This paper aims to review current developments that have been initiated to meet the challenges of the information society.
The approach takes the form of a general review and survey of selected research and development (R&D) topics.
The paper illustrates the multi‐ and trans‐disciplinary nature of cybernetics, systems and management sciences.
The choice of reviews provides an awareness of the current trends in these areas of endeavour.
The reviews are selected from a global database and give a studied assessment of present‐day R&D initiatives.
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