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SMC 2013 Manchester, UK, Conference Report

2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2013) between 13
and 16 October in Manchester, UK. The conference theme was "Cyber Systems Enabling
Knowledge Integration: The Smart Response to Emerging Societal Challenges". The conference
attracted 1179 submissions addressing state-of-the art developments in systems science and
engineering, cybernetics and human machine systems. The program committee undertook a
rigorous review process which resulted in accepting a total of 835 papers.
The highlight of the SMC 2013 technical program included three tutorial offerings, three featured
keynote speakers, the Norbert Wiener lecture, a panel session, 66 regular technical sessions as
well as 54 special technical sessions. The four plenary talks which showcase the research
frontiers of the SMC society were:

"Cyber-Physical and Biological Systems: The Next Challenges", by Radu Grosu, Vienna
University of Technology, Austria

"Challenges in the Industrial Control Area", by Kenwood H. Hall, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, USA

"Building Prognostic Models for Cancer from Medical Images", by Lawrence O. Hall, the
2012 SMC Norbert Wiener Award winner from the University of South Florida, USA

"Predict, Assist and Assess Human Movements", by Robert Riener, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The conference was highly successful. We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to all
the committee members, volunteers, reviewers, authors, speakers, participants, sponsors and
exhibitors. Our sponsors included IEEE; IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society; State
Grid Energy Research Institute, China; IET, UK and Powerpeg, Hong Kong. The exhibitors
included IET, UK; Powerpeg, Hong Kong and Taylor & Francis Publication.

Reported by: SMC 2013 General Chairs Loi Lei Lai and Daniel Yeung
DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 1       Busy registration desks DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 2         Loi Lei Lai gave an opening address to the delegates DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 3      Daniel Yeung and Keynote Speaker Larry Hall
DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 4      Some delegates attending keynote address DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 5 exhibitions DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 6      Best student paper panel judges and presenters
DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 7      Best paper panel judges and presenters DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 8      Panel discussion panelists DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 9      Organization Committee and Volunteers
DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 10       Loi Lei Lai _ Daniel Yeung and 2013 SMC President Philip Chen make a toast to delegates in the banquet DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 11  British Culture performance DSMC 2013 enewsletterPicture 12   Banquet happy hour
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