Systems As A Field of Study

General Theories of Systems (GST->GTS) 

/or/ “Can you study ‘systemness’ in itself as apart from types of systems (manifest, real, artificial, natural, human, engineered, abstract)?”

9 Articles: 10 Abstracts, Editorials: 34 Presentation PPts

RESEARCH ARTICLES:  (9)

1.    Troncale, L.R. (1985) “The Future of General Systems Science: Obstacles, Potentials, Case Studies.”  7 Figures, 7 Tables, 147 References. Systems Research Journal. Vol. 2(1): 43-84.  Also reprinted with permission as a IIASA Working Paper, WP-85-21, May, 1985.

2.    Troncale, L.R. (1985) “Towards A Consensus Glossary of Systems Concepts.” in Systems Inquiring Vol. I. Theory, Philosophy Methodology   (B. Banathy, Ed.), Intersystems Publications, Seaside, Ca. pp. 14-17.

 3.    Troncale, L. (1989) “Bridging the Gap Between the Natural and Social Sciences:  A Critical Problem for the Unified Systems Sciences” in the Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ISSS Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. (P.W.J. Ledington, Ed.), Vol. III: 142-145.

 4.    Troncale, L. (1990) “Bridging the Gap Between the Natural and Human Sciences: Is It Possible? Is It Desirable?” Proceedings of the 34th Annual Mtg. of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Portland State University, pp. 551-556. (B.A. Banathy, Editor) 

5.    Troncale, L., C. Lee, K. Nelson, J. Tres (1990) “Six Case Studies of Empirically-Based Chaos/Fractal Research: Does Chaos/Fractal Analysis Yeld Isomorphies for General Systems Theories”, Proceedings of the 34th Annual Mtg. of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Portland State University, pp. 1157-1164 (B.A. Banathy, Editor)

 6.    Troncale, L. (2000) “The Future of Systems Science,” in Selected Proceedings: World Congress of the Systems Sciences, Toronto, Canada, July, Plenum Press, NY., 12 pages.

7.    Troncale, L. (2000) “Seven Critical Needs and Future Direction” Proceedings of the Symposium on Public Policy and Complex Systems Research, Published by the RAND Corporation. 6 Figures, 9 pages.

8.    Troncale, L. (2006), “Towards A Science of Systems” Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Special Issue on J.G. Miller, Founding Editor (G.A. Swanson, Ed.) 23(3): 301-321.

9.    Troncale, L. (2006), “Recollections: An Appreciation of the Miller’s in a Personal Memoir” Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Special Journal Edition on J.G. Miller, Founding Editor (G.A. Swanson, Ed.) 23(3): 279-288.

ABSTRACTS and EDITORIALS  (11)

1.    Troncale, L., A. Wilson (1977) “Conflicts in Systems Change: Process-Orientation in Natural Systems vs. Goal-Orientations in Man-Based Systems,” in General Systems Paradigm: Science of Change and Change in Science, Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting  (J. White, Ed.)  Publ. by the Society for General Systems Research, Louisville, Ky., page 164. (abstract)

2.    Troncale, L.R. (1984) “What Would A General Systems Theory Look Like If I Bumped Into It?”  General Systems Bulletin.  Vol XIV (3):  7-10. (editorial).  Go to …….   1984c What Would GST Look Like (sm)

 

 

 3.    Troncale, L.R. (1985) “Basic Research on the ‘Special Knowledge’ of General Systems Science:  Introduction to the Systems Theory Section.”  in Systems Inquiring: Vol. I. Theory, Philosophy, Methodology   (B. Banathy, Ed.), Intersystems Publications, Seaside, Ca. pp. 7-13. (editorial)

 4.    Troncale, L.R. (1985) “Systems Leadership: Past, Present, Future.”  General Systems Bulletin, Vol. XV (2):  67-70.(editorial).

5.    Troncale, L.R. (1986) “Organizational Development and Personal Service.” General Systems Bulletin, Vol. XVI (2): 36-39. (editorial)

 6.    Troncale, L. (1988) “Changes-In-Progress, Stocktaking, Changes-to- Come.”  General Systems Bulletin, Vol XV III, No. 1:  pp 2-?. (editorial)

 7.    Troncale, L. (1989) “A Critical Problem for the Unified Systems Sciences” in the Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ISSS Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland (P.W.J. Ledington, Ed.), Vol. III: 146-147. (Abstract)

 8.    Troncale, L. (1990) “From Revolutionary Change to Steady Evolution: Plain Talk About Society (ISSS) Services” General Systems Bulletin, 19(2): 7-11 (editorial)

 9.    Troncale, L. (1999) “Why 50 Years of ISSS Activities Did Not Result in a General Theory of Systems: What We Must Do in the Second Millenium, “ (in Humanity, Science, Technology: Systemic Foundations of the Information Age. (Hall & Wilby, Ed.’s) Issued as ISBN 0-9664183-3-6 in July, 1999, Published by the ISSS.), p. 417-8. (Abstract)
10. Troncale, L. (1999) “Natural Systems Science: A Practical Plan for Systems Research Collaboration,” in Humanity, Science, Technology: Systemic Foundations of the Information Age. (Hall & Wilby, Ed.’s) Issued as ISBN 0-9664183-3-6 in July, 1999, Published by the ISSS, pp. 421-2. (Abstract)

 11. Troncale, L. (2001) “In Memory of Biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy: Historical Perspectives for ISSS Self-Reflection,” July 10th, 45th International Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Asilomar, Pacific Grove, Ca., July 8th – 13th, 2001. (Abstract for Plenary Session)

19 POSTERS, POWERPOINTS

12. Troncale, L. “Graph of Relations Between Extant General Theories of Systems as Represented by ISCCS.” Poster Presentation at the 48th Annual Conference for the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Asilomar, California, July 4-9, 2005.

