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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ICSC2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS OUT

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for the
14th International Conference of Sociocybernetics (ICSC) is now out.

Sociocybernetics, innovation and social conflicts

June 20-24 2017, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia

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Please submit your proposals before 13th March 2017.

Abstracts should be sent in English. Please submit an Abstract of 200-300 words together with an Extended abstract of 750-1000 words (including references) for review purposes. The former will be published in the RC51 Newsletter, included in the abstracts booklet made available to conference participants and published as part of the conference programme on the RC51 website.

The Abstract only should include information about the author(s): names, affiliations, email addresses and three (3) keywords. Both abstracts should be sent to the Head of the Abstracts Committee José A. AMOZURRUTIA (j.antonio.amoz@gmail.com), with copy to the RC51 Secretary Patricia E. ALMAGUER (endev.research@gmail.com). Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Sociocybernetics.

And the Walter Buckley Memorial Award goes to…

As every year, a committee of RC51 members carefully followed all presentations delivered during the 2016 RC51 Sessions within the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna, and picked the most effective one.

Congratulation to the winners of the Walter Buckley Memorial Award on Excellence in presenting Sociocybernetics 2016: Jesper Tække and Michael Paulsen, for their presentation Between Competencies and Bildung in the Digital Medium Environment.

A complete list of the winners of previous editions is available in Buckley Award page.

3RD ISA FORUM IS HERE: THE FUTURES WE WANT

We’re happy to be in Vienna where the RC51 on Sociocybernetics is meeting 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.

Welcome to Vienna!

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!

3RD ISA FORUM: PRELIMINARY PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION

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:

https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2016/registration/call.cgi?

Thank you,

The ISA Abstract Support Team