International Conference on systems, man, and cybernetics

SMC 2011

The 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC 2011) provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report the latest innovations, summarize the state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems engineering, human-machine systems, and emerging cybernetics.


The conference theme is Cyber-Physical Systems and Society. This theme establishes a focus on practical applications of theory and methodologies leading to tangible systems, products, and service technologies that feature coordination between computational and physical elements. At the core of cyber-physical systems is coordinated computation, communication, control, and sensing with actuation and adaptability of physical systems. Human factors are magnified at the societal interface to resonate in phase with IEEE SMC Society fields of interest. Advances in these fields are expected to enable cyber-physical systems in multiple industry sectors and in the home. Current advancements addressing technical and societal challenges of cyber-physical systems will take center stage at IEEE SMC 2011.


The Organizing Committee is proud to announce the participation of prominent plenary/keynote speakers to address topics of importance to the IEEE SMC Society. The Organizing Committee is also proud to feature the 3rd annual Workshop on Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI) co-sponsored jointly this year by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and IEEE Engineering, Medicine and Biology Society. Contributors to this featured workshop need not be experts in BMI itself, but experts in systems engineering, human-machine systems, emerging cybernetics, and/or circuits and systems areas that would enable realization of real-world BMI systems. BMI is well aligned with the conference theme and, as a featured workshop, attendance is open to all interest conference registrants. For more important details, please see the BMI Workshop page


The venue for IEEE SMC 2011 is disneyland tarif, located in the heart of Downtown Anchorage just a 10 minute drive from the airport, one block from the Alaska Railroad Depot, and within walking distance of over 100 dining options. Anchorage, with "Big Wild Life" as its trademark slogan, is surrounded by spectacular mountains offering a unique combination of wilderness and modern city life, while also serving as a world-class meeting and convention destination. During the fall season its temperate maritime climate is quite similar to springtime in San Francisco, California.

Call for Papers

The technical program of IEEE SMC 2011 is organized along three principal tracks on systems engineering, human-machine systems, and emerging cybernetics. The conference calls for papers on the technical topics listed below. Papers on other topics within the IEEE SMC Society fields of interest will also be considered. Contributions covering theoretical developments and practical or industrial applications are welcome, especially papers related to the following conference theme: Cyber-Physical Systems and Society. Please click here to download an electronic version of this call for papers.

Call for Contributed Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit their full-length papers electronically through the conference website. Each paper should be concise with sufficient detail and references to allow critical review. Papers will be reviewed by at least two referees for technical merit and content. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings only if one of the authors is registered for the conference and presents the paper at the conference.

Call for Special Sessions

Proposals to organize Special Sessions are strongly encouraged. Special Sessions must be related to the Conference Theme or especially hot topics within the conference scope. Sessions organized to cover some of the more conventional SMC topics listed below are also welcome. Each session consists of five (5) accepted papers. All submitted papers undergo the same review process, and submission to proposed sessions is not a guarantee of acceptance.

Systems Science & Engineering

Conflict Resolution

Intelligent Power and Energy Systems

Discrete Event Systems and Petri Nets

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Distributed Intelligent Systems

Medical Mechatronics

Enterprise Information Systems

Robotic and Autonomous Systems

Grey Systems

Self-Organized & Multiagent Systems

Homeland Security

Service Systems and Organization

Industrial Applications

System of Systems Engineering

Infrastructure Systems and Services

System Modeling and Control

Intelligent Green Production Systems

Systems Biology

Intelligent Learning in Control Systems

Technology Assessment / Innovation

Human-Machine Systems

Adjustable Autonomy

Human-Robot Interaction

Affective Computing

Info. Systems for Design & Marketing

Assistive Technology

Interactive Digital Media

Brain-Machine Interface System

Kansei (sense/emotion) Engineering

Cognitive Computing and Architectures

Smart Prosthetic & Orthotic Technology

Cooperative Work in Design

Social Robotics

Haptics and Teleoperation

Social Signal Processing

Human Centered Design

Systems Safety and Security

Human Centered Transportation Systems

Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems

Human-Computer Interaction

Virtual Prototyping and Training

Human-Machine System Design Web Intelligence and Interaction


Agent-Based Modeling

Intelligent Vehicular Systems & Control

Awareness Computing

Knowledge Acq. in Intelligent Systems

Biometrics and Bioinformatics

Knowledge-based Systems

Computational Collective Intelligence

Machine Learning

Computational Life Science

Machine Vision & Image Processing

Data & Information Fusion

Medical Informatics

Evolving Intelligent Systems

Natural Language Processing

Granular Computing

Pattern Recognition

Information Assurance

Semantic Web

Intelligent Internet Systems

Soft Computing

Intelligent Multimedia Comm.

Support Vector Machines

Committees Organizing Committee General Chair

Dr. Edward Tunstel, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA

General Co-Chair

Professor Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia

Program Chair

Dr. Adrian Stoica, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

Program Co-Chairs

Systems Science and Engineering :

Professor Aly El-Osery, New Mexico Institute of Technology, USA

Human-Machine Systems :

Professor Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Cybernetics :

Dr. Nestor Rychtyckyj, Ford Motor Company, USA

Quality Control/Assurance :

Professor Hong Zhang, University of Alberta, Canada

Special Sessions Chair

Professor Huaglory Tianfield, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Tutorial/Workshop Chairs

Professor Peter Xu. Massey University, New Zealand Professor Jianda Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Local Arrangements Chair

Professor Jeffrey Miller, University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA

Finance Chair

Professor Cang Ye, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA

Publications Chair

Professor Gary Anderson, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA Publications Co-Chair

