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 SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We are pleased to announce that the SECOND Call for Proposals for the

14th International Conference of Sociocybernetics (ICSC)

Sociocybernetics, innovation and social conflicts

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

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.

For detailed information, visit the ICSC2017 Conference Web.

JOURNAL OF SOCIOCYBERNETICS VOL 14 (1)

A new issue of the Journal of Sociocybernetics is now out! Volume 14 (2016) includes the following papers:

Is external control important for internal control?. Evo BUSSENIERS
Political legitimacy in Japan: a Luhmannian perspective. Andrew MITCHELL
Bildung in the Era of Digital Media. Jesper TÆKKE and Michael Eric PAULSEN

You can grab the open access full papers following this link.

JOURNAL OF SOCIOCYBERNETICS VOL 13 (2)

Special Issue of Zaragoza 13th Conference of Sociocybernetics.

First part of the special issue with selected papers from 13th Conference of Sociocybernetics “Sociocybernetics Facing Turbulent Times: Media, Politics and Societies”.

The special issue is guest-edited by Toru TAKAHASHI.

Find it following this link.

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

[CfP DOWNLOAD]

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.