Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics

ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)

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Honorary Editorial Advisory Board's Chair
William Lesso (1931-2015)

Nagib C. Callaos

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The International Institute of
Informatics and Systemics

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Journal's Reviewers

Description and Aims

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Areas and Subareas

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Editorial Peer Review Methodology

Integrating Reviewing Processes

Participatory Research with Schools to Develop Serious Games for Information Security Awareness
Margit Scholl, Regina Schuktomow
(pages: 1-8)

Difficulties in Determining Data Breach Impacts
John W. Coffey
(pages: 9-13)

Reflections on Interdisciplanary Communications - Metaperspectives; Exploring the Affective Domain
Bruce Peoples
(pages: 14-17)

Transdisciplinary Research: Bridging the Great Divide between Academic Knowledge Production and Societal Knowledge Requests
Donald Ropes
(pages: 18-22)

Integration of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) with Real World Problem-Solving
Suzanne K. Lunsford
(pages: 23-26)

Internet of Things (IoT) and Emerging Application
Mohammad Ilyas
(pages: 27-31)

Creative Communication Strategies for Multigenerational Students
Risa Blair
(pages: 32-35)

A Vocational Approach to Universal Design in Learning (UDL)
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 36-41)

Distinction-Based Consulting and Decisions – Social Systems Theory and Second-Order Cybernetics as Premise for Powerful Decisions
Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos Guedes, Philipp Belcredi
(pages: 42-48)

Epistemology and Metaphysics in Interdisciplinary Communication: Insights from Ian Barbour and Bernard Lonergan, SJ
Fr. Joseph R. Laracy
(pages: 49-54)

Digital Literacies as an Emerging Imperative in Higher Education
Lorayne Robertson
(pages: 55-60)

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Machine Learning for Critical Infrastructure Protection
Mario La Manna
(pages: 61-64)

Cybernetics of Observing Systems and Lonergan’s Generalized Empirical Method
Fr. Joseph R. Laracy, Thomas Marlowe, Edgar Valdez, Msgr. Richard Liddy
(pages: 65-70)

Competences 4.0 – How to Educate People Today to Live and Work in the World of Tomorrow?
Pawel Poszytek, Mateusz Jezowski
(pages: 71-74)

An Interdisciplinary View of Education in the Formal and Natural Sciences – From STEM to STREAM to …
Thomas J. Marlowe, Katherine G. Herbert
(pages: 75-87)

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in the Formal and Natural Sciences – A Proposal
Katherine G. Herbert, Thomas J. Marlowe
(pages: 88-92)

North American Solar Electro-Magnetic Induction Detection Network
Bruce Leybourne, Valentino Straser, Kenneth Jones, Hong-Chun Wu, Giovanni Gregori, Louis Hissink
(pages: 93-98)

Solution-Focused Consultancy Work – Practice-Oriented Application of Distinction-Based Concepts Integrating Context Factors for Resilient Solutions
Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos Guedes, Philipp Belcredi
(pages: 99-105)

Communication Training in Multidisciplinary Field: Biomedical Engineering and Symbiosis Engineering
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 106-111)





Special Issue on
The Rigor of Inter-Disciplinary Communication


Is “Inter-Disciplinary Communication” more or less rigorous than “Intra-Disciplinary Communication”? Do these two kinds of communications have different kinds of intellectual rigor? Do the answers to these questions depend on the notion of “intellectual rigor”? What is, or should be, this notion of “intellectual rigor”? If an article has had a positive intra-disciplinary peer review and the author was asked to write it for inter-disciplinary communication, would that make the article more or less intellectually rigorous?

The purpose of this Call for Articles and Reviewers is to publish a multi-author paper of short articles (1000-2000 Words); which, after its publication, will support a Call for Papers for the Journal’s special issue. A printed edition would potentially be produced for this special issue and/or a multi-author book based on possible extensions of the papers of the special issue.

We invite you to participate in these publication(s) ON the Intellectual “Rigor of Inter-Disciplinary Communication”. The Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived, for any of the publication(s) related to this call for articles and reviewers.

You can start your participation process in these, at least two, publications by submitting an abstract (200-400 Words) and/or offering your support as a reviewer. In the latter case, please send a CV of yours. If your abstract is accepted, then you can submit a short article (1000-2000 Words) for its publication in a multi-author article, if accepted after its reviewing.


November 12, 2019 – Abstracts (200-400 words), which should be submitted via email to idc[at] This is also the deadline for submitting the CV for those who may support the reviewing process. You can also contribute with an article ON "Intellectual Rigor", in general, because even this general notion has not been adequately addressed in the literature.

November 15, 2019 – Notifications to abstracts’ authors, which will be sent in the following three(s) days after receiving the abstract. Consequently, the sooner you submit your abstract, the more time you will have for writing your short article is your abstract is accepted.

December 4, 2019 – Short Articles (1000-2000 Words) submissions.

December 18, 2019 – Notifications regarding the short articles.

January 8, 2020 – Reception of the final versions of the Short Articles

January 27, 2020 Publication of the multi-author article.

Deadlines for the Special Issue will be announced later. In any case the Special Issue will be published during year 2020.

Authors of accepted short articles have the option of submitting corresponding full papers (3000-5000 words) for their review and, if accepted, for its publication in a Special Issue of the Multi-Disciplinary Journal  of Systemic, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Editors Are From Different Disciplines

Professor Thomas Marlowe, PhD in Computer Science and PhD in Mathematics, Seton Hall University, USA, Department of Mathematics and, Computer Science, Program Advisor for Computer Science.

Jeremy Horne, PhD in Philosophy, President-emeritus, Southwest Area Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), USA.

Nagib Callaos, PhD in Operations Research, President of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemic, USA, Former Dean of Research and Development of the University Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, Founding Editor in Chief of the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.

Multi-Disciplinary Editorial Board of the Special Issue

The Editorial Board of the Special issue will be formed after the publication of the multi-author book.  The variety of different disciplines, of this Editorial Board, will be maximized, in order to increase the diversity of the intellectual perspectives from intra- inter- and trans-disciplinary fields. This diversity will, hopefully, make the Journal’s Special Issue adapt to a multi-disciplinary readership. (Ashby’s “requisite Variety Law”, First Law of Cybenetics: “only variety can destroy variety.”)


All accepted reviewers who made at least one review will be included in the list of reviewers of the Special Issue.


The submitted abstract may be: 1) on answering at least one question of those made above at the beginning of this page, or 2) related, but not restricted, to the following topics:

  • Differences between Inter- and Intra-disciplinary Communication Rigor.
  • What is Intellectual Rigor in Inter-Disciplinary Communication?
  • How Intellectual Rigor May be Achieved in Inter-Disciplinary Communication?
  • Peer Reviewing of Inter-Disciplinary Articles.
  • Commonalities between Inter- and Intra-disciplinary Communication Rigor.
  • The Rigor of an article written, or presented, for inter-disciplinary communication after having been accepted by means of intra-disciplinary peer-reviewing.

Please notice that this call for abstracts/articles is not FOR interdisciplinary communication, but ON “The Rigor of Inter-Disciplinary Communication”.