The Open Cybernetics & Systemics Journal


ISSN: 1874-110X ― Volume 12, 2018

Editor-in-Chief:

Gwo-Jen Hwang (Biography
Gwo-Jen Hwang

Gwo-Jen Hwang is currently a Chair Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 1991. Dr. Hwang has published more than 550 academic papers, including more than 200 papers in SSCI/SCI/EI journals. His research interests include artificial intelligence, expert systems and e-learning. Owing to the reputation in academic research and innovative inventions in e-learning, he received the annual most Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in the years of 2007, 2010 and 2013. Moreover, he has been invited as keynote speakers by many international conferences.

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Department of Information and Learning Technology
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Taipei
Taiwan


Co-Editor:

Waldemar Karwowski (Biography
Waldemar Karwowski

Dr. Karwowski is Pegasus Professor and Chairman, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems and Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA. He holds an M.S. (1978) in Production Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, and a Ph.D. (1982) in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. He was awarded D.Sc. degree in management science by the State Institute for Organization and Management in Industry, Poland (2004). He has over 400 publications focused on human systems integration, human performance, safety, human-centered-design, neuro-fuzzy systems, nonlinear dynamics, and neuroergonomics.

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Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
USA


Editorial Board Members:

V. Alarcon-Aquino (Biography
V. Alarcon-Aquino

DR. ALARCON-AQUINO received his Ph.D. and D.I.C. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London, London, U.K. in 2003.

He is now full professor and Head of the Department of computing, electronics and mechatronics at Universidad de las Americas Puebla Mexico.

He has authored over 150 research articles in several refereed journals and conference proceedings. DR. ALARCON-AQUINO has written a research monograph on MPLS networks and has several citations to his research articles overall.

His current research interests include network security, wavelet-based signal processing, anomaly detection and performance monitoring of communication networks. He is a Senior member of IEEE, belongs to the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI Level I) and has been elected as a membership of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.

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Department of Computing, Electronics and Mechatronics
Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Puebla
Mexico

A. Bartoszewicz (Biography
A. Bartoszewicz

Andrzej Bartoszewicz received the M.Sc. degree in 1987 and the Ph.D. degree in 1993 both from Technical University of Lodz, Poland. Then he obtained the degree of doktor habilitowany in control engineering and robotics from Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, Poland. He was visiting scholar at Purdue University, West Lafayette, In., USA and at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. Then for one year he was at University of Leicester, UK. Currently he is Full Professor at Technical University of Lodz, head of Electric Drive and Industrial Automation Group and director of Institute of Automatic Control. He has published three monographs and over 300 papers, primarily in the fields of sliding mode control and congestion control in data transmission networks. He served as an invited speaker at 12 international conferences in the field of automatic control.

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Department of Electrical Engineering
Technical University of Lodz
Lodz
Poland

P. Borne (Biography
P. Borne

Pierre Borne is Emeritus Professor at the Ecole Centrale de Lille. He has done PhD in Automatic Control and DSc of Physics from the University of Lille. He is Doctor Honoris Causa of the Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics. He is author/co-author of more than 230 Journal Articles and Book Chapters, and has presented 43 plenary lectures and more than 300 Communications in International Conferences. He is author of 28 books and has been the supervisor of 88 PhD theses. He has been Director of the CNRS group of research in Automatic Control, Scientific Director of the Ecole Centrale of Lille, President of the IEEE-SMC society and President of the IEEE France Section.

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Department of Automatic Control
Ecole Centrale de Lille
Villeneuve-d'Ascq
France

C. Chiu (Biography
C. Chiu

Chaochang Chiu is a Professor of Information Management at the Yuan Ze University. He was affiliated with Yuan Ze University right after he received the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1993. His recent articles have been published in International Journal of Electronic Commerce, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions in Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, and etc. Currently he is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Electronic Business, Editorial Board Member of Journal of Information Management (Taiwan), and Journal of Information, Technology, and Society.

