About this book series

Editor-in-Chief: George E. Mobus



Springer Editorial Contact: Donna Chernyk


Purpose of the Series: The IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Systems Engineering book series is devoted to the demonstration of systems science and engineering as a body of integrated concepts, principles, methodologies, tools, and perspectives all directed toward a better understanding of the nature of systems (systemness) and how to use systems approaches in the other sciences and engineering practice. This series seeks to provide systems knowledge to a broad and diverse audience of those interested in a much deeper understanding of how the world works.

Submission of Proposals

The Editorial Board will solicit high quality monographs, edited collections, and textbooks that focus on research in areas of Systems Science and Engineering with the intent of making systems science, literacy, and thinking available to all involved in formulating the future of humanity. Topics of great interest include complex adaptive and evolvable systems. The research topics can be either theoretical or applied (e.g. action research) as long as they incorporate theories or principles specific to systems science.

Book proposals should demonstrate the integration of subjects across disciplinary lines within the system sciences, such as showing relations between cybernetics and hierarchy theory and other fields (see list below).  The ideal proposal will provide both quantitative and qualitative explanations that allow those with strong mathematical backgrounds to absorb the quantitative aspects, but also allow those with more qualitative interests to gain substantial insights into the work.

Some examples of subject areas are:

Systems Science and Engineering Areas of Interest:

  •          Complexity Theory
  •          Network Theory
  •          Hierarchy, Holarchy, and Panarchy Theories
  •          Dynamics
  •          Emergence and Evolution
  •          Modelling (System Dynamics, Agent-based, Dynamical Systems, etc.)
  •          Computational Intelligence and Learning Systems
  •          Systems Analysis and Synthesis Application Areas:
  •          Biological & Ecological Systems
  •          Human Social & Organization Systems
  •          Economics
  •          Management & Governance
  •          Methodologies (Applied Systems Science or Engineering)

Editorial Board:

Editor-in-Chief: George E. Mobus, Ph.D. (Emeritus)

University of Washington Tacoma

1900 Commerce St. Box 358426

Tacoma, Washington USA




Dr David Rousseau

Centre for Systems Philosophy

30 Leigh Close,



KT15 1EL

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 7714 677 687




Jennifer M. Wilby, Ph.D.

ISSS, Past-President and VP Administration




Javier Calvo-Amodio, Ph.D.

Oregon State University

204 Rogers Hall

Corvallis, Oregon 97331-6001



Mary C. Edson, Ph.D.


International Federation for Systems Research

Vienna, Austria

U.S. Eastern +1 (561) 632-5436



Prof. Dr. Gerhard Chroust

J. Kepler University Linz

c/o Donaustr. 101/6,

A-2346 Maria Enzersdorf, Austria

+43 664 28 29 978




Gary Metcalf, Ph.D.

Vice President

International Federation for Systems Research

1408 ½ Central Ave.

Ashland, KY 41102 - USA


Gary Robert Smith

Airbus Defence and Space

Quadrant House

Celtic Springs



United Kingdom

NP10 8FZ


Submission Instructions:

Proposals for books to be published in the IFSR Book Series should be submitted to the Editor, George Mobus, either by e-mail to gmobus@uw.edu or by regular mail to the Editorial Office: 401 Manchester Road, Vestal, New York 13850, USA.

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  • George E Mobus

Book titles in this series

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  1. zbMATH