Title: Systems Processes Theory & Systems Pathology
Presenter: Dr. Len Troncale, Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences, Director, Institute for Advanced Systems Studies, California State Polytechnic University
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Room: TBD
Date: 07/26/2014
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Lunch Provided)
Cost: $120 for INCOSE Members & $150 for INCOSE – Non-Members

Abstract
By studying natural systems, we can detect about a hundred fundamental and isomorphic “systems processes,” “patterns,” and “mediators” that have remained constant across the diversity of entities, size scales, time scales, and mechanisms. We can harvest useful information on “motifs,” “circuits,” “sub-graphs,” and “modules” that are repeatedly used by successful natural systems.

The resulting “systems processes theory” (SPT) could provide (1) a more reliable definition of systems complexity, (2) expand our understanding of how complex systems work, (3) lead to evolution of new tools that would be of practical utility to INCOSE for its role in dealing with crisis societal problems, (4) suggest a unified ontology/taxonomy of systems, (5) provide a foundation for a “science” of systems, (6) enable a very much needed integration/synthesis of the many current competing systems approaches, and (7) even lead to a new conception of the types of systems we should be engineering.

Come find out about these systems processes and pathologies, and see how they can be applied in your SE practice. More details can be found in the full tutorial description.

Full Description & Bio available at: http://www.incosewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SysProcPath-Tutorial-WMA-chapter-July2014-1.docx

 

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