Conference announcement

Larry Hall (
Thu, 9 May 1996 13:46:29 +0200

Note: Since NAFIPS is "in cooperation status" with SMC'96, NAFIPS members
are entitled to the same discounts as SMC members.

1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics

Bejing International Convention Center and Continental Grand Hotel,
Beijing, China, October 14-17, 1996

Theme: Information, Intelligence and Systems

Topics:Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Information and Decision System Database Decision Support System
Man-Machine System Decision Technologies Conflict Analysis
Human Decision Making System Cybernetics Human Computer Interaction
Supervisory Control Distributed Decision Making Risk Management
Image Processing & Computer Vision Pattern Recognition & Classification
Software Engineering Multi-media Systems Methodology and Design
Behavioral Decision Making Cognitive Systems and Engineering
Systems Analysis and Simulation Systems Evaluation Qualitative Reasoning
Systems Engineering and Science Knowledge-based Systems Machine Learning
Adaptive and Learning Systems Technology Forecasting Expert Systems
Artificial Intelligence Fuzzy Systems Neural Nets Perturbation Analysis
Optimization and Search Techniques Concurrent Engineering Petri Nets
Agile Manufacturing Manufacturing System Integrated Manufacturing
Robotics Environmental Systems Agricultural and Forest Systems
Biomedical Engineering Biocybernetics Medical Decision Making
International Stability Military Systems Command and Control Systems
Distributed Energy Systems Energy Systems Natural Resource Systems
Socio-economical Systems Transportation Systems

Important Dates

SEND NOW! : Abstracts (2-3pages) of papers to Prof. Jian Chen, School of
Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Bejing, 100084, P.R.China;
Tel: (8610)2595536, Fax: (8610)2595876. Email:
NOW! : Preliminary acceptance
June 1, 1996: Full paper submission
August 15, 1996: Preregistration

The conference will be held in the Beijing International Convention Center
(BICC) and Continental Grand Hotel which are located at the northeast part of
the city, 25 minutes to the airport and 10 minutes to the down town area.

In Beijing, October offers the best weather, with generous sunshine. The
average temperature is about 16 degrees (C) / 61 degress (F).

Cultural Activities
1. Evening Cultural Performance Oct. 15 (Tue.)
2. Visit to Great Wall and Ming Tombs Oct. 17 (Thur.)

Post-Conference Tour (PT)
PT-1 Beijing - Xian - Guilin (exit) - Hong Kong (4.5 days)
PT-2 Beijing - Chengdu - Lhasa-Chengdu(exit) - Hong Kong (5.5 days)

Conference Chairman:
Wemin Zheng, Tsinghua University, China

Program Chairman:
Chunjun Zhao, Tsinghua University, China
Program Co-Chairmen:
Pierre Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
MengCchu Zhou, New Jersey Inst. of Tech., USA

Program Committee
Hojjat Adeli, USA
Karl J. Astrom, Sweden
James C. Bezdek, USA

Donald E. Brown, USA
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Portugal
Jian Chen, China
Giovanni Chiola, Italy
Peter L. Christiansen, Denmark
Ileana Costea, USA
M. Crappe, Belgium
Etienne Craye, France
Genevieve Dauphin-Tanguy, France
Nicholas. DeClaris, USA
Shuhui Deng, China
Frank DiCesare, USA
Clarence de Silva, Canada
Arye R. Ephrath, USA
Garcia R. Ferreiro, Spain
Florin G. Filip, Romania
Svetlana Fishman, Israel
Robert L. Flood, UK
Andre J. Fossard, France
Todhio Fukuda, Japan
A. Ghosal, India
William A. Gruver, Canada
Rolf Henriksen, Norway
Keith W. Hipel, Canada
Anthony Jakeman, Australia
Andras J. Javor, Hungary
Koorosh Khodabandehloo, UK
Peter Kopacek, Austria
A. Kurzhanski , Russia
Vladimir M. Matrosov, Russia
Christine M. Mitchell, USA
Alain Oustaloup, France
Huashu Qin, China
Shouju Ren, China
Andrew P. Sage, USA
Madan G. Singh, UK
Rene Soenen, France
Achim Sydow, Germany
Toshi Takamori, Japan
James M. Tien, USA
Spyros Tzafestas, Greece
Miomir Vukobratovic , Yugoslavia
Zhongtuo Wang, China
Chelsea C. White, USA
Cangpu Wu, China
Bo Zhang, China

Organizing Committee
Jifa Gu (chairman), China
Jian Chen (Secretary General), China
Michael H. Smith. USA,Canada