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SMC 2011 Accepted Special Session Proposals





Adaptive Collaboration
IEEE SMC TC on Distributed Intelligent Systems
IEEE SMC TC on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work in Design

Haibin Zhu, Weiming Shen


Applications of Formal Methods to Human-Automation Interaction

Matthew L. Bolton


Awareness Science and Engineering
IEEE SMC TC on Awareness Computing

Zhishun She, Goutam Chakraborty, Robert Kozma, Tadahiko Murata, Qiangfu Zhao


Cloud Computing and Services
IEEE SMC TC on Self-Organized Distributed and Pervasive Systems

Huaglory Tianfield


Collaborative Manufacturing and Supply Chains
IEEE SMC TC on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work in Design

Chun Wang, Jean-Marc Frayret, Weiming Shen


Collaborative Technologies and Applications
IEEE SMC TC on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work in Design

Weiming Shen, Jean-Paul Barthès, Junzhou Luo


Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks
IEEE SMC TC on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work in Design

Giancarlo Fortino, Mert Bal, Wenfeng Li, Weiming Shen


Computational Intelligence
IEEE SMC TC on Computational Intelligence

Xizhao Wang, Wing Yin Ng


Conflict Resolution
IEEE SMC TC on Conflict Resolution

Liping Fang, Keith W. Hipel


Emerging Technologies in Medical Mechatronics
IEEE SMC TC on Medical Mechatronics

Ming-Yih Lee, Chung-Hsien Kuo, Yi-Hung Liu


Enterprise Information Systems
IEEE SMC TC on Enterprise Information Systems

Li Xu


Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems
IEEE SMC TC on Evolving Intelligent Systems

Plamen Angelov, Dimitar Filev, Nikola Kasabov


Granular Computing
IEEE SMC TC on Granular Computing

Leon S.L. Wang, Tzung-Pei Hong, Shusaku Tsumoto, Tsau-Young Lin


Human Centered Transportation Systems
IEEE SMC TC on Human Centered Transportation Systems

Koji Murai, Tadatsugi Okazaki, Preeti Bajaj


Information Technologies for Anti-Terrorism Applications
IEEE SMC TC on Info. Assurance & Intelligent Multimedia-Mobile Comms.

Sos Agaian, Jinshan Tang


Innovations in Computation and Application

Huey-Ming Lee, Rung-Ching Chen, Shyi-Ming Chen


Innovative Soft Computing Methodologies and Applications
IEEE SMC Hiroshima Chapter

Takumi Ichimura, Hideki Katagiri, Kenneth J. Mackin


Intelligent Internet Systems
IEEE SMC TC on Intelligent Internet Systems

Shyi-Ming Chen, Yung-Fa Huang, Tan-Hsu Tan, John W. T. Lee, Daming Shi


Intelligent Learning in Control Systems
IEEE SMC TC on Intelligent Learning in Control Systems

Ching-Chih Tsai, Kao-Shing Hwang


Intelligent Vehicular Application Simulation and Implementation

Jeffrey Miller


Internet of Things and Pervasive Services
IEEE SMC TC on Self-Organized Distributed and Pervasive Systems

Huaglory Tianfield


Machine Learning
IEEE SMC TC on Machine Learning

Daniel S. Yeung, Witold Pedrycz, Wing Yin Ng


Nature-Inspired Algorithms and Their Applications

Chu-Sing Yang, Tzung-Pei Hong, Ming-Chao Chiang, Chun-Wei Tsai


Network Data: Social Networks to Sensor Networks

Sandeep Chandana, Kia Fallahi


Recent Advances in Robotics
IEEE SMC TC on Robotics and Intelligent Sensing

Hong Zhang, Cang Ye, Edward Tunstel, John Zelek, Qiangfu Zhao, Saeid Nahavandi


Shared Control

Mark Mulder, David Abbink


Soft Computing
IEEE SMC TC on Soft Computing

Tadahiko Murata, Ajith Abraham, Mario Koppen, Hideyuki Takagi


System Safety and Security
IEEE SMC TC on Systems Safety and Security

Ming Yu, Ali G. Hessami, Feng Hsu


Tools for Discovery, Decision and Design
IEEE SMC TC on Information Systems for Design and Marketing

