Scholars are encouraged to contribute abstracts, working papers and posters to the ISSS annual meeting as a way of enriching their interactions with other meeting attendees. Early-stage work that provokes thinking and conversation can provide fruitful feedback to its orginator. Proceedings of the meeting are published, with the ISSS as a licensee under a Creative Commons license, so that the original author can continue to evolve his or her work for final publication in peer-reviewed publications.
Since in-depth discussions are generally better in smaller groups, much of the ISSS meeting -- typically afternoons -- are organized into parallel streams. These parallel streams may be sponsored by a Special Integration Group (SIG) that continues a pattern of meeting year after year, or an Exploratory Group that may be organized for a special session.
Upon submitting an abstract and/or paper to the ISSS, the author will be asked to self-classify the work into one of the streams. The review process, consultations with the SIG chair and scheduling conflicts may result in a paper being placed in a stream other than that originally requested. Since the spirit of the meeting is in integration rather than interest, variances such as these could be seen more as destiny or serendipity.
Authors with questions about streaming can consult either the SIG description or the SIG chair.
Special Integration Groups represent the longest-running knowledge communities within the ISSS, with histories running over years or decades.
|Agent-based Social Simulation||Shingo Takahashifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Balancing Individualism and Collectivism||Janet McIntyreemail@example.com|
|Critical Systems Theory and Practice||Todd Bowersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Designing Educational Systems||Ockie Boschemail@example.com|
|Evolutionary Development||Alexander Laszlo & Judith Rosenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Health and Systems Thinking||Thomas Wong||ISSS@EC-Balance.com|
|Hierarchy Theory||Jennifer Wilbyemail@example.com|
|Human Systems Inquiry||Shankar Sankaran||Shankar.Sankaran@uts.edu.au|
|Information Systems Design and Information Technology||Bela A Banathyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Reflection Roundtable||Sue Gabrieleemail@example.com|
|Living Systems Science||Jim Simmsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Organisational Transformation and Social Change||Maurice Yollesemail@example.com|
|Research Towards General Theories of Systems||Vince Vesterbyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Socio-Ecological Systems||Vince Lopesemail@example.com|
|Spirituality and Systems||Carl Swanson||CarlT.Swanson@gmail.com|
|SIG for Students||Anne Stephensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systemic Approaches to Conflict and Crises||Dennis Finlayson and Jae Yuemail@example.com|
|Systemic Approaches to Persistent Poverty and Disadvantage||Yiheyis Maru and Ockie Boschfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems Applications in Business and Industry||Louis Kleinemail@example.com|
|Systems Biology and Evolution||Len Troncalefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems and Mental Health||
Tamar Zohar Harel and
Pamela Buckle Henning
|Systems Modeling and Simulation||Janet Singeremail@example.com|
|Systems Pathology||Len Troncalefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Relational Science||John Kinemanemail@example.com|
Exploratory Groups are typically convened at an annual meeting. They may come together only once or twice and then disband, or they may self-organize for formal recognition as a Special Integration Group. A SIG chair has voting authority as a member of the ISSS Council, whereas Exploratory Groups are not represented in Council.
|Service Systems Science||Jim Kijimafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems Engineering||Janet Singeremail@example.com|
|Foundations of Information Systems||
Soren Brier and Bela Banathy
|Monetary Systems||Debora Hammondfirstname.lastname@example.org|