Publications relating to the GSTD Manifesto

The GSTD Manifesto was launched on the 4th of August 2015 at the conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS).  You can see a video of the presentation on vimeo here, and download a copy of the brochure handed out here


The GSTD Manifesto is supported by a range of documents giving guidelines and defences in support of the vision and scope of the programme it advocates, and further publications and events advancing general systems ideas.  Please check back regularly for updates! 


Publications


In preparation

  • Rousseau, D.  Three General Systems Principles and their Derivation: Insights from the Philosophy of Science Applied to Systems Concepts.  Forthcoming in:  Proceeedings of the 15th annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research (23-25 March 2017)
  • Rousseau, D., Wilby, J., Billingham, J., Blachfellner S. General Systemology: Transdisciplinarity for Discovery, Insight and Innovation. (monograph, Springer)
  • Rousseau, D. Systems Research and the Quest for Organizing Principles in the Sciences.  Forthcoming in Systems: Special Issue on General Systems Research 

2016

  •  Edson, M., Buckle, P., Ferris, T., Hieronymi, A., Ison, R., Metcalf, G., Mobus, G., Nguyen, N., Rousseau, D., Sankaran, S. Tuddenham, P. (in press). Systems Research: A Foundation for Systems Literacy. Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Conversation of the International Federation for Systems Research, 3-8 April 2016, St. Magdalena, Linz, Austria.
  • Rousseau, D., Wilby, J., Billingham, J., Blachfellner S. (2016). Manifesto for General Systems Transdisciplinarity. Systema, 4(1), Special Issue – General Systems Transdisciplinarity, pp. 4-14.
  • Rousseau, D., Wilby, J., Billingham, J., Blachfellner S. (2016). A Typology for the Systems Field. Systema, 4(1), Special Issue – General Systems Transdisciplinarity, pp.15-47.
  • Rousseau, D., Wilby, J., Billingham, J., Blachfellner S. (2016). The Scope and Range of General Systems Transdisciplinarity. Systema, 4(1), Special Issue – General Systems Transdisciplinarity, pp. 48-60.
  • Rousseau, D., Billingham, J., Wilby, J., Blachfellner S. (2016). The Synergy between General Systems Theory and the General Systems Worldview. Systema, 4(1), Special Issue – General Systems Transdisciplinarity, pp. 61-75.
  • Rousseau, D., Billingham, J., Wilby, J., Blachfellner S. (2016). In Search of General Systems Theory. Systema, 4(1), Special Issue – General Systems Transdisciplinarity, pp. 76-99.
  • Rousseau, D., Blachfellner S., Billingham, J., Wilby, J. (2016). A Research Agenda for General Systems Transdisciplinarity. Systema, 4(1), Special Issue – General Systems Transdisciplinarity, pp. 100-110.

2015

  • Rousseau, D., (2015). General Systems Theory: Present and Potential. Ludwig von Bertalanffy Memorial Lecture presented at the 2014 Confernce of International Society for the Systems Science. Systems Research and Behavioural Science, 32(5), 522–533 (Special Issue: ISSS Yearbook).
  • Hofkirchner, W., & Rousseau, D., (2015). Foreword. In L. von Bertalanffy, General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications. New Revised Edition, New York: Braziller.
  • Wilby, J., Rousseau, D., Midgley, G., Drack, M., Billingham, J., & Zimmermann, R. (2015). Philosophical Foundations for the Modern Systems Movement. In M. Edson, G. Metcalf, G. Chroust, N. Nguyen, & S. Blachfellner (Eds.), Systems Thinking: New Directions in Theory, Practice and Application. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Conversation of the International Federation for Systems Research, April 27 – May 2, 2014, St. Magdalena, Linz (pp. 32-42). Linz, Austria: SEA-Publications, Johannes Kepler University.

2014

  • Rousseau, D., & Wilby, J., (2014). Moving from Disciplinarity to Transdisciplinarity in the Service of Thrivable Systems. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. Special Issue: ISSS Yearbook, 31(5), pp 666–677.
  • Rousseau, D., (2014). Systems Philosophy and the Unity of Knowledge. Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 31(2) pp. 146-159. [early view published online June 2013]

Invited Presentations and Workshops


2017

  • Rousseau, D.  Systems Science for Systems Engineering.  'Town Hall' Presentation at the International Workshops 2017 of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Torrance, Los Angeles, 28-31 Jan 2017.
  • Rousseau, D. , Schindel, W., Troncale, L. Plamer, K. Principles, Patterns, Isomorphic Processes and Schemas.  Workshop at the International Workshops 2017 of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Torrance, Los Angeles, 28-31 Jan 2017.
  • Rousseau, D.,  Ferris, T.  Classifying the SysSci Body of Knowledge.  Workshop at the International Workshops 2017 of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Torrance, Los Angeles, 28-31 Jan 2017.

2016

  • Rousseau, D.  Systems Science and the Quest for a General Systems Theory. Research Seminar presented at the Centre for Systems Studies, University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, 19-20 December 2016.
  • Rousseau, D. Scientific Principles for a General Theory of Whole Systems. Keynote presentation at the 60th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Boulder, USA : July 24-30, 2016.
  • Rousseau, D., Schindel, W., Troncale, L., Kineman J., & Wilby, J. Panel presentation on "Prospects for a New Systemic Synthesis", 60th Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Boulder, USA, July 24-30, 2016.
  • Rousseau, D. The Value of General Systemology for Translational Science. Presentation at the 9th International Systems Sciences Symposium: Translational Systems Science. Organized by the Center for Agent-based Social Systems Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology. and held on the 13th of March 2016 in the AV Lecture Theater, West Building 9, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

2015

  • Rousseau, D.  Manifesto for General Systems Transdisciplinarity. Keynote presentation  at the 59th Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Berlin, Germany, 4 August 2015.
  • Rousseau, D., Wilby, J., Billingham, J., Blachfellner S. Systems Philosophy and its Relevance to Systems Engineering. Workshops organised and sponsored by the Systems Science Working Group (SSWG) of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Held in conjunction with the International Symposium of INCOSE in Seattle, Washington, USA, 11 Jul 2015, and the 2015 International Conference of the ISSS in Berlin, Germany, 2 August 2015.
  • Rousseau, D. Systems Philosophy and its Relevance to Systems Engineering. Webinar presented to the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), 6 May 2015, Time: 16:00 UTC/ 12:00 am EDT.
  • Rousseau, D.  In Search of General Systems Transdisciplinarity. Presentation at the International Workshops 2015 of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Torrance, Los Angeles, 24-27 Jan 2015.

2014

  • Rousseau, D.  General Systems Theory: Past, Present and Potential. Ludwig von Bertalanffy Memorial Lecture, 58th Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, George Washington University, Washington DC, July 27 - August 1, 2014. Joint presentation with Prof. Peter Caws (University Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Human Sciences, George Washington University).
  •  Rousseau, D. Foundations and a Framework for Future Waves of Systemic Inquiry. Keynote presentation to the Symposium on “Bertalanffy and beyond: improving Systemics for a better future”, at the 22nd European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR), “Civilisation at the Crossroads: Response and Responsibility of the Systems Sciences”, 22-25 April 2014, University of Vienna.