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can be shared with our vice president (VP) for Conferences and Meetings or myself. In 2020, we will launch
our inaugural, biannual International Conference on Human-Machine
Systems (ICHMS) in Rome, Italy,
6-8 April. In addition to academia,
ICHMS caters to industry and management agencies and is the latest of
our biannual conferences to focus
more sharply and in depth on one of
the Society's three principal technical
areas, supplementing the larger and
broader annual flagship conference.
An example of fostering conference-related industry participation
is what I refer to as application note
sessions, wherein industry presents
its latest products with example applications that convey product applicability and use for research and
engineered systems. A reciprocal exchange could be additionally included
wherein SMCS researchers present
various ways in which they have used
or applied the same industry products, sharing lessons learned and any
recommendations for the research
community and/or feedback to the industry producer. Occasional surveys
of industry product alternatives for
common research and applications
would also be appropriate.
Finally, the SMCS, given its command of cutting-edge and trending
technologies and awareness of the
latest research advances (e.g., brain-
machine interface systems, machine
learning, blockchain, or model-based
systems engineering), can serve as an
authoritative resource for industries
that are evaluating the same or seeking
to understand its relevance, potential,
realizability, or technological readiness for industrial applications. The
sky is the limit with respect to how the
SMCS can be a valued partner for our
members from industry and their colleagues and companies. I encourage
members who are strongly affiliated

Division X director. In 2020, Dimitar
with industry and start-up companies,
Filev and I will move on in succesor those so inclined, to be proactive
sion as senior past-president and
in engaging along these lines. The
junior past-president, respectively.
SMCS standing committees, such as
In addition, my
the Industrial Liaigratitude goes out
son Committee, the
to the follow i ng
Standards CommitWe are also devottee, and the TechniBoard of Governors
ed to increasing
cal Committee on
members-at-large
SMCS participaIntelligent Industrial
w it h t er m s end Systems, may be aping in 2019: Gy├Ârgy
tion in industryproached to particiEigner, Vladik Krefocused research
pate or facilitate.
inovich, Saeid Nacommunities
havandi, and Chinginvolving comRelevance
Chih Tsai. Current
and Value
terms are also
panies large and
As usual, there are
ending in 2019 for
small as well as
ma ny things that
some of the editorsstart-ups.
we can and will do
in-chief of SMCS
to improve SMCS
journals, including
relevance and value
Philip Chen (IEEE
to members and the SMC commuTransactions on Systems, Man, and
nity. Mentioned previously were
Cybernetics: Systems) and Jun Wang
several ongoing activities that were
(IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics).
initiated two years ago. Current
Their volunteer leadership and the
and new efforts will continue, and
tremendous efforts of their teams
I solicit your continued support and
have greatly improved the respective
par ticipation as President-Elect
journals, resulting in the consistent
Imre Rudas assumes the presidengrowth of the journals' impact factor.
cy of the SMCS for 2020-2021. In
To all members, collaborators,
the meantime, I express my heartcolleagues, and friends, thank you
felt gratitude to the outstanding
sincerely on behalf of the SMCS for
elected volunteers on our Board of
your support and constructive interGovernors (BoG) whose current
actions during 2018 and 2019 (and
terms will end in 2019. They include
certainly for your prior and, in adSa m Kwong ( V P, Cyber net ic s),
vance, future partnership).
Andreas Nuernberger (VP, Human-
Machine Systems), Mengchu Zhou
Remembering Mo
(VP, Conferences and Meetings),
Last but not least, I offer special
and Vladimir Marik (VP, Organiacknowledgment and deep appreciazation and Planning). I also thank
tion for the long-time valuable con2019 appointees Secreta r y Ying
tributions of the late Prof. Mohamed
(Gina) Tang and Treasurer Robert
"Mo" El-Aref El-Hawary, a BoG memWoon, whose consistent diligence
ber-at-large and the editor-in-chief of
is essential to our Society's operathis publication, who passed away in
tions. I thank Ljiljana Tra jkov ic
July 2019. He will be sorely missed
(s en ior pa s t - pre sident) a s wel l,
but vividly remembered. For posterwho s e t er m i n t he mo s t s en ior
ity, we will pay tribute to him in a
BoG role ends in 2019, a nd wish
future issue of IEEE Systems, Man,
her cont i nued succes s as IEEE
and Cybernetics Magazine.

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