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ISSS Special Integration Groups

A Special Integration Group is not a Special Interest Group. See

Special Integration Groups Purpose.

See Sonoma 2006 Calls For Papers for recent activities.

Special Integration Groups may jointly focus on common interests (at a distance) over the year, and/or join in formal discussion at the annual meeting.

Groups congregating in designated sessions at an annual meeting may be placed into one of two categories:

  • SIGs represented in council, that have been authorized by the Board of Directors, and have scheduled at least one paper session at the last two annual meetings; and
  • Coordinated sessions, that share in an annual meeting, but may have organizational affilations independently of the ISSS.

For more information on SIGs, consult the ISSS Bylaws, section 4.10 .

1 SIGs represented in council

SIG SIG Chair Conference Session Leaders
2006 Call for Papers issued by David Ing);
2005 Call for Papers issued by David Ing);
2004, 2003, 2002: David Ing
2000, 1999: Enrique Herrscher
Aging Systems Daniel Hershey mailto 2006 Call for Participation issued by ;
2005 Call for Participation issued by
SIG on Applied Systems and Development? ? 2004: Dennis Finlayson and Jae Yu
SIG on Critical Systems Theory and Practice Nestor Valero-Silva
Nottingham Trent University Business School
mailto:
2005 Call for Papers issued by N. Valero-Silva;
2003: Michael Jackson
SIG on Designing Educational Systems? Dr. Patrick Jenlink,
Dept. of Educational Leadership, Austin State University, 1936 North Street, Rm 404, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3018, USA
PJenlink@sfasu.edu
2006 Call for Papers issued by Patrick Jenlink;
2003: Patrick Jenlink; 1999: Patrick Jenlink and Lynn Jenks
SIG on Duality Theory? Open
Contact ISSS Office for information
SIG on Evolutionary Development (ED) Alexander & Kathia Laszlo (co-chairs),
810-A Quarry Road - The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129-2201
USA
Tel/Fax: ++415/346.1547
eMail: info@SyntonyQuest.org;
2006 Call for Papers issued by Alexander & Kathia Laszlo;
2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999: Alexander & Kathia Laszlo
SIG on Futurism and Systems Change Curt McNamara,
4010 Hayes St. NE, Mpls., MN 55421, USA
curtm@dgii.com or curt@scribmail.com
2005 Call for Papers with Carl Slawski as designated session chair
SIG on Health Systems Debora Hammond.,
Sonoma State University
voice:
hammond@sonoma.edu
2006 Call for Papers issued by Debora Hammond
SIG on Hierarchy Theory Jennifer Wilby,
47 Southfield Road, Pocklington, York, YO42 2XE, UK
voice: +44 (0)1759 302718
isssoffice@dsl.pipex.com
2006 Call for Papers issued by Jennifer Wilby;
2005 Call for Papers issued by Jennifer Wilby
SIG on Human Systems Inquiry Arne Collen, Ph.D.,
P O Box 4950, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, USA
fax: 1-925-930-9779
acollen@saybrook.edu
2006 Call for Papers issued by Arne Collen;
2005 Call for Papers issued by Arne Collen, (and session in Cancun will be chaired by Janet McIntyre);
2004, 2003, 2002(?), 2001: Arne Collen
SIG on Information Systems Design and Information Technology? (ISD&IT) Bela Antal Banathy,
38 Seca Place, Salinas, CA 93908, USA,
voice: 1-831-375-7614,
babanathy@sbcglobal.net
2006 Call for Papers issued by Bela A. Banathy;
2005, with Ann Mulhaney as designated session chair;
2003: Olov Forsgren
SIG on Living Systems Analysis Lane Tracy,
106 Talon Drive, Cary, NC 27511, U.S.A.
koorbats@yahoo.com
2006 Call for Papers issued by Lane Tracy;
2005 Call for Papers issued by Lane Tracy,
