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Oregon State to host ISSS “Innovation and Optimization in Nature and Design”

Oregon State to host ISSS “Innovation and Optimization in Nature and Design” – A Conference on Systems Science, 22-27 July 2018

The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) will hold a conference on systems principles relevant to the exploration, design and realization of complex systems at Oregon State University from July 23 through 27, 2018.  The conference will be held in the OSU Alumni Center, and bring together systems engineers, systems scientists and systems thinkers to present and reflect on new discoveries and applications of systems principles in science, engineering, management and service.

The conference will involve a week of workshops, plenary presentations and parallel tracks of papers grouped into more than 20 specialized interest themes.  ISSS President David Rousseau and INCOSE President Garry Roedler will present keynote addresses on the opening day.   Conference attendees will learn about cutting edge developments in systems philosophy, systems science, systems engineering, and systems practice, and will be able to contribute to planning for research and evaluation projects aimed at strengthening the foundations of practice across the systems community.   For information about the plenary speakers and their topics, see: http://isss.org/world/2018_Speakers

In addition, the ISSS and INCOSE are specifically seeking inputs from the systems community to create a vision and an action plan for evolving systems science and system engineering to elegantly incorporate the insights and technologies driving the fourth industrial revolution.  Via paper presentations and workshop participation attendees will be able to make a major contribution to the scoping of this vision and plan, and thus be able to create leverage and impact for their own projects and perspectives.

The submission process is still open for new presentation proposals until June 15. Late abstracts may be accepted on a space available basis, but these might not be included in the printed programme. For key dates and submission requirements, see: http://isss.org/world/important-dates-for-isss

For more info on the conference, visit http://isss.org/world/index.php

Further inquiries about the conference can be directed to the ISSS VP of Conferences,  Javier Calvo-Amodio, at  Javier.Calvo@oregonstate.edu.