Special Issue "Systems Thinking: Concepts, Issues, and Applications in Large Complex Systems"
A special issue of Systems (ISSN 2079-8954).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Dr. Raed M. Jaradat
This Special Issue is focused on exploring concepts, applications, and future prospects for systems thinking to deal with increasingly complex systems and their problems. The current landscape of systems practitioners is marked by sprawling complexity, exponential rise in information, technology proliferation, excessive uncertainty, and increasing ambiguity. Although systems thinking has multiple variants and perspectives, there appears to be convergence that it offers an approach to better contend with this landscape. Three primary aims targeted by this Special Issue include:
- Explorations across the range of theoretical, methodological, philosophical perspectives that provide a conceptual foundation for systems thinking,
- Examination of critical issues related to future development and deployment of systems thinking to improve capabilities for dealing with complexity, and
- Present a variety of applications that demonstrate the utility offered by systems thinking. The Special Issue will serve to articulate the present state, utility, and development issues for the systems thinking field as it struggles to improve societal prospects to better address increasingly complex systems and their problems.
In this special call, we invite scholars to explore how individuals and organizations can better manage and understand complex systems. Please prepare the manuscript according to MDPI author’s guidelines (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/systems/instructions) and submit to the journal’s manuscript central site (https://susy.mdpi.com/user/manuscripts/upload?journal=systems). Please clearly state in the cover letter that the submission is for this Special Issue.
Dr. Raed M Jaradat
Prof. Dr. Charles Keating
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Systems Thinking
- Systems Theory