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 2018 - 2022. Extended 2023

President Patricia Eugenia ALMAGUER-KALIXTO, University of Zaragoza, Spain,
Vice-President Raija KOSKINEN, University of Helsinki, Finland,
Secretary Manuel MEZA CUERVO, INTERHES, Mexico,
Treasurer Saburo AKAHORI, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan,
Advisor Members (co-opted) Fabio GIGLIETTO, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy (Journal Editor)
Toru TAKAHASHI, Chuo University, Japan,  (Newsletter Editors)
Andrew MITCHELL, Kumamoto University, Japan, (Newsletter Editors)
Luciano GALLON, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia (Social Networks)
Martina RAPONI, Noiserr, The Netherlands (Social Networks)
Past President Chaime MARCUELLO SERVOS, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Program Coordinator for XX ISA World Congress 2023 is:
Patricia Eugenia ALMAGUER-KALIXTO,


The Journal of Sociocybernetics is available here.


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Category A countries: USD 25 (students USD 15)
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