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Nanjing, China

September 15–18, 2011

Organised by

  • WOSC – the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics
  • The Institute for Grey Systems Studies, College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China


International Honorary Committee


Alex M. Andrew, U.K.                                                Jean Ramaecker, Belgium                  

Elie Bernard-Weil, France                                           Ganti Prasada Rao, India

Constantin Bilciu, U.S.A.                                            Brian H. Rudall, U.K.

Bernadette Bouchon Meunier, France                         Markus Schwaninger, Switzerland

Nicolae Bulz, Romania                                                Liu Sifeng, China

Yves Cherruault, France                                             Martin Smith, U.K.

George Constandache, Romania                                 Vadim Stefanuk, Russia

André Danzin, France                                                 Daniel Dubois, Belgium 

Robert Vallée, France                                                 Xuemou Wu, China

Dwijesh Dutta Majunder, India                                    J. van der Zouwen, Netherland

Raul Espejo, U.K.                                                      Lotfi Zadeh, U.S.A.

Angela Espinosa, Colombia                         

Leon Feng, U.S.A.                                                                         

Charles François, Argentina                    

Wojciech Gasparski, Poland                   

Felix Geyer, Netherlands                        

Amitava Ghosal, India                           

Bao  Guo-Qing, China                             

Hermann Haken, Germany  

Jerzy Józefczyk, Poland

Tadeusz Kaczorek, Poland

George Klir, USA   

Yi Lin, U.S.A.

Amarante Lopes Pereira, Brazil  

Ion Mirita, Romania

Mohamed Najim, Morocco

Aldo Nigro, Italy

Eufrosina Otlacan, Romania


Organising Committee



Robert Vallée, France      

Alex M. Andrew, U.K.  

Brian H. Rudall, U.K.    

Sifeng Liu, China



Yi Lin, U.S.A.

Yingjie Yang, U.K.

Zuo Zhang

Zhigeng Fang

Yaoguo Dang

Jianjun Zhu

Richard Chen

Kevin Li, Canada

Chuanmin Mi


Previous Congresses of WOSC

1st Congress, London, 1969

2nd Congress, Oxford, 1972

3rd Congress, Bucharest, 1975

4th Congress, Amsterdam, 1978

5th Congress, Mexico City, 1981

6th Congress, Paris, 1984

7th Congress, London, 1987

8th Congress, New York City, 1990

9th Congress, New Delhi, 1993

10th Congress, Bucharest, 1996

11th Congress, London, 1999

12th Congress, Pittsburgh, 2002

13th Congress, Maribor, 2005

14th Congress, Wroclaw, 2008

Congress topics

Artificial intelligence                                     

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Behavioural sciences          

Biological and medical cybernetics

Business process management and re-engineering

Cognition, action and systems

Complex systems

Control system theory and applications

Control theory and engineering

Cybernetics and art

Data mining and processing

Dynamical systems

Ecology and systems

Economics and cybernetics

Education and systems

Emergency and risk management
Forecasting and decision making

Fuzzy systems

Global manufacturing, supply chain, and logistics

Grey systems

History of cybernetics and systems

Information and systems

Machine consciousness

Management and systems

Mathematical and general theory of systems

Organisational cybernetics

Service and services delivery networks
Service sciences, management, and engineering

Social cybernetics

System analysis
modeling and simulation
Technical innovation management
Uncertain systems
Other relevant topics


Important dates (modified 17:2:2011)

·         March 20, 2011 Submission of invited session proposals

·         April 20, 2011 Deadline for submission of full papers.                                                                                                       

·         June 20, 2011 Acceptance/rejection notification.


·         July 20, 2011 Submission of final camera-ready papers and congress fee

Submission of papers

  • Submissions should describe original completed or ongoing research work not submitted or published elsewhere.
  • The submitted full papers should be prepared according to the templates available at
  • Full papers should be no longer than 8 pages.
  • Papers will be given 15-20 minutes for the presentation and discussion.
  • Papers will be published in the Proceedings of the 15th International WOSC Congress on Cybernetics and Systems. The proceedings will be available at the congress.
  • The author responsible for correspondence, including the author’s name, telephone, fax number and e-mail address, must be clearly identified.
  • One of the authors of each accepted paper should register and present the paper at the congress.

Address for submission

  • Authors are requested to submit their extended abstracts and full texts electronically as a PDF by following the link instructions at the congress home page:

  •  E-mail submission is also possible at


Congress fee

The fee for the participants will be 250 EUR. This covers admission to all sessions, a CD-ROM of the proceedings, refreshments and social events. The congress fee is exclusive of accommodation charges.

Contributions cannot be included in the proceedings, unless registration, full payment and full texts are received by May 31, 2011. This deadline should be adhered to.


Congress language

The working language of the congress is English.



Extended versions of selected papers will be published in Kybernetes (the official journal of the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics), the Journal of Grey Systems (published in England in English), the Journal of Grey Systems (published in Taiwan in English), or in the Transactions of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (published in China in English). The editors of the journals will take the final decisions on the publications after the papers have undergone the reviewing procedure.



Information about a hotel reservation will be available by May 31, 2011. Details will be announced on the congress website.


Congress Venue

The 15th WOSC International Congress on Cybernetics and Systems will take place at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Nanjing is a famous historic city described as “a birthplace of southern beauties and a habitat of royal rulers” by ancient Chinese poets, ranks as one of the six major ancient Chinese capitals. Nanjing, a city with “a curling dragon and a crouching tiger”, is nestled amid green mountains and forests and water bodies. The ten great areas form the beautiful tourist scenery of Nanjing.

Foreign visitors are offered direct international flight connections to Nanjing, Shanghai (one hour to Nanjing by express train), Beijing (1.5 hours to Nanjing by air), Hong Kong (2 hours to Nanjing by air) or Guangzhou (1.8 hours to Nanjing by air).



Congress website

  • For more information about the 15th WOSC International Congress of Cybernetics and Systems please visit the website:

Contact addresses

Sifeng Liu

Chuanmin Mi

College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 29 Imperial Street, Nanjing 210016, PR China. Tel. and Fax. +86-25-84896149