Read this Newsletter with a certain feeling of nostalgia! It will be the last one in that form!
The Executive Committee of the IFSR looked very carefully at the issue of the Newsletter and the question whether it is cost effective and useful. It was our impression that the current Newsletter does not really fulfil that role, given the cost to produce and distribute it.
Therefore the EC came up with another solution: We will have just one Newsletter per year, but it will be thicker. It will report on the activities and projects of our member societies – which means that we
encourage you to submit reports on your activities. It would give more space to our member societies. A major part of the Newsletters will be devoted to the Fuschl Conversations.
In even years we will report on the past Fuschl Conversation, very much in the style of Newsletter vol. 17, no 2 (June 1998). In the odd years we will devote some space to the preparation of the next Fuschl meetings, its topics etc. This should encourage our readers to comment and to offer their opinion.
Naturally other Conversations will also be offered space to contribute. So the year 2000 will not only change the way we write our date and a view of how we planned our software, but it will also change the Newsletter.
By this new arrangement we will save some money which we want to invest in some more effective activities where we feel that there is a better investment. Nevertheless let me wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And Cheers to the new Newsletter!
Table of Contents
- Fuschl 2000 Conversation 2000 …2
New Approaches: Intelligent Wheelchair Systems for the Disabled, IJ Stott and DA Sanders…3
- Conference Reports …5
- Conference Announcements …5
- News From Connected …6
- News from the Book Market …6
- Journals …7
- Members of the IFSR …7
- Journal of Systems Research and Behavioural Science …8