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Department of Information Management
Yuan Ze University
Taoyuan City
Taiwan

G. Fernandez-Anaya (Biography
G. Fernandez-Anaya

Guillermo Fernandez-Anaya received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 1995. He is a full Professor in the University Iberoamericana in Mexico. He is member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, and served as Guest Editor in the Journal of the Franklin Institute. He has published more than 200 journal and conference papers, and he has two books published. He has reviewed articles for different scientific journals and several international congresses. His research interests include mathematical control theory, robust control, preservation theory in systems, synchronization in nonlinear systems and econophysics other fields.

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Department of Physics and Mathematics
Universidad Iberoamericana
Ciudad de México
Mexico

Z. Huang (Biography
Z. Huang

Dr. Zhenkun Huang received the Ph.D. degree in mathematics from Zhejiang University, in 2007. He is currently a Professor, the vice-dean of the School of Science, and the Director of the Key Laboratory of Intelligent Computing, Jimei University. He has authored around 50 papers in refereed international journals. Dr. Zhenkun Huang is an active reviewer for Mathematical Reviews and various other international journals. His current research interests include Multi-agent Systems, Complex Networks, Neural Networks, Switched Systems, and Nonlinear Dynamic Systems on Time Scales.

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Jimei University
Xiamen
China

D.W. Kim (Biography
D.W. Kim

Do Wan Kim received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 2002, 2004, and 2007, respectively. He was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, in 2008, and a Research Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, in 2009. Since 2010, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Hanbat National University, Daejeon, Korea, where he is an Associate Professor. His current research interests include fuzzy control systems, sampled-data control systems, input saturation, and autonomous unmanned system.

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Department of Electrical Engineering
Hanbat National University
Daejeon
South Korea

P. Kokol (Biography
P. Kokol

Prof. Peter Kokol, Ph.D., joined as an Assistant Researcher (in 1982) in the Department of Computer Science at University of Maribor, Slovenia, where he is now a Full Professor and the head of Laboratory of System Design. His main research interests include data mining, machine learning, intelligent systems, software engineering, information systems design, and health informatics. He has written over 700 technical and research papers published in recognised international journals and major conferences, and he has also co-authored some textbooks. He has more than 2300 citations in Google Scholar, more than 800 in Scopus and more than 600 in Web of Science. He has acted as coordinator/principal investigator in more than 40 national/international research projects.

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Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Maribor
Maribor
Slovenia

L. Krus (Biography
L. Krus

Prof. Lech Kruś obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Technical Sciences form the Institute for Organization Management and Control Sciences, and a habilitation (D.Sc.) in Automatic Control and Robotics in the Systems Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland. Currently he is an Associated Professor and a head of the Department for Decision Support in the Presence of Risk in the Systems Research Institute. He has published more than 100 scientific publications. His scientific interests include mathematical modeling, theory and computational methods of multicriteria optimization, game theory, computer-based systems supporting decision making processes. He is a member of the Polish Section of INFORMS.

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Systems Research Institute
Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw
Poland

D.Y.M. Lin (Biography
D.Y.M. Lin

Dr. Lin obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Human Factors/Industrial Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan. Currently Dr. Lin is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Entertainment Management, International College, I-Shou University in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Prof. Dr. Lin is also serving in the editorial board of Interacting with Computers (Oxford University Press), Journal of Ergonomic Study (Ergonomics Society of Taiwan) and the Open Conference Proceeding Journal (Bentham), and in the program advisory board of the Cross-Cultural Design, a thematic conference under Human-Computer Interaction International.

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College of Management
I-Shou University
Kaohsiung
Taiwan

F.G. Lupianez (Biography
F.G. Lupianez

Francisco Gallego Lupiáñez, PhD. Since 1981, he has been with the Department of Geometry and Topology, University Complutense, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include General Topology and Fuzzy Topology. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees of the University Complutense, of Madrid, in 1980 and 1985, respectively. Dr. F.G. Lupiáñez is author of more than forty scientific papers on topology and fuzzy mathematics, and is member of the editorial board of twelve journals.

