RC51 is the research committee on sociocybernetics of the International Sociological Association.

We aim to promote the development of sociocybernetic theory and research within the social sciences. Sociocybernetics is broadly defined here as applications within the social sciences of first- and second-order cybernetics, general systems theory and the various combinations and variations of these that can be subsumed under the term “the emerging sciences of complexity”.

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3RD ISA FORUM: ONE MONTH TO “The futures we want”

We’re happy to know that in just one month, starting july 10th, the RC51 on Sociocybernetics will meet again as an academic, research, practitioner and friendship community.

Please find all the information: Program, Timetable, Presenters, Vienna information, etc. on the ISA Forum 2016 internet homepage.

And, in particular for our RC51, the Program can be found here.

See you in Vienna!


The preliminary schedule for the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology is now available for you to access online. Please note this schedule is subject to changes.

Preliminary Schedule: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2016/webprogram/start.html

The registration deadline for presenters is April 5th 2016 24:00 GMT. Presenters who fail to pay a registration fee by the deadline will be automatically deleted from the program. No extension of the deadline is possible.

Please visit the link below for details on registration fees and to start the registration process:


Thank you,

The ISA Abstract Support Team


Our Newsletter editor Juan Carlos Barrón Pastor has made available the latest issue of our beloved RC51 Newsletter. Download it here.

Journal of Sociocybernetics Vol 13 (1)

Featuring three original scientific papers (and a new layout), a new issue of the Journal of Sociocybernetics is not out. The journal is licensed under creative commons and it’s open access.

Feel free to download and read the papers:

Minds in Chains: A Sociocybernetic Analysis of the Abrahamic Faiths PDF
Bernard CE Scott
Rolando García’s “Complex Systems Theory” and its relevance to sociocybernetics PDF
Gaston Becerra, José Antonio Amozurrutia
Changing Social Focussing in the Development of Jazz Music PDF
James Hay, J David Flynn

Volume 13 (2), with the first chunk of the proceedings from Zaragoza conference, is also ready. Expect it to be out in the news few weeks.

Newsletter Issue 30

Our newsletter editor Juan Carlos Barrón Pastor has made available the latest issue of our beloved RC51 Newsletter. Download it here.