September 2005
Issue #12

Submission deadline for the next issue: November 20, 2005
Submission Guidelines

  As you read this message you should have received voting ballots including the statements and biographies of the candidates running in the IEEE Annual Election.

  This issue of the IEEE SMCS eNewsletter features three research reports, four TC reports, and a wonderful conference progress report about SMC’05 by Mo Jamshidi in the Features corner.

  SMC Transactions Tables of Contents

Recent Publications of SMC Society Members

  Welcome to 2005 IEEE SMC International Conference – HAWAII 05

Introduction to Embedded Intelligent System Lab. at NCCU, Taiwan

On the Dynamic Pattern Analysis, Discovery and Recognition

Development of Face Recognition Techniques at
NEC Laboratories

Introduction of TC on Industrial Applications (Systems)

IEEE SMC Systems Safety & Security TC

Technical Committee on Conflict Resolution

SMCS Technical Committee
on Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent Systems

Recent Ph.D. Theses
  Recent Ph.D. Theses

  Three Faculty Openings for the rank of Assistant, Associate and/or Full Professor, Department of Electrical and Control Engineering, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

  Conferences sponsored by the SMC Society

Back Issues
  Back Issues


Gerald H. Peterson
Senior Manager Emeritus at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs
Gerald H. Peterson , Candidate, IEEE 2006 President-Elect

Gerald H. Peterson Statement for SMC Newsletter

I am honored to be a candidate for the office of IEEE President-elect
2006, and to have this opportunity to share a few brief remarks on my candidacy - please see my web site.

Over 37 years, I have held positions in hardware and software design and engineering management and hold one US Patent in the field of telecommunications . In the past 17 years I have specialized in industry global strategic standardization. I currently hold the position of Senior Manager Emeritus at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs.

I hold Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Washington and Rutgers University (both in the USA). I am a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. In 2001 I was recognized as a "Who's Who" in its publication, THE BENT of Tau Beta Pi. Also in 2001 I received the American National Standards Institute's Finegan Standards Medal for leadership in the development and application of voluntary standards. In addition to my leadership experience in the IEEE, I have served in elected national and international leadership positions that have delivered global technical standards and promoted increased global cooperation.

We live in a time of accelerating change and globalization. The IEEE
must respond to and help drive these changes if it is to continue to be a preeminent technical society. Key among these changes is how the IEEE delivers value to industry worldwide and, thus, value to the members of the IEEE. Our work and focus is on technology, which we must carry out while maintaining connection to the real word of markets and social benefit. The SMCS Society is in the center and a driver of change, and I look forward to working with SMCS to help continue IEEE's leadership.

I know both the importance and the scope of the responsibility of being IEEE President and Chief Executive Officer, and if elected I am
committed to giving my full time and attention to the office of IEEE
President in 2007. I appreciate your consideration and welcome your
questions, comments, and suggestions.

Voting materials for the 2005 IEEE Annual Election are available on-line at: Three SMC members are on the ballot. They are :

James M. Tien
Candidate for IEEE President
Bill Gruver

Candidate for Division X Director
Ferial El Hawary

Candidate for Region 7 Director

This year, there are three candidates competing for the 2006 IEEE President-Elect.
Please see the position statement of each candidate by clicking their names.

Leah H. Jamieson
Gerald H. Peterson
James M. Tien

IEEE Xplore - Alerts for Tables of Contents Alerts Now Available.

Sign up to receive regular email notification of recently posted SMC transactions. Each email contains a direct link to the latest issue's table of contents. Make your selection at IEEE Xplore.

The IEEE SMC Distinguished Lecturer Program provides opportunities for SMCS members to meet and interact with the following lecturers for the year 2005:

Speaker: Donald E. Brown
Title: Learning from Simulations
Speaker: William A. Gruver
Title: Distributed Intelligent Systems: Technologies and Applications
Speaker: Lawrence O. Hall
Title: Learning from Large Amounts of Data
Speaker: Tsu-Tian Lee
Title: Intelligent Transportation Systems
Speaker: Daniel S. Yeung
Title: Feature and Sample Reduction for Classification Problems
Speaker: Mengchu Zhou
Title 1: Deadlock Control in Automated Manufacturing Systems
Title 2: Clustered Water and Bio-signal Networks - an Emerging Area for Systems, Man and Cybernetics Research

For more information about the DL program please visit DLP website

Call for Applications and Recommendations for Distinguished Lecturers

The IEEE SMC Society is accepting applications and recommendations for Distinguished Lecturers, Distinguished Lecturers Program (Please visit DLP websiteand the links therein). The successful candidates will be appointed for a two year term to begin January 1, 2006, with a possible two year extension. Potential applicants are encouraged to send a biosketch, abstracts of two lectures, and availability for lectures in 2006 to the Vice President of Memberships, Tsu-Tian Lee

The successful candidate must be a member of the SMC Society in good
standing. All applications must be received prior to November 1, 2005.

2005 WSC registration is now open!

The 2005 Winter Simulation Conference registration is now open. Take advantage of the early registration savings and come join us in Orlando, Florida (USA), December 4-7, 2005. Read More

Congratulations to the following members of the SMC Society who were elevated to the IEEE Senior Member grade at the last meeting of the IEEE Admission and Advancement Review Panel.

June 2005 Senior Member
Qilian Liang
Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin
Stanko Strmcnik
Tao Zhang

August 2005 Senior Member
Charles J. Kim
Joseph O. Palmiter

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