Bulgarian Society for Systems Research

President: Magdalena A. Kalaidjieva, PhD, Associate Professor,

Number of Members: Fluctuating between 12 – 42

Bulgarian Society for Systems Research’s (BSSR’s) strategy is to attract young researchers and practitioners, to help their studies and job advancement by benefits of systems thinking, to offer news in systems sciences, professional contacts, information exchange or visits, to help members in joint research or business and apply for projects financing, to inform on current advanced education and enhance competition chances, etc. The country’s economic situation prevents us to give material support of any kind to our members, neither to ask a membership fee. Contacts stay on the level of information exchange and mutual interests.

Systems thinking is deeply rooted in Bulgaria, probably as heritage of ancient Balkan traditions, science and culture. Systems research has been more a side effect than a tool in other sciences. We made the disadvantage of disintegrated systems knowledge to an advantage for international cooperation – geographically and with different “vision schools”. Thus, we are able to show what it is worth, how it is made useful and what methods are being applied. We are grateful to all colleagues and societies, who sent copies of articles, books, proceedings on CD or on the web, emailed publications, etc. Time has come to exchange experience and exemplary international projects.

A team has been designing a ‘place’ for meeting the needs of the population of a village, small or medium sized town, or the suburb or satellite of a big city. The team leader, architect Plamen Botev, MA, has launched a project for several years with the main idea that users of a place’s infrastructure and equipment build a community of mutually interested though competitive partners owing shares. The systemic bounds are determined by a flexible scope of activities meeting the complex needs of the location and its authentic community. A method for local systemic architectural-healthcare-and-organizational solution is applied. The project offers a systemic solution transforming existing buildings and infrastructure, but could as well be designed for an ’empty’ piece of land. The essential guideline is the profile of the nearby population, their customs, interests, average age, generation mix and family engagement, education scope and occupation, etc. Additionally, partners are located and invited, who can develop their standards and quality of life, but also those of the neighbouring population.

Another team explores the presentation of mathematical logics and its applications for engineering professions from a systemic viewpoint. The team leader Miroljub Kalaydjiev, MS Eng., has been investigating and surveying them on the level of human reasoning, human logic and rhetoric for several years mainly for educational purposes. Yet the research viewpoint is opening possible paths for social, ecological, economic or engineering innovations, as well as for key assessments of contemporary practices.

The more systemics becomes popular, the more people ask how to create a well functioning system of a society in details. Just to say “democracy is good” is not enough for conscious and experiencing citizens’ behaviour, engagement and action, neither for construction and engineering, nor else knowledge domains.

We have taken up the steep path of creativity to globally:

  • Collect, put together experience on how systems and cybernetics in their full scope and variety, as understood in different systems “schools”, become useful in other sciences, education, business and social processes, practices for prosperity; and exchange on knowledge implemented in beneficial ecological, economic and social environment.
  • Exchange ideas, publications, projects experience and benefits on individual and team level,

We have clever, bright young and not so young people, who wish to internationally involve, who are eager to catch the modern implementations and future ideas and experience in systems and cybernetics in an easy to digest way or in important details. They try to implement the “why-s”, “how-s” and “what for-s” and whatever can be done for the benefit globally or around them in particular. We try to give them knowledge and information as much as possible, as thorough as possible, as agreeable and delightful as we can.

Official Contact Address:

Magdalena a. Kalaidjieva, PhD, Associate Professor, PO Box 119, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
E-mail: mk@bitex.com; m.k@mbox.contact.bg; mkalaidjieva@t-online.de,
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