Title: Design and control systemic methodology ver.03: systemic modelling with cybernetic aspects
Authors: Rallis Antoniadis; Panagiotis Papaioannou; Nikitas A. Assimakopoulos
Addresses: Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, 80, Karaoli and Dimitriou Str., GR-185 34 Piraeus, Greece ' Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, 80, Karaoli and Dimitriou Str., GR-185 34 Piraeus, Greece ' Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, 80, Karaoli and Dimitriou Str., GR-185 34 Piraeus, Greece
Abstract: The socio-technical systems are now inherent in both the mainstream and the development cycle of any modern business and organisation. The modelling of the underlying systems is essential for the correct decision making by managers. A key role for the stakeholders' communication and the proper design of the model play the design modelling methodologies and especially the systemic ones. The purpose of the present study is to formulate and present a methodology that is proper for systems design incorporating systemic and cybernetic aspects. The proposed methodology is based on a graphical modelling notation and applies to sociotechnical systems, especially to the design and/or requirements elicitation phase of information systems. Our approach is based on the design and control systemic methodology (DCSYM) (Assimakopoulos and Theocharopoulos, 2009), which is enriched with new features in order to support the proposed functionalities. The proposed modelling approach extends the design and control systemic methodology (DCSYM) and opens new horizons in the cybernetics sector.
Keywords: design and control systemic methodology; DCSYM; socio-technical systems; STS; modelling; viable system model; VSM; graphical methodologies; system; systemic modelling; cybernetic; DCSYM-3.
International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2020 Vol.9 No.2, pp.114 - 140
Accepted: 02 Jul 2020
Published online: 25 Feb 2021 *