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Department of Mathematics
Universidad Complutense
Madrid
Spain

D. Melkonian (Biography
D. Melkonian

Prof. Dmitriy Melkonian. Graduated from Electrical Engineering Faculty of the Yerevan Politechnical Institute in 1963. Got PhD (electrical engineering) in 1972, Doctor of Science Degree (biophysics) in 1990. Full professorship in 1992. From 1974 to 1995 headed Laboratory of Neural Systems Mathematical Modelling in Orbeli Institute of Physiology (National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia). Currently DM is visiting fellow of Biomedical Sciences Department in Macquarie University, honorary associate of the Western Clinical School in the University of Sydney and Director of the Kaoskey PTY limited. He has published more than 90 scientific publications and is author of 4 inventions.

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Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW
Australia

R.E. Precup (Biography
R.E. Precup

Prof. Precup received the Dipl.Ing. (with honors) degree in automation and computers from the “Traian Vuia” Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara, Romania, the Dipl. degree in mathematics from the West University of Timisoara, and the Ph.D. degree in automatic systems from the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara (UPT), Romania, in 1987, 1993, and 1996, respectively. Prof. Precup is currently with UPT, Timisoara, Romania, where he became a Professor with the Department of Automation and Applied Informatics in 2000. He is also an Adjunct Professor within the School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia, and an Honorary Professor with the Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary. He is the author or coauthor of more than 300 papers.

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Department of Automation and Applied Informatics
Politehnica University of Timisoara
Timisoara
Romania

J.P. Rios (Biography
J.P. Rios

Prof. José Pérez Ríos is Professor of Business Organization at the University of Valladolid, Spain. His research focuses on the application of management cybernetics and system dynamics to the study of complex systems, and also on developing software tools that can facilitate the application of different systemic approaches as well as knowledge capture, communications, and information exchange. Prof. Ríos has been the Technical Director of the HORIZONTE-2000 project, and founder and director of the Iberfora-Project at the University of Valladolid. He has written more than 80 publications – journals and conference proceedings. Furthermore, his five books to date includes “Design and Diagnosis for Sustainable Organizations: The Viable System Method” (Springer, 2012).

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Department of Business Organization
Universidad de Valladolid
Spain

S.H. Rubin (Biography
S.H. Rubin

Dr. Rubin is a senior computer scientist at SSC-PAC, San Diego. He has over 36 years of experience in the research and development of computational intelligence as applied to machine vision, natural language understanding, and knowledge-based systems. Previously, Dr. Rubin was a VLSI design engineer for the US Army. Dr. Rubin holds a Ph.D. in computer and information science from Lehigh University, an MSIE from Ohio University, and an MS from Rutgers University. Notably, Dr. Rubin has authored more than 295 manuscripts, 34 patents, and four textbooks. Dr. Rubin was also a tenured member of the faculty of computer science at Central Michigan University. Dr. Rubin is a SIRI Fellow and serves in leadership roles in numerous IEEE technical societies.

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Department of Computer Science
SPAWAR Systems Center
San Diego, CA
USA

A. Sanna (Biography
A. Sanna

Dr. Sanna obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where currently he serves as an Associate Professor. He has published more than 150 scientific publications and his research interests include computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, parallel and distributed computing, scientific visualization, and human-computer interaction. He is a senior member of ACM as well as member of several Editorial Boards of journals and international conferences. He has been the General Chair of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment 2015.

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Department of Control and Computer Engineering
Polytechnic University of Turin
Torino
Italy

R. Slowinski (Biography
R. Slowinski

Roman Słowiński is Professor and Founding Chair of the Laboratory of Intelligent Decision Support Systems at Poznań University of Technology, Poland. Full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and elected president of the Poznań Branch of the Academy. Member of Academia Europaea and IEEE Fellow. In his research, he combines Operations Research and Computational Intelligence. Recipient of the EURO Gold Medal, and Doctor HC of Polytechnic Faculty of Mons, University Paris Dauphine, and Technical University of Crete. In 2005 he received the Annual Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science - the highest scientific honor awarded in Poland. Since 1999, he is principal editor of the European Journal of Operational Research.

