A better world through a systems approach

Systems Science Working Group

Mission & Objectives

The purpose of the SSWG is to promote the advancement and understanding of Systems Science and its application of Systems Theories to SE. We have the following objectives:
  • Encourage advancement of Systems Science principles and concepts as they apply to Systems Engineering.
  • Promote awareness of Systems Science as a foundation for Systems Engineering.
  • Highlight linkages between Systems Science theories and empirical practices of Systems Engineering.


Chair:  James Martin, The Aerospace Corporation
Co-Chair:  Duane Hybertson, The MITRE Corporation

Contact SSWG for additional information or to participate in our discussions. You can join from our discussion group page at https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#%21forum/syssciwg

Full Version of the Working Group’s Charter

Since the working group has a collaborative working agreement with the International Society of Systems Sciences (ISSS) many of our participants are not INCOSE members. Therefore we maintain a presence on our wiki site at https://sites.google.com/site/syssciwg/ 

We also have a google discussion group at https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#%21forum/syssciwg 

You can join this WG by going to our discussion group page and registering yourself as a member.

Working Group Products

The working group has a number of on-going projects, each of which has been producing useful information. These products can be found on the project page for each at our WG wiki site  https://sites.google.com/site/syssciwg/
  • Basic Structural Modeling
  • Better SE for INCOSE
  • SEBOK & Sys Sci BOK
  • Service Science
  • Sys Sci Education & Training
  • Systems of Innovation
  • Systems Philosophy for SE (NEW)
  • Systems Processes & Pathologies
  • System Top Level Categories
  • Unified Ontology of Science Systems
  • Working Paper on SS/SE Synergies

Planned Working Sessions at the Next Events

Planned Presentations at the Next Annual