Systems Thinking by Bill Hutchinson
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Book Discount! Praxis Education is offering ANZSYS members and friends a 50% discount ($4.99) on the last of the original first edition copies of Systems Thinking and Associated Methodologies by Bill Hutchinson, one of the founders of ANZSYS. To buy use the coupon ANZSYS in the online bookshop at https://www.praxiseducation.com/index.php/product/10-systems-thinking-and-associated-methodologies-book
Next ANZSYS conference
There have been recent discussions and speculations about possibilities for the next ANZSYS conference. These include an ANZSYS conference at Fremantle; a special meeting of ANZSYS around health prevention issues at the Sax Institute in NSW, or some other combined meeting with another organisation.
Systems Map of Obesity Factors
The UK Government Foresight Group at the Office for Science has published Tackling Obesities: Future Choices - Building the Obesity Systems Map This describes the building of a systems map of factors affecting obesity to help guide choices for future state level and local interventions to reduce levels of obesity in UK populations.
Conference Proceedings ISSS 2013
Conference proceedings of ISSS 2013 the 57th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Systems Sciences (ISSS) held in Hai Phong City, Vietnam are now available.
Systems and Organisation Management (lectures)
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- Soft Systems - Dr John Mackness
- Complex Systems Society
- Insight Maker Free Online Software
- System Dynamics and Strategy
- Book - complex systems & human evolution
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- Free eBook 'Disciplining Interdisciplinarity'
- Ackoff's 'The Cake'
- Growing Wings on the Way: Systems Thinking for Messy Situations