THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH (IFSR), founded 1981, is a a non-profit, scientific and educational agency, constituted of member organizations from various countries. The overall purpose of the Federation is to advance cybernetic and systems research and systems applications and to serve the international systems community. To add to 'EVENTS + NEWS' click on the first entry to the right ---->

Goals of the IFSR

In June 1980, at its first Board Meeting, the founders of the IFSR defined the goals of the Federation as follows:
Social Learning Goal: Strengthen the programs of member societies by involvement in the program and network of IFSR.
Membership Development Goal: Facilitate (encourage) the development of Systems science in countries in which such programs do not yet exist or are now developing.
Synergetic Goal: Develop – implement – evaluate IFSR level programs to meet the purposes of IFSR; to advance systems science.
Resource Development Goal: Identify an inventory of system science relevant resources, acquire those and make them accessible to member societies.

Constitution

International Federation For Systems Research
CONSTITUTION
(Approved by the Board of the IFSR on April 14, 2004)
ARTICLE 1: Name, Domicile, Activities, Language 1
ARTICLE 2: Purpose 2
ARTICLE 3: Means to achieve the purpose of the IFSR 2
ARTICLE 4: Memberships 3
ARTICLE 5 :Termination of Membership in the IFSR 4
ARTICLE 6: Rights and Duties of the members 5
ARTICLE 7: Governance 5

AIMS and MISSION

THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR SYSTEMS RESEARCH (IFSR), founded 1981, is a a non-profit, scientific and educational agency, constituted of member organizations from various countries. The overall purpose of the Federation is to advance cybernetic and systems research and systems applications and to serve the international systems community.
This purpose is attained by:
• coordinating systems research among member organizations;
• organizing, supporting, and sponsoring research and development, international meetings, and workshops;
• developing and promoting international publications in the area of systems research and applications;

GOVERNANCE

The Federation is guided by a Board of Directors, composed of two individuals from each member organization. The Board elects a President, one to three Vice Presidents, and the Secretary General. These officers form the Executive Committee (EC). The EC acts for the Board pursuant to the authorization of the Board. The Board meets bi-annually in even years, the EC annually.

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