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


Tsu-Tian Lee,
Newsletter Editor, IEEE SMC
President, National Taipei University of Technology


First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to those SMCS members and their families who were affected by the hurricane in New Orleans and other natural disasters elsewhere in the recent months. And, I wish them strength that is as strong as those disastrous natural powers to bounce back and rebuild their lives.

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. I would like to thank Intelligent Systems Lab, NCCU, Taiwan and Media and Information Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, Kanagawa for sending interesting research articles. Thank you! also to Mo and the Chairs of the TCs on Industrial applications, Systems Safety & Security, Conflict Resolution, and Knowledge Acquisition in Intelligent Systems for sending in their valuable reports. I hope that the newly introduced "Recent Ph.D. Theses" corner will be useful information to the readers. Please send in your comments and suggestions on how we may make this corner more resourceful. Last and by no means least, I would like to thank all who contributed to this issue of the eNewsletter in various other ways.

I also take this opportunity to encourage you to vote our present SMCS president William A. Gruver for IEEE Division X Director, 2007-2008 (Systems and Control) and Ferial El Hawary who is a candidate for R7 Director. Their long and distinguished track records can be found by following the links given within this eNewsletter. I encourage our membership and the readers who are also a Voting Member for the ongoing IEEE annual election to support James M. Tien for 2006 IEEE President-Elect. Jim who has been a proactive and progressive SMCS volunteer since 1983 has been extensively involved in IEEE products and services including 4 of IEEE’s 6 major boards.

Our flagship conference, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics is only few weeks away. This year’s conference venue, Waikoloa Hilton Village on the Big Island of Hawaii is arguably the best resort hotel in the State of Hawaii. You may find a very attractive conference progress report by Mo Jamshidi, the General Chair, by following the link provided within this Newsletter. I take this opportunity to invite you to register and book hotels early to take part in this one of the world’s major conferences in Systems Engineering.

I am looking forward to seeing you at SMC’05 in Hawaii in few weeks!.

Tsu-Tian Lee,
Newsletter Editor, IEEE SMC
President, National Taipei University of Technology

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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