Cybernetics and Systems ’86

Proceedings of the Eighth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies, held at the University of Vienna, Austria, 1–4 April 1986

  • Robert Trappl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Is “Cybernetics and Systems Research” a System? A Scientometric Analysis

  3. General Systems Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Robert Vallée
      Pages 35-38
    3. C. M. Elstob
      Pages 79-86
    4. M. Peschel, W. Mende, F. Breitenecker
      Pages 87-94
    5. W. Delaney, M. P. Roccotelli, E. Vaccari
      Pages 95-101
    6. Rafael Pla-López
      Pages 111-116
  4. Designing and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Vilmos Nemeny
      Pages 157-163
    3. Jan Doroszewski, Wojciech Gasparski
      Pages 165-172
    4. W. Ernst Eder, Vladimir Hubka
      Pages 181-188
    5. Wojciech Tarnowski
      Pages 213-220
  5. Humanity, Architecture, and Conceptualisation

  6. Cybernetics in Biology and Medicine

About this book


This volume contains all papers presented at the Eighth European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research. 169 draft papers were submitted for evaluation. In the process of careful refereeing, 33 papers were rejected and the remaining authors were invited to submit final papers. Out of these, 119 were accepted for presentation at the conference and publication in this volume. These papers were prepared by 173 scientists, authors and co-authors, from 22 European and non-European countries, with different cultural, social, and economic structures. Everybody tried hard to make this conference and its proceedings a true representation of state-of-the-art research worldwide: The members of the Programme Committee and the Chairmen of the Symposia were selected among the ~internationally leading scientists. Great care was taken not to make this conference a "European" or even "Austrian" one. We are happy and proud to hear that these "European Meetings" (the name is a purely traditional one) are recognized as the internationally leading conferences in cybernetics and systems research. Important scientists from allover the world carefully prepare their papers, containing their most recent research findings, and then enjoy the discussions with their co 11 eagues.


Fuzzy artificial intelligence automated theorem proving automation cognition complex system complexity expert system information system intelligence optimization perception programming proving uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Trappl
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Vienna and Austrian Society for Cybernetic StudiesAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8560-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4634-7
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