A Special Integration Group is not a Special Interest Group. See Special Integration Groups Purpose.
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 ratified by the Board of Directors, and have scheduled at least one paper session within the past 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.
Please contact the following SIG chairs for further information and any questions you may have about their work or submitting a paper in the annual meeting.
|Action Research||Shankar Sankaranemail@example.com|
|Agent-based Social Systems||Shingo Takahashifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Balancing Individualism and Collectivism||Janet McIntyreemail@example.com|
|Critical Systems Theory and Practice||Jennifer Wilbyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Curating Emergence for Thrivability||Alexander Laszlo||
|Designing Educational Systems||Ockie Boschemail@example.com|
|Health and Systems Thinking||Thomas Wong||ISSS@EC-Balance.org|
|Hierarchy Theory||Billy Dawsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Human Systems Inquiry||Dennis Finlaysonemail@example.com|
|Information Systems Design and Information Technology||Bela A Banathyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ISSS Roundtable||Sue Gabrieleemail@example.com|
|Living Systems Science||Jim Simmsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Organisational Transformation and Social Change||Louis Kleinemail@example.com|
|Relational Science||John Kinemanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Research Towards General Theories of Systems||David Rousseauemail@example.com|
|Socio-Ecological Systems||Stefan Blachfellner and Liss Wernerfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|Spirituality and Systems||Delia Macnamarafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systemic Approaches to Conflict and Crises||Dennis Finlayson and Gerhard Chroustemail@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems Applications in Business and Industry||Louis Klein and Gandolfo Dominiciemail@example.com and
|Systems Biology and Evolution||Len Troncalefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems and Mental Health||Tamar Zohar Harelemail@example.com|
|Systems Modeling and Simulation||Janet Singerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems Pathology||Len Troncaleemail@example.com|
|Systems Philosophy||David Rousseaufirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
|Foundations of Information Science||
Soren Brier and Bela Banathy
|Systemic Consulting||Louis Kleinemail@example.com|
|Systemic Project Management||Louis Kleinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Service Systems Science||Michael Singer||
|Systems Engineering||Janet Singeremail@example.com|