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Intelligent Systems Applications TC


This organization is known as the Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee (ISATC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Purpose and Scope

The goals of the ISATC are: (1) to foster more effective transfer of computational intelligence technologies and higher levels of intelligence to large-scale applications important to humanity; (2) to foster greater feedback from the challenges encountered in these applications to the core research in computational intelligence; (3) to make it easier for researchers and corporations whose background is primarily in computational intelligence to increase their contributions in these areas; (4) to develop stronger two-way liaisons with other professional societies who support these goals, as well as with industry and governments.


The ISATC members are appointed by the CIS President with the agreement of the ISATC Chair for a one-year term. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which they have been appointed.


The ISATC Chair is appointed by the CIS President with the agreement of the CIS EXCOM for a one-year term. The term of service expires at the end of the calendar year for which the ISATC Chair has been appointed. No more than two consecutive full terms are permitted.


There is no membership fee for joining the ISATC. Funding for the committee shall be provided by the CIS in the annual budget request. Once approved by the CIS AdCom, funds will be available to support the ISATC activities. The Chair shall be responsible for the appropriate use of the approved funds.


The ISATC shall engage in various activities in order to advance the goals described above, including but not limited to the following:, participate in paper reviews and selection for CIS-sponsored conferences, nominate lecturers for the CIS distinguished speakers program, collaborate on production of tutorials, sponsor publication of books or CD-ROMs, and organize specialized focused workshops or meetings. Most of the activities of the ISATC shall be conducted through subcommittees, whose core activities will consist of: (1) strategic discussions, primarily by email and ad hoc discussions in person, about how to advance the ISATC goals within their specific domain; (2) acting as a clearing house to disseminate these discussions and other information as they deem appropriate, particularly via the ISATC web page; (3) where appropriate, support the ISATC input to other organization it acts as liaison to, such as the IEEEUSA Energy policy committee and the IEEE-USA Communications and Information Policy Committee. The ISATC will also work with the organizers of CIS-sponsored conferences to insure and maintain the technical excellence, and endeavor to provide technical and planning integration to the activities of the subcommittees, which it will appoint and oversee.


Meetings will be called by the Chair one or two times a year usually before the CIS AdCom meetings, or as requested by the ISATC members. Sufficient advanced notice of the meetings will be given to the members, as well as all other interested parties. The Chair shall prepare an agenda before the meeting, and shall prepare minutes for distribution after the meeting.


This Charter becomes official after at least 2/3 members present at The Committee Meeting approves it. Subsequent changes and amendments also require 2/3 majority vote.

Task Forces

ISATC "Biometrics" Task Force, Chair: Qinghan Xiao, Vice Chair: Fabio Scotti

ISATC "Complex Engineering Optimization (CEO)" Task Force, Chair: Yaochu Jin, Vice Chair: Yew-Soon Ong

ISATC "Computational Audio Processing" Task Force, Chair: Stefano Squartini, Vice Chairs: Björn Schuller, Aurelio Uncini

ISATC "Computational Intelligence in the Energy Domain" Task Force, Chair: Oliver Kramer, Vice Chairs: Paul Kaufmann, Markus Wagner

ISATC "Hyper-heuristics" Task Force, Chair: Rong Qu, Vice Chair: Sima Uyar

ISATC "Intelligent Adaptive Fault Tolerant Control, Optimization and Reliability" Task Force, Chair: Wei-Chang Yeh, Vice Chair: Zhifeng Hao, Ana Maria Madureira

ISATC "Intelligent Network Systems" Task Force, Chair: Shengxiang Yang, Vice Chair: Hui Cheng

ISATC "Intelligent Space Systems and Operations" Task Force, Chair: Yang Gao, Vice Chair: Nicola Policella

ISATC "Robotics" Task Force, Chair: Chu Kiong Loo, Vice Chair: Janos Botzheim

ISATC "Smart Grid" Task Force, Chair: Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Vice Chair: Haibo He, Andrew Kusiak

ISATC "Security, Surveillance and Defense Applications" Task Force, Chair: Rami Abielmona, Vice Chair: James Keller, Rafael Falcon

ISATC "Semantic Web" Task Force, Chair: Trevor Martin

ISATC "Speech and Vision Processing" Task Force, Chair: Khan Iftekharuddin