Seminar on global and large scale System Models summary and conclusions

  • A. V. Balakrishnan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 19)


We began with a review of relevant aspects of the Methodology of System Modelling and System Theory. We had detailed presentations of the following specific models: Mesarovic-Pestel Models Bariloche Models UNIDO — (ARAB) Models

Following this there were reviews and critiques of these and other models, and an overall evaluation of the current status of Global Modelling, including a consideration of the possible future of this activity.

We also discussed other large-scale systems: National Socio-Economic Models and Corporate Models, including their interaction with the global models.

The objectives set out for the conference were more than adequately met. Thus, there was a decided emphasis on the Third World in respect to world models. We brought together methodologists and modellers perhaps for the first time. Particularly significant was the participation of R.E. Kalman, the initiator of System Science, whose observations on the methodological aspects were incisive.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Balakrishnan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, School of Engineering and Applied ScienceLos Angeles

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