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President's Message

by Ljiljana Trajkovic

Opportunities
and Initiatives

T

six new Board of Governors (BoG)
he I E E E S y s t e m s , M a n ,
members. I would like to welcome:
a nd Cyber netics Society's
(S MC S 's) h e a l t hy f i n a n ◆ President-Elect Dimitar Filev
cial picture in 2015 provides great
(term ending 2015).
opportunities to explore new initia◆ Our new VPs (terms ending 2016)
tives and projects
are Rodney Robthroughout the year
er t s, Sy st em s
that will benefit of
Science and Engiour members. We
neer i ng; I m re
are reviewing iniRudas, Membertiatives to increase
ship and Student
our Society memActivities; and
ber sh ip, en ha nce
Vladik Kreinovser v ices to ou r
ich, Publications.
members by estab◆ The newly electlishing an outreach
ed SMCS BoG
fund, expa nd our Ljiljana Trajkovic.
members (term
distinguished proending 2017) are
grams, and contribute to humaniPlamen Angelov,
tarian initiatives such as the IEEE
Dmitry B. Goldgof, Tadahiko
Smar t Village. We welcome and
Mu rata , Shu n-Feng Su, a nd
encourage initiatives to promote
MengChu Zhou. Adrian Stoica
Student Branch activities through
was elected to fill a within-term
subsidies, travel funding, and the
vacancy for the term ending 2016.
funding of major projects. We also
I would also like to thank our
encourage you to invite your colnumerous volunteers for their willleagues and students to become
ingness to help the Society and for
SMCS members. If you have any
their valuable contributions.
suggestions regarding how we may
Robert Woon continues to serve
improve the value of your memberas the Society treasurer, while Rodship, please contact me.
ney Roberts and Randy C. Hoover
are serving as the Society secreWelcome, New SMCS
taries. Chairs and members of the
Officers and Chairs
SMCS standing committees were
In 2015, we have a new president-elect,
appointed at the beginning of 2015:
three new vice presidents (VPs), and
◆ Cybernetics Committee, Vladimir
Marek
◆ Human-Machine Systems CommitDigital Object Identifier 10.1109/MSMC.2015.2452317
tee, Christopher Nemeth
Date of publication: 16 September 2015
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◆ Systems Science and Engineering

Committee, Rodney Roberts
◆ Conferences and Meetings Committee, Sam Kwong
◆ Membership and Student Activities Committee, Imre J. Rudas
◆ Distinguished Programs Committee, Imre J. Rudas
◆ Student Activities Subcommittee,
Gyorgy Eigner
◆ Chapter Coordinators Subcommittee, Lance Fung
◆ Industrial Liaison Committee,
Hiroshi Nakajima
◆ Young Professionals Subcommittee, Shun-Feng Su
◆ Organization and Planning Committee, Irv Engelson
◆ Publications Committee, Vladik
Kreinovich
◆ Publications Ethics Committee,
Vladik Kreinovich
◆ Electronic Communications Subcommittee, William A. Gruver
◆ Standards Committee, William
Lumpkins and Loi Lei Lai
◆ Search Committee for the Nominations Committee, C.L. Philip Chen
◆ Nominations Committee, C.L.
Philip Chen
◆ Awa rds Committee, Michael
Berthold
◆ Fellows Committee, Michael
Berthold.
The SMCS Standards Committee
has been established in 2015. We look
forward to fully participating in the
IEEE Standards activities and have
already joined the Industry Connections Program.
Our ad hoc History Committee, led
by Michael H. Smith, is actively looking for volunteers. The SMCS's corporate history is being compiled at
http://ieeesmc.org/about-smcs/history.
The ad hoc Committee on Financial
Transparency, also chaired by Michael
H. Smith, has been appointed to help
us better understand Society financial


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