Professor Ying (Gina) Tang, Rowan University, USA

Publicity Chair

Professor Seta Bogosyan, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA

Student Activities Chair

Professor Andrew B. Williams, Spelman College, USA Student Activities Co-Chair

Professor Patrick P.K. Chan, South China University of Technology, China

Awards Chair

Dr. Michael H. Smith, University of California, Berkeley, USA Awards Co-Chair

Professor Eugene Santos Jr., Dartmouth College, USA


Christopher Lee, University of Central Florida, USA

Dr. Samer Hanoun, Deakin University, Australia

Program Committee

David Abbink
Shigeo Abe
Ajith Abraham
Martin Adams
Sos Agaian
Majid Ahmadi
Vicente Alarcon-Aquino
Rui Jorge de Almeida
Lingling An
Gary T. Anderson
Plamen Angelov
Anjali Awasthi
Meghna Babbar-Sebens
Valentina E. Balas
Helen Balinsky
Amarnath Banerjee
José Barata
Jean-Paul A. Barthès
Ellen J. Bass
Fabio L. Bellifemine
Pascal Berruet
Prabir Bhattacharya
Ladislau Boloni
Matthew L. Bolton
Frances Brazier
Edward E. Brown, Jr.
Simona Caramihai
Mehmet Celenk
Jair Cervantes
Marco Chacin
Walid Chainbi
Goutam Chakraborty
Chien-Chi Chao
Luonan Chen
Shu-Ching Chen
Shyi-Ming Chen
Stefano Chessa
Ming-Chao Chiang
Tzu-Fu Chiu
Jyh-Horng Chou
Ian Cloete
Daniel Cox
Son Dao
Cleon Davis
Daniel A. DeLaurentis
Xiaoguang Deng
Antonio Diaz-Calderon
Georgi M. Dimirovski
John M. Dolan
Birsen Donmez
Mariagrazia Dotoli
Gerry V. Dozier
Edmond DuPont
Yael Edan
Dean Edwards
Aly El-Osery
Liping Fang
Maria Pia Fanti
Madjid Fathi
Alireza Fereidunian
Francesc J. Ferri
Dimitar Filev
Carmelo Filho
Eugene Fink
Pascal Forget
Giancarlo Fortino
Hossam A. Gabbar
Dejan Gjorgjevikj
Stevica Graovac
William A. Gruver
Larry Hall
Pitoyo Hartono
Yutaka Hata
Cathy M. Helgason
Ali G. Hessami
Rattikorn Hewett
Keith W. Hipel
Rumi Hiraga
Alexander Hogenboom
Abdollah Homaifar
Tzung-Pei Hong
Wei-Chiang Hong
Ben Horan
László Horváth
Runhe Huang
Ho-Lung Hung
Terry Huntsberger
Javier Ibanez-Guzman
Enso Ikonen Kamran Iqbal Mohammad Jamshidi MuDer Jeng Zhao-Hui Jiang Yuanwei Jing Fakhri Karray Uri Kartoun Uzay Kaymak Farbod Khoshnoud Abbas Khosravi Mario Koeppen Heikki Koivo Robert Kozma Sisil Kumarawadu Ohbyung Kwon Taek Kwon Loi Lei Lai Nii Laye John W.T. Lee Ming-yih Lee Tong Heng Lee Han-Xiong Li Jing Li Xuelong Li Churn-Jung Liau Chin-Teng (CT) Lin Tsau Young (TY) Lin Honghai Liu Sifeng Liu Ernesto López Mellado Amy Loutfi Jianbo Lu Zofia Lukszo Xiaowei Ma Musa Mailah Mangini Agostino Marcello Vladimir Marik Goran Martinovic Tammara Massey David Meignan Efrén Mezura-Montes José del R. Millán Shady M. K. Mohamed Vasily Moshnyaga Mark Mulder Max Mulder Koji Murai Zoran Musicki Homayoun Najjaran Hiroshi Nakajima Patricia A. Nava Rudy R. Negenborn Atul Negi Christopher Nemeth Luciano de Oliveira Neris Mohammad S. Obaidat Byung Joo Oh Rainer Palm Gary Parker Witold Pedrycz Girijesh Prasad Radu-Emil Precup Robin Qiu Maria D. R-Moreno Srini Ramaswamy H. Ranganathan Matthias Reuter Bernardete Ribeiro Rita Almeida Ribeiro Peter Rockett Rodney Roberts Da Ruan Stuart Rubin Imre J. Rudas Ferat Sahin Mehrdad Saif Shigeaki Sakurai Luis A. de Santa-Eulalia Hideyasu Sasaki André Schiele Carla Seatzu Detlef Seese Nariman Sepehri Xiaowei Shao Weiming Shen Leonid Sheremetov Patrick Siarry Clarence W. de Silva Ben Kwang-Mong Sim Christopher E. Smith Michael H. Smith Tarek Sobh João Miguel Sousa Prasanna Sridhar Kuo-Feng Ssu Jinshan Tang Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu Wil Thissen Paul Thompson Rafael Toledo-Moreo Ljiljana Trajkovic Ching-Chih Tsai Jo-Ming Tseng Elpida Tzafestas Ahmet Ugur Gancho Vachkov Jan van den Berg René van Paassen Jasmin Velagic Ramiro Velazquez Sebastian Ventura Boban Veselic Susana Vieira Alessandro Vinciarelli Petri Vitiello Pavel Vrba Chun Wang Shyue-Liang Wang Wen-June Wang Xizhao Wang Ying Wang Kevin Warwick Andrew B. Williams Bing-Fei Wu I-Chin Wu Naiqi Wu Patrick G . Xavier Hong-Jie Xing Li Da Xu Pingkun Yan Wen Yu Yuan Yuan Mehrdad H. Zadeh John Zelek Daniel Zeng Hongbin Zha Qiangfu Zhao Guangquan Zhang Junjie Zhang Huiyu Zhou Mengchu Zhou Haibin Zhu