ASC conference 2014, theme “Living in Cybernetics”. Washington DC 3 to 9 August

ASC conference 2014, theme “Living in Cybernetics”. Washington DC 3 to 9 August
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 9:00pm to Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 10:57pm

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the American Society for Cybernetics, which was incorporated in Washington DC on the 6th August 1964.

The ASC conference this year will be a major celebration. The theme is “Living in Cybernetics”. The main event (4th to 8th August inclusive) will celebrate “ASC cybernetics in the present” through paper presentations themed using Stuart Umpleby’s “Several Traditions of cybernetics” (4th and 5th August); “ASC cybernetics in the past” through addresses from many past presidents and other long term members (August 6th) developing our timeline; and “ASC cybernetics in the future” through workshops developing (re-)views of how cybernetics and education may come together to help make a better world (August 7th and 8th). We intend to generate a publicly available web resource from the “ASC cybernetics in the future sessions”. Papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of Kybernetes. The reports back from the past presidents and others will be published in Cybernetics and Human Knowing.

As has been our recent practice, we will hold a pre-conference meeting on 3rd August; and a post-conference meeting (on 9th August). Conferees may attend these events without charge. There will also be arts events (with offerings from conferees). Washington DC is a wonderful place in which to base a holiday and from which to tour: there are suggestions for these activities as well as much else on the conference web site.

So please visit to find more information, apply to join us, to submit a paper abstract for consideration, or just to express interest.

Our conference will be held shortly after the 2014 conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, which will be at the same venue (The School of Business at George Washington University) from 27th July to 1st August. There are discounts for those attending both: please see the Fees and Payment page on the conference website for details.


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