Post Conference Report

Post-Conference Report from the WSEAS Conferences in Hangzhou, China

(Hosted and Sponsored by: China Jiliang University & Zhejiang University of Technology), China, May 20-22, 2009

* 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on APPLIED COMPUTER and APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE (ACACOS '09)
* 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. on INSTRUMENTATION, MEASUREMENT, CIRCUITS and SYSTEMS (IMCAS'09)
* 9th WSEAS Int. Conf. on ROBOTICS, CONTROL and MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY (ROCOM'08)
* 9th WSEAS Int. Conf. on MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS & SIGNAL PROCESSING (MUSP '08)

Hosted and Sponsored by China Jiliang University & Zhejiang University of Technology



 

More than 250 participants attended totally.

Opening by Prof. Valeri Mladenov,


100% of the WSEAS Books are in ISI / SCI (Web of Science). Download them now from the site of ISI . (Click on the link: List of Conferences 2004-2008 and download them in an EXCEL file from the site of ISI).  As you can see from the site of ISI the criteria for including Books and Proceedings in ISI are very strict and most of the conferences of older societies are not in the ISI Index while all the WSEAS books and proceedings are inside ISI / SCI (Web of Science). Check it on the site of ISI please, now. Letter of March 10, 2009 or old letters in http://www.wseas.us/indexes.

NEW: The 4 most recent WSEAS journals (WSEAS Trans. on Biology and Biomedicine, WSEAS Trans. om Fluid Mechanics, WSEAS Trans. on Heat and Mass Transfer, WSEAS Trans. on Business and Economics) have been accepted in SCOPUS and so all the WSEAS Journals are now in SCOPUS. All the WSEAS Books, Proceedings and JOURNALS are also indexed in ACM. Click here: http://portal.acm.org , select "The Guide" and then type WSEAS. See the complete indexing of WSEAS Books, Proceedings, Journals in ACM, ASM, ELSEVIER other 30 indexes at: http://www.wseas.us/indexes
NEW Letters from
British Library, American Chemical Society, SWETS, see more:  http://www.wseas.us/indexes
The impact (trend line) of the WSEAS Journals increase exponentially! See this link


 

Dear Professor Mastorakis,

You deserve compliments and congratulations on your making WSEAS an important international forum for exchange of
information and ideas.

    With cordial regards.

       Sincerely,

          Lotfi Zadeh
 
-- 
Lotfi A. Zadeh
Professor in the Graduate School
Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

Address:
729 Soda Hall #1776
Computer Science Division
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
zadeh@eecs.berkeley.edu
Tel.(office): (510) 642-4959
Fax (office): (510) 642-1712
Tel.(home): (510) 526-2569
Fax (home): (510) 526-2433
URL: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~zadeh/

BISC Homepage URLs
URL: http://zadeh.cs.berkeley.edu/
URL: http://www-bisc.cs.berkeley.edu/

 

 


  Rector, Vice-Rectors and President of the Faculties in the Conference

 

 


Rector, Vice-Rectors and President of the Faculties in the Conference


 


The Organizers


Europeans and Americans "invaded" in Hangzhou to present
their recent research results. China is an emerging market
and a country of real industrial research!


 

 

With great participation and great interest as usually in WSEAS events


 

With great participation and great interest as usually in WSEAS events

With great participation and great interest as usually in WSEAS events

2 coffee-breaks per day, 3 lunches and 1 great banquet with more than 50 different
courses completed the necessary background for our unforgettable event.



The WSEAS Conferences have great tradition not only in the pure academic part, but in the cultural presentation of the place that host the conference.

 


Here we enjoyed a typical ancient chinese concert. Local Dancers performed faithfully the dances of that time and offered us an unforgettable night

 

On the other hand high speed Internet was FREE in all the rooms and the WSEAS provided the cost to the Hotel in Hangzhou (not the participants)

  More than 250  participants attended totally.

The organizing committee offered the attendees a luxurious banquet and every day has open buffet from morning
to night in two different places (permanent coffee-breaks with coffee, milk, juices, coca-cola, a great variety of fruits, more than 10 different kinds of of sweets,   (see the photos). Some excursions to the general area of the University took place after the conference
 



From: "Lotfi A. Zadeh" <zadeh@eecs.berkeley.edu>



Dear Prof. Mastorakis

I would like to express my deep appreciation to you and WSEAS people
who sent me messages or called to express their sympathy.
It was, in all, a difficult experience but there are many others
whose experiences were much more difficult than mine.

Just a quick note to let you know that after spending some time at a
rehabilitation center and recuperating at home, I returned to work on Monday, February 23, 2009.
So far, so good.


