2016/07/28 12:00 Jennifer Wilby, “Enhancing Systemic Methodologies”, ISSS 2016 Boulder

Plenary @ISSSMeeting Jennifer Wilby, Keynote #isss2016USA, 60th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences and 1st Policy Congress of ISSS, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Day 4 theme:  Systems Theory, Management, and Practice

Plenary VIII: Prospects for Scientific Systemic Synthesis

  • Description: Recent times have seen the emergence of new theoretical insights that may help to establish the frameworks, theories and methodologies we need to understand, design, build, explain, communicate about, utilize or operate, maintain, and evolve resilient and sustainable socio-ecological systems. In this panel we bring together experts to present on such emerging developments in the areas of engineering, science, research, practice and philosophy, and to reflect on how these different stands can contribute to the formation of a new systemic synthesis that will make the ‘whole systems perspective’ scientific and practical. The panel presentations will be delivered in the last plenary before lunch, and be followed by an open discussion between the panellists and audience in a break-out session immediately after lunch.

Chair: David Rousseau, Centre for Systems Philosophy

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Jennifer Wilby, University of Hull

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Jennifer Wilby, Thursday plenary

How the transdisciplinarity and systemologies projects are working

Jennifer Wilby, System Maps

There are many people who have drawn system maps

  • Collected a dozen in the paper

Jennifer Wilby, Systems Methodologies

How does systems practice look at systems behaviour?

The web of causation:  Eco-epidemology, need to be like a spider in the web is responsive

  • Experience is never limited, and never complete

Jennifer Wilby, Kinds Of Transdisciplinarity


  • Mono
  • Multi
  • Core
  • Inter
  • Trans:  produces a General Theory that connects and supplements

Systems philosophy and the underlying unity (from Ervin Laszlo)

Goal:  not a spider’s web, a 3D transdisciplinary web

Published linked papers on special issue on General Systems Transdisciplinarity in Systema


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