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October 15, 2013
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August 01, 2013
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About National Systems Conference
The National Systems Conference (NSC) is an annual event of the Systems Society of India (SSI), primarily oriented to strengthen the systems movement and its applications for the welfare of humanity. The first NSC held in 1973 served to create an awareness of Systems Engineering Methodologies amongst planners, designers, builders and operation managers. The NSC is hosted to facilitate an enriching engagement between academicians and industrialists. By providing a creative platform for people from diverse backgrounds, the NSC seeks to address a spectrum of issues ranging from the scientific to the social needs of contemporary society.
The Theme of NSC 2013
Ever since it was conceived in 1956 by Professor Jay Forrester (MIT), the use of systems thinking in systems dynamics has been playing a significant role in nearly every aspect of innovation and technology. The key features of systems thinking are: a paradigm shift from the part to the whole and the ability to use concepts alternatively at the systems level. At the same time, different system levels represent levels of differing complexities. At each level the observed phenomena exhibit properties that do not exist at lower levels. Thus the system properties of a particular level are called emergent properties: they emerge at that particular level. This viewpoint envisages looking at a system: be it a mechanical one like an automobile, or a living organism such as humans, not as an individual entity but as interconnected systems which work in tandem to provide a bigger picture; sometimes called the ecological viewpoint.
The revolution in communication technologies and its diverse applications in the fields of health and education in particular, have made social innovations a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives. Employing the perspectives of a systems approach to social thinking facilitates in understanding the notion, that successful social innovations incorporate integrated design systems. Systems thinking not only facilitates the comprehension of transactional and relational fields but throws open holistic new vistas of exciting possibilities and opportunities waiting to be explored. Therefore Systems thinking in social structures aids in community and resource building endeavors that can augment our quality of life.
The NSC 2013 hosted by IIT Jodhpur will focus on these unique approaches that can pave the way for a meaningful and sustainable future.
About the CoE in Systems Science, IIT Jodhpur
IIT Jodhpur has set up the CoE in Systems Science in 2011 to promote a systems thinking approach for solving real world problems. The CoE SS is perhaps the first to be conceived in India and has created a novel platform by evolving an interdisciplinary approach to both research and learning. A strong emphasis is laid on a holistic approach to studying and understanding systems as a whole, as opposed to the sum of its parts. The CoE facilitates the development and use of mathematical techniques in various fields including systems dynamics, multidisciplinary and integrated systems design. The CoE SS offers unique academic programs at the UG/PG and the doctoral levels, thereby making it one of its kind in the world.