Warm regards to all,

Sincerely,

Lotfi

--
Lotfi A. Zadeh
Professor in the Graduate School
Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

Address:
729 Soda Hall #1776
Computer Science Division
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
zadeh@eecs.berkeley.edu
Tel.(office): (510) 642-4959
Fax (office): (510) 642-1712
Tel.(home): (510) 526-2569
Fax (home): (510) 526-2433
URL: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~zadeh/

BISC Homepage URLs
URL: http://zadeh.cs.berkeley.edu/
URL: http://www-bisc.cs.berkeley.edu/

 

The International Scientific Committee met during the Conference three times in a restaurant well known for the standards of its cuisine and its friendly atmosphere.  Ways to improve the Conference were discussed over dinner: in particular the topics were revised and new ones suggested, as well as a few nominations for new members to the committee being proposed.  Following the meeting, the decision was taken to reconvene the Conference, and a few locations were suggested.  The WSEAS Conference Division will investigate these so that the dates and location of 2010 can be finalized as soon as possible.



 

Best Papers:
During the Banquet the organizers delivered the Best Paper Awards. The Best Paper award honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Conference's technical scope, see the photos above and the list of the awardees here...)
(The papers evaluated by committees of 6 international experts, different for each discipline)
Click here to see the best papers for each conference:
http://www.wseas.us/reports/2009/best2009.htm#may-a-2009

Usually, in WSEAS conferences, the best papers prizes are awarded to the winners during the banquet by the organizers. As an exception, in these conferences, the best papers
were awarded just after the conference, because the organizers did not receive the reports of the international experts in advance.



Plenary Lectures:

Plenary Lecture 1:

Addressing Challenges in Engineering Education via Computer-related Teaching and Research Activities
by Assistant Prof. Thomas Yang, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, U.S.A.

Plenary Lecture 2:

Network Traffic Models
by Prof. Ming Li, East China Normal University, CHINA

Plenary Lecture 3:

The Visualization of Gas-Assisted Injection Long Bubble in a Tube
by Prof. Kuang Yuan Kung, Nanya Institute of Technology, TAIWAN.

Plenary Lecture 4:

Application of GM(1,1) Model to Speech Enhancement and Voice Activity Detection
by Assoc. Prof. Cheng-Hsiung Hsieh, Chaoyang University of Technology, TAIWAN.

Plenary Lecture 5:

The Ethics of Computer Science Applications
by Prof. Mansoor Al-Aali, University of Bahrain, BAHRAIN.

Plenary Lecture 6:

A Modeling Framework for Quality Safety Traceability based on Petri Net Case by Meat Food
by Prof. Xiaoshuan Zhang, The University of Portsmouth (UoP), UK.

Plenary Lecture 7:

The Improvement of Performances in Automatic Dimensional Inspection for Bearing Production - An Important Way to Quality Assurance in Mechanical Engineering
by Prof. Luciana Cristea, University of Brasov, ROMANIA.

Plenary Lecture 8:

The Statistical Behavior of the Spread of Infection by the Contact Systems
by Prof. Jun Wang, Beijing Jiaotong University, CHINA.

Plenary Lecture 9:

A Numerical Approach for Determining Elastic Material Properties from Experimental Data
by Prof. Leonardo Pagnotta, University of Calabria, ITALY.

Plenary Lecture 10:

Implementation of a Lidar System and its Usage in Characterization of Atmospheric Column
by Prof. Hamed Parsiani, University of Puerto Rico, PUERTO RICO.

Plenary Lecture 11:

  Neurodynamic Optimization and Its Applications in Robotics
by Prof. Jun Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Plenary Lecture 12:

On the Control Theory of the Sylvester Differential and Difference Systems
by Assoc. Prof. Yan Wu, Georgia Southern University, USA.

 

WSEAS provides a very important tool to all the participants
A permanent username and password for accessing WSEAS conference proceedings on-line for ever.

 

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

Additional features of the conferences :

1) Publication of the Proceedings in 3 media: hard-copy, CD, E-Library
(A)
Five books in the "Electrical and Computer Engineering Series" of WSEAS  (see details, contents, author indices and editors below) with ISBN and ISSN indexed by the major Citation Indices (ISI ranked): www.wseas.us/indexes

(B)  CD-ROM Proceedings with pages' numbers with ISBN and ISSN indexed by the major Citation Indexes: www.wseas.us/indexes

(C) E-Library: http://www.wseas.org/online

and possible, for a very small number of papers:

(D) JOURNAL PUBLICATION: Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings also going to be considered for possible publication in one of the WSEAS journals that participate in the major International Scientific Indices (Elsevier, Scopus, EI, Compendex, INSPEC, CSA .... see: www.wseas.us/indexes     ).

2)
WSEAS provides a very important tool to all the participants; a permanent username and password for accessing WSEAS conference proceedings on-line for ever.

3) The Participants received numerous coffee-breaks, and a Welcome Drink

4) Cultural and social activities as customary in WSEAS events.

