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attendees applaud the award winners at the SmC 2015 banquet.

a group photo at the SmC 2015 banquet.

a post-conference tour to tian tan buddha.
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food while they interacted with
their peers.
The conference banquet was held
on the evening of 11 October at Jade
Garden, a famous restaurant in Hong
Kong. To reflect the Eastern tradition of Hong Kong, the ba nquet
started with a lion dance and the
attendees enjoyed a Chinese music
performance by the CityU Chinese
Orchestra during dinner. The highlight of the event was the award presentation ceremony. The awards
recognized outstanding contributions to a broad range of SMCS
activities, including service to the
Society, local Chapter organization,
technical committee activity coordination, and editorship ser vice
to the Society's publications. During the ceremony, the Norbert Wiener Award, which is the primary
research award of SMCS, was presented to Mengchu Zhou for his fundamental contributions to the area
of Petri net theory and applications
to discrete-event systems. This was
followed by the announcement and
presentation of the best conference
paper award and best conference
student paper award. The complete
list of award recipients could be
found at the SMCS Awards website
( ht t p://w w w.ieeesmc.org /aboutsmcs/awards).
The post-conference tour on the
afternoon of 12 October featured a
visit to the Tian Tan Buddha and Po
Lin Monastery on the Lantau Island.
Sitting at the top of a hill and measuring 34 m in height, the Tian Tan
Buddha is an impressive sight and
attracts a large number of visitors
every year. Attendees enthusiastically climbed the 268 steps to reach
the statue. They also enjoyed a walk
along the nea rby Wisdom Path,
which is lined with a ser ies of
wooden monuments featuring Chinese verses, and a visit to the Ngong
Ping Village. The tour concluded
the four-day conference on a high
note, and we would like to express
our gratitude to all volunteers and
participants in making the event a
great success.



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