Ross Ashby Memorial Lectures
W. Ross Ashby (b. 1903, London, d. 1972) was a psychiatrist and one of the founding fathers of cybernetics. He developed the homeostat, the law of requisite variety, the principle of self-organization, and law of regulating models. He wrote Design for a Brain (1952) and an Introduction to Cybernetics (1956).
A commemorative lecture, sponsored by the International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), was held every second year on the occasion of the EMCSR-Conference in Vienna until 2014. Find above some of these lectures.
- 2014: Markus Schwaninger: Organizing for Sustainability Ashby-lecture 2014 Markus Schwaninger
- 2012: Merrelyn Emery: Open or closed systems? – bridging the gap
- Ashby-lecture-2012: Merrilyn Emery
- 2010: Johann Eder: Grand Challenges of Computer Science Research
- 2008: Yoshiteru Nakamori : Models and Systems for Knowledge Integration and CreationAshby-Lecture-2008: Yoshiteru Nakamori
- 2006: Matjaz Mulej: Systems theory – a worldview and/or a methodology Ashby-lecture-2006: Matjaz Mulej