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forums to help new members learn
about resume writing, new job opportunities, available postdoctoral
positions, new academic positions,
and calls for grant proposals.
Technical Activities
The SMCS attracts numerous res e a r c he r s f r om t he new a nd
emerging areas in cybernetics, human-machine systems, and systems
science and engineering and currently hosts 46 technical committees.
New research topics are often addressed by the SMCS before they are
included in technical events sponsored by other IEEE Societies. To
strengthen our relevance to industry,
we are in the process of establishing
a new SMC standards committee and
an industry liaison ad hoc committee
with the goal of encouraging closer
collaboration with industry and recruiting new members.

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Publications
This inaugural issue of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine is an electronic publication
bringing together Society news and
timely information on the latest technology and research results within
the field of interest of the SMCS. The
Society financially sponsors three

transactions: 1) IEEE Transactions
on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics:
Systems, 2) IEEE Transactions on
Cybernetics, and 3) IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
with the IEEE Computer Society. We
also cosponsor the new IEEE Transactions on Computational Social
Systems with the IEEE Computer
Society. We are successfully completing the transition to the new titles of
our three transactions, which were
introduced in 2013 to better reflect
the scope of our publications. We will
encourage technical excellence by
improving the quality of SMCS-sponsored publications through a rigorous peer-review process, enhancing
the online resources for our editorial boards, improving the electronic
review system, and enhancing the
reviewer database by recognizing diligent reviewers.
Conferences and Meetings
Each year, the SMCS financially
sponsors and technically cosponsors a large number of conferences.
We need to continue supporting and
encouraging new initiatives by providing financial support to smaller
workshops and symposia sponsored
by the Society. Our Society will also
benefit by fostering strategic rela-

We want
to hear
from you!

tionships with other Societies and
Councils, especially those that were
incubated by the SMCS. This may be
achieved through cosponsored technical meetings and publications and
by encouraging collaboration among
Chapters within local IEEE Sections.
We are currently developing a corporate memory of our sponsored and
cosponsored conferences (acceptance rates, number of papers, and
number of attendees).
Looking Ahead
I look forward to working with you,
and I encourage you to take a proactive role in getting involved in
the Society by serving on our technical committees, submitting your
research contributions to our publications, and participating in our
technical conferences, symposia, and
workshops. I also encourage you to
take an interest in the governance of
the Society by providing your feedback and suggestions. Please contact
me (l.trajkovic@ieee.org) for more
information about becoming involved
in the Society. The names of other
SMCS volunteers and their contact
information are located on the SMCS
Web site (http://ieeesmc.org/).

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