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IEEE SMC Society, Board of Governors Member at Large,

The results of the election of members of the SMC Board of Governors for the three year term
2015-2017 are in. Congratulations to the elected volunteers.


Table of Contents: IEEE Transactions on Human Machine


2014 Award Announcements

Andrew P. Sage Best Paper Award for 2014
Professor Mingcong Deng receives 2014 SMC Meritorious Service Award
Jianbo SU receives a best Associate Editor of the SMC Transactions Award
Team from Delft University of Technology wins the award for best oral presentation and paper
at the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Conference 2014
Professor Loi Lei Lai receives the 2014 Outstanding Contribution
New York Chapter receives the IEEE Outstanding SMCS Chapter Award, 2014
Vikram Shenoy Handiry wins the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE SMC International
Conference in San Diego
Best Active IEEE SMC Technical Committee 2014 Award Recipient Co-Chair Ming-Yih Lee
Van Passen named best Associate Editor of the SMC Transactions for 2014
2014 Best oral presentation and paper at the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
Ni-Bin Chang named recipient of the Meritorious Service Award at the IEEE SMC 2014.
Dr.  Fei-Yue Wang named recipient of the Norbert Wiener Award for 2014
Professor Daniel Yeung receives the 2014 Outstanding Contribution Award

Norbert Wiener Panel Session at SMC2014
Contributed by Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso

The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, held in San
Diego on October 6-8, was dedicated to Norbert Wiener, the Father of Cybernetics, in honor of
the 120th anniversary of his birth.

To commemorate this anniversary, SMC 2014 featured the Norbert Wiener Panel Session in
which recipients of the IEEE SMCS Norbert Wiener Award, the primary research award of the
IEEE SMC Society, discussed a broad selection of society-related topics.

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Congratulations to nine new fellow members of IEEE SMC
who have been elevated to Fellow grade effective January
1, 2015.

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Call for Papers:  IEEE SMC Magazine

Article subjects include the integration of the theories of communication, control, cybernetics,
optimization, systems engineering technology development, including problem definition
methods, modeling, and simulation, methods of system experimentation, human factors
engineering, as well as their application to the variety of systems including human-machine,
biological, technological, ecological, socio-economic, and societal systems, data and
methods, systems design techniques and test and evaluation methods, and system structure
towards the formulation of a general theory of systems

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Information for Authors - IEEE SMC Magazine

IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine is published quarterly. Each paper submitted
is subject to a thorough review process, and the publication decision is based on the
comments and recommendations of the reviewers. Review management is generally under the
direction of an associate editor. Often, reviews take 6 weeks but can take up to three to four
months, occasionally longer. An additional several months is required for the publication

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Invitation to apply for Senior Membership of IEEE

Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. IEEE members can
self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior member grade.

To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must:

1. be engineers, scientists, educators, technical executives, or originators in IEEE-
designated fields;

2. have experience reflecting professional maturity;

3. have been in professional practice for at least ten years;

4. show significant performance over a period of at least five of their years in professional

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More on Andrew P. Sage:

Eulogy of Andrew Sage by Professor Kathryn Laskey
In Memory of Andrew Sage by Professor Ariela Sofer