JOURNAL OF SOCIOCYBERNETICS



ISSN 1607-8667



Editor

Co-Editors

Karl Heinz Simon

Barry Gibson
Juan M. Aguado
Editorial Board



Felix Geyer
Chaime Marcuello
Vessela Misheva
Philip Nikolopoulos














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INDEX

Volume 6, Number 1, Summer 2008


Refereed articles
Akmar Gafurov Mathematical Model of Social Develoment
Ephraim Nissan
Medieval (and Later) Compulsory Signs of Group Identity Disclosure –
Part I
34
Classics
A Quotation from Walter Buckley
“Sociology and Modern Systems Theory”
31
Discussion
Francisco Parra-Luna Is it Possible to Use Second-Order Cybernetics as a Technological
Device in Sociological Research
33
Bernard Scott Commentary on Francisco Parra-Luna’s Paper 44
Eva Buchinger Commentary on the Paper: "Is it possible to use second-order cybernetics as a technological device in sociological research?" 48



Volume 5, Numbers 1-2, 2007


Refereed articles
Sandy Britain, Oleg Liber, Sharon Perry, Wynne Rees Modeling Organisational Factors Affecting the Development of e-Learning in a University Using a Cybernetics Approach


6
Kenneth D. Bailey Insider Coding: Congruence in the Theories of Luhmann and Miller 23
Joy Murray, Christopher Dey and Manfred Lenzen Systems for Social Sustainability: Global Connectedness and the Tuvalu Test
Philippos Nicolopoulos Systems Theory, the Western Functional Conception of Development and the Differences of Value Worlds and Cultures 34
Other articles
Humberto R. Maturana/ Bernhard Poerksen Autopoiesis and Social Theory: A Conversation 57
Leo M. Semashko Tetrasociology: Six System Sociocybernetic Innovations for an Information Society 74
Reviews
Bernard Scott Norbert Wiener - Cybernetician: A Review of “Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener, The Father of Cybernetics” By Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman (Banic Books, NY, 2005, 423pp.) 82




Volume 4, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2003-2004


articles
Barry Gibson, Qiling Huang, Blanaid Daly, and Jane Gregory Forms of Meaning in Homeless People's Responses to the OHIP-14 Questionnaire: An Exploratory Qualitative Study




1
Matjaz Mulej, Zdenka Zenko, Vojko Potocan, Stefan Kajzer, and Stuart Umpleby
(The System of) Seven Basic Groups of Systems Thinking Principles and Eight Basic Assumptions of a General Theory of Systems


23
Reviews
Norma Romm Janet J. McIntyre-Mills: Global Citizenship and Social Movements 39
Leo Semashko; Tetrasociology: Response to Challenges 40
Bernard Scott review 41
Bernd R. Hornung review 43
RC51 News
Newsletter 15 37





Volume 4, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2003


articles
Janet McIntyre Participatory Design: The Community of Practice (COP) Approach and Its Relevance to Strategic Knowledge Management and Ethical Governance




1
Michael Paetau
Space and Social Order: The Challenge of Computer-Mediated Social Networks

23
RC51 News
Newsletter 15 37





Volume 3, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2002


articles
David J. Connell
Multiple Constructions of the
Environmental Crisis:
A Sociocybernetic View




1
Søren Brier

Luhmann Semioticized


13
Reviews
Bernd R. Hornung Heinz von Foerster and Bernhard Poerksen
Understanding Systems: Conversations on
Epistemology and Ethics
23
RC51 News
Newsletter 14 29
1. Letter from the President 29
2. Message from the Secretary 30
3. New Developments in RC51 30
4. Communications about Sociocybernetics 37
5. Obituaries for Heinz von Foerster 40
6. Upcoming Conferences 44



Volume 3, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2002


articles
Andrea Pronzini
First-Order Semantics and
Artificial Intelligence



1
Bernard Scott

Being Holistic about Global Issues:
Needs and Meanings



21
RC51 News
Newsletter 13 27
1. Letter from the President 27
2. Message from the Secretary 29
3. From the Editors 31
4. News from the ISA 31
5. Brisbane Program and Abstracts 34
6. Publications 68
7. Upcoming Conferences 69





Volume 2, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2001


articles
Bernd Hornung
Structural Coupling and Concepts of Data and Information Exchange: Integrating Luhmann into Information Science



1
Pavel O. Luksha

Society as a Self-Reproducing System


13
RC51 News
Newsletter 12 37
1. President's Letter 37
2. Message from the Secretary 38
3. Third International Conference on Sociocybernetics
  • 3.1 Conference Program
  • 3.2 Opening Address, Bernd R. Hornung
  • 3.3 Inaugural Address, Richard E. Lee
    Sesión Inaugural (Spanish-English parallel text)
  • 3.4 Report of the President, Bernd R. Hornung
  • 3.5 Summary and Closure, Bernd R. Hornung
39

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41
42
43
49
50
4. 15th World Congress of Sociology
  • 4.1 RC51 Tutorial Sessions
  • 4.2 Organization of Presentations
54

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55
5. Upcoming Conferences 58


Volume 2, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2001


articles
Juan Miguel Aguado Terrón
Making the Social Subject: The Role of Theory and Technology in Social Emergence


1
Michael P. Byron

Modeling the Global International System:
Logical Consistency with Theory, Internal
Self-Consistency, and Empirical
Falsifiability





9
Mário Vieira de Carvalho
Art as Autopoiesis? A critical approach,
beginning with the European musical avant-
garde in the early 1950s



33
Issues and Discussions Announcement 41
RC51 News Newsletter 11 43




Volume 1, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2000


Heinrich W. Ahlemeyer

Managing Organized Knowledge: A Systemic Proposal


1
Jacques Van Bockstaele
Maria Van Bockstaele
Martine Godard-Plasman




Observing Action in situ




13
Bernd R. Hornung

Walter Buckley
: Society - A Complex Adaptive System: Essays in Social Theory


27
Philip Nicolopoulos
Cybernetics and Systems. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress.
Volumes 1, 2, 3
Newsletter 10 33
Appendix to Newsletter 10 49


Volume 1, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2000

Richard E. Lee
Felix Geyer
Bernd R. Hornung



A Journal for Sociocybernetics



1
Newsletter 9 7
Appendices to Newsletter 9 13