第十一届国际综合集成与复杂系统研讨会  

The 11th International Workshop on Meta-Synthesis and Complex Systems

In the memoriam of Qian Xuesen's 100th birth anniversary

Jointly held with the 2011 International Conference on Brain Informatics 2011
September 7-9 2011
Lanzhou, China
Invited Plenary Talk by Professor Wang Zhongtuo

On-Line Conferencing Ba MCS2011_Program

Organized by

Institute of Systems Science,

Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R.China

MCS2011,Lanzhou University, meta-synthesis, complex systems

Co-organizers
Beijing Institute of Information and Control
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Shanghai Academy of Systems Science

Systems Engineering Society of China

IEEE SMC Beijing Chapter

Complex System Commitee of SOPEM

Welcome to MCS2011

Activated with regular exchanges on complex system modeling mainly between Japanese and Chinese scholars as well as a major project on meta-synthesis system research (1999-2003) in China, the international workshop on meta-synthesis and complex system became an annual event since 2001. After successful MCS2001(Beijing), MCS2002 (Shanghai, together with KSS2002), MCS2003 (Guangzhou, together with KSS2003), MCS2004 (Beijing), MCS2005 (Kobe, one workshop of IFSR2005), MCS2006 (Beijing, together with KSS2006), MCS2007 (Beijing, one workshop of ICCS2007), MCS2008 (Singapore, a special track at IEEE SMC2008), MCS2009 (Chengdu, a workshop at MCDM2009), and MCS2010 (Toronto, a workshop at WI-IAT2010), MCS workshop will be continuously held in 2011 to provide opportunities for those researchers who are interested in systems sciences, complex problem solving and advanced modeling, knowledge-oriented technology and integration, decision sciences and advancing support technologies, etc. to facilitate interdisciplinary studies under the context of the 2011 International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI2011) held in Lanzhou, China.

More about meta-synthesis:

        Originally proposed in 1990 by the famous Chinese system scientist Qian Xuesen (1911-2009) towards open complex giant systems, meta-synthesis approach emphasizes to make full use of cutting-edge information technologies and aims to achieve knowledge creation and wisdom emergence along human-machine collaborative complex problem solving process.
        Intensive research has been engaged into meta-synthesis approach to complex system modeling with an interdisciplinary view together with more practice in both reality and the designed scenarios. In recent years, computational approaