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|
|Designing Educational Systems||Ockie Boschemail@example.com|
|Evolutionary Development||Alexander Laszlo||
|Health and Systems Thinking||Thomas Wong||ISSS@EC-Balance.org|
|Hierarchy Theory||Billy Dawsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Human Systems Inquiry||Shankar Sankaran||Shankar.Sankaran@uts.edu.au|
|Information Systems Design and Information Technology||Bela A Banathyemail@example.com|
|ISSS Roundtable||Sue Gabrielefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Living Systems Science||Jim Simmsemail@example.com|
|Organisational Transformation and Social Change||Maurice Yollesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Relational Science||John Kinemanemail@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|
|Students SIG||Anne Stephensfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systemic Approaches to Conflict and Crises||Dennis Finlayson and Jae Yuemail@example.com|
|Systems Applications in Business and Industry||Louis Kleinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems Biology and Evolution||Len Troncaleemail@example.com|
|Systems and Mental Health||Tamar Zohar Harelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems Modeling and Simulation||Janet Singeremail@example.com|
|Systems Pathology||Len Troncalefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systems Philosophy||David Rousseauemail@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.
|Systemic Consulting||Louis Kleinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Systemic Project Management||Louis Kleinemail@example.com|
|Service Systems Science||Michael Singer||
|Systems Engineering||Janet Singerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Foundations of Information Science||
Soren Brier and Bela Banathy