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Awards for Excellence
During 2005, awards were made to authors whose contributions to cybernetics and systems were judged by independent panels of judges (who were invariably their academic peers), to have shown excellence. The awards for 2005 were:
Literati Club Awards for outstanding papers (1) published in Kybernetes Vol. 33 Nos. 1-10, 2004.
The Kybernetes Research Awards for papers of excellence (2) presented at the 13th International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems of the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), and the 6th International Conference of Sociocybernetics.
The awards were presented by Professor Robert Vallée, the President of WOSC at a special ceremony at its 13th International Congress in July 2005. The award winners were:
Literati Club Awards for Excellence 2005
Outstanding Paper Award (Norbert Wiener Award)
“Complexity analysis, uncertainty management and fuzzy dynamical systems”, D. Dutta Majumder and Kausik Kumar Mujumdar, Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. Kybernetes Vol. 33 No. 7, 2004 pp. 1143-84.
Highly Commended Awards
“Combination method of rough set and genetic programming”, Yasser Hassan and Eiichiro Tazaki, Department of Control and Systems Engineering, Toin University of Yokahama, Yokahama, Japan. Kybernetes Vol. 33 No. 1, 2004, pp. 98-117.
“The footprint of complexity: the embodiment of social systems”, Raul Espejo, Syncho Ltd, Birmingham UK. Kybernetes Vol. 33 Nos. 3/4, 2004 pp. 671-700.
“Second-order cybernetics: an historical introduction”, Bernard Scott, Cranfield University, Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, Swindon, UK. Kybernetes Vol. 33 Nos 9/10 2004, pp. 1365-78.
Kybernetes Research Awards for papers presented at the 13th WOSC Congress
Outstanding Paper winner of the Research Award
“Luhmann’s View of Meaning Production Through Moralized Communications: Does it Allow for Moral Invention?”, Diane Laflamme-Outremont, Qubéc, Canada
Highly Commended Awards (in alphabetical order)
“Steering and Control of Innovations in Complex Societies”, Bernd R. Hornung, Data Protection Office, Marburg University, Marburg, Germany.
“Systems Approach to Complex Systems Modelling with Special Regards to Tourism”, T. Jere Lazanski, TURISTICA-College of Tourism Studies, Obala 29, SI-6320 Portorose and M. Kljaji, University of Maribor, Faculty of Organisational Sciences, Kidrieva, Kranj, Solvenia.
“Do we know What We Do Not Know? Main Weaknesses of Discourse on Management of ‘Complex Learning Organisation’”, Czeslaw Mesjasz, Cracow University of Economics, Kraków, Poland.
“Information Topology – A useful structure to understand the Globalisation Process”, Eufrosina Otlacan and Romulus-Petru Otlacan, Romanian University of Sciences and Arts “Gheorghe Cristea”, Bucharest and Military Academy, Bucharest, Romania.
“Intellectics and Inventics”, Laura Pana, Department of Social Sciences, University Politehnica, Bucharest, Romania.
“Information and Communication Technologies for Viable Organizations”, José Perez Rios, E.T.S.I. Informatica Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.
“Study on Venture Problem of Potential Optimal Pure Strategy Solution based on Grey Interval Number Matrix Game”, Zhi-geng Fang and Si-feng Liu, School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, P.R. China.
The Literati Club Awards are sponsored by the Literati Club – Emerald Publishing Ltd. An engraved plaque is awarded for “The Norbert Wiener Award for an Outstanding Paper” published in Kybernetes Vol. 34, 2004.
The Kybernetes Research Awards are sponsored by the Literati Club – Emerald Publishing Ltd, and the Norbert Wiener Institute of Systems and Cybernetics of WOSC.
The Kybernetes Research Award – £350.00 (approx. €490.00) Award winner’s plaque/Award Winner’s Certificate. Publication of the full award winning paper in Kybernetes – The International Journal of Systems and Cybernetics (Subject to copyright). Full one-year subscription to Kybernetes and Online service.
The Kybernetes Research Awards for Highly Commended Papers
Award winner’s certificate/Publication of full award winning paper in Kybernetes (Subject to copyright).