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Institute of Computing Science
Poznan University of Technology
Poznan
Poland

A.P. Tereso (Biography
A.P. Tereso

Dr. Anabela Tereso is Assistant Professor at Department of Production and Systems Engineering and member of Algoritmi Centre (University of Minho-Portugal). Dr. Anabela Holds a PhD in Project Management and was founder and director of the recently created Master Programme in Engineering Project Management. She published over than 80 scientific publications. She was the main researcher on a financed research project during the years 2005-2008, and participated in several other financed research projects as researcher. She is now researcher in Project P25: IGPM - Integrated Global Project Management of Industrialization Projects from the Program Innovative Car HMI, Bosch-UMinho.

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Department of Production and Systems Engineering
University of Minho
Guimaraes
Portugal

L. Wang (Biography
L. Wang

Dr. Lipo Wang obtained his Ph.D. degree from Louisiana State University, USA. His research interest involves intelligent techniques with applications to optimization, communications, image/video processing, biomedical engineering, and data mining. He is (co-)author of 300 papers, of which 100 are in journals. He holds a U.S. patent in neural networks and a patent in systems. He has co-authored 2 monographs and (co-)edited 15 books. He was President of the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) and received the APNNA Excellent Service Award. He was founding Chair of both the EMBS Singapore Chapter and CIS Singapore Chapter. He serves/served as chair/committee member of over 200 international conferences.

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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

C.O. Wene (Biography
C.O. Wene

Clas-Otto Wene is Professor Emeritus at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, where he held the chair of Energy Systems Technology from 1981 until 2000. He has worked 1997-2003 at the International Energy Agency in Paris with issues related to energy technology learning and technology markets. In two periods, 1986-1996 and 2006-2014, he was appointed by the Swedish Government to the National Council for Nuclear Waste. Dr. Wene is Dozent in Physics at Lund University where he obtained his PhD in nuclear physics in 1974. He received the Lindbohm Award from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in 1981. Wene is on the Board of Directors for World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics.

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Department of Nuclear Physics
Lund University
Lund
Sweden

L. Yang (Biography
L. Yang

Prof. Dr Lili Yang is a Reader in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, UK. She has conducted a significant amount of research both independently and working in team. As the principal investigator she has led 12 projects and carried out 4 projects as co-investigator. Her recent publications appear in the top journals such as Information Systems Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Changes, to be named. She was invited by the UK Cabinet Office and gave a presentation to their staff in London. She is a finalist of 2017 Times Higher Education Awards and 2017 UK IT Industry Awards.

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School of Business and Economics
Loughborough University
Loughborough
UK

Q. Zeng (Biography
Q. Zeng

Qingtian Zeng received the Ph.D. degree in computer software and theory from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2005. He is currently a Professor in Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China. His research interests are in the areas of Petri nets, workflow mining, and knowledge management

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College of Electronics, Communication and Physics
Shandong University of Science and Technology
Qingdao, Shandong
P.R. China

W.J. Zhang (Biography
W.J. Zhang

Dr. Zhang is a professor of University of Saskatchewan of Canada. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. from Delft University of Technology. Prior to his appointment of faculty at Saskatchewan in 1998, he was assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong and adjunct associate professor at University of Adelaide (Australia) during 2001 to 2006. Dr. Zhang research covers a wide spectrum of areas, covering systematics and cybernetics. He is an active research on the system paradigm evolving from function-structure (FS), function-behavior-structure (FBS), into FCBPS-S (C: context, P: principle, S-S: state-structure) he has recently formulated. Dr. Zhang has published over 400 refereed technical publications, among which 242 papers appear in refereed journals or magazines. His h-index 43 (GS) and h-index 32 (Scopus)

