As a group we tried to imagineer ALL of the most vital information we could or should collect on each ISP. What follows, each with its own page, are the 35 categories we could foresee. Can you think of any we have missed? Please contact any of our cooperating SPT researchers and suggest one if you can. Contrariwise, if you think any are included that should be excluded, we seek your advice. Use this blog page for comments.
We think each of this is a very practical source, that is, many of our users would find that the contained information is useful to their study of, extension of, testing of, critique of, or utilization of the Isomorphy.
Information Categories deliver significant knowledge that contributes to understanding sustainable systems that have survived for billions of years. They also enable use of that knowledge in practical ways suggesting a plethora of applications. Taken together, these give a sense of the depth and span of information that is coming out of the systems science-based Systems Processes Theory. project workers are finding information continuously for these categories. An open-source, public, curated Relational Data Base (SPT-RDB) and a published Workbook for a core course (Intro to Systems Science for SEs, IME 510, MSEE, CPP) has placeholders for each Info type for each ISP. As teammates encounter information key to each, they can enter them into the reserved place.
At present there are many university programs for graduate degrees in Systems Engineering. By prior agreement, students can elect to do a part of their thesis specializing on just one SPT category or spin-off field and then apply it to their specialized SE domain or task. All can then share harvest of the vast literature and information across the natural and systems sciences. Selection and specification of relevant categories at the outset facilitates curation and maintenance of the shared knowledge base promoting much-needed integration of a previously fragmented systems science. Precise specification will also enable cloud sourcing.
The numbering or sequence of the following Categories indicates our first attempt at a priority listing giving what we consider the most important to learn first at the top. There could be other priorities besides the learning sequence.