POST-CONFERENCE REPORT

OVERVIEW:
The 4th WSEAS International Conference on E-ACTIVITIES (E-Learning, E-Communities, E-Commerce, E-Marketing, E-Governance, Tele-Working) (E-ACTIVITIES 05),

the 4th WSEAS International Conference on ELECTRONICS, CONTROL and SIGNAL PROCESSING (ICECS 05),

the 4th WSEAS International Conference on COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS and CYBERNETICS (CIMMACS 05)

and the 2nd WSEAS/IASME International Conference on ELECTROSCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY for NAVAL ENGINEERING and ALL-ELECTRIC SHIP (NAVAL 05)
were recently held in Miami, Florida (USA) following the success of the previous meeting organized by WSEAS in the areas of Mexico's Gulf and Caribbean.
(Marathon Keys, Florida, 1999 // Montego Bay, Jamaica, 2000 // Cancun, Mexico, 2002 //
Miami, Florida, 2004 // Cancun, Mexico, 2004 // Cancun, Mexico, 2005)


The conferences were co-organised by the Florida International University (FIU), Miami
and the WSEAS.
The Co-Chairmen and Co-Editors of the conference Proceedings were
Professor A. Caballero,
Professor K. Yen,
Professor N. Mastorakis
Professor K. Grigoriadis,
Professor L. Zadeh,
Professor A. Stuberrud


 


Over than 160 participants from all over the world attended these conferences.

Conference Statistics:
Submitted papers: 321
Accepted papers: 201
from these 201 papers, the WSEAS Committee approved additional Journal Publication for the best papers of the conferences.

 

 






WSEAS thanks Prof. Juri Jatskevich (www.ece.ubc.ca/~jurij) and Mr. Robert Fraser (robertjfraser@comcast.net ) for sending to WSEAS the following photos.
We publish them in this web page after a necessary compression and resolution reduction.
More photos with high resolution are available in zip files:
http://www.wseas.us/wseas/reports/2005miami.zip
as well as
http://www.wseas.us/wseas/reports/2005miami-second-collection.zip 

 

OPENING ADDRESSES
Professor A. Caballero (Florida International University) opened the meeting by welcoming the delegates on behalf of the organizers and pointing out the importance of the WSEAS meetings that open new horizons to scientific and technical community, connect the academic results with needs of the industry, bring together people working in the same or similar areas. WSEAS is an excellent initiative of inspired colleagues working on several areas of applied mathematics and computational science. So, in fact, WSEAS is the international society of mathematical methods and computational techniques. Professor Caballero spoke favourably of the high quality of the papers of the WSEAS conferences, the usual high level of presentations and in general the hard work done by WSEAS in publishing the Proceedings for the meeting, in maintaining a big E-Library with all the accepted papers (since 1996) and promoting the best papers of the meetings in several international journals and wonderful collections of papers in the WSEAS Books.

Professor
K.Yen (Florida International University) then referred to the increasing importance
of Computer Science, Signal Processing
, Electronics, Systems and Control as well as
of the other sub-areas covered by the symposium
for the other sciences as well as for our life itself.
They are
open areas for research and knowledge interaction that attract researchers and practitioners from a wide variety of fields. They are also eminently interdisciplinary topics which brings together
electrical engineers, computer scientists
, applied mathematicians, naval and mechanical engineers and many others.

Professor A
. Zemliak (President of WSEAS in Mexico) then welcomed the delegates in the name of WSEAS Mexican Chapter and mentioned how well suited the conference is to the philosophy of our academic community, i.e. to act as a forum for the transfer of knowledge at an international level.
 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:
In addition to numerous papers, there was the following keynote lectures

Keynote Lecture I : Time-Optimal System Design Methodology: Current State and Perspectives
by
Prof. Alexander Zemliak, WSEAS Fellow
Physics & Mathem. Dept., Puebla Auton. University,
Av. San Claudio s/n, Ciudad, Puebla, Pue., 72570,
MEXICO

