Systems thinking and transdisciplinarity are necessary to understand the multiple interactions that exist within complex systems, such as business, economics, legal systems, states… which are technical, organizational, cognitive and social. This is why the systemic approach of such systems requires the contribution of the humanities and social sciences. How can we decode, for example, the impact of information technologies in the economic, social, cultural and even political fields without them?
AFSCET’s mission is to be one of the forums where practices and lessons from a variety of backgrounds can be shared. These exchanges are rooted in Systemic Research, a thinking approach based on the theory of Information and Cybernetics. The Systemic approach favours a transdisciplinary perspective, as did the sciences of complexity and cognition, which are among the most remarkable scientific developments of the last quarter of a century.
Transdisciplinarity, openness to major societal debates and forward-looking thinking are at the heart of AFSCET’s concerns. The Association invites all members who so wish to participate in these debates and reflections. Three working groups are currently active: AFSCET Café, Dynamique des Systèmes and Contrôle des Equipements et Systèmes en Interaction avec Risques. The Association organizes symposia, study days, round tables, seminars, dedicated to the deepening of systemic theories and practices. It strives to disseminate all its work to researchers, professionals and students through the Internet and/or printed publications.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.