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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

TF1: ISATC "Biometrics" Task Force, Chair: Svetlana Yanushkevich at University of Calgary ( Vice Chair: Ruggero Donida Labati at Universiti degli Studi di Milano (

TF2: ISATC "Computational Audio Processing" Task Force, Chair: Stefano Squartini, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy). Vice Chairs: Björn Schuller, Imperial College (UK) and University of Passau (Germany), Aurelio Uncini, La Sapienza (Italy)

TF3: ISATC "Computational Intelligence in the Energy Domain" Task Force, Chair: Paul Kaufmann, Computer Engineering Group, Universität Paderborn. Vice Chairs: Oliver Kramer, Computational Intelligence Group, Carl v. Ossietzky Universität; Markus Wagner, Optimisation and Logistics Group, The University of Adelaide.

TF4: ISATC "Hyper-heuristics" Task Force, Chair: Rong Qu, University of Nottingham, UK. Vice Chairs: Sima Uyar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey; Nelishia Pillay, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

TF5: ISATC "Intelligent Adaptive Fault Tolerant Control, Optimization and Reliability" Task Force, Chair: Wei-Chang Yeh, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Vice Chairs: Zhifeng Hao, South China University of Technology, China; Ana Maria Madureira, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal.

TF6: ISATC "Intelligent Network Systems" Task Force, Chair: Shengxiang Yang, De Montfort University, UK, Email: Vice Chairs: Chuan-Kang Ting, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Email:; Hui Cheng, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Email:

TF7: ISATC "Intelligent Space Systems and Operations" Task Force, Chair: Yang Gao, University of Surrey, UK. Vice Chairs: Nicola Policella, European Space Agency (ESA) and SOLENIX Deutschland GmbH, Germany; Frank Kirchner, Robotics Innovation Centre Bremen, DFKI GmbH, Germany.

TF8: ISATC "Robotics" Task Force, Chair: Chu Kiong Loo, University of Malaya, Malaysia, Vice Chair: Janos Botzheim, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan,

TF9: ISATC "Smart Grid" Task Force, Chair: Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Clemson University, USA. Vice Chairs: Haibo He, University of Rhode Island, USA; Andrew Kusiak, University of Iowa, USA.

TF10: ISATC "Security, Surveillance and Defense Applications" Task Force, Chair: Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies, Canada. Vice Chair: James Keller, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA; Rafael Falcon,Larus Technologies, Canada.

TF11: ISATC "Speech and Vision Processing" Task Force, Chair: Khan Iftekharuddin, University of Memphis, USA.