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK
Canada

L. Bo
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing
China

S.J. Lee
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Sun Yat-Sen University
Kaohsiung
Taiwan

J. Studzinski
Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw
Poland

S. Arivazhagan (Biography
S. Arivazhagan

S.Arivazhagan has been awarded with Ph.D. degree for his work in the area of Texture Image Analysis by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India in 2005. With 30 years of teaching and research experience, presently, he is working as Principal, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi. He has published / presented more than 170 Technical papers in the International / National Journals and Conferences and co-authored a book entitled “Digital Circuits and Design”. He has completed ten Research and Development Projects, funded by Govt. Agencies and R&D Organizations of national importance. He is a Life Member in Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Life Fellow Member in Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and Life Member in Computer Society of India (CSI).

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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
USA

F.E. Boran (Biography
F.E. Boran

Fatih Emre Boran received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2007, 2009, and 2013, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Industrial Engineering, Gazi University. He serves on the editorial board of Energy Sources Part-B (SCI). His research interests include multi-criteria decision making, fuzzy decision making, intuitionistic fuzzy sets, interval type-2 fuzzy sets, data mining and information aggregation, energy planning. fuzzy sets and systems and decision making.

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Department of Industrial Engineering
Gazi University
Ankara
Turkey

J.H. Chou (Biography
J.H. Chou

Jyh-Horng Chou is currently the Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering Department, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan. He has co-authored four books, and published over 275 refereed journal papers. He also holds six patents. His research and teaching interests include intelligent systems and control, computational intelligence and methods, automation technology, robust control, and robust optimization. Based on the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS) evaluation, his "Industrial Application Success Story" has got the 2014 winner of highest rank, thus being selected to become the first internationally industrial success story being reported on the IEEE CIS website. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS), the Chinese Institute of Automation Engineer (CIAE), and the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME).

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Department of Electrical Engineering
National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
Kaohsiung
Taiwan

S. Deniziak (Biography
S. Deniziak

Stanisław Deniziak is Professor of Computer Science in Department of Computer Science, Kielce University of Technology, Poland. He received MSc in Computer Science from Warsaw University of Technology, and PhD degree from Gdańsk University of Technology. In 2006 he received DSc in Computer Science from Warsaw University of Technology. Now, he is Vice Dean for Research and Promotion of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics and Computer Science, Kielce University of Technology. He has published more than 100 research papers in various journals, books and conferences. He is an active reviewer end editorial member of 9 international journals.

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Department of Computer Engineering
Cracow University of Technology
Cracow
Poland

K.S. Hwang (Biography
K.S. Hwang

Kao-Shing Hwang is a professor of Electrical Engineering Department at National Sun Yat-sen University, and an adjunct professor of the department of Healthcare Administration and Medical Informatic, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. He received the M.M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, U.S.A., in 1989 and 1993, respectively. He had been with National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan from 1993-2011. He was the deputy director of Computer Center (1998-1999), the chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department (2003~2006), and the director of the Opti-mechatronics Institute of the university (2010~2011). He has been a member of IEEE since 1993 and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET). His research interest includes methodologies and analysis for various intelligent robot systems, machine learning, embedded system design, and ASIC design for robotic applications.

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Department of Electrical Engineering
National Sun Yat-Sen University
Kaohsiung
Taiwan

L. Ingber (Biography
L. Ingber

Prof. Lester Ingber has published over 100 papers and books in theoretical nuclear physics, neuroscience, finance, optimization, combat analysis, karate, and education. Through Lester Ingber Research (LIR) in Ashland OR he develops and consults on projects documented in the http://www.ingber.com/ archive.

Prof. Ingber received: his diploma from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1958; his B.S. in physics from Caltech in 1962; his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from UC San Diego in 1967, while studying at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and consulting at RAND in Santa Monica CA.

