Every even year is of special importance for the IFSR. In conjunction with the European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMSCR) we are holding our biannual Board Meeting and (since 1996) also a Strategy Meeting. I therefore hope to welcome many of you in Vienna. The small picture at the right shows the monument of Johann Strauß – king of the waltz – only one of the many sights in Vienna for you to enjoy.
As you can see from the numbering, the Newsletter in its seventeenth year. It is largely thanks to your contributions that the Newsletter is alive. Please continue to supply me with information. You know, I am especially interested in topics for ‘New Trends’. Inform us of your ideas, your plans, your research.
In the world of Internet we should also consider sending the Newsletter via e-mail. I hope that at the Board Meeting this matter is discussed. But we need your feedback on whether that is feasible and acceptable. This definitely would be a New Trend.
Table of Contents
- New Trends: Testing with Personal Probabilities, A. DIRKZWAGER…2
- Aura III: Aura as a Way to Define Group Awareness, Gerald Kotzian…2
- Project Reports …3
- News from the Book Market: International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics, Charles François (editor)…5
- Journals …5
- News from the IFSR …6
From our Member Societies: MANAGEMENT SCIENCE SOCIETY OF
- Calendar of Events …7