One spinoff from the Systems Processes Theory (SPT) is the new specialty of Systems Pathology. This new emphasis looks for generic diseases at the systems architecture level. There pre-exists areas of “systems-level” consideration of diseases in several fields, e.g. classic medical pathology, the new systems biology, and in the studies of cell and molecular biology. But this new field highlights a “top-down” approach and strategy instead of those “bottom-up” strategies. Here is a foundational paper that describes these differences and introduces strategies and terminologies for initial development of the new emphasis. It identifies five “classes” of top-down systems diseases that are discipline-independent, scale-independent, tool-independent, and domain-independent. It also elaborates on these five classes by noting some 25 specific systems diseases.
Research Papers: Citation: Troncale, L. (2011) “Would A Rigorous Knowledge Base in Systems Pathology Add Significantly to the SE Portfolio,” CSER’11 Proceedings, Conference on Systems Engineering Research, April 14-16, Redondo Beach, Ca., pp.
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