Research Committees

RC51 Sociocybernetics

Established in 1998


It is the main objective of the RC to promote the development of (socio)cybernetic theory and research within the social sciences. Sociocybernetics is broadly defined here as including first- and second-order cybernetics, general systems theory, and various combinations and variations of these that can be subsumed under the term "the emerging sciences of complexity", to the extent these can be applied to the subject matter of the social sciences.

Board 2014-2018

President Chaime MARCUELLO-SERVÓS, University of Zaragoza, Spain,
Vice-president José A. AMOZURRUTIA, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico,
Secretary Patricia E. ALMAGUER-KALIXTO, University of Zaragoza, Spain,
Treasurer Saburo AKAHORI, Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan,
Newsletter Editor Juan Carlos BARRÓN-PASTOR, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico,
Journal of
Sociocybernetics Editor
Fabio GIGLIETTO, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy,
Webmaster Luciano Gallón, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia,

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinators:  Chaime MARCUELLO-SERVOS, and Patricia E. ALMAGUER-KALIXTO,


The Journal of Sociocybernetics is available here.


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