2004 (evening session): James Simms; 2003: Lane Tracy
SIG on Meta-Modeling and Systems Epistemology (sometimes wrongly titled SIG on Epistemology and Metamodeling) Janet Singer
jsinger@measures.org
2006 Call for Papers issued by J.P. van Gigch;
2005 Call for Papers with Janet McIntyre as designated session chair
2003: John van Gigch
SIG on Organisational Transformation and Social Change (OTSC) Professor Maurice Yolles,
Liverpool John Moores University, 98 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5UZ, UK,
m.yolles@livjm.ac.uk
(also sabi@systemicbusiness.org (David Ing))
2006 Call for Papers issued by Maurice Yolles;
2005 Call for Papers issued by Maurice Yolles;
2004, 2003: Maurice Yolles
SIG on Research Toward a General Theories of Systems Helmut (Ken) Burkhardt,
Adjunct Professor of Physics, Ryerson Polytechnic University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3,
voice: 1-416-979-5079, x7246, fax: 1-416-698-1214
burkhard@acs.ryerson.ca
2006 Call for Papers issued by Helmut (Ken) Buckhardt;
2005 Call for Papers 2004, 2003, , 2001 Arne Collen
SIG on Spirituality and Systems co-chairs:
Dr. Tetsunori Koizumi,
Ryukoku University,
Faculty of Intercultural Communication,
Otsu-shi,
Shiga 520-2194 Japan
koizumi@world.ryukoku.ac.jp ; andDr. Charles Smith,
Dept of Management,
134 Hofstra University,
Hempstead, NY 11550
mgbchs@hofstra.edu
2005: Koizumi and Smith not attending Cancun, thus no session;
2004: Tetsunori Koizumi and Charles Smith;
2003: Tetsunori Koizumi
SIG on Systems Applications in Business and Industry (SABI)
SIG on Systems Modeling and Simulation? Janet Singer
jsinger@measures.org
SIG on Systems Pathology Dr. Len Troncale, Chair
Institute for Advanced Systems Studies and Biology Dept.
California State Polytechnic University
Pomona, California, 91768
lrtroncale@csupomona.edu
2006 Call for Papers issued by Len Troncale;
2005 Call for Papers issued by Len Troncale
SIG on Systems Philosophy and Systems Ethics Kurt Richardson,
395 Central Street, Mansfield, MA 02048, USA kurt@icse.edu
2006 Call for Papers issued by Kurt Richardson
SIG on Systems Psychology and Psychiatry? Dr. Robert A. Orchard,
City University of New York, at College of Staten Island, New York, and
Institute for Advanced Systems, P. O. Box 640, Indian Rocks Beach, Fl. 33785, USA
orchard@acm.org
2004: Robert Orchard
SIG on Systems-Specific Technology (SST) Vadim I. Kvitash, M.D., Ph.D.,
2299 Post Street, Suite 306, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
kvitash@hotmail.com
2006 Call for Papers issued by Vadim Kvitash;
2005 Call for Papers issued by Vadim Kvitash;
2004 (and evening session): Vadim Kvitash
Student SIG Nicholas Magliocca nmaglioc@ucsd.edu 2006 Call for Participation issued by Nicholas Magliocca;
2005 Call for Participation issued by Nicholas Magliocca
Roundtable Sue Gabriele mailto 2006 Call for Participation issued by Sue Gabriele;
2005 Call for Participation issued by Sue Gabriele
SIG on What is Life/Living John Jay Kineman,
The Nexial Institute, 1101 Bison Dr. Boulder, CO, 80302. USA
voice: 1-303-443-7544
jjk@nexial.org
website and discussion list: http://www.nexial.org/WILL[[http://projects.isss.org/Main/SpecialIntegrationGroups?action=approvesites
(approve sites)]] 2006 Call for Papers issued by John Jay Kineman;
2005 (confirmed as planned by John Kineman), 2004: John Kineman and Ron Cottam
2003: John Kineman
SIG on Women and Children in Community Systems Anne Nelson,
2442 N.W. Market St. #112, Seattle WA. 98107
nelsongroup@comcast.net
2005 Call for Papers issued by Anne Nelson;
2004 (roundtable): Anne Nelson & Jennifer Wilby; 2003: Anne Nelson

