WOSC Individual Members

President in Memoriam

  • Dr Norbert Wiener (USA)

Past-President in Memoriam

  • Prof. Stafford Beer (UK)

Founder and Honorary Director in Memoriam

  • Prof. J. Rose (UK)

Current Board

Director-General of WOSC is Professor Raúl Espejo (UK) ,who assists the Board of Directors in promoting systems theory and cybernetics worldwide, who represent about 20 societies and institutions.

The members of the Directorate are:

President of the World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC)

Professeur émérite Université Paris-Nord,

Président d’honneur de l’AFSCET ,

Founding member and Academician of IASCYS

  • Professor Brian H. Rudall (UK)

Vice-President of WOSC

Director of the Norbert Wiener Institute of WOSC

Professor Bangor University, Wales, UK

Director-General of WOSC

Director of Syncho Research UK,

Visiting Professor Universidad de Santiago, Chile

Past Professor at Lincoln University UK

  • Prof. François Dubois (France)

University Professor at Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris).

Master of Atomic and Statistical Physics (University Paris 6, 1980),

Doctor of University Paris 6 in Applied Mathematics (1988)

Expert in numerical modelling for applications (Lattice Boltzmann schemes, discrete topology, vector fields. hyperbolic systems, …)

President of AFSCET (French Association for Systems Science) since 2011.

  • Prof. Dr. Gandolfo Dominici

Tenured Associate Professor and Chair of Marketing –Polytechnic School- Dep. SEAS, University of Palermo, Italy

Co-founder, Vice President and President of the Scientific Board of Business Systems Laboratory (BS-Lab)

Board Member of Consorzio Universitario di Economia Industriale e Manageriale (CUEIM)

  • Mr. German  Bula Escobar (Colombia)

Consejero de Estado de Colombia (State Councillor)

Past Minister of Education of Colombia

Past Deputy-Head of the Colombian National Audit Office

Consultant and arbitrator

Lecturer at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

  • Dr. Enrique G. Herrscher (Argentina)

Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco (in charge of organizing its PhD program)

Member of the Advisory Board of GESI, Grupo de Estudio de Sistemas Integrados

Member of the Advisory Board of ALAS, Asociación Latinoamericana de Sistémica

Member of the Board of Trustees (as past President) of ISSS, International Society for the Systems Sciences

Academician of IASCYS, International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences

  • Professor  Ray Ison (Australia and UK)

Professor, Systems for Sustainability, Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University, Clayton Victoria, Australia,

Professor of Systems, Communication and Systems Department, Faculty of Maths, Computing and Technology, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK

  • Professor Jeffrey (Yi Lin) Forrest (USA)

Professor at Slippery Rock University, PA 16057, USA

President of International Institute of General Systems Studies, Inc., PA.

  • Professor  Jerzy Józefczyk (Wrocław, Poland)

Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Informatics, Wroclaw, Poland. Address: Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw

  • Professor Kyoichi Kijima (Japan)

Professor of Decision Systems Sciences,

Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 152-8552  JAPAN

URL http://www.valdes.titech.ac.jp/~kk-lab/overview/kijima.html

  • Dr Louis  Klein (Germany)

Chief Executive Officer Systemic Excellence Group- Berlin

Visiting Faculty at University of Applied Sciences, North-western Switzerland

SIG Chair and Past Vice-president of the International Society for Systems Sciences

  • Claude Lambert

President Systèmes et Organisations – S&O (Belgium) 

e-mail:  president@s-o.be

Website : http://www.s-o.be

  • Dr. Allenna Leonard (Canada)

Complementary Set, Principal

International Society for Systems Sciences, member and Past President

American Society for Cybernetics, member and Past President

Cwarel Isaf Institute, Director

Ecologos, Director and vice-chair

  • Professor José Pérez Ríos (Spain)

Professor if Business Organization at the University of Valladolid (Spain)

Member of the following societies:

System Dynamics Society (SDS).

The Society for Modeling & Simulation International

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)

World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF).

Sociedad Española de Sistemas generales. (SESGES)

Asociación Española de Economía Aplicada.

Asociación Española de Economía Regional.

  • Dr. Igor Perko  (Slovenia)                 

Assistant professor at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Slovenia. His PhD thesis was “Intelligent agents in management information systems”. His research interests include Business intelligence systems and Big Data, focusing on cooperation support in Business ecosystems. He is connecting the use of knowledge management structures, business data sharing, Big Data, cloud technologies, and predictive analytics to provide intelligence support of trans-business processes. He is author of professional and scientific papers, actively involved in business ICT development and member of WOSC. Co-Editor of Kybernetes.


