Systems, Man & Cybernetics - January 2015 - 2

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Mohamed E. El-Hawary
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IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
George Cybenko, Co-EIC, IEEE
Transactions on Computational
Social Systems
Eunice E. Santos, Co-EIC, IEEE
Transactions on Computational
Social Systems

Cybernetics
Vladimir Marik, Chair, Vice President,
Cybernetics
Dimitar Filev, President-Elect
Jun Wang, EIC, IEEE Transactions on
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Vladik Kreinovich, Vice President,
Publications
Plamen Angelov
Hideyuki Takagi
Zdenek Zdrahal
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Vladik Kreinovich, Vice President,
Publications
Ellen J. Bass, EIC, IEEE Transactions on
Human-Machine Systems
David Mendonça, Coordinator
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and Engineering
Rodney Roberts, Chair, Vice President,
Systems Science and Engineering
C.L. Philip Chen, EIC, IEEE Transactions
on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics:
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Vladik Kreinovich, Vice President,
Publications
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Maria Pia Fanti
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Palmen Angelov
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Christopher Nemeth, Chair,Vice President,
Human-Machine Systems
Committee
Vladmiir Marik, Chair, Vice President,
Cybernetics
Ellen J. Bass, EIC, IEEE Transactions on
Human-Machine Systems
Jun Wang, EIC, IEEE Transactions on
Cybernetics
George Cybenko, Co-EIC, IEEE
Transactions on Computational
Social Systems
Eunice E. Santos, Co-EIC, IEEE
Transactions on Computational
Social Systems
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Enrique Herrera-Viedma
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Robert Woon, Treasurer
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Dimitar Filev, President-Elect
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Meng-Chu Zhou, Secretary, Organization
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Tadahiko Murata, Corresponding
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Vladik Kreinovich, Chair, Vice President,
Publications
Vladimir Marik, Vice President, Cybernetics
Christopher Nemeth, Vice President,
Human-Machine Systems
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on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics:
Systems
Ellen J. Bass, EIC, IEEE Transactions on
Human-Machine Systems
Jun Wang, EIC, IEEE Transactions on
Cybernetics
George Cybenko and Eunice E. Santos,
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