Systems approach and cybernetics, engaging the future of mankind -
The significance of systems and cybernetics in the future of societies
Due to the effects of the pandemic, the 18th WOSC Congress will take place 27-29 September 2021.
During the original Congress dates 16-18 September 2020, an on-line event will take place.
Dear 18th WOSC Congress participants,
This year’s Covid-19 has affected all of us deeply at a personal, organisational, national and global level. Some of you are already heavily engaged in activities related to suppressing its effects, others will probably participate in change processes after the events give way to a more normal life. It will require systemic and cybernetic insights to steer the new situation to an equilibrium that increases the chances of health, equality and viability to all stakeholders in society.
Regretfully, Covid-19 has modified the plans for the WOSC Congress as well. Due to the pandemic related national and international activities are being restricted and will continue to be restricted for some time. We have concluded that the 18th WOSC Congress cannot happen this coming September. Thereby, we have agreed its postponement to September 2021. WOSC’s 18th Congress will take place from 27. to 29. September 2021 in Moscow, where we should have the opportunity to meet in person, and also on-line, with those unable to join us physically in Moscow.
Together with this change, we want to open the space for strengthening the outcomes of WOSC 2021. We want to run an online event of conversations about the already proposed manifesto for WOSC 2020, as well as of its planned themes and sections, during part or all of the original dates from 16. to 18. September 2020. The conversations should provide to all of us an option to connect with our section co-coordinators and also among ourselves. In particular, we think that the COVID 19 pandemic should give us new perspectives about Crisis and post-crisis viability and governance.
In addition to the four Congress themes, we would like you to contribute by addressing the Crisis and post-crisis viability and governance, which is forming based on your active participation.
The WOSC Organising Committee