Keynote Lecture II
: Computational Intelligence Tools for the Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
by
Prof. Nikos E. Mastorakis, WSEAS President
Military Institutes of University Education (ASEI)
Hellenic Naval Academy
Head of the Department of Computer Science
Terma Hatzikyriakou, 18539
Piraeus, GREECE


A SHORT MEETING OF WSEAS Members
A meeting of the WSEAS Organizers of the conference took place in the restaurant of the Hotel ,  The committee discussed the objectives of the WSEAS conference and went over the list of topics, suggesting new ones to attract more colleagues from other areas such as applied mathematics, sociology and economics. The importance of the integrated approach to development and planning was stressed. The meeting then discussed different scientific results presented in the conference and thought about possible involvement of the authors of the presented papers in national and international projects. Some students also from countries outside US would also find the occasion and the way to continue their studies in US (in Miami, in Florida International University, as well as in other well-known universities of US). To this effort, WSEAS will offer valuable help to students, mainly form developing countries. The general feeling was that we ought to build on the success of the meeting.




A Photo from a Session


Professor Dattatreya  (Univ. at Dallas, USA) presenting his invited paper



Miami, Florida:
Miami is a city located in southeast Florida in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River. It is the county seat and largest city in Miami-Dade County (est. 2000 population: 2,253,362). Although the city itself is not large, the metropolis of Miami comprises many small surrounding towns, cities, and the massive UMSA (Unincorporated Metropolitan Statistical Area). As of the 2000 census, the city proper had a total population of 362,470. Directly west of the metropolitan area are the Florida Everglades. Such cities include Miami Beach, Bal Harbour, North Bay Village, Sunny Isles, North Miami Beach, Aventura, North Miami, Opa-locka, Carol City, Miami Lakes, Unincorporated Miami-Dade county, Hialeah, Medley, Miami Springs, Westchester, West Miami, Kendall, Pinecrest, the village of Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Sweetwater and Homestead. Greater Miami is a vibrant area established during the 1890s. Today Dade County has over 2.2 million inhabitants, and neighboring Broward and Palm Beach Counties to the north have 1.6 and 1.1 million respectively. Miami is considered a cultural melting pot due to the large Latin American population. Among Miamians are Cubans, Nicaraguans, Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Argentinians, Ecuadorian, Brazilians, Dominicans, Haitians and Mexicans. The name "Miami" comes from a Native American word for "big water". The area was a concentration of water because the Miami River is essentially a funnel for water from the Everglades to the Atlantic Ocean. Miami is the host city for sports teams such as the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Heat, the Miami Sol, the Florida Panthers, the Miami Fusion and the Florida Marlins. The University of Miami and Florida International University are in the Miami metropolitan area. Tourism, foreign trade, and manufacturing are among its most important industries.

A Photo from another Session

SCIENTIFIC PART:
Review Process: Each paper was reviewed at least by 3 independent reviewers. The WSEAS Secretariat sent each paper to 5 reviewers. Some papers received review from 5 different referees. The WSEAS Secretariat had forwarded to the responsible for the correspondence author these comments by personalized emails. The full list of the reviewers will be available in the web page: http://www.worldses.org/reviewers.htm

Only authors of those papers, which are found to have very positive response from 3 referees and which are modified satisfactorily to take into account all the comments of (at least 3)  referees of the conference are invited to send an extended version in the WSEAS Journals (WSEAS Transactions). The extended version is checked again by two additional referees and a rejection or acceptance is notified to the authors. WSEAS Organizing Committee therefore congratulates those, who have been able to get the distinction of having their paper published in the Transactions.



