IFSR proudly announces:
“Systems Literacy” the Proceedings of the IFSR Conversation 2016 (Linz 3.-8 April 2016) are available!
The 100-page volume contains a detailed record of the Conversation: 24 systems practitioners from 12 countries discussed face-to-face for 5 days various issues of “Systems Literacy”, i.e. the role of systems and their models for humans and society. Divided in 3 teams the topics were:
* Exploring Transdisciplinarity using Hierarchy Theory, Boulding’s Skeleton of Science, and General Systems Theory
* Unity in Diversity – Making the Implicit Explicit
* Exploring the Relationship of Systems Research to Systems Literacy.
The volume contains 6 overview papers, 3 team reports, and a description of the IFSR.
Published by Book-on-Demand, Germany (www.BoD.de) as hard-copy and e-book it is internationally available from many online bookshops (e.g. amazon). Find a preview in : IFSR-2016-Conv-proc-1-6
The price for the hard-copy edition is 14€ (16,50$). For the e-book the discount price until April 2017 is 0,99 € (1,07$), 5,49 € (6,47 $) afterwards.
The full bibliographical information is:
Edson, M., Metcalf, G., Tuddenham, P., and Chroust, editors: Systems Literacy – Proceedings of the Eighteenth IFSR Conversation 2016, SEA-SR 47. Books on Demand, Norderstedt, Germany, Feb. 2017.
Note: The book and e-book are copyrighted by BoD, therefore IFSR may not provide free online versions.