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Lester Ingber Research
Ashland, OR
USA

Y.H. Kerner (Biography
Y.H. Kerner

Prof. Yaakov HaCohen-Kerner obtained his Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Prof. HaCohen-Kerner is Head of the Research Authority (The Lev Academic Center), and Associate Professor (Department of Computer Science), at Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel. His research interest mainly involves various data mining tasks, e.g. “Text, Image, Speech” classification and clustering, Natural language processing, Word completion and prediction, Machine learning, Key-phrase extraction, Summarization, Citation extraction and analysis, Plagiarism detection, Artificial intelligence and law, etc. He, as an author/co-author, has published more than 60 scientific papers in various journals. Prof. HaCohen-Kerner is a member in four research groups of the EU.

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Department of Computer Science
Jerusalem College of Technology
Jerusalem
Israel

D.B. Kronenfeld (Biography
D.B. Kronenfeld

David Kronenfeld is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. His research interests include cognitive anthropology, the semantics of natural language, kinship systems, and the use of formal as well as mathematical models and methods including computer simulations in anthropology. He has done fieldwork in Ghana, Mexico, and the US. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1970 from Stanford, following a 1963 A.B. from Harvard and briefer studies at Yale and Oxford. He has authored 4 books and edited 4 others and has published over 65 articles and chapters.

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Department of Anthropology
University of California
Riverside, CA
USA

A. Lanata (Biography
A. Lanata

Antonio Lanatà PhD, graduated in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa in 2001. In December 2006 he received the Ph.D degree in Automation, Robotics and Bioengineering at University of Pisa (Italy). Currently, he is pursuing his research work mainly at the Department of Information Engineering and at Research Center "E. Piaggio", School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy. His research interests are focused on wireless/wearable low/high frequency systems for Biosignal monitoring and Bio-signals processing for health status investigation, emotion recognition, mood changes detection and prediction. He has published numerous articles in international scientific journals and author of several chapters of books.

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Department of Information Engineering
School of Engineering, University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy

C.H. Lien (Biography
C.H. Lien

Dr. Lien obtained Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Sun Yat-Sen University. In 2006, he had been a Full Professor of Department of Marine Engineering, National Kaohsiung Marine University, Taiwan. His main research interests include fuzzy control theory, neural networks, robust control, switched systems, and time-delay systems. He has published more than 100 scientific publications.

Dr. Lien had been the Editor in Chief for International Journal of Control Theory and Applications. Since 2007, he had been included in the Editorial Board of The Open Operational Research Journal and The Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal.

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Department of Marine Engineering
National Kaohsiung Marine University
Kaohsiung
Taiwan

S. Mariani (Biography
S. Mariani

Stefano Mariani is associate Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He has co-authored around 200 scientific publications. His main research interests are: numerical simulations of ductile fracture in metals and quasi-brittle fracture in heterogeneous and functionally graded materials; extended finite element methods; calibration of constitutive models via extended and sigma-point Kalman filters; multi-scale solution methods for dynamic delamination in layered composites; reliability of MEMS subject to shocks and drops; structural health monitoring of composite structures through MEMS sensors.

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Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Polytechnic University of Milan
Milan
Italy

H.R. Parsaei (Biography
H.R. Parsaei

Dr. Hamid R. Parsaei is a professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He served as associate dean for academic affairs (September 2010-Augusut 2014), interim chair of mechanical engineering (May 2011- June 2013), Director of Academic Outreach, STEM Education and ABET Accreditation (September 2014August 2015) at Texas A&M University, Qatar. Prior to joining Texas A&M University at Qatar, he served as chair of the department of industrial engineering at University of Houston (January 2001-September 2010). Dr. Parsaei also holds appointments as professor of industrial and systems engineering and mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in Texas and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Hamid R. Parsaei has over 250 publications in well reputed journals internationally and has received numerous awards for his contributions overall.