WSEAS sent a full report of the whole review process and the whole correspondence
to the following international indexes that have recognized officially the Validity and the Reputation
of the WSEAS Conferences:

*
ISI (ISINET),  
* INSPEC (IEE),
* AMS (American Mathematical Soceity),
* Mathematical Reviews,
* ZENTRABLATT,
* ELSEVIER,
* CSA,
* ELP,
* NLG,
* Engineering Index,
* Directory of Published Proceedings,
* British Library,
* Swets Information Services



BEST STUDENT PAPERS
The Organizing Committee received the forms that the Session Chairmen filled in after the end of their Sessions and after additional evaluation and discussion decided the following (November 24, 2005). The Criteria were
a) originality and scientific impact
b) good presentation
c) the author that presented the paper to be a student
d) the paper to be written only by one or two authors.

So, the results of this evaluation is:

The Best Student Paper Award for the E-ACTIVITIES (E-Learning, E-Communities, E-Commerce, E-Marketing, E-Governance, Tele-Working) (E-ACTIVITIES 05),
was given to Mrs. Agnieszka Zmijewska (Australia) for her paper:
Traditional Acceptance Theories and Mobile Technology Adoption - A Case Study
[Authors: Agnieszka Zmijewska, Elaine Lawrence]

The Best Student Paper Award for the ELECTRONICS, CONTROL and SIGNAL PROCESSING (ICECS 05)
was given to Mr. Shakih Alam (USA) for his paper:
CMOS LNA and Mixer Components for 2GHz applications in 0.18-m CMOS""
[Authors: Shaikh K. Alam, Joanne DeGroat]

The Best Student Paper Award for t
he
COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS and CYBERNETICS (CIMMACS 05)
was given to Mr. Hendrik Fischer (Germany) for his paper:
An Intelligent, Mobile Information System to Aid In-Store Purchase Decision Making
[Authors: Hendrik Fischer, Walter D. Potter]







SOCIAL PART:
1. Coffee-Breaks: The WSEAS Organizing Committee offered 6 very rich coffee-breaks.
Each coffee-breaks were composed by filter coffee, decaf. coffee, tea, local sweets, biscuits, freshly baked pastries. During the Coffee-Breaks the attendees had several opportunities for to interchange ideas and proposals for common projects and collaboration.


The Banquet  was really superb with many different plates and local delicacies

2. Banquet.
We had the pleasure to enjoy a Show with dancers from Saint Domenic Republic.
After that, each of our participants danced with us in a wonderful unforgettable night of November 18
The live Orchestra  played also modern music and all the participants danced and enjoy themselves The Banquet  was really superb with many different plates and local delicacies (November 18, 2005)

The dances of the folklore group were really fantastic ! See photos below.


Prof. Juri Jatskevich, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (Canada)
and Mr. Christian Bastisch (Germany) with the "exotic dancers" from St. Domenic



The Show was really exotic



The Show was really exotic and the show-women invited the WSEAS partipants to dance as well as
to make photos ...



All the participants had a good time ...


and enjoyed a real and genuine carribean night...


an unforgettable show inside the brazilian, cubanese, domenican, colombian rythms


It was a warm Latin Night


with attractions ...


and happenings ...


and dance
 


A pleasant surprise was also the internationally known greek song: "Piraeus' Children" (Composer: Manos Chatzidakis) by the film of Melina Merkouri "Never on Sunday" that was executed by Prof. Nikos Mastorakis. See Photo above.
Prof. Mastorakis was also the second Keynote Speaker of the Conference.
WSEAS US Branch thanks Prof. Mastorakis very much.


("Kai tin Koini Elliniki Lalia os tin Vaktriani tin ferame", K.Kavafis)
 



3. Excursions.
At the end of the conference many excursions took place in Orlando and Florida Keys.The organizer of the Excursions was Mr. Robert Fraser and his travel agency: robertjfraser@comcast.net

The overall impression of the meeting was excellent. WSEAS Administrative Council thank each of you for increasing the WSEAS Reputation by these wonderful and important meetings.
See also:  http://www.worldses.org/feedback2005.txt


More photos with high resolution are available in zip files:
http://www.wseas.us/wseas/reports/2005miami.zip
as well as
http://www.wseas.us/wseas/reports/2005miami-second-collection.zip