Research Committees

RC51 Sociocybernetics



Established in 1998

Objectives

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 2024 - 2027

President Saburo AKAHORI, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan, akahori@lab.twcu.ac.jp
Vice-President Dalila CEREJO, Universidadde NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal
Secretary Andrew MITCHELL, Kumamoto University, Japan, mitchell.andrewneil@gmail.com
Treasurer Jorge Cardiel, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico, jorgecardiel@comunidad.unam.mx
Advisor Members (co-opted) Raija KOSKINEN, Hame University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Finland (Membership Development)
to be elected (Newsletter Editor)
to be elected (Webmaster)
to be elected (Social Networks)
Past President Patricia Eugenia ALMAGUER-KALIXTO, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Program Coordinators for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 are:
Dalila CEREJO,
Saburo AKAHORI, akahori@lab.twcu.ac.jp
Andrew MITCHELL, mitchell.andrew.neil@gmail.com

Publications

The Journal of Sociocybernetics is available here.

Newsletter

Available on RC51 website.

Membership

Dues for a 4-year period:
Category A countries: USD 25 (students USD 15)
Category B and C countries: USD 10
Table of countries per category

A life membership in RC51 is a one-time payment of USD 50 (USD 20 for country category B or C) after the age (70) when ISA life membership becomes possible according to the ISA rules.

To become a member, submit a membership application from your user account: https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/login.