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Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Doha
Qatar

M.L. Raymer (Biography
M.L. Raymer

Michael L. Raymer earned his B.S. (1991) in Computer Science from Colorado State University, and his M.S. (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) in Computer Science from Michigan State University. Dr. Raymer is a Professor and Graduate Program Director for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University. He is a member of the Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. programs, and co-founder and co-owner of Forensic Bioinformatics Services (www.bioforensics.com). Dr. Raymer co-authored the popular textbook Fundamental Concepts of Bioinformatics, has co-authored >60 peer-reviewed papers, and has been cited ~2050 times, including a ruling of the United States Supreme Court.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
USA

D. Rosaci (Biography
D. Rosaci

Domenico Rosaci is Associated Professor of Computer Engineering at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy.

His research activity mainly falls in the field of Distributed Artificial Intelligence. In particular, his research interests include Multi-Agent Systems, Social Network Analysis, Semantic Web and Ontologies, User Modeling and Personalization, Recommender Systems and Artificial Neural Networks.

He is author of about 130 scientific papers and has published in top level international journals and conference proceedings.

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DIIES Department
University of Reggio Calabria
Italy

B. De Ruyter (Biography
B. De Ruyter

Prof. dr. Boris De Ruyter studied Theoretical and Experimental Psychology at the University Gent, Belgium. He obtained his PhD at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Since 1994 he is working at Philips Research Eindhoven where he is appointed principal scientist. On October 1st, 2014, he was appointed part-time professor at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. With more than 2400 citation and an h-index of 26, Boris has published in several journals on research in different fields including Awareness systems and Social Connectedness and Social Intelligence in Home Dialog Systems and Motivation and Behavioral change.

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Cognition and Perception Group
Philips Research Europe
Eindhoven
The Netherlands

F.J. Sharifi (Biography
F.J. Sharifi

Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi is a Professor of Mechanical-Industrial Engineering and the Director of Robotics, Mechatronics and Automation Laboratory (RMAL) at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1995. His research interests span over optomechatronic systems with the focus on image-guided control and planning of autonomous robotic systems. He has authored/coauthored a book, plus 4 book chapters in visual servoing and opto-mechatronics, and edited 2 proceedings. Dr. Janabi-Sharifi has organized several international conferences, including International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, ISOT 2010 (Toronto, Canada) and SPIE International Conference on Optomechatronic Systems Control (2005, 2006).

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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON
Canada

M. Tang (Biography
M. Tang

Ming-Chun Tang received Ph. D. degree in radio physics from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), in 2013. From August 2011 to August 2012, he was also with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, as a Visiting Scholar. He is currently a Distinguished research fellow (Professor) with the College of Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, China.

Prof. Tang is the IEEE Senior and the founding Chair of IEEE Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques Joint Societies Chongqing Chapter. He was a recipient of the Best Student Paper Award in the 2010 International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics (ISSSE2010) held in Nanjing, China. He is serving as a reviewer for many IEEE/IET journals.

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College of Communication Engineering
Chongqing University
China

J.T.L. Wang (Biography
J.T.L. Wang

Dr. Wang received a B.S. in mathematics from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University in 1991. He is Professor of Computer Science and Bioinformatics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Director of the University's Data and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory. Dr. Wang's research interests include data mining and databases, data science and analytics, big data, machine learning and computational biomedicine. He has published over 150 refereed papers and presented 3 SIGMOD software demos in these areas.

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Department of Computer Science
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ
USA

Q.G. Wang (Biography
Q.G. Wang

Dr. Qing-Guo Wang obtained his Ph.D. degree (1987) in Industrial Automation from Zhejiang University, PR China. From 1992 to 2015, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National University of Singapore, where he became a Full Professor in 2004. Dr. Wang is currently a Distinguished Professor with Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His present research interests are mainly in modeling, estimation, prediction, control, optimization and automation for complex systems, including but not limited to, industrial and environmental processes, new energy devices, defense systems, medical engineering, and financial markets. He has published over 260 international journal papers and 7 books, and has received over 11,000 citations.

