San Jose 2012 Retrospective

The 56th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences was held at San Jose State University, July 15-20, 2012. The main page for the conference is at http://isss.org/world/sanjose-2012 .

The conference schedule, with a softcopy program book, is available at http://isss.org/world/conference-schedule-2012 .

Note: These digests and recordings do not represent the complete conference program. Afternoon sessions were held in parallel streams, spreading the audience across interests of choice.

Preconference [Sunday]

Plenaries: [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday] [Friday]

Systems Basics: [Monday] [Tuesday] [Wednesday] [Thursday]

Preconference

Time Speakers Abstract Audio Video
2012/07/15 19:30 Humberto Maturana Romesín and Ximena Dávila Yáñez (with Sebastián Gaggero), "Cultural-Biological Matrix of Human Existence" [abstract] [Maturana MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)

Plenaries

Speakers: [David Ing] [Rafael Ramirez] [panel Monday] [synthesis Tuesday] [Jim Spohrer] [Garry Peterson] [panel Tuesday] [synthesis Wednesday] [Timothy F. H. Allen] [Stuart Umpleby] [panel Wednesday] [synthesis Thursday] [Minna Takala] [John Kineman] [panel Thursday] [synthesis Friday] [transition] [Alexander Laszlo] [Nam Nguyen] [Will Varey] [Andreas Hieronymi] [membership meeting]
Time Speaker(s) Slides / Digests Audio Video
2012/07/16 08:45 Jennifer Wilby "Conference Opening"

David Ing, "Welcome and Outline"

[Outline slides as PDF] (4 MB) [preview in browser]

[Outline slides as ODP] (23 MB)

[Wilby MP3 (128kbps]

[Ing MP3 128kbps]

[ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/16 09:00 David Ing, "Rethinking Systems Thinking: Learning and Coevolving with the World" [Ing position description]

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[Ing slides as PDF] (4 MB) [preview in browser]

[Ing slides as ODP] (2 MB)

[Ing MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/16 09:45 Rafael Ramirez, "Is there a 'Peak Oil' effect on 'Service Management', 'Systems Science', and 'Service Science' Research?" [Ramirez position description]

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[Ramirez MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/16 10:45 Discussant panel: Kyoichi (Jim) Kijima, Gerald Midgley, David Ing, Rafael Ramirez [text digest]

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[Discussant panel Monday MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/17 08:45 Gary S. Metcalf and Pamela Buckle Henning, "Cumulative Synthesis"

David Ing, "Plenary Session: Tuesday"

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[plenary session slides as PDF] (3 MB) [preview in browser]

[plenary session slides as ODP] (22 MB)

[Synthesis Tuesday MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/17 09:00 Jim Spohrer, "Reframing The Skeleton and Reframing Progress with Universities" [Spohrer position description]

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[Spohrer slides as PDF] (3 MB) [preview in browser]

[Spohrer slides as PPS] (8 MB)

[Spohrer MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/17 09:45 Garry Peterson, "Resilience, Ecological Regime Shifts and Social-Ecological Transformation" [Peterson position description]

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[Peterson MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/17 10:45 Discussant panel: Vincent Barabba, Len Troncale, Jim Spohrer, Garry Peterson - [Discussant panel Tuesday MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/18 08:45 Gary S. Metcalf and Pamela Buckle Henning, "Cumulative Synthesis"

David Ing, "Plenary Session: Wednesday"

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[plenary session slides as PDF] (3 MB) [preview in browser]

[plenary session slides as ODP] (22 MB)

[Synthesis Wednesday MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/18 09:00 Timothy F. H. Allen, "Insights into Service Coming from Biology" [Allen position description]

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[slides as PDF] (42 MB) [preview in browser]

[slides as PPS] (4.7 MB)

[Allen MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/18 09:45 Stuart Umpleby, "A Second Expansion of Science" [Umpleby position description]

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[Umpleby slides as PDF] (51 MB) [preview in browser]

[Umpleby slides as PPS] (170 MB)

[Umpleby MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/18 10:45 Discussant panel: Jennifer Wilby, Kathia Castro-Laszlo, Timothy F. H. Allen, Stuart Umpleby - [Discussant panel Wednesday MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/19 08:45 Gary S. Metcalf and Pamela Buckle Henning, "Cumulative Synthesis"

David Ing, "Plenary Session: Thursday"

