Systema: connecting matter, life, culture and technology

This peer reviewed open access journal is dedicated to the building of a better world through the dissemination of high quality original and innovative research work on theories, methodologies, and applications of systems science, thinking and practice. It publishes the proceedings of the European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR) and peer reviewed papers on systems, complexity and network research, as well as insightful survey papers.

The journal endorses cross-disciplinary approaches and welcomes contributions that enhance the self-understanding and unity of the global systems community, advance the systems sciences in significant ways, and have the potential for a positive impact in society.

Amongst the topics covered in support of these editorial themes are cybernetics, general systems theory, complex adaptive systems, theory of social systems, systems biology, economic systems, modeling, complexity, network theory, computational and information theory, and systems philosophy.  Read more...



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Vol 2, No 2 (2014): EMCSR 2014 - Awards and Invited Papers

With this issue of Systema we celebrate the occasion and the success of the 2014 European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR),  The theme was:“Civilization at the Cross-Roads: Response and Responsibility of the Systems Sciences”.  This issue focuses on Awards and Invited Papers, and it will be followed by further special issues presenting selected peer-reviewed papers from the EMCSR 2014.

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Editorial Systema 2(2) PDF
David Rousseau 1-3

Special Issue: EMCSR - Awards and Invited Papers

Big Questions Come In Bundles, Hence They Should Be Tackled Systemically PDF
Mario Bunge 4-13
Laudatio: Mario Bunge PDF
Rainer E. Zimmermann 14-17
The Baconian Project of Science and the Crisis of “Salomon’s House” PDF
Hans Schelkshorn 18-25
Organizing for Sustainability PDF
Markus Schwaninger 26-42
Associations for the Reciprocal and Mutual Sharing of Advantages and DisAvantages (ARMSADA) - A Fruitful Predictive Paradigm PDF
Pierre Bricage 43-60
Performance-Based Control of Learning Agents and Self-fulfilling Reductionism PDF
Yagmur Denizhan 61-70
A bottom-up way of building a system and changing perceptions – urban pioneers as a model for transformation for sustainability PDF
Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen 71-80
Complexity and Strategy PDF
Gary Metcalf 81-85

Systema: connecting matter, life, culture and technology (ISSN: 2305-6991) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. All journal content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.