SASSI is a playful acronym meaning Serial Abstracts on Systems Science, International. It is reminiscent of the old Biological Abstracts (BA) for libraries worldwide. For generations of novice biologists, BA provided a quick look at the full span of all the peer-reviewed literature in the wide-range of biological specialties.  With the:

  1. growth in recognition of the utility of a knowledge of systems sciences for solving an ever increasing number complex natural and human crisis problems
  2. greater recognition that systems thinking is at the opposite of the spectrum of systems awareness; and
  3. rapid growth in the importance of the systems literature based on the conventional science literature;