Information Systems is concerned with information, language, and cognitive systems. Its central goal is promoting the development of general theories of complex systems and quantitative methodologies for communication research variety of domains. This focus brings together people with a wide range of interests and specialties. Member interests include: studies of information flows, the human interface with communication technology, and life in an information society: cognition, including information processing of direct and mediated communication and the construction of cognitive models; artificial intelligence applications in language, logic, and reasoning; modeling and study of interaction systems.
Members have pioneered analytical techniques in areas of network analysis, information theory, structural modeling, interaction analysis, content analysis, linguistic data processing systems, and automatic and controlled processing of stimuli. Issues in the philosophy of science, cybernetic epistemology, theory and ethics are regular concerns as well.