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New SMCS Technical Committee on Brain-inspired Cognitive Systems (TC-BCS)

Brain-inspired Cognitive Systems (BCS) are a cutting-edge field of cybernetics, brain, and system sciences that studies not only the natural intelligence foundations of AI and cognitive systems, but also the formal models of the brain simulated by computational intelligence. The persistent challenges to cognitive cybernetics and the increasing demand for brain-inspired systems in society, industry, and education have led to the latest advances of cognitive systems mimicking the brain. BCS is underpinned by transdisciplinary theoretical foundations of system, brain, intelligence, knowledge, cybernetic and cognitive sciences towards autonomous intelligent systems and symbiotic societies.

The Technical Committee on Brain-inspired Cognitive Systems (TC-BCS) focuses on cognitive and autonomous systems, hybrid human-machine systems, and their societal implications. TC-BCS advances classic computers from data processors to the next generation of knowledge processors mimicking the brain. TC-BCS enables an overarching link synergizing the three classical fields of SMCS towards the emerging symbiotic societies driven by the fast advances of AI, computational intelligence, and autonomous systems.

Vision

TC-BCS strives to promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary theories, methodologies, technologies, and engineering/societal applications of brain-inspired and cognitive cybernetic systems. The themes of TC-BCS will cover autonomous, cognitive, and cybernetic systems across the SMCS disciplines of cybernetics, man, and systems.

Mission

The strategic objective of TC-BCS is to promote the general mission of IEEE MSCS as the most fundamental discipline that integrates contemporary abstract sciences and engineering through cybernetic, system, intelligence, knowledge, information, and data sciences towards brain-inspired, cognitive, autonomous, and unmanned systems.

  • TC-BCS provides an international forum and task force for the interplay across cybernetics, brain science, and system science in order to advance BCS and novel applications in classic concreate sciences and engineering applications.
  • TC-BCS promotes cutting-edge technologies and systems in the frontier of BCS to better serve the modern societies, industries, and people’s lives.
  • TC-BCS will build a core body of knowledge and related standards about brain-inspired, cognitive, and autonomous systems for the IEEE SMCS community and industrial practitioners. It will disseminate knowledge and best practices via conferences, expert panels, special sessions, journal special issues, tutorials, webinars, newsletters, and dedicated websites.
  • TC-BCS will organize the series of IEEE International Conferences on Cognitive Informatics, Cognitive Computing, and Cognitive Systems. It will also organize special sessions on brain-inspired systems and cognitive cybernetics at the annual SMC conferences. Journal special issues on BCS’will be planned in related IEEE transactions.

The TC Co-chairs cordially welcome new members to join TC-BCS and its activities. The website of TC-BCS will be at: http://www.ieeesmc.org/technical-activities/cybernetics/brain-inspired-cognitive-systems.

Acknowledgement

The TC Co-Chairs would like to thank the Advisory Committee of TC-BCS including Profs. Sam Kwong, Bernard Widrow, Jerry Feldman, Michael Smith, Ljiljana Trajkovic, Janusz Kacprzyk, Witold Kinsner, and Eddie Tunstel. We would like to acknowledge the advice and support of the President and VPs of IEEE SMCS, particularly Prof. Eddie Tunstel, Prof. Sam Kwong, Prof. Andreas Nuernberger, Prof. Rodney Roberts, Prof. Rubin Stuart, and Prof. Vladik Kreinovich, for the establishment of TC-BCS.

TC Chair, Yingxu Wang

TC Chair, Yingxu Wang

PhD, Professor, FBCS, FICIC, FWIF, SMIEEE, SMACM, PEng

President, International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC)

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering and Hotchkiss Brain Institute

University of Calgary, Canada

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TC Chair, Yingxu Wang

PhD, Professor, FBCS, FICIC, FWIF, SMIEEE, SMACM, PEng

President, International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICIC)

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering and Hotchkiss Brain Institute

University of Calgary, Canada

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

http://schulich.ucalgary.ca/profiles/yingxu-wang