IFSR proudly announces the availability of the Proceedings of the IFSR Conversation 2018 (St. Magdalena, Linz, April 8 – 13, 2018) under the title ‘Systems: from science to practice’ edited by Gary S. Metcalf, Mary C. Edson, and Gerhard Chroust and published by BoD – Books on Demand, Norderstedt, Germany.
26 systems practitioners from 10 countries discussed in 4 teams for 5 days face-to-face the interaction between Systems Science and Systems Practice under the following 4 topics: Systems Practice – what is it? What is System Science – what is its imporrtance? Active and Healthy Aging – How can systems thinking help? Data Driven Systems Engineering: An MBE Manifesto – How can system thinking support it?
The 136-page volume contains a detailed record and the results of the 2018 Conversation. It additionally contains 3 historic reviews concerning the evolution of the IFSR Conversations since 1982 together with 53 nostalgic color pictures of previous Conversations.
It is available from Books-on-Demand, Germany (www.BoD.de), and electronic book shops (e.g. Amazon) both as hard-copy (approx. 15€) and e-book (approx. 6 €). The book and e-book are copyrighted by BoD, therefore the IFSR is not allowed to provide free online versions.
The full bibliographical information is :
Metcalf, G.S. , Edson, M.C., and Chroust, G. (eds.): Systems: from science to practice – Proceedings of the 19th IFSR Conversation 2018, BoD – Books on Demand, Norderstedt, Germany, 2019, ISBN 978-3-7481-2645-4, 136 pp.
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