5) The conference Books (Hard-Copy Proceedings), CD-ROM proceedings and Journals (with selected papers) published by WSEAS Press continue to sell for a long time after the meeting has taken place. This is another demonstration of the prestige the scientific community attribute to the meetings organized by the WSEAS.
For example, they are distributed via AMAZON: 
WSEAS @ AMAZON.COM  

JOURNALS:
What is the Permanent Procedure for additional Journal publication for a very small number of High-Quality Papers presented in the WSEAS Conferences (after the recommendation of Chairmen). So, the authors with accepted & presented papers received the following e-mail:


We have started now the procedure for the evaluation of the extended versions of your papers for possible inclusion in the WSEAS journals after new rounds of review.

INTRODUCTION: You know that our goal is to maintain very strong international journals, to increase the impact of our beloved WSEAS Transactions, really top journals as they really are. To this end, we need only high quality papers, breakthrough works of archival value, i.e. papers that are well written from any point of view, completed studies (with their numerical examples or experiments that must be compared with the previous results in the literature), excellent English language and of course correct WSEAS format. The papers also must be substantially extended version of the paper that was presented in the conference (with more than 40% new material). We need papers that will attract the attention of other scholars citing them increasing our impact. In the next few years, the WSEAS transactions must be in every academic library, in every corner of the earth. To this end, we need your high quality contribution.

HOW TO PROCEED:

a) Check very carefully if your idea is really important, breakthrough in your field and can appear in a Journal of the quality and the level of the WSEAS Transactions. If you doubt, do not send it so easily. Your paper must not be only a good idea. It must be a complete study with theoretical background, complete bibliographical references; without grammatical and syntactical errors. For theoretical works: full comparison with previous published papers is necessary. We need numerical examples, applicability of the method, originality, novelty and directions for future research. For experimental or computational works: full comparison with previous published papers is necessary. We need real experiments with the necessary documentation, while for computational work, we need full benchmarks. Of course along discussions for the applicability of the method, originality, novelty and directions for future research.
 
b) Complete the extended version of your paper and upload it via
http://...............  (the full web address was given only to authors who presented a paper)

c) If your extended version fulfills the paragraph a), then our Editors will send it to 3 independent Reviewers outside your country. If not, our Editors are entitled to reject it from this early stage informing you properly. The positive answer of the 3 reviewers is necessary (attention: 2 yes and 1 no implies NO, i.e. rejection).

d) Our Editors will collect the reviewers' remarks and will send them again to you for acceptance/ acceptance after minor revision / acceptance after major revision / rejection

e) Possibly new rounds of review will be needed.

f) No additional fee is needed in case of acceptance.


http://www.worldses.org/journals/index.html 

The final list of the papers must have the approval of our Editors and 3 Reviewers, and of course the Editor-in-Chief of the particular Journal.

We want only authors that presented their papers to complete this web form:
http://...............   (the full web address was given only to authors who presented a paper) So, in this form you will need a password (the password was given only to the authors who presented a paper).

 

INDEXES:
PROCEEDINGS: The Proceedings related to the Conference are covered by:
01. ISI (ISINET)
02. INSPEC (IET, former IEE)
03. CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
04. ELSEVIER and Elsevier Bibliographic Database
05. ZENTRALBLATT
06. ULRICH
07. MATHSCINET of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
08. MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
09. Directory of Published Proceedings
10. Computer Science Bibliography Administrator
11. American Chemical Society and its Index: Chemical Abstracts Service
12. European Library in Paris (France)
13. DEST Database (Australia)
14. Engineering Information
15. SCOPUS
16. EBSCO
17. EMBASE
18. Compendex (CPX)
19. GEOBASE
20. BIOBASE
21. BIOTECHNOBASE
22. FLUIDEX
23. OceanBase
24. BEILSTEIN Abstracts
25. World Textiles
26. MEDLINE
27. British Library
28. National Library of Greece
29. German National Library of Science and Technology
30. IARAS Index

JOURNALS:
The WSEAS journals are covered by:
01. ISI through the INSPEC (IEE)
02. INSPEC (IET, former IEE)
03. CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)
04. ELSEVIER and Elsevier Bibliographic Database
05. ZENTRALBLATT
06. MATHSCINET of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
07. ULRICH
08. MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS of AMS (American Mathematical Society)
09. Computer Science Bibliography Administrator
10. British Library
11. American Chemical Society and its Index: Chemical Abstracts Service
12. European Library in Paris (France)
13. DEST Database (Australia)
14. Swets Information Services
15. Engineering Information
16. SCOPUS
17. EBSCO
18. EMBASE
19. Compendex (CPX)
20. Geobase
21. BIOBASE
22. BIOTECHNOBASE
23. FLUIDEX
24. OceanBase
25. BEILSTEIN Abstracts
26. World Textiles
27. MEDLINE
28. Mayersche
29. Index of Information Systems Journals
30. National Library of Greece
31. IARAS Index

  • From these excellent and well-organized conferences, WSEAS Press published also 4 Books that contain the conference proceedings.
    Please, order them from the WSEAS Press: http://www.worldses.org/books/index.html


     

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