REPORTS, BOOKS, ESSAYS

13. Troncale, L.R., and B. Banathy (1974), “Systems Theory and Its Applications: A Report on Four Workshops Comparing Systems Theories, Types, and Education Programs,” General Systems Bulletin Vol. 5: pp. 15-23. (meeting report)

 14. Troncale, L.R. (1975) “Poll of the SGSR Membership to Establish A Computerized Data Base for Comparing General Systems Theories,” General Systems Bulletin, Vol. V (2): pages 9-14. (report)

 15. Troncale, L.R. (1984) “An Operations Manual and State-of-the-Art Report for SGSR.”  General Systems Bulletin, Vol XIV (3):  40-41 and 45-48. (report)

 16. Troncale, L. (1988) “Brief Reports on the 31st and 32nd Annual Conferences of the ISGSR (International Society for General Systems Research) in Budapest, Hungary and St. Louis, Missouri,” General Systems Bulletin, 18(1):  17-18.

 17. Troncale, L. (1988) “Quantitative Results of A Poll of the Membership on Re-Organization of the Society,” General Systems Bulletin, 18(1):  38-41. (report)

 18. Troncale, L. (1988) “Interim Report: Response Rate for ISSS Membership Computerized Database:  New Special Integration Groups That Could Be Formed Now.” General Systems Bulletin, 18(1):  76-80. (reports)

 19. Troncale, L. (1990) “ISSS — The State-of-the-Society”General Systems Bulletin, 19(2): 16-28. (report)

 16 PLATFORM PRESENTATIONS

1.    “The Future of Systems Thinking:  Obstacles to Progress.”  Lecture given before the Greek Systems Society, December 6th, 1984 in Athens.

2.    “Developments in General Systems Science.”  Lecture delivered at the Systems Design Methodology Univ., Institute for Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland, June, 1985.

 3.    “A Discussion of Troncale’s recent article entitled ‘The Future of Systems Science’ published in Systems Research“, the Living Systems Theory study group, Dr. J. G. Miller presiding, UCLA Medical School, February, 1986.

 4.    “Reorganizing a Professional Society for Its Next Century of Work:  The Systems Century.”  Before the Southern Calif. Chapter of the Society for General Systems Research, January 13th, 1987.

 5.    “Introduction to General Systems Science: Its Relevance to Making Connections and Understanding or Influencing the Future.”  Before the Los Angeles Chapter of the World Future Society, Sept. 10, 1986.

 6.    “The Systems Sciences: Are They One or Many? An Introduction to Systems Science.” Convocation Series of the Institute for Advanced Systems Studies, No. 1/92, January 24, 1990. Walnut Room, Faculty-Staff Dining Rm. Videotape recording available.

 7.    “Six Case Studies of Empirically-Based Chaos/Fractal Research: Does Chaos/Fractal Analysis Yeld Isomorphies for General Systems Theories”, at the 34th Annual Mtg. of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Portland State University, July 11, 1990

 8.    “Can There Be a Science of Systems? Systems Allometries Across Physical and Biological Systems” at the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, Washington, D.C., February 14-19, Sat. AM, 1991.

9.    “Panel on the Future of Systems Science,” Thursday, July 23, at the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Atlanta, Ga., July 19-24, 1998; Past-President Symposia, A Plenary Panel at the Annual Meetings of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, each summer for the annual international conference in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 (Asilomar, Ca.), 1998 (Atlanta, Ga.)

 10. Plenary Presentation: The Future of the Systems Sciences, 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, July 18, 2000.

 11. Plenary Session, “In Memory of Biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy: Historical Perspectives for ISSS Self-Reflection,” July 10th, 45th International Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Asilomar, Pacific Grove, Ca., July 8th – 13th, 2001.

12. “A Century of Systems Science: Obstacles Inhibiting Progress & Needed New Approaches, Tools, & Techniques,” at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, April 22, 2003. (2003 Complex Systems Lecture Series)

13. “Presidents Colloquium on Integrative Study,” Monday, July 20, at the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, Atlanta, Ga., July 19-24, 1998

 14. “Natural Systems Science” in the Research Toward General Theories of Systems Session at the 43rd Annual Conf. of the ISSS, Asilomar, Ca. (ibid).

 15. “Imminent Integration of the Natural and Systems Sciences: Potential Benefits & Promise of Unification of Ancient & Modern Wisdom,” at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, April 22, 2003. (2003 Complex Systems Lecture Series)

16. Troncale, L. (2004) “What Can Systems Sciences Learn from the Natural Sciences; What Can Natural Science Learn from Systems Science” ISSS’04 (in press)

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