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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: International Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems

Call for Papers
7th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems
IEEE System Man and Cybernetics Society
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Chapter
Middlesex University
London, England, UK
September 9-10, 2008
Aims and Objectives
This is the seventh in a series of successful international conferences organised by IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Chapter. These conferences provide an interdisciplinary forum for research and application of various aspects of cybernetics and systems. The theme of the 2008 conference is Cybernetic Intelligent Systems.

The programme committee solicits high quality papers containing original contributions in all areas of experimental, theoretical and application-oriented aspects of cybernetic intelligent systems. This will include papers describing
         Relevant techniques for intelligent systems including, but not limited to, neural networks, evolutionary methods, fuzzy systems, knowledge and agent based approaches
         Systems using cybernetic intelligent approaches, such as robotics, control, modelling, instrumentation, communications, machine vision, audiological systems, safety and security systems and frameworks
         Industrial applications of cybernetic intelligent systems
Paper Submission
Prospective authors are strongly encouraged to submit a six page full paper by the due date electronically in PDF format.

Printed proceedings will be distributed during the conference. For reference the designated ISSN numbers are 1744-9170 (printed) and 1744-9189 (CDROM)

Xiaochun Cheng ( - organisational enquiries 
Bala Amavasai ( - general enquiries and web 
Nazmul Siddique ( - submissions and proceedings 
Richard Mitchell ( - special sessions, workshops and tutorials

For all other contacts, please refer to the website at 

Important Dates
Feb 1, 2008
Deadline for special session, workshop and tutorial proposals
April 7, 2008
6-page paper due
May 16, 2008
Notification of acceptance
June 29, 2008
Final Camera-ready papers due. No extensions!
July 14, 2008
Early registration for contributors
September 1, 2008
Late registration date for participants
September 9-10, 2009


General Chairs 
Prof Ali Hessami, Atkins UK, 
Prof Richard Comley, Middlesex University, UK 

Organising Chair 
Dr. Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University, UK 

Advisory Committee 
Dr Hideyuki Takagi, Kyushu University, Japan 
Prof. Daniel Yeung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
Dr William A. Gruver, Simon Fraser University, Canada 
Dr Didier Dubois, IRIT, France 
Prof Michael Smith, University of California, Berkeley, USA 
Prof Larry Hall, University of South Florida, USA 
Dr Wing Ng, Harbin Institute of Technology, China 

Programme Chair 
Dr Bala P Amavasai, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 

Technical Chair 
Dr Tony White, Middlesex University, UK 

Publications Chair 
Dr Nazmul H Siddique, University of Ulster, UK 

Publicity Chair 
Dr Christian Huyck, Middlesex University, UK 

Awards Chair 
Dr Mourad Oussalah, University of Birmingham, UK 

Tutorial Chair 
Dr Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland 

Workshop Chairs 
Dr Richard Mitchell, University of Reading, UK 
Dr Feng Hsu, NASA, USA 

Local Organising Chair 
Dr Orhan Gemikonakli, Middlesex University, UK 

Local Organisation Committee 
Glenford Mapp, Middlesex University, UK         Catherine Riley, Middlesex University, UK 

Programme Committee 
Lyuba Alboul, Sheffield Hallam University, UK   Abul KM Azad, Northern Illinois University, USA 
Mietek Brdys, University of Birmingham, UK             Enric Cervera, Universitat Jaume-I, Spain 
Georgios Chliveros, Sheffield Hallam University,UK     Rem Collier, University College Dublin, Ireland 
Zan Cui, BT, UK                                 Darren Dalcher, Middlesex University, UK 
Ouyang Dantong, Jilin University, China         Bob Fields, Middlesex University, UK           
Jill Freyne, University College Dublin, Ireland        Xiaohong Gao, Middlesex University, UK  
Eric Gregoire, University of Artois, France            Owen Hanson, Middlesex University, UK 
Yu Hongnian, Staffordshire University,UK               Alamgir Hossain, University of Bradford, UK 
Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University, China       Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland Roustam Latypov, Kazan State University, Russia        Guoping Liu, University of Glamorgan, UK 
Rui Ma, Beijing Institute of Technology, China Takatoshi Okuno, Rion Co., Ltd, Japan 
Peter Passmore, Middlesex University, UK               Jacques Penders, Sheffield Hallam University, UK 
Peter Rockett, University of Sheffield, UK             Amanda Sharkey, University of Sheffield, UK    
John St. Quinton, Zetetic Systems, UK           Hong Wang, University of Manchester, UK 
Yunhong Wang, Beihang University, Beijing, China       Tai Yang, University of Sussex, UK 
Hongji Yang, De Montfort University, UK         Shuanghua Yang, Loughborough University, UK 
Xianchuan Yu, Beijing Normal University, China 
Abdennour El-Rhalibi, Liverpool John Moores University, UK 
Hugang Han, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan                    
Y Song, Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology, China
Tang Ke, University of Science and Technology of China 
Heitor S Lopes, Federal University of Technology - Parana Curitiba, Brazil
Matthias Riebisch, Ilmenau Technical University, Germany

In the future, the conference organisational details will be updated periodically online at the web site: