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News & Announcements

Call for Nominations for IEEE CIS Vice President for Technical Activities

The position of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Vice President for Technical Activities (VP TA) has become vacant because of the resignation of Prof. Yaochu Jin, the immediate past postholder, who has to take up his new position as the EiC of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems from 1/1/2016.

According to the CIS Bylaws, the search for and election of the new VP TA "shall take place as soon as possible". The appointment of the new VP TA will start immediately after the AdCom approval. The term ends on 31/12/2017.

Here is what Bylaws say: ARTICLE XII, Section 4:

"2. A vacated President, President-Elect, or Vice President position shall be filled for the remaining portion of its term by ADCOM action to be made as soon as practicable."

This email is the official call for nominations, including self-nominations, for the above vacancy. The nomination materials should include the following:

(1) A brief CV of no more than 2 pages.

(2) A position statement of no more than 2 pages, explaining (a) your vision of CIS's technical activities and how they contribute to CIS's growth and serve members' needs; (b) challenges faced by the CIS's technical activities and your ideas of tackling them; (c) the objectives (has to be SMART) of your term (until 31/12/2017) and beyond.

(3) A list of previous volunteering experience within CIS, IEEE, and other professional organisations, and relevant achievements. (No more than 2 pages)

All the nominations and self nominations should be sent to the Chair of the CIS Nominations Committee, me in this case, by 28/01/2016 (Thursday).

For your information, here is the information from CIS Bylaws about the eligibility: ARTICLE XIII, Section 2:

"Eligibility for Vice Presidents - All ADCOM members, Editors-in-Chief, Standing Committee Chairpersons, and Technical Committee Chairpersons, who

  •  - held at least one of these positions for at least one year during the five years prior to the year of the election,
  •  - are IEEE Members or higher-grade members in good standing at the time of the election, and
  •  - are CIS members in good standing at the time of the election,

are eligible to be nominated as Vice President, except in the cases listed hereinafter.

Each Vice President, with the exception of the Vice President for Finances, may serve a maximum of two consecutive full terms in such a vice presidency; eligibility is restored after a lapse of one year.

The Chairperson of the Nominations Committee is not eligible to be nominated as a Vice President during his/her term.

A member of the Nominations Committee is not eligible to be nominated as a Vice President, unless the nomination is not made by a member of the Nominations Committee and the member resigns from the Nominations Committee prior to its first meeting of the year in which the nomination shall be made.

A candidate, whose former position in the CIS was vacated according to Art. XII Sect. 1 Pts. B or C, shall not be eligible for three years following the year in which he/she was removed from office."

Please note the deadline of 28/01/2016.

Best regards,
Xin Yao
Chair (2016) of CIS Nominations Committee
CIS Immediate Past President (2016)

2016 IEEE CIS Awards Program

It is with distinct pleasure to announce the 2016 IEEE CIS Awards Program approved by the AdCom at its meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on August 2, 2015. The awards to be conferred in 2016 include:

2016 IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer award to Marios M. Polycarpou for pioneering the use of neural networks and learning systems in monitoring and control

2016 IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer award to Jürgen Schmidhuber for pioneering contributions to deep learning and neural networks

2016 IEEE CIS Fuzzy Systems Pioneer award to Frederick E. Petry for the development of approaches to modeling uncertainty in databases and spatial data systems

2016 IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer award to Marco Dorigo for the development of the ant colony optimization methodology

2016 IEEE CIS Meritorious Service award to Gary Fogel for service to the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TNNLS Paper award to “Just-in-Time Classifiers for Recurrent Concepts” by Cesare Alippi, Giacomo Boracchi and Manuel Roveri, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 620- 634, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TNNLS Paper award to “Rapid Feedforward Computation by Temporal Encoding and Learning with Spiking Neurons” by Qiang Yu, Huajin Tang, Kay Chen Tan and Haizhou Li, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Vol. 24, No. 10, pp. 1539-1552, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TFS Paper award to “A New Approach to Interval-Valued Choquet Integrals and the Problem of Ordering in Interval-Valued Fuzzy Set Applications” by Humberto Bustince, Mikel Galar, Benjamin Bedregal, Anna Kolesárová and Radko Mesiar, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 1150-1162, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TEVC Paper award to “Evolving Diverse Ensembles Using Genetic Programming for Classification with Unbalanced Data” by Urvesh Bhowan, Mark Johnston, Mengjie Zhang and Xin Yao, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 368-386, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TAMD Paper award to “Young Children’s Dialogical Actions: The Beginnings of Purposeful Intersubjectivity” by Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, Iris Nomikou and Katharina J. Rohlfing, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 210-221, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TCIAIG Paper award to “Crowd-Sourcing the Aesthetics of Platform Games” by Noor Shaker, Georgios N. Yannakakis and Julian Togelius, IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 276-290, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding CIM Paper award to “Image Segmentation Using Extended Topological Active Nets Optimized by Scatter Search” by Nicola Bova, Óscar Ibáñez and Óscar Cordón, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 16-32, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding Chapter award to Xiamen Chapter

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD Dissertation award to Wei-Neng Chen from Sun Yat-Sen University, China for his dissertation “Set-Based Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization and its Application to Project Resource Scheduling” in 2012

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career award to Yun Fu for contributions to neural computing, manifold learning, and visual intelligence

Please join me to congratulate these awardees for their significant contributions and meritorious service in the field of computational intelligence.

Gary G. Yen, Chair
CIS Awards Committee
Oklahoma State University
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stillwater, OK 74078-5032, USA
phone: (+1 405) 744 7743 fax: (+1 405) 744 9198
email: gyen.a_t.okstate.edu

Prof. RONALD R. YAGER wins the 2016 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award

Warmest congratulations to Prof. RONALD R. YAGER (LFIEE), Professor, Iona College, New York, New York, USA, for winning the 2016 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award "For contributions to the theory of fuzzy sets and systems." Prof. Yager is a CIS member and currently also a member of the CIS Administrative Committee.

UPDATE

As a technology-driven society, CIS leads and promotes the use of the technologies. From 1 January 2015, all complimentary copies of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM) to our members will be delivered electronically only. However, paper copies are still available, for a small fee ($15.00), to those who need them. As a society, we are making our small contributions to the environment by cutting the use of paper.

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The two winners of the fuzzy logic Youtube video competition held by the IEEE CIS Pre-college Education subcommittee are the following:

1) An Egg-Boiling Fuzzy Logic Robot: KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, University of Cyprus

2) Fuzzy Logic:  An Introduction: DeMontfort University, Leicester, England. These videos are produced for a general audience, not just researchers in CIS. Click here for the winning videos.