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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XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Preliminary Schedule

The preliminary schedule for the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology is now available for you to access online HERE. Please note this schedule is subject to changes.

The registration deadline for presenters is March 20th 2018 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 note that Congress Registration is not the same as ISA Membership, they are two separate payments. You do not have to be an ISA member to register, but members receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to join ISA.

Please visit the THIS LINK for details on registration fees and to start the registration process.

See you in TORONTO!


Register now!

We are pleased to announce that REGISTRATION for the

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

July 15-21 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Center
Toronto, Canada

is OPEN.

You can register now, visiting the World Congress site.


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

XIX ISA World Congress – Sociocybernetics CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Dear member/friend: Please find HERE the list and description of each RC51 Session proposed for the XIX ISA WORLD CONGRESS OF SOCIOLOGY to be held in Toronto, Canada (15‐21 July, 2018). Remember that the deadline to submit an abstract is on September 30, 2017 24:00 GMT. Feel free to distribute this among your academic colleagues and professional networks.


As every year, a committee of RC51 members carefully followed all presentations delivered during the 2017 RC51 Sessions within the 14th International Conference of Sociocybernetics in Medellín, and picked one.

Congratulation to the winner of the Walter Buckley Memorial Award on Excellence in presenting Sociocybernetics 2017: David Karminski Katz, for his presentation Building the meanings of Death. An approach from complex systems to news stories of death.

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