Current Topics in Cybernetics and Systems

Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Cybernetics & Systems 21–25 August, 1978 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • J. Rose

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Symposium on “Social Systems”

  3. Symposium on “Computer Privacy”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. F. Hondius
      Pages 15-17
  4. Symposium on “Robots”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. J. F. Engelberger
      Pages 23-27
    3. I. Kato
      Pages 28-29
    4. M. W. Thring
      Pages 29-30
    5. H. J. Warnecke, R. D. Schraft, E. Abele
      Pages 30-31
  5. Artificial Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. S. S. Agaian, A. G. Sarukhanian
      Pages 35-35
    3. C. Arcelli, G. Sanniti Di Baja
      Pages 37-38
    4. C. B. Balogh, M. E. Balogh
      Pages 38-39
    5. R. Glanville, P. Jackson
      Pages 43-44
    6. L. J. Mazlack
      Pages 54-55
    7. M. R. Millan, P. L. Da R. Filho
      Pages 55-58
    8. A. Schreurs, H. Baart
      Pages 65-66
    9. L. Siklóssy, J. Dreussi
      Pages 66-67
    10. P. Tancig, I. Bratko, S. Tancig
      Pages 68-69
    11. P. Zunde
      Pages 69-70
  6. Cybernetics of Economic Systems and Management

About this book


This book is a record of the contents of the papers accepted by the Congress Committee for presentation at the Fourth International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 21-25 August 1978). Two hundred and forty-five papers from authors from thirty-three countries of all the five continents are included. The papers are presented in an abridged form in order to highlight the main themes and produce a book that is both readable and relatively inexpensive. It was felt that after the publication of the weighty and rather costly form of the Proceedings of the Third International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems held in Bucharest, Romania in 1975 (Modern Trends in Cybernetics and Systems, eds. Rose and Bilciu, W. O. G. S. c. and Springer-Verlag, 1977; 3 volumes about 3500 pages; $150), an abridged but comprehen­ sive version would be more acceptable to readers. It is worth noting that the full names and addresses of authors are given for each paper, and requests to authors for more information and even full-scale papers would produce a positive response. As a matter of interest, each paper carries, in addition, brief summaries. The papers are arranged in each section or symposium in the alphabetical order of authors' names; this is not necessarily the order of presentation at the Congress.


Direct Digital Control System Dynamics artificial intelligence cognition communication cybernetics diffusion elasticity entropy molecule optimal control perception stability system systems theory

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Rose
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  1. 1.W.O.G.S.C.BlackburnUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-93106-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93104-8
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