International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospace
For its 30th anniversary the theme of the conference is “From Human-Computer Interaction to Human-Systems Integration“.
A panel will allow to look at Human-Systems Integration through the lens of Systems Thinking.
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The so called SESE 2016 is a joined project performed by the Italian chapter of INCOSE (AISE), the Swiss chapter of INCOSE (SSSE), the French chapter of INCOSE (AFIS) and the Spanish chapter of INCOSE (AEIS). They organize a series of events in Rome, Brugg-Windisch, Paris and Madrid. The purpose of these events is to promote Systems Engineering among practitioners and interested audience, and also to strengthen the links between the chapters. The format of the events is a lecture day at each venue. The intention is to have four talks that are repeated at each venue and complemented by a number of talks held locally at each venue.
You can get the book by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Extract from the first chapter of the book
“This booklet describes a candidate set of concepts for systems science, framed within what we call the Systems Tree. It is intended for systemists. We use this term for people who have the capabilities to understand complex situations, to cope with the unusual, to identify the right problem in order to solve it and who are able to take decisions keeping in mind a vision for the future. Systemists will, in the future, apply approaches based on system science to solve complex problems. Systemy is defined as the study of systems and a systemist is defined as a scientist trained in systemy.“
The authors, Brigitte Daniel-Allegro and Gary Robert Smith, invite the reader to develop a systemic attitude when facing the inexplicable.
“The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem”.
They explore the branches of the systems landscape.
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Software Engineering in the Systems Context – Edited by Ivar Jacobson and Harold ‘Bud’ Lawson – Published by College Publication
“Systems Science, Systems Thinking, Systems and Software Engineering can, and need to be considered complementary in establishing the capability to individually and collectively “think” and“act” in terms of systems in order to the face of the complex multi-disciplinary challenges of modern systems. Publications providing perspectives on the Frontiers of all aspects of Systems as well as publications advancing the state of Practice and Education are provided in this Systems Series.”
Example of “Systems Thinking”– Reconsidering mental models, in this case the role of inflammation in diseases such as cancer is developed in this paper, published in 2004 in the “Journal of Inflammation”.
Cancer, inflammation and the AT1 and AT2 receptors
Authors: Gary Robert Smith and Sotiris Missailidis
The critical role of inappropriate inflammation is becoming accepted in many diseases that affect man, including cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, infection and cancer. Based on current literature and clinical studies on angiotensin receptor inhibitors, the paper concludes that blockade of the AT1 receptor in synergy with cancer vaccines and anti-inflammatory agents should offer a therapy to regress most, if not all, solid tumours.