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About The Cybernetics Society


This page last updated 9 August 2018


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The Society was founded at King's College London in 1968. It annual conferences and monthly scientific meetings have usually been held at King's College ever since. It was first registered as a Specially Authorised Society under the Friendly Societies Act 1974 on 25 June 1976. Under the same Act the constitution for the Society was registered by the Financial Services Authority on 14 February 2002.

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The Cybernetics Society is one of the 35 societies or institutions affiliated to the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC). For more information visit its website

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The Society has a close relationship with Kybernetes - The International Journal of Systems and Cybernetics, which is the official journal of WOSC. Papers presented to our scientific meetings and conferences can be assessed by Kybernetes editors for publication in this prestigious peer-review journal. Both traditional paper format subscriptions and Personal Electronic Subscriptions are available. For more information visit its website

Legally speaking, the Society is established for the purpose of promoting science, in particular the advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of cybernetics pure and applied and especially promoting the efficiency and usefulness of members of the Society by setting up a high standard of professional education and knowledge.

This object is pursuant to the special authority of 10 June 1976 given under section 7(1)(f) of the Friendly Societies Act 1974. This is an authorisation given by H.M. Treasury. The Society is a Specially Authorised Society and its Register No. is 195 S.A.

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fractal image

The fractal image used in the Society's house style represents part of the Mandelbrot set. This appropriately represents cybernetics because it is generated by an iterative program analogous to a feedback process, which can either be stable (in the set) or run away to infinity (not in the set). If the image is displayed at greater and greater magnifications, all of them yield similar patterns, but each is slightly different - just like the real world when viewed cybernetically. more >

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