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The 2013 IEEE SMC will be held in Manchester, in the heart of England. This city offers a unique combination of both historical and modern aspects of British culture. The conference venue is the Midland Hotel where the founding of the Rolls-Royce Company occurred on May 4, 1904. The hotel is located in downtown Manchester, near the railway station and business district. The 2013 IEEE SMC provides an international forum for both researchers and practitioners to report their latest innovations, summarize state-of-the-art in the field, as well as exchange ideas, results, and visions in all fields of systems engineering, cybernetics, and human-machine systems. Organized according to those three principal SMC areas, the conference calls for papers on the technical topics listed below. Contributions ranging from theoretical results to practical or industrial applications are strongly encouraged. The conference theme is:

Cyber Systems Enabling Knowledge Integration:The Smart Response to Emerging Societal Challenges

Dynamic scientific and technological progress in all areas of human activities enables everyone to access almost limitless amounts of data as well as to interact in many different ways with the surroundings and with each other. The more that knowledge is engaged, the smarter the interaction processes, and the more efficient the solutions are. For this purpose, we need sound principles for the design of complex systems and methodologies for application of huge volumes of knowledge of these systems, based on cybernetic principles. We seek optimal ways to couple the complex technical systems with humans efficiently to respond to the vast societal challenges of today and tomorrow. The SMC community has accumulated considerable expertise with complex systems in all areas of Systems Science and Engineering, Cybernetics, and HumanMachine Systems. The latest results are expected to be presented at the conference.

Systems Science & Engineering:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperative Systems and Control
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Discrete Evenet Systems and Petri Nets
  • Distributed Intelligent Systems
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Grey Systems
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial Applications
  • Infrastructure Systems and Services
  • Intelligent Green Production Systems
  • Intelligent Learning in Control Systems
  • Intelligent Power and Energy Systems
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Medical Mechatronics
  • Robotic and Autonomous Systems
  • Service Systems and Organization
  • System Modeling and Control
  • Systems Biology
  • Technology Assessment/Innovation


  • Agent-Based Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioinformatics
  • Brain and Cognitive Engineering
  • Computational Life Science
  • Data and Information Fusion
  • Evolutionary Algorithms and
  • Computing
  • Granular Computing
  • Information Security
  • Intelligent Internet Systems
  • Intelligent Vehicle Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Perception
  • Medical Informatics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Semantic Web
  • Soft Computing

Human-Machine Systems:

  • Adjustable Autonomy
  • Assistive Technology
  • Brain-Machine Interface Systems
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Cooperative Work-in-Design
  • Haptics and Teleoperation Human
  • Centered Design
  • Human Centered Transportation
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human-Machine System Design
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Information Systems for Design
  • Interactive Digital Media
  • Emotion Engineering
  • Prosthetic & Orthotic Technology
  • Social Robotics
  • Systems Safety and Security
  • Virtual Reality Systems
  • Virtual Prototyping and Training
  • Web Intelligence and Interactions

Important Dates:

  • February 15, 2013 : Deadline for submission of proposals for special sessions
  • March 15, 2013 : Acceptance/Rejection notification of proposals for special sessions
  • April 15, 2013 extended to May 15, 2013 : Deadline for submission of full-length papers for regular and special sessions
  • April 30, 2013 extended to May 15, 2013 : Submission of proposals for tutorial sessions
  • June 30, 2013 extended to July 10, 2013 : Acceptance/Rejection notification for regular papers & special session papers
  • July 31, 2013 : Early registration
  • July 31, 2013 : Deadline for final camera-ready papers and tutorial material submission
  • October 13–16, 2013 : Conference dates

Prospective authors are invited to submit their full-length papers electronically through the conference website. Each paper should be concise with sufficient detail and references to allow critical review. Papers will be reviewed by at least two referees for technical merit and content. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings on the Xplore only if one of the authors is registered for the conference and presents the paper at the conference.