scientific publications on biomatrix theory

history of publications

Since 1979 about 70 research articles were published on various aspects of Biomatrix theory and its application and four PhD and two Master’s theses were completed. Other research studies are in progress.

terminology

To facilitate accuracy in scientific debate several new and clearly defined terms are used in our articles. The most important ones are Biomatrix, teleon, doublet, teleonics, and telentropy. The list of research publications reflects this terminology.

In the application of Biomatrix Theory in the context of specific disciplines, we have replaced these terms with more commonly used ones in the different disciplines. For example, in a management context, the term teleon is replaced with process system (in earlier publications) or activity system (in later publications) and the term doublet is replaced with entity system. However, the terms Biomatrix and telentropy are maintained.

list of articles

(arranged in chronological order)

Jaros, GG, Coleman TG and Guyton, AC 1979. A mathematical model of short-term calcium homeostasis. Simulation. June: 193-204.

Jaros, GG, Guyton AC and Coleman, TG 1980. The role of the bone in short-term calcium homeostasis: An analog-digital computer simulation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 8: 103-14.

Jaros, GG 1980. Beginsels van Homeostase. Geneeskunde, 22: 115-117.

Jaros, GG et al. 1982. Transient response of the calcium homeostatic system of the conscious pig to bolus calcium injections. American Journal of Physiology. 243: 125-130.

Jaros, G. et al. 1983. Transient response of thyroidectomised pigs to bolus calcium injections and the effect of salmon calcitonin and parathyroid hormone. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 6: 95-102.

Jaros, GG et al. 1984. The transient response of the calcium homeostatic system– the effect of calcitonin. American Journal of Physiology, 246: 693-697.

Maier, H, Jaros, GG. et al. 1985. Effects of intravenous bolus injections on glomelural filtration rate and electrolyte excretion in the kidney in conscious pigs. South African Journal of Medicine, 67: 343-346.

Belonje, PC, Jaros, GG and Newman, E. 1985. Rapid calcium resposes, in Current advances in sceletogenesis. A. Ormay, Editor., Exerpta Medica: Amsterdam.

Jaros, GG, Belonje, PC and Breuer, H. 1987. A general method for the analysis of complex physiological systems. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Mathematical Modelling, X.J.R. Avula, Editor. Pergamon Press. 604-608.

Jaros, GG and Cloete, A. 1987. Biomatrix: the web of life. World Futures, 23: 215-236.

Jaros, GG, Belonje, PC and Breuer, H. 1988. Biological systems: A general approach. In: Control and Dynamic Systems. CT Leondes, Editor. Academic Press,: London. 73-115.

Cloete, A. and Jaros, GG 1989. The Biomatrix: Optimisation and efficiency of teleons. In: Advances in Systems research and Cybernetics, G.E. Lasker, Editor. International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics: Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Jaros, GG and Cloete, A. 1990. The Biomatrix: The web of purposeful processes or teleons. In: Advances in Education and Human Development. Part II: Social Systems and Processes, T. Koizumi and G.E. Lasker, Editors. International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics: Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 124-133.

Jaros, GG and Cloete, A. 1993. Teleonics: The Science of Purposeful Processes. In: The ethical management of science as a system. R. Peckham, Editor. The International Society for the Systems Sciences: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 359-365.

Pastoll, G. and Jaros, GG 1994. Settling on what we are: The central place of the sense-of-self in education and the implication of the concepts of the teleon and telentropy for the development of the sense-of-self. World Futures, 37: 1-17.

Jaros, GG, Irlam, J. and Vurgarellis, P. 1994. The Hospital as a Doublet. Systems Practice, 7: 297-310.

Edwards, LB and Jaros, GG. 1994. A survey of rural cancer patients cope using teleonics for interpretation. In: New Systems thinking and action for the new century, B. Brady and L. Peeno, Editors. International Society for the System Sciences: Louisville, Kentucky, USA,. 431-438.

Cloete, A. and Jaros, GG 1994. Teleonic: A model of goal-directed living processes. In: New systems thinking and action for a new century, B. Brady and L. Peeno, Editors. International Society for the Systems Sciences: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 633-640.

Dodds, MMA. and Jaros, GG 1994. The name of the devil is suboptimisation. In: New systems thinking and action for a new century, B. Brady and L. Peeno, Editors. International Society for the Systems Sciences: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 1425-1436.

