Distinctions and Awards

Honorary Fellowships

WOSC has established a limited number of Honorary Fellowships for eminent scientists in the fields of cybernetics, systems, computers and related disciplines. The following have accepted the WOSC invitation:

  • Professor Julong Deng ( P.R. of China)
  • D. Gabor, Nobel Laureate (UK)(In Memoriam)
  • B.D. Josephson, Nobel Laureate (UK)
  • L. Pauling, Nobel Laureate (USA)(In M.)
  • I. Prigogine, Nobel Laureate (Belgium)(In M.)
  • H.A. Simon, Nobel Laureate (USA)
  • Evelyne Andreewsky (France)
  • A.M. Andrew, Reading (UK)
  • A. Balevski, Bulgarian Acad. Sci. (Bulgaria)
  • S. Beer, Manchester Business School (UK)(In M.)
  • J. Bigelow, Princeton Inst. Adv. Stud. (USA)
  • Zdislaw Bubnicki (Poland)(In M.)
  • C. Chagas, Vatican Acad. Sci. (Brazil)
  • A. Danzin, I.N.R.I.A. (France)
  • D. Drimer, Ecol. Univ. Bucharest (Romania)
  • R. Ericson, Soc. Gen. Syst. Res. (USA)
  • R. Espejo, Univ. Lincolnshire (UK)
  • F.H. George, Brunel Univ. (UK)(In M.)
  • F. Geyer, Centre Co-ord. Res. Soc. Sci. (Netherlands)
  • A. Ghosal, SOMAC (India)
  • Hermann Haken, Stuttgart (Germany)
  • T.C. Helvey, Univ. Tenn. (USA)(In M.)
  • C. Hammer, Sperry-Univac (USA)(In M.)
  • Jerzy Józefczyk, Wrocław (Poland)
  • Kozesnik, Cze.-Slo. Acad. Sci. (In M.)
  • L. Kumar, Goverm. of India (India)
  • M. Manescu, Acad. Econ. Stud. (Romania)(In M.)
  • M.D. Mesarovic, West. Res. Univ. (USA)
  • Matjaz Mulej, Maribor (Slovenia)
  • M. Nalecz, Pol. Acad. Sci. (Poland)
  • E. Nicolau, Polytch. Inst. Bucharest (Romania)(In M.)
  • J.D. Palmer, IEEE (USA)
  • S. Ramo, T.R.W. Inc. (USA)
  • B.H. Rudall, U. North Wales (UK)
  • J.G. Santesmases, A.E.I.A. (Spain)(In M.)
  • Sifeng Liu (P.R. of China)
  • Yi Lin (USA)
  • M. Valentinuzzi, Inst. Cyber. (Argentina)
  • R. Vallée, Univ. Paris-Nord. (France)
  • Sir G. Vickers (UK)(In M.)
  • L.A. Zadeh, Univ. Cal. (USA)
  • J. v.d. Zouwen, F. Univ. Am. (Netherlands)

Norbert Wiener Memorial Gold Medal

WOSC awards the Norbert Wiener Memorial Gold Medal to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development and recognition of Systems and Cybernetics at the national and international levels:

  • N. Ceausescu (1978)
  • T.C. Helvey (1981)
  • S. Beer (1984)
  • J. Rose (1987)
  • R. Vallée (1990)
  • H. von Foerster (1995)
  • B.H. Rudall (1996)
  • I. Prigogine (1999)
  • C. Pert (2000)
  • Alex Andrew (2009)
  • Humberto Maturana (2014)