UK Systems Society Conference 2011 (UKSS 2011)

Venue: St Anne\'s College

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 01, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 02, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: May 31, 2011
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The Conference Committee invites contributions from Systems thinkers, whether academic or practitioners. Solicited contributions can be in the form of full papers, posters or proposals to organise a pre-event workshop. Particular topics of interest will include for this year, but are not restricted to, the following:
• Pedagogy of Systems and developing Systems skills
• The value of Systems learning for the individual, the organisation and society
• The ‘professionalisation’ of Systems practice: why, how, what, when
• Systems teaching and training case studies
• Linking Systems research and professional practice with teaching and learning
• Delivering Systems skills below Higher Education
Full papers are invited relating primarily to the areas outlined above. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the refereeing panel (in respect of academic works) or editorially reviewed by the general and programme chairs (in respect of accounts of Systems practice). Papers will be available in electronic format during the conference, and a small number of high-quality papers will be selected for publication to a special edition of the Society’s official journal, the Systemist, to be published following the conference. Please note that eligibility for publication in this special issue will also depend upon at least one of the authors registering for and attending the Conference.

Contributors who do not wish to submit full papers can consider submitting posters. Posters will be displayed at special sessions during the conference.

The Committee also invites ideas for a half-day workshop with the intention of selecting one as a precursor to the main conference event. Attendance of the workshop will be charged additionally to the main event. Workshop topics may vary and can include introduction to particular Systems methods and techniques that are of interest to the Systems community, hands-on practical applications etc. If you intend to submit a bid for a workshop, please explain in a single A4 page the aim and learning objectives of your proposal, the intended format, any special requirements for equipment, facilities or software etc.