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There are several professional societies in the field of cybernetics and systems theory. Many national societies are members of the International Federation for Systems Research, a coordinating organization which publishes a newsletter.

  1. The American Society for Cybernetics (ASC), Pille Bunnell president.
  2. The Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies (ASCS), Robert Trappl president.
  3. The Dutch Systems Group (DSG), Gerard de Zeeuw president.
  4. The International Cybernetics Association (ICA) founded by Georges Boulanger (Belgium), Jean Ramaekers president. About 50 percent of the papers at their conferences are in French and 50 percent in English.
  5. Local Groups:
      1. Society for Cybernetics and Systems Research in Ann Arbor, MI.
      2. Washington Evolutionary Systems Society, in Washington, DC.
      3. Cambridge Cybernetics Society, in Boston, MA.
      4. The Cybernetics Society of London.
  6. The International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), formerly the Society for General Systems Research (SGSR).
  7. The System Dynamics Society, founded by the students of Jay Forrester.
  8. The World Organization for Systems and Cybernetics (WOGSC) founded by Jack Rose in England.
  9. Italian Association for Research on Systems (AIRS).
  10. Socio-Cybernetics Working Group of the International Sociological Association

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