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  •  Andrée Piecq (Belgium) 

Groupe d’Intervention et de Recherche en Organisation des Systèmes G.I.R.O.S. (Belgium) General Secretary of The European Union for Systemic and Honorary President of Systèmes et Organisations

e-mail: a.piecq@skynet.be


  •  Dr Alfonso Reyes (Colombia)

Physicist and a systems engineer from Los Andes University in Colombia.

MSc in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park (USA)

PhD in Management Cybernetics from the University of Lincoln in England

Postdoctoral studies in Organizational Learning with Professor Espejo at Lincoln University.

He has worked for the last twenty years in addressing organisational problems in the public sector especially in the administration of justice.

Member of the Latinoamerican Association for Systems (ALAS)

Founder of the Escuela Latinoamericana de Pensamiento y Diseño Sistémico (ELAPDIS).

Associate professor of the Industrial Engineering Department at Los Andes University (Colombia) for ten years.

From May 2009 Rector of the Universidad de Ibagué in Colombia.

  •  Professor Tom Ryan (South Africa)

Member of faculty and director of the Executive MBA program at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town

  • Dr. Sandro Schlindwein (Brazil)

Associate Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Center of Agrarian Sciences, Department of Rural Engineering, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Agrárias – Depto. de Engenharia Rural Caixa Postal 476, 88040-900 Florianópolis (SC) – Brasil



  • Professor  Markus Schwaninger (St Gallen, Switzerland)

Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, Dufourstr. 40a, 4. Stock

CH-9000 St. Gallen,



  • Professor   Vadim L. Stefanuk (Moscow, Russia)

Leading Researcher in the Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP) of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow.

Professor of Moscow University for People’s Friendship (RUDN),

Full member (academician) of Russian Academy for Natural Science,

Full member (academician) of International Informatics Academy,

Vice-chairman of Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence (RAAI),

Fellow of European Coordinated Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI).

  • Professor Martin Smith (UK),

Team Leader and Principal Scientist at the UK Government Research Laboratory

President of the UK Cybernetic Society

Past Visiting Professor at the Open University, UK

Past Professor at the University of Central England

  • Professor  Frank Stowell (UK)

Member of the Board and past president of the UK Systems Society (UKSS)

Chair of the Council of Information Systems Professors [CISP],

Past president of the UK Academy of Information Systems (UKAIS)

Editor in chief of the International Journal of Information Technology and Systems [IJITSA]

Chair of the Systems Practice for Managing Complexity network  [http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/ceis/enterprise/spmc/]

Emeritus Professor of Systems and Information Systems at Portsmouth

  • Prof. Stuart Umpleby (USA)

Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning, Department of Management School of Business, The George Washington University, 2033 K Street NW, Suite 230, Washington, DC 20052, USA

  •  Prof. Matjaz Mulej (Slovenia)

Emeritus Professor of Systems and Innovation Theory at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Business and Economics. Guest Professorships and Guest Lectureship at ca. 50 Universities worldwide.

  • Prof. Clas-Otto Wene (Sweden)

Professor emeritus in Energy Systems Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Appointed by the Swedish Government to the National Council for Nuclear Waste, 1986-1996 and 2006-2014.

Secretariat for the International Energy Agency, Paris, 1997-2003

Visiting scientist at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 1994-1995, and at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York, 1988 and 1991-1992.

Lindbohm Award from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in 1981

Dozent in Physics at Lund University, Sweden since 1974

  • Dr Vladimir Lepskiy

Head of the “Center of Interdisciplinary Researches of Reflexive Processes and Control of Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences”, Main Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, RAS

Education: Radiotechnical Faculty, National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”.

Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Moscow Lomonosov State University,

Degree: D.Sc. in Psychology. Doctor of Science Dissertation: “Subject-oriented Concept of the Computerization of Control Activity”, Moscow Lomonosov State University, 2000

Fields of research: Interdisciplinary Studies of the Reflexive Processes and Control; Conceptual Foundations of the Postnonclassical Sciences of Control and Development;

Third-order Cybernetics – Cybernetics of self-developing  polysubject Environments;

Subject-oriented Approach to the Organization of Control and Innovative Activities;

Informational and Psychological Security.

Participation in the editorial boards of scientific journals:

Editor-in-chief, the international interdisciplinary scientific and practical journal “Reflexive Processes and Control”.

Member of editorial boards of the Russian scientific journals: “Control Sciences”, “Information Wars”, “Socio Time”, “Real Economy”


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