Since 2008, I’ve been conducting research on service systems and the systems sciences, with my core collaborators Gary Metcalf, Jennifer Wilby and Kyoichi (Jim) Kijima. As senior members of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, we’ve been working towards a more formal association with the International Council on Systems Engineering, and with the Systems Science Working Group in particular. Our organizations came together for the first time in the INCOSE International Symposium 2010, in Chicago.
For the International Symposium, our contribution was a panel on our progress in researching service systems and the systems sciences, with position papers and presentation slides discussed in Chicago in July. After that meeting, a summary of the session was reported in an article published in INCOSE Insight in October.
The publications page on this web site includes links to the:
- July 2010 abstract, outline and presentation slides; and the
- October 2010 article in INCOSE Insight.
Our core group will be continuing our research into 2011, with a two-day co-learning workshop at the International Workshop 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The linkages between the systems sciences and systems engineering should continue to develop.