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[plenary session slides as PDF] (3 MB) [preview in browser]

[plenary session slides as ODP] (22 MB)

[Synthesis Thursday MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/19 09:00 Minna Takala, "New Institutions for Innovation - Changing Practices for Development" [Takala position description]

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[slides as PDF] (3.2 MB) [preview in browser]

[slides as ODP] (11 MB)

[Takala MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/19 09:45 John Kineman, "R-Theory: Who, What, and Why" [Kineman position description]

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[Kineman MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/19 10:45 Discussant panel: Gerald Midgely, Lynn Rasmussen, Minna Takala, John Kineman - [Discussant panel Thursday MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/20 08:45 Gary S. Metcalf and Pamela Buckle Henning, "Cumulative Synthesis" [text digest]

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[Synthesis Friday MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/20 09:00 Alexander Laszlo, with Kathia Castro-Laszlo, Allenna Leonard, "Presidential transition and memorials"

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[Transition MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/20 09:15 Alexander Laszlo, "Increasing the Range and Reach of the Systems Sciences: A Call to Reinvigorate the Systems Movement" [abstract]

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[Laszlo slides as PDF] (4 MB) [preview in browser]

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[Laszlo MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/20 10:00 Nam Nguyen, Ockie Bosch, "ISSS 2013, Hai Phong City, Vietnam"

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[Nguyen slides as PDF] (3.5 MB) [preview in browser]

[Nguyen slides as PPS] (12 MB)

[Nguyen MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/20 11:00 Will Varey, "Apithological Systems Theory: Learnings from Ecology", Sir Geoffrey Vickers Award 2012 Honoree [text digest]

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[Varey MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/20 11:15 Andreas Hieronymi, "The Integration Challenge for the Systems Sciences: Highlighting Internal and External Interconnections", Anatol Rapoport Award 2012 Honoree [text digest]

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[Hieronymi MP3 128kbps] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/20 11:30 Jennifer Wilby, ISSS 2012 membership meeting - [Membership meeting MP3 128kbps] -

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Systems Basics

Speakers: [Debora Hammond] [James R. Simms] [Pille Bunnell] [Allenna Leonard] [Jack Ring] [Giles Hindle] [John Pourdehnad] [Peter Jones] [Judith Rosen] [Ian Mitroff] [Bob Cavana] [David L. Hawk]
Times Speaker(s) Slides Audio Video
2012/07/16 13:30 Debora Hammond, "Roots of the Systems Movement" [Hammond slides as PDF] (2.5 MB) [preview in browser]

[Hammond slides as PPS] (3.7 MB)

[Hammond MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/16 14:45 James R. Simms, "Living Systems Theory" [slides as PDF] (nn MB) [preview in browser]

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[Simms MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/16 16:15 Pille Bunnell, "Ecological Resilience and Panarchy" [slides as PDF] (nn MB) [preview in browser]

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[Bunnell MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/17 13:30 Allenna Leonard, "Organizational Cybernetics" (sketches were drawn on blackboard) [Leonard MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/17 14:45 Jack Ring, "Science of Generic Design" [slides as PDF] (nn MB) [preview in browser]

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[Ring MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/17 16:15 Giles Hindle, "Soft Systems Methodology" [slides as PDF] (nn MB) [preview in browser]

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[Hindle MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/18 13:30 John Pourdehnad, "Idealized Design and Interactive Planning" (sketches were drawn on blackboard) [Pourdehnad MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/18 14:45 Peter Jones, "Language Action Perspective" [slides as PDF] (nn MB) [preview in browser]

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[Jones MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/18 16:15 Judith Rosen, "Anticipatory Systems and the Modeling Relation" [slides as PDF] (nn MB) [preview in browser]

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[Rosen MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/19 13:30 Ian Mitroff, "Inquiring Systems" [Mitroff slides as PDF] (2.5 MB) [preview in browser]

[Mitrofff slides as PPS] (3.7 MB)

[Mitroff MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/19 14:45 Bob Cavana, "System Dynamics" [slides as PDF] (nn MB) [preview in browser]

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[Cavana MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)
2012/07/19 16:15 David L. Hawk, "Socio-Technical and Socio-Ecological Systems Perspectives" [slides as PDF] (nn MB) [preview in browser]

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[Hawk MP3 128vbr] [ISSS Conference Video] (MP4)

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