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Editorial

by M.E. El-Hawary

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his month, IEEE Systems,
Man, and Cybernetics Magazine includes a tribute dedicated to the memory of the late Prof. Lotfi
A. Zadeh, whom many of us refer to as
"the father of fuzzy systems." He made
pioneering contributions in the area of
computing with words. The "Tribute"
column includes many reflections on
the man, his life, and his legacy. For
a lucid look at Prof. Zadeh and his
work, please read the 2015 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine article by Rudolf Seising, "When
Computer Science Emerged and Fuzzy
Sets Appeared: The Contributions of
Lotfi A. Zadeh and Other Pioneers" [1].
I highly recommend it.
In 2014, Prof. Zadeh visited with
the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS) at our annual
conference to lead the conversation
at the Norbert Wiener Panel Session.
Many photos from that event are included in this special section. Thanks
to Prof. Keith Hipel for sharing them.
Gratitude also goes out to Prof. Mo
Jamshidi for his commendable efforts
in gathering and orchestrating many
contributions by those who were
close to Prof. Zadeh.
We recently received excellent
news about the IEEE International
Conference on Systems, Man, and
Cybernetics (SMC) 2018, the SMCS's
flagship conference being held in Miyazaki, Japan, on 7-10 October. The
number of submissions to the conference has exceeded 1,250, which
is by far the largest in the history of
the SMC annual conferences held in
Asian countries and the third-largest
ever (behind SMC 2016 in Budapest,
Hungary, and SMC 2017 in Banff, Alberta, Canada). Congratulations to
the conference team for their success!
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Lotfi Zadeh, the 2018
Flagship Conference,
and Code Ocean
More information on SMC 2018 can
be found at http://www.smc2018.org.
For the Workshop on Brain-Machine
Interface (BMI) Systems, with the
BMI Hackathon and the International
Brain Initiative Meeting, see [2]. This
year, we also have the Workshop on
Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative. I look forward to seeing you all
in Miyazaki.
The annual IEEE Panel of Editors
was held in Los Angeles on 12-14 April
2018. The meeting, sponsored by the
IEEE Publication Services and Products Board, provides a forum for all
staff and volunteers involved in IEEE
periodicals to learn about best practices and new developments of interest
and to allow face-to-face interactions
with colleagues to enhance the value
of our publications for advancing technology for the benefit of us all.
At the panel, I learned that the
IEEE partnered in March 2018 with
Code Ocean, a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform that
enables researchers to upload, run,
and publish code without having to install anything on their computer. Code
Ocean's mission is to make scientific
code more reusable, executable, and
reproducible. The service provides
researchers and developers with an
easy way to discover, share, and run
code published in academic journals
and conferences. Such code access
reduces entry barriers for users who
wish to reanalyze and reproduce research. The platform supports proJu ly 2018

gramming languages such as C/C++,
Fortran, Java, Julia, Lua, MATLAB,
Octave, Perl, Python, Stata, R, and any
programming language available on
Linux. Users do not need an account
to view or download published code,
data, or results. But by signing up, you
can run or augment published code or
upload, run, and publish your own.
As an author, simply upload code
to Code Ocean, linking it to your IEEE
Xplore article once it is published. For
information on how to upload and run
algorithms in Code Ocean, please visit
https://codeocean.com/learn. The ownership of the content remains with the
author, who can choose under what
license to publish the code so other users know how they can and cannot use
it [3]. I believe that Code Ocean will
contribute immensely to allowing us to
judge and gauge where our own work
stands relative to the existing and prior
state of the art. Progress is being made
in meeting the demands and challenges of our areas of technology.
References
[1] R. Seising, "When computer science emerged and
fuzzy sets appeared: The contributions of Lotfi A. Zadeh
and other pioneers," IEEE Syst., Man, Cybern. Mag.,
vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 36-53, 2015.
[2] IEEE SMC 2018. (2018). Workshop on BrainMachine Interface Systems 2018. [Online]. Available:
https://documents.epfl.ch/users/c/ch/chavarri/www/
smc2018/smc2018_bmi.html
[3] Code Ocean. (2018). Capsules. [Online]. Available:
https://codeocean.com/explore/capsules

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