Two years may count but little in publishing life. Nonetheless, it is surprising just how much, that is worthy of record, occurs within a single scientific speciality in even so short a time, judging by what did find its way into the pages of the IFSR Newsletter. So it seems that – inter alia – the voice of cybernetics is getting strength and that the trend for systems scientists to press more and more seemingly in directions holding out promise of practical applications ???g found for their word in human concerns, is growing; examples: SWIIS, Supplemental Ways for Improving International Stability, and/or the Evolutionary Vision of a Better Life for all, discussed in this issue.
Thanks are due to the enthusiastic help we continue to receive from the staff of Koralpendruck, in the speedy production of this paper and the editor’s local (honorary) mainstay, Frau Imma Bodirsky.
Table of Contents
- IFAC SYMPOSIUM REVIEWS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES…1
- “SYSTEMS RESEARCH” The IFSR Journal has Large Referee Panel…1
- Dr. Hertha Firnberg, Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research retires…2
- 6th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS of the World Organization of General Systems and Cybernetics PARIS September 10-14, 1984 Organized by the College de Systemique de I’AFCET…2
- SGSR Doubled Membership…2
- CYBERNETICS ACADEMY ODOBLEJA…2
- ASCS RESEARCH…3
- Systeemgroep Nederland (NS)…3
- Interrelations Between Major World Problems and Systems Science…3
- AN EVOLUTIONARY VISION OF A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL (Part 2), Bela H. Banathy…4
- SWIIS SUPPLEMENTAL WAYS FOR IMPROVING INTERNATIONAL STABILITY…5
- PROBLEMS OF ACTORS AND ACTIONS, G. de Zeeuw…6