2 Exploratory Groups

SIG SIG Chair Conference Session Leaders
Exploratory Group on Foundations of Information Science (FIS) Bela Antal Banathy (acting),
38 Seca Place, Salinas, CA 93908, USA,
voice: 1-831-375-7614,
babanathy@sbcglobal.net
2004: Bela A. Banathy; 2003: Soren Brier
Exploratory group on Emergence in Complex, Cognitive, Social and Biological Systems? Gianfranco Minati,
Italian Systems Society (AIRS), president [http://www.airs.it http://www.airs.it]
Polytechnic of Milan/Department 'Building Environment Sciences and Technology', doctoral lecturer [http://www.polimi.it http://www.polimi.it]
OHIO State University, Adjunct Associate Professor [http://www.osu.edu http://www.osu.edu]
Via Pellegrino Rossi, 42 20161 Milan MI ITALY
Tel./Fax: +39-02-66202417 Tel. +39-02-36530183
mobile phone 328 8789042
gianfranco.minati@airs.it
[http://www.geocities.com/lminati/gminati http://www.geocities.com/lminati/gminati]
2005:Minati not attending Cancun, thus no session;
2004: Gianfranco Minati
Exploratory Group on Participatory Design? ? 2003: Janet McIntyre
Primer Group Tom Mandel
ThomMandel@aol.com
Systems Studies of Climate Change, SIG disbanded? Fred Bernard Wood,
2346 Lansford Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, USA
voice: 1-408-723-7818, fax: 1-408 723-7045
csiri@igc.apc.org
Exploratory Group on Thermodynamics and Systems? Peter Corning, Ph.D., Institute for the Study of Complex Systems, 119 Bryant Street, Suite 212, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
voice: 1-650-325-5717, Fax: 1-650-325-3775
ISCS@aol.com
2000, 1999: Eli Berniker, bernike@plu.edu

3 Coordinated Sessions

In addition to SIGs, the ISSS has been open to like-minded organizations and groups who choose to take advantage of our annual meetings to gather their community in face-to-face sessions. Many of these participants also have long histories as members of the ISSS.

SIG Organization Conference Session Leaders
Agoras Co-Laboratory (Global) Institute for 21st Century Agoras? 2003: Ken Bausch and Gianfranco Minati
Agoras Co-Laboratory (in Greek) Institute for 21st Century Agoras? 2003: Ioanna Tsivacou and Marios Michaelidis
Agoras Co-Laboratory (in Spanish) Institute for 21st Century Agoras? 2003: Enrique Herrscher and Cesar D'Agord
General Evolution General Evolution Research Group? (GERG) 2003: Allan Combs
Syntegrity American Society for Cybernetics? 2003: Allenna Leonard and Markus Schwaniger
Wisdom of People Forum Institute for 21st Century Agoras? 2003: LaDonna Harris and Laura Harris

4 New Emerging SIGs

In the ISSS Bylaws Section 4.10, new SIGs can be formed. Some who have expressed interested, but have not yet formally been approved (as of January 2006) include:

Emerging SIG Initial SIG Chair Description
SIG on Aging Systems Daniel Hershey Solicitations for interests sent to the announce list on 2005/03/26
SIG on Future Studies Ricardo Rodriguez Ulloa (Peru) and Charles Fran?ois (Argentina) Have been in discussion with Enrique Herrscher

Please may I propose a new SIG on Representation and Accountability for Sustainable Futures? I would like to link up with colleagues in the International Sociological Association in Research Committee 10 on participation and also with colleagues in Action Research and Action Learning or ALARPM association. The idea is to provide a space for research interests on Representation and Accountability for Sustainable Futures We will test the following hypothesis: The greater the participation in the design of a) knowledge management systems and b) future scenarios to support interorganisational policy making, the greater the match between a) perceived needs and b) policy outcomes. We hope to explore ways to expand the boundaries to include marginalised groups who are not protected currently - young people’s interests being the most obvious case in point. We need to make decisions with future generations of life in mind. Processes to achieve this will be focus of the SIG.

The following research questions could be explored as they build on current research interests: • Can participation in scenarios be enhanced using structured dialogue (Christakis and Bausch 2006, McIntyre-Mills 2000, 2003; McIntyre, 2006a,b, McIntyre-Mills et al 2006, 2007) to enable testing out ideas across cultures and across networked and un networked communities? • Can participation in e-governance communication (Putnam 1995; White 2001, 2002, Pierre 2000; Peters and Savoie 2000; Rhodes 1997) supported by software (Christakis and Bausch 2006, De Vries 2007) help to make boundary spanning communication (Borradori, 2004) and governance processes (Langford and Edwards 2002) and policy discourses more responsive (Bogue 1989, Bishop and Davis 2001) to perceived needs and changing identities (McIntyre,2005,a,b,c, McIntyre-Mills 2006b, McIntyre-Mills et al 2007,Pierre 2000) ? This is a request from Janet McIntyre.


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