Vol 1, No 3 (2013)

With the present issue of “systems” we are pleased to present a further group of valuable papers from the EMCSR 2012, leading with a survey of expert opinions on the challenges and opportunities facing Cybernetics and Systems Research.

As this is the final issue of our first volume, we would like to thank all the people who worked so diligently behind the scenes to make volume 1 possible, especially the Managing Editor Mag. Robert Bichler (University of Salzburg) for his tireless work in doing the copy-editing and layout, and also the many members of the Editorial Board who have given so selflessly of their time to act as peer-reviewers.  On behalf of myself and the authors whose work has appeared in "systems", thank you for helping us all to connect matter, life, culture and technology in the interests of creating a better world.


Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
David Rousseau 1-3

Special Issue EMCSR

The Past, Present and Future of Cybernetics and Systems Research PDF
Carlos Gershenson, Peter Csermely, Peter Erdi, Helena Knyazeva, Alexander Laszlo 4-13
Algebraic Approach to Combining Logical Inference with Defeasible Reasoning PDF
Boris A. Kulik, Alexander Ya. Fridman, Alexander A. Zuenko 14-38
Modeling social interaction. A proposal oriented on Luhmann PDF
Manfred Fuellsack 39-49
Neosentience and the Abstraction of Abstraction PDF
Bill Seaman 50-67
E. Morin’s Complexity Paradigm in the Context of Informational Challenges to Education PDF
Iryna Predborska 68-82
A two years simulation using a real data cellular automaton. A predictive case study with the schistosomiasis expansion process along the coastline of Brazil PDF
Jones Oliveira de Albuquerque 83-99

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