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Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE)
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg
South Africa

N. Xiong (Biography
N. Xiong

Ning Xiong obtained the Ph.D with outstanding distinction from the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) in 2000. Currently he is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Mälardalen University in Sweden. His research addresses various aspects of computational intelligence techniques, including machine learning and big data analytics, evolutionary computing, fuzzy systems, uncertainty management, as well as multi-sensor data fusion, for building self-learning and adaptive systems in industrial and medical domains. He is serving as editorial board members for four international journals. He also has been programme committee members for a number of conferences and invited referees for many leading journals.

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School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Malardalen University
Vasteras
Sweden

H. Ying (Biography
H. Ying

Dr. Hao Ying is a full professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, USA. He has published two books and over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers with a Google Scholar h-index 44. He holds two U.S. patents. He is serving as an Associate Editor or a Member of Editorial Board for nine international journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. He served as a Program/Technical Committee Member for over 80 international conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
USA

D. Zhang (Biography
D. Zhang

Dan Zhang is currently a Professor in Zhejiang University of Technology. He received the B.Eng. degree in automation and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from the Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China, in 2007 and 2013, respectively. He held various visiting positions in NTU, NUS and other universities. His current research interests include networked control systems, distributed estimation, and wireless sensor networks. He has published over 40 papers in journals and conferences. He is currently an Associate Editor of Neurocomputing.

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Department of Automation
Zhejiang University of Technology
Hangzhou
China

H. Zhu (Biography
H. Zhu

Dr. Haibin Zhu is a Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Founding Director of the Collaborative Systems Laboratory, Nipissing University, Canada. He has 160+ research publications. He is a senior member of IEEE and is serving and served as co-chair of the technical committee of Distributed Intelligent Systems of IEEE SMC Society, and organization chairs for many IEEE conferences.

He received many prestigious awards from Nipissing University, IBM, the 11th ISPE Int’l Conf. on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE/CE2004), OOPSLA’03, and the Government of China.

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Department of Computer Science and Mathematics
Nipissing University
North Bay, ON
Canada

H. Chen (Biography
H. Chen

Dr. Haifeng Chen is heading the Data Science Department at NEC Laboratories America in Princeton, New Jersey. His research interests include big data management and mining, pattern recognition, complex system analytics, smart services and platforms. Haifeng has served in the program committee for a number of top conferences such as SigKDD, SDM, AAAI, ECML, CIKM, IEEE Big Data and so on. He has been in the panel of NSF Computer Information Science Engineering (CISE) program. Haifeng has co-authored more than 60 conference/journal publications, and holds twelve US patents. Several of his research results have been transferred into award-winning NEC products. For his significant business contribution, he was named as the 2014 "NEC Contributors of the Year"- the highest and most prestigious award from NEC Corp. He was one of the only three members from NEC R&D units in last 10 years to receive the award.

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Data Science Department
NEC laboratories America Inc
Princeton
USA

P. Murano
Department of Computer Science
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Oslo
Norway


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M.M. Arefi (Biography
M.M. Arefi

Mohammad Mehdi Arefi received the B.Sc. degree from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, in 2004, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2007 and 2011, respectively. He is an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shiraz University. His current research interests include adaptive robust control, nonlinear control, system identification, and model predictive control. Dr. Arefi is in the editorial board of two journals, including the Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transactions of Electrical Engineering, and Industrial Control Magazine. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Department of Power and Control Engineering
Shiraz University
Shiraz
Iran

D. Wang (Biography
D. Wang

degree in information security from Peking University in 2017. He is currently supported by the Boya Postdoctoral Fellowship in Peking University, China. He has been involved in the community as a TPC member and a reviewer for more than 50 international conferences and journals. His works appear in prestigious conferences like ACM CCS, IEEE/IFIP DSN, ESORICS, and journals like the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security and the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. Three of them are selected as “ESI highly cited papers”. His research interests include cryptography and system security.

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Peking University
Beijing
China












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