Systems Science and Cybernetics

Edited by : Francisco Parra-Luna,

Departamento de Sociologia I, Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, Universidad

Complutense de Madrid, Spain

1. System Theories: Synergetics

Hermann P.J. Haken, Institute for Theoretical Physics I, Center for Synegetics, University of Stuttgart, Germany

History and Philosophy of the Systems Sciences: The Road Toward Uncertinty

Charles Oscar Francois, GESI, Grupo de Estudio de Sistemas, Argentina

General Systems Theory

Anatol Rapoport, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada

Living Systems Theory

G.A. Swanson, Department of Accounting, Tennessee Technological University, USA

James Grier Miller, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Entropy Systems Theory

Kenneth D. Bailey, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Actor-System-Dynamics Theory

Tom R. Burns, Uppsala Theory Circle, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Thomas Baumgartner, Natural & Social Science Interface, The Swiss Technical University, Switzerland

Thomas Dietz, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University, USA

Nora Machado, Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Ethics as Emergent Property of the Behavior of Living Systems

Gianfranco Minati, The inter University Center E.Co.N.A. at the University of La Sapienza, Italy

Axiological Systems Theory

Francisco Parra-Luna, Departamento de Sociologia I, Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, Universidad

Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Evolutionary Complex Systems

Iris Belkis Balsamo, Institute of Public Law, Political Science and Sociology, National Academy of Sciences of

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Epistemological Aspects of Systems Theory Related to Biological Evolution

Enzo Tiezzi, Department of Chemical and Biosystems Sciences, University of Siena, Italy

Nadia Marchettini, Department of Chemical and Biosystems Sciences, University of Siena, Italy

Social-Technical Systems: History and State-of-the-Art

Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger, Department of Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

The Geometry of Thinking

Curt McNamara, Digi International, USA

Systemology: Systemic and Non-Systemic Entities

Nicolae Bulz, Managerial Engineering Faculty, Ecological University Bucharest, Romania

2. Systems Approaches: A Technology for Theory Production

J. Gutierrez, Catedra Unesco de Educacion para el Desarrollo, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain

Juan Miguel Aguado Terron, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y de la Comunicacion, Universidad Catolica San

Antonio de Murcia, Spain

Rafael Beneyto, Departamento de Logica y Filosofia de la Ciencia, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

The Systems Sciences in Service of Humanity

Alexander Laszlo, Syntony Quest, USA

Ervin Laszlo, International Society for the Systems Sciences, Italy

General Systems

Weltanschauung Jimenez-Lopez Elohim, Institute of Design and Technology Assessment, Vienna University of Technology, Austria


Alan E. Singer, Department of Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Designing Social Systems

Bela H. Banathy, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center and International Systems Institute, USA

A Systems Design of the Future

Mario Bunge, Department of Philosophy, McGill University, Canada

Soft Systems Methodology

Ricardo A. Rodriguez-Ulloa, Andean Institute of Systems - IAS, Peru

Social Problem Diagnosis: A Sociopathology Identification Model

Paris J. Arnopoulos, Concordia University, Canada

Critical Systems Thinking

Karl-Heinz Simon, University of Kassel, Center for Environmental Systems Research, Germany

Total Systems Intervention

Lorraine Warren, Department of Business Strategy, Lincoln School of Management, University of Lincolnshire and

Humberside, UK

Integrative Systems Methodology

Markus S. Schwaninger, Institute of Management (IfB), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

WSR Decisions for a Sustainable Future

Zhichang Zhu, Business School, The University of Hull, UK

Psychological and Cultural Dynamics of Sustainable Human Systems

Paul Maiteny, Education for Sustainability Programme, South Bank University, UK

The Dynamics of Social and Cultural Change

R. Vanderstraeten, Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Formal Approaches to Systems

Antonio Caselles, Departament de Metematica Aplicada, Facultat de Matematiques, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

The Quantification of System Domains

John P. van Gigch, Department of Management, College of Business, California State University, USA

Chaos - Back to "Paradise Lost": Predictability. The Century of the Emergence of Systemic Thought and Chaos Theory

Lorenzo Ferrer Figueras, Department of Applied Mathematics, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Transdisciplinary Unifying Theory. Its Formal Aspects

Marilena Lunca, The World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), ISA - Sociocybernetics, The


General Systems Problem Solver

George J. Klir, Department of Systems Science & Industrial Engineering, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering

and Applied Science, State Univ. of New York, USA

3. Cybernetics: Cybernetics and the Theory of Knowledge

Ernst von Glasersfeld, Scientific Reasoning Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

History of Cybernetics

Robert Vallee, Universite Paris-Nord, France

Existing Cybernetics Foundations

Boris M. Vladimirski, Rostov State University, Russia

Second Order Cybernetics

Ranulph Glanville, CybernEthics Research, UK

Knowledge and Self-Production Processes in Social Systems

Milan Zeleny, Fordham University, USA

Cybernetics and the Integration of Knowledge

Bernard Scott, Learning Environments and Technology Unit, University for the Highlands and Islands Project, UK

Cybernetics and Communication

Vladimir U. Degtiar, Department of Social Informatics, Moscow State University, Russia

Bipolar Feedback

Hector Sabelli, Chicago Center for Creative Development, USA

4. Computational Intelligence

Klaus Mainzer, Institute of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Augsburg, Germany

General Principles and Purposes of Computational Intelligence

Leonid Reznik, School of Communications and Informatics, Victoria University, Australia

Neural Networks

Igor Vajda, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Jiri Grim, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech


Simulated Annealing: From Statistical Thermodynamics to Combinatory Problems Solving

Daniel Thiel, Ambassade de France a Seoul, Service de la valise diplomatique, France

Adaptive Systems

Rafael Pla-Lopez, Department of Applied Mathematics, Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Biological Intelligence and Computational Intelligence

Gilbert A. Chauvet, Integrative Biology Research Center, Université Paris V, Hôpital Tarnier-Cochin, Paris; (and

Department of Biomedical Engineering, USC, Los Angeles, USA), France