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A self‐organizing network for the systems community

José Pérez Ríos (E.T.S.I. Informática, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain)


ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 March 2004



The number of approaches, researchers and practitioners in Systems Thinking has been growing over the last decades and particularly in recent years. This wide and deep evolution within the systems community that is a sign of vitality has also increased the communication difficulties among its components. If the systems community wants to overcome these difficulties and help cross fertilisation, adequate structures are needed to facilitate the communication processes. In this work, we present a communication and exchange of information system specifically designed for this aim. It tries to use the possibilities offered by Internet to create a systems thinkers/practitioners virtual community with the capacity to facilitate the creation of as many new partial communities as the members of the systems community wish. The design of the network system is based on Beer's viable system model and his recursive conception of viable systems.



Pérez Ríos, J. (2004), "A self‐organizing network for the systems community", Kybernetes, Vol. 33 No. 3/4, pp. 590-606.



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