Czech Society for Cybernetics and Informatics


The Czech Society for Cybernetics and Informatics (ČSKI) is a voluntary, selective organization of scientific, scientific-pedagogical and professional staff as well as students from the field of cybernetics, informatics and related fields. Its mission is to participate in the further development and raising of the level in these fields in the Czech Republic and in conceptual and pedagogical activities, as well as in the promotion and implementation of the results of scientific research activities.

The Czech Society for Cybernetics and Informatics (ČSKI) is a direct successor to the Czechoslovak Cybernetic Society founded in 1966. The goals of ČSKI include the support and popularization of the development of cybernetics, informatics and related fields; increasing the knowledge of its members, providing services to members and organizing professional life. The beginnings of cybernetics in what was then Czechoslovakia are described in an article by Z. Wünsch.

ČSKI is active through its members, who are concerned into the working groups. Membership enables direct contact in such dynamically changing fields as cybernetics and informatics are. These fields are becoming increasingly important in the modern world, e.g. in telecommunications and computer networks, robotics, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, neural networks, etc.

ČSKI obtained a license to distribute the international concept of ECDL (European Computer Driving License) in 1999 and since then is responsible for the quality of ECDL testing in the Czech Republic, issues ECDL Certificates and through the ECDL-CZ office grants license rights to perform ECDL tests to test centers, more details at The operation of ECDL in the Czech Republic is carried out in accordance with the requirements set by the international governing body, which is ECDL Foundation.