Katsutoshi Yada, Yuki Ohsawa


Wavelet, Multiresolution, Biometrics and Pattern Recognition
IEEE SMC TC on Pattern Recognition

Yuan Yan Tang, Jianjia Pan


Knowledge Acquisition and Mining

Yo-Ping Huang


Computational Collective Intelligence
IEEE SMC TC on Computational Collective Intelligence

Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen, Piotr Jędrzejowicz, Jason J. Jung


Grey Systems: Theory and Applications
IEEE SMC TC on Grey Systems

Sifeng Liu, Yingjie Yang, Jeffrey Forrest, Naiming Xie


Complexity in Systems (and Systems-of-Systems) Engineering
IEEE SMC TC on System of Systems

Daniel DeLaurentis


Discrete Event Systems
IEEE SMC TC on Discrete Event Systems

Maria Pia Fanti, Walter Ukovich


Social Signal Processing
IEEE SMC TC on Social Signal Processing

Alessandro Vinciarelli, Maja Pantic


Underwater Sensing and Automatic Target Recognition

Jason Isaacs, James Cobb

Mini-Symposium on Medical and Health Care Technology
IEEE SMC TC on Medical Informatics

Yutaka Hata, Kazuo Kiguchi, Noboru Takagi, Cathy Helgason


Medical and Health Care Robots

Kazuo Kiguchi, Chair


Medical and Health Care Technology

Yutaka Hata, Chair


Minimally Invasive Brain Microsurgery for Epilepsy

Takeshi Yamakawa, Chair


Support Systems for Handicapped Persons

Noboru Takagi, Chair

Special Sessions aim to provide exciting opportunities for researchers and practitioners to present and exchange ideas on selected topics from the Call for Papers and within the fields of interest of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society, and particularly to think about shaping the future. One Special Session has the same time-period as a regular session of technical paper presentations, but Special Sessions will address very emerging new areas of special interest to the SMC community.
Special Session proposals related to the conference theme (Cyber-Physical Systems and Society) or especially hot SMC topics are most welcome.

Special Session proposals that are really thematically special and/or topically very hot may be accepted as
Thematic Special Sessions, to differentiate from sessions organized on more conventional SMC topics .

Special session organizers would solicit a cohesive set of contributed papers responsive to the proposed SMC topic. Each Special Session is expected to consist of five accepted papers. Paper submission to proposed Special Sessions is not a guarantee of acceptance. In fact, all submitted papers of Special Sessions have to undergo the same review process (three completed reviews per paper). The technical reviewers for each Special Session paper will be members of the SMC 2011 Program Committee and qualified peer-reviewers to be nominated by the Special Session organizers. Special Sessions on the same topic for which the total number of accepted papers exceeds five may be scheduled for multiple time-slots. Please click here to download an electronic version of Special Sessions guidelines.

Each Special Session proposal should include the following:

1. Title for the proposed Special Session,

Targeted themes of the Special Session,

Targeted number of accepted papers of the Special Session,

Justification of interest, fit, and impact for SMC 2011 conference scopes and themes,

Statement on how papers for the Special Session are to be effectively solicited,

Statement on how qualified peer-reviewers will be identified or selected (three completed reviews per paper) to support the paper review process, or a planned list of people whom
Special Session organizers would like to nominate as peer-reviewers for the Special Session,

Short biography of Special Session organizer(s) (include complete address, phone, and e-mail),

8. Complete flyer of Call for Papers of the Special Session


February 10, 2011: Deadline for proposals to organize special sessions.

February 15, 2011: Special session proposal acceptance/rejection notification.

April 15, 2011: Deadline for submission of full-length papers to special sessions.

June 7, 2011: Acceptance/Rejection Notification.

July 5, 2011: Final camera-ready papers due in electronic form.

Special Sessions Chair, IEEE SMC 2011

Professor Huaglory Tianfield, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Please discuss your idea and send Special Sessions proposal to e-mail address:

Manuscripts for a Special Session should NOT be submitted in duplication to any other regular or special sessions and should be submitted to SMC11 main conference online submission system on SMC11 conference website.