Dostal, E. and Jaros, GG 1994. Applying the Biomatrix theory to the governance of societies. In: New systems thinking and action for a new century, B. Brady and L. Peeno, Editors. International Society for the System Sciences: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 1213-1220.

Dostal, E. and Jaros, GG 1994. The teleonics view of a matrix organisation. In: New systems thinking and action for a new century., B. Brady and L. Peeno, Editors. International Society for the System Sciences: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 981-990.

Edwards, L. and Jaros, GG 1994. Psychology, a discipline with a structure-based history and a process-based future, In: New systems thinking and action for a new century, B. Brady and L. Peeno, Editors. International Society for the System Sciences: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 431-438.

Jaros, GG and Cloete, A. 1994. Stress in the Biomatrix. In: New systems thinking and action for a new century, B. Brady and L. Peeno, Editors. International Society for the System Sciences: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 655-664.

Muller, L., Jaros, GG and Rommelaere, P. 1994. A systems approach in the harmonic series and its potential effect on health. In: New systems thinking and action for a new century, B. Brady and L. Peeno, Editors. International Society for the Systems Sciences,: Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 451-458.

Dodds, MMA and Jaros, GG 1994. The name of the devil is suboptimisation. World Futures. 43: 1-38.

Edwards, LB and Jaros, GG. 1994. Process-based Systems Thinking–Challenging the Boundaries. J of Social and Evolutionary Systems. 17: 339-353.

Jaros, GG. 1994. Teleonics approach to healthcare. in Systems Thinking and Progressive Social Change. Cape Town: University fo cape Town.

Dodds, MMA. and Jaros, GG 1995. Development in terms of the Biomatrix. World Futures. 40: 1-28.

Jaros, GG and Dostal, E. 1995. Organisation as a Doublet. Systems Practice. 8: 69-83.

Edwards, LB and Jaros, GG 1995. Psychology, a discipline with structure-based history and a process-based future. Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems. 18: 67-85.

Jaros, GG and Baker, AB 1995. Safety and accidents in anaesthesia: the use of teleonics. In: Systems for the future, W. Hutchinson, et al., Editors. Edith Cowan University: Perth, Australia. 33-39.

Dostal, E. and Jaros, GG 1996. A Teleonic Framework for the discussion of Education policy and Governance. Systems Practice. 9: 497-516.

Dostal, E. and Jaros, GG 1995. Grundsatzfragen des Gesundheitswesen aus der Sicht des Systemdenkens. In: Alpbacher Gesundheitsgespräche,”Gesundheit scheibchenweise? Medizinethic bei Ressourcenknappheit”. Europäisches Forum: Alpbach, Austria, 27-28. August, 1995.

Dostal, E. and Jaros, GG 1996. A teleonic framework for the discussion of education policy and governance. Systems Practice. 9: 497-516.

Edwards, L. 1996. Developing teleonics as a process-based systems method for psychological practice. PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Jaros, GG, 1996. Synergy of complements in living systems. In: Fuzzy Logic and the Management of Complexity, V. Dimitrov and J. Dimitrov, Editors. University of Western Sydney: Sydney. 23-27.

Jaros, G. and Baker, A. 1996. Design and emergence in heathcare technology. In: Sustainable Peace in the World System and the next Evolution of Human Consciousness, J. Wilby, Editor. International Society for the Systems Sciences: Kentucky, USA. 189-204.

Jaros, G. and Peeno, L. 1996. Teleonics of health and healthcare: Focus on health Promotion. In: Sustainable Peace in the World System and the next Evolution of Human Consciousness, J. Wilby, Editor. International Society for the Systems Sciences: Kentucky, USA. 577-590.

McNeil, DH. and Jaros, GG 1996. On the union of complements. In: Sustainable Peace in the World System and the next Evolution of Human Consciousness, Wilby.J, Editor. International Society for the Systems Sciences: Kentucky, USA. 253-264.

Dostal, E. 1997. Application of the biomatrix model to education systems design – with special reference to South Africa. PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Dostal, E., Jaros, GG and Baker, AB 1998. Some fundamental questions concerning healthcare from a process-based systems perspective. Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems. 21: 191-208.

Jaros, GG and Bunn, AE 1998. Teleonic approach to Smart Partnership. World Futures, 53: 1-33.

