Category: Publications

New publications by BCSSS Board member Ray Ison

We proudly present the current contribution “Systemic ‘biodiversity’ governing” by our BCSSS Board Member Ray Ison together with Ed Straw and the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) Group, STEM Faculty, The Open University, UK in the new publication “Seeds

BCSSS Board member Ray Ison publishes new book on the hidden power of systems thinking

In times of great societal changes and challenges such as climate change, the need for new ways of thinking and acting have become urgent. Together with campaigner and writer Ed Straw, BCSSS board member and IFSR president Ray Ison has

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A great and generous mind passes on: Charles François and his legacy

In the beginning of August, sad news reached us about the passing of Charles François, a long term colleague and friend to the BCSSS. He passed away on July 31st in a hospital in Buenos Aires in the loving prescence

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Systems Engineering and Computer Science scholar Harold ‘Bud’ Lawson memory lives on in his students

Harold “Bud” Lawson, an influential scholar in computer-based systems and computing passed away in palliative care on June 10. Since 2013 Lawson supported the BCSSS as a partner for the BCSSS book series on systems. He edited several educational volumes

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Position Paper of the German Cultural Council on the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, with contribution of the Universal Design Forum e.V.

The German Cultural Council published a position paper dealing with the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The BCSSS partner Universal Design Forum e.V. (UDF) , directed by our BCSSS member Thomas Bade, contributed to the recently submitted paper. Together

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Configuring Patterns and Pattern Languages for Systemic Inquiry and Design – New Article by Helene Finidori

Helene Finidori is a BCSSS Member and the Leader of the Systems Science and Pattern Literacy BCSSS Research Group. She currently pursues a PhD at the University of Hull’s Centre for Systems Studies, is an affiliate researcher of the Evolution,

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Article on the Contribution of the Systems Sciences to the Humanities by BCSSS President Alexander Laszlo is now available online

Alexander Laszlo, BCSSS President, has, together with Ervin Laszlo published an article on “The Contribution of the Systems Sciences to the Humanities”, in 2003. The full article is now availabe online. Summary. The article presents the systems sciences as a

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Leadership and Systemic Innovation

Alexander Laszlo, BCSSS President, presented at the 14ª Congreso Brasileña de Sistemas in Goiania, UFG (Universidade Federal de Goias), Brazil, from 25th to 26th October. His keynote presentation was on “Leadership and Systemic Innovation: Socio-Technical Systems, Ecological Systems, and Evolutionary Systems Design.” Alexander also