The Society aims to support the Continuing Professional Development of its members.The Cybernetics Society is a member society of the International Federation for Systems Research and is affiliated to the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics.We invite you to commemorate Heinz by listening to one of his lectures from 1975 provided by Portland State Library as an audio document.You will be able to enjoy Heinz explaining his ideas in a most entertaining, inspiring and precise way.Sarah Hodel of the Centre for Science & Security Studies (CSSS), Department of War Studies, King's College, London writes: The British International Studies Association (BISA) and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) are currently accepting proposals for papers and panels that investigate conceptual, empirical and/or policy aspects of continuity and change in global or regional nuclear order for the Fifth Annual Conference of the BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group, 21-22 September 2017 in London, UK.Submissions from postgraduate students, non-academics and those working in other disciplines are particularly welcome. The Heinz von Foerster Lecture '17 will be held in room 41 main building of the Universität Wien Universitätsring 1 , 1010 Wien. Paul Pangaro writes: To "design our world" has been the goal of every human generation since the first conversations for design occurred "between mind and hand" at the dawn of our species.
Breathtaking in scope and depth flawed only, perhaps, by the competence of digital seriality but Genius at work. Ross Ashby Aphorisms from the English pioneer were celebrated at the University of Illinois Stafford Beer Memorial Page for the founder of Management Cybernetics.
Ross Ashby (also a former U of I Electrical Engineering faculty member), Warren S. The Conference will be held at Villanueva de los Infantes, Campo de Montiel, Spain. The talk is in the context of a celebration of the work of Cedric Price with whom Pask first applied Cybernetics to Architecture for this unimplemented but influential project. Bernard Scott who reminds us of reminiscences on Pask from Cedric Price, Joan Littlewood and Sir Peter Cook. Piotr Jedrzejowicz and Dariusz Barbucha CSDMO 2017 Special Session Chairs invite submissions by the extended deadline of 15th April on Cooperative Strategies for Decision Making and Optimization. From the Press Release: "By the end of 2016, the CIA's hacking division, which formally falls under the agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI), had over 5000 registered users and had produced more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses, and other "weaponized" malware". It also informed his revolutionary 'Groundcourse', an art foundation course that incorporated cybernetics, behaviourism and play.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: computational intelligence, cooperative strategies for optimization, collective decision making, evolutionary and co-evolutionary algorithms and their applications, swarm intelligence, adaptive methods for decision making and optimization, distributed optimization, agent-based modeling and problem solving, multi-agent optimization techniques and their applications, and applications of intelligent techniques for decision making and optimization problems. Roy has been at the vanguard of art using technology during his career, but this use of technology is not the defining feature of his practice.
Kauffman discusses "Cybernetics, Reflexivity and Second-Order Science".
Albert Muller writes: Today is the 105th anniversary of Heinz von Foerster's birthday.