Jaros, GG, 1998. Living Systems Theory of James Grier Miller and teleonics. In: Sustainable Technology and Complex Ecological and Social Systems, J. Wilby, Editor. ISSS: Hull, England.

Jaros, GG 1998. Sustainable technology: the meeting of the spirit, mind and matter. In: Sustainable Technology and Complex Ecological and Social Systems, J. Wilby, Editor. ISSS: Hull, England.

Jaros, G.G 1998. Teleonika. Termeszet Vilaga, 129: 274-276.

Vogl, B. and Jaros, GG 1998. Celebration of diversity. Kappa Delta Pi. 62: 334-340.

Jaros, GG and Baker, AB 1998. Development of healthcare technology through design and emergence. Systems Research, 15: 259-270.

Cloete, A. 1999. The Biomatrix Model: The Development and formalisation of a general systems model. PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Edwards, LB and Jaros, GG 1999. Introducing teleonics: A process-based ecology of ideas. Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems. 21: 301-321.

Jaros, GG 1999. Technology: the meeting of the spirit, mind and matter. World Futures. 54: 1-20.

Jaros, GG and Bunn, AE 1999. Healthcare Technology: Blessing or curse. South African Medical Journal, 189: 1165-1170.

Jaros, GG 1999. Teleonics of health and healthcare. World Futures, 1999. 53: 1-26.

Jaros, GG and Dostal, E. 2000. Teleonic framework for the management of organisations. Systems Practice. 12: 195-217.

Jaros, GG 2000. Living systems theory of James Grier Miller and teleonics. Systems Research. 17: 289-300.

Járos, GG and Baker, BA 2000. Teleonics of health and disease. Journal of Applied Systems Studies. 1: 1-25.

Járos, G. 2000. Synergy of Complements and the Exclusivity of Opposites. World Futures. 56: 1-19.

Horváth, G., Járos, GG and Nyéky, J. 2000. Teleonic Study of Accidents in Anaesthesia. Part I. Theoretical Background. In: World Congress of the Systems Sciences / ISSS. Toronto, Canada, 16-22 July 2000.

Jaros, GG and Dodds, MME 2000. Lifestream perspective of HIV / Aids: An application of the Biomatrix approach. In: Joint Population Conference. Port Elisabeth, 2-6 October, 2000.

Járos, GG 2001. Telentropy: Uncertainty in the Biomatrix. World Futures, 57: 49-78.

Jaros, GG 2001. Personality as a whole: 75 years of Smuts’ Holism. Australian Gestalt Journal. 5: 29-38.

Járos, GG 2002. Holism revisited: Its principles 75 years on. World Futures. 58: 12-31.

Degtiar, VU. and Járos, GG 2002. The maturation of brain architecture. Journal of Applied Systems Studies. 3: 1-15.

Degtiar, VU and Járos, GG 2002. Family as minimal socio-biological system: stability, maturation and harmonisation. Journal of Applied Systems Studies. 13:16-28.

Járos, GG, Baker, AB and Horváth, G. 2002. The Application of teleonic principles in the search for systemic causes in anaesthesia. Systems Practice and Action Research. 15: 1-23.

Járos, GG, Baker, AB and Horvath, G. 2004. Organisational issues of safety in healthcare: A teleonic study. Journal of Applied Systems Studies 4 (3): electronic publication: NB. no page numbers (in print).

Horvath, G and Jaros, GG 2005. The mathematico-symbolic formulation of teleonic principles. Systems Research and Behavioural Science, 22:55 -67

phd and master’s theses

The biomatrix model: The development and formalisation of a general systems model
by Anacreon Cloete
PhD thesis (1999, 326 pp)
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Application of the biomatrix model to education systems design (with special reference to South Africa)
by Elisabeth Dostal
PhD thesis (1997, 413 pages)
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Music as metaphor and mediator : Creating an integrative paradigm for education
by Linda Muller
PhD thesis (2006, 332 pages)
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Needs, problems and stress of rural cancer patients : An interpretation according to the biomatrix theory
by Lynn Edwards
Master’s thesis (1988, 180 pages)
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Managing organizational change: Application of the biomatrix theory to the transformation of a non-profit organization
by Anke Wigger
Master’s thesis (2008, 98 pages)
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Benchmarked balanced scorecard: Systemische gestaltungsoption eines integrierten managementansatzes
by Andreas Cellar
Master’s thesis in German (2006, 138 pages)
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