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The book International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics is an authoritative encyclopedia for systems theory, cybernetics, the complex systems science, which covers both theories and applications in areas as engineering, biology, medicine and social sciences. This book first published in 1997 aimed to give an overview over more than 40 years developments in the field of Systems and Cybernetics.
This book offers a collection of more than 3000 keywords and articles of Systems and Cybernetics. Many items contain quotes from authors from the field.
The book is edited by Belgian systems scientist and diplomat Charles François with an Academic board including members such as John N. Warfield, Robert Trappl, Ranulph Glanville, G. A. Swanson, Nicholas Paritsis  Daniel Dubois, Heiner Benking, Francisco Parra Luna  Anthony Judge, Markus Schwaninger, Gerhard Chroust, G. A. Swanson, Matjaž Mulej, and Stuart Umpleby.
The first edition was published in 1997 in one volume with 450 pages by publisher K.G. Saur in Munich. The second edition was published in 2004 in two volumes and 741 pages by the same publisher. This update consisted of 1700 articles, some of them with figures, tables and diagrams, and 1500 bibliographical references.
- Peter A. Corning (2005). Holistic Darwinism: synergy, cybernetics, and the bioeconomics of evolution. p.147.
- Ranulph Glanville (). "A (Cybernetic) Musing: Encyclopaedias and the Form of Knowing. A Celebration of Charles Francois’ ‘International Encyclopaedia of Systems and Cybernetics’, a Sort of Self-referential Work of Reference" In: Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol.6, no.1, 1999, pp. 77–85
- John P. Van Gigch (2006). Wisdom, knowledge, and management: a critique and analysis of Churchman's. p.xxvii
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- International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics short intro.
- Book review: International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics, by: John P. van Gigch.
- Some general references and terms in the 2nd edition