Call for Topics: IFSR Conversation 2016

Call for Team Conversation Topics
for the
Eighteenth IFSR Conversation Linz, Austria
Sunday, 3 April – Friday, 8 April, 2016

The IFSR is starting to plan for the Eighteenth IFSR Conversation in Linz.   The Conversation will accommodate approximately 30 people, a maximum of five (5) teams consisting of six (6) members on site.

11th HSSS Conference : July 10-11,2015, Athens

Invitation for Participation
Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS)
11th HSSS National & International Conference
10-11 July 2015, Athens, Greece
in collaboration with the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus
under the auspices of the
Department of Medicine, University of Ioannina

IFSR Conversation Proceedings 2014

IFSR is proud to be able to offer you now the Proceedings of the IFSR Conversation in Linz, Austria (April 2014) online! The proceedings contain extensive summaries of this 5-day event: 40 scientists divided into 6 Teams, discussed and analysed the following topics:
• ‘Quality Control’ of Model Development for Successful Systems Intervention
• Thrivable Systems – from Vision to Reality
• New Directions in Cybernetics
• Conversation – How Do We Identify Transcultural Metaphors?
• Philosophical Foundations for the Modern Systems Movement
• Systems Research

IFSR Constitution – Changed

At the IFSR Board Meeting on April 26, 2014 the Board has approved several changes to the Constitution. The Executive Committee of the IFSR believes that these changes will improve the operation and the dynamics of the IFSR.
The new constitution can be found on IFSR’s homepage .

Gerhard Chroust (IFSR Secretary General)
Important Changes to the Constitution were:
1) new Article 4 (12): The EC may Change the status of a Full Members
to Affiliate Members when it did not fulfill its financial obligations
(fee!) for 2 years.
2. New Article 9: inserting the rules for e-voting as article 9 as
accepted by the Board in April 2012.
3. Members of the Executive Committee have ONE vote in the
Board and in e-Voting.

IFSR Conversation 2014 – highly successful


The traditional bi-annual IFSR Conversation took place in St.Magdalena, Linz, Austria,  from April 27 to May 2.  40 scientists  came together in 6  groups  to discuss themes of high relevance to the field of Systems Thinking / Systems Engineering. This year’s themes were: