Madison 2008 Retrospective

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences was held at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, July 13 to 18, 2008.  The main page for the conference is at http://isss.org/world/en/madison-2008 .

The final conference program appears at http://isss.org/world/en/madison-2008-conference-program-and-schedule .

Note:  These digests and audio recordings do not reflect the complete conference program.  They are voluntary contributions by an attendee active in the Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry.

Plenaries, Monday, July 14

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
2008/07/14 09:00 Gary Metcalf, "The Science and the Perspectives of Systems" [text digest]
[slides as PPS] (27 MB)
[slides as PDF]
(6.6 MB)
[MP3 audio]
(18 minutes, 17 MB)
2008/07/14 09:20 Bobby Milstein, "Crafting a Health System that Protects Us All:  Syndemics, Simulation Scenarios and Social Change" [text digest]
[slides as PPS] (10.9 MB)
[slides as PDF]
(4.4 MB)
[MP3 audio]
(57 minutes, 54 MB)
2008/07/14 10:45 David C. Schwartz, "The New Biology" [text digest]
[slides as PDF]x
[MP3 audio]
(40 minutes, 38 MB)
2008/07/14 11:30 Manfred Drack, "Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s Early System Approach" [text digest]
[slides as PDF]
(2.5 MB)
[MP3 audio]
(48 minutes, 45 MB)

 

Plenaries, Tuesday, July 15

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
2008/07/15 09:10 Steve Carpenter, "Scenario Thinking to Solve Complex Environmental Problems" [text digest]
[slides as PPS] (7.7 MB)
[slides as PDF]
(2.4 MB)
[MP3 audio]
(40 minutes, 37 MB)
2008/07/15 09:50 Jon Foley, "Sustainability and Global Environment: Living on a Shrinking Planet:  Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future" [text digest] [MP3 audio]
(47 minutes, 44 MB)
2008/07/15 09:50 David Waltner-Toews, The Ecosystem Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty and Managing for Sustainability" [text digest] [MP3 audio]
(46 minutes, 43 MB)

 

Plenaries, Thursday, July 17

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
2008/07/17 09:05 David Hawk, "The Business Educators Dilemma: Teaching Analytics to those who Strive to Manage Systems" [text digest] [MP3 audio]
(42 minutes, 40 MB)
2008/07/17 09:50 Bill Rouse, "Modeling & Managing Complex Systems: A Case Study of Healthcare Delivery" [text digest]
[slides as PPS] (2.3 MB)
[slides as PDF]
(557 KB)
[MP3 audio]
(71 minutes, 67 MB)
2008/07/17 11:20 Doug McDavid, "Sociable Technologies for Enterprising Sociality"
[Second Life Location-Based Link]
[text digest]
[slides as PPS] (20.8 MB)
[slides as PDF
(2.6 MB)
[MP3 audio]
(57 minutes, 54 MB)

 

Plenaries, Friday, July 18

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
2008/07/18 09:05 Devin Wixon, "Using Systems to Clean Up Messes:  Complexity, Global Client Change and Soil Carbon Cycling" [text digest]
[slides as PDF] 217 KB
[MP3 audio]
(18 minutes, 17 MB)
2008/07/18 09:25 Jennifer Wilby, "Complexity and Public Health Policy" [text digest]
[slides as PDF] 276 KB
[MP3 audio]
(28 minutes, 25 MB)
2008/07/18 09:50 Tim Allen, "Hierarchies Over Time:  Hierarchy Theory in Relation to Ecological Economic Theory of Return on Effort" [text digest]
[slides as PDF] 1.8 MB
[MP3 audio]
(50 minutes, 45 MB)
2008/07/18 11:05 Jim Gustafson, "Vertical and Horizontal Scaling Strategies to Avoid Destruction in the Modern Contest: Riding Out the Perturbations of its Largest Scale, of the Seizing of High Gain/Cheap Energy and the Expensive Refining of Low Gain Energy, As Argued by Tim Allen and Colleagues" [text digest]
[slides as PDF] 29 KB
[MP3 audio]
(54 minutes, 49 MB)
2008/07/18 12:00 Speakers from UW Madison, Botany Department: Tim Allen's Sandpit:  Megan Pease, Peter Allen, Devin Wixon (1057), Steve Thomforde (1074) [text digest]
[Sandpit slides as PDF] 266 KB  
[Pease slides as PDF] 130 KB 
[Allen slides as PDF] 1.6 MB 
[Wixon slides as PDF] 121 KB
[Thomforde slides as PDF] 8.5 MB
[MP3 audio]
(32 minutes, 30 MB)
2008/07/18 12:30 Ockie Bosch, "ISSS 2009, Making Liveable, Sustainable Systems Unremarkable" [text digest] [MP3 audio]
(25 minutes, 23 MB)

 

Parallel Streams

Time Speaker Slides / Digest Audio
2008/07/14 13:30 Special Integration Group on Hierarchy Theory:  
Duncan Shaw; David Ing; Sue Gabriele
[Shaw slides as PDF] (65 KB)
[Ing slides as PDF] (1 MB)
[Gabriele slides as PDF] (217 KB)
[MP3 audio]
(88 minutes, 82 MB)
2008/07/14 15:30 Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry:  Panel conversation on globalization and localization [...] [MP3 audio]
(88 minutes, 83 MB)
2008/07/16 09::00 Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry, Special Session on Dialogue:  
Gary Metcalf; David Ing
[see session description and links to papers at systemicbusiness.org]
[Ing slides as PDF] [MP3 audio]
(82 minutes, 77 MB)
2008/07/16 11::00 Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry:
Doug McDavid (filling in a gap for Marianne Kosits, who cancelled last minute);  Kambiz Maani; Junyu Minegishi
[see session description and links to papers at systemicbusiness.org]
[text digest] [MP3 audio]
(90 minutes, 85 MB)
2008/07/17 13:30 Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry:  
John Pourdehnad; Takafumi Nakamura; Shankar Sankaran
[see session description and links to papers at systemicbusiness.org]
[text digest] [MP3 audio]
(81 minutes, 76 MB)
2008/07/17 15:30 Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry:  
Allenna Leonard, Jerome Galbrun
[see session description and links to papers at systemicbusiness.org]
[text digest] [MP3 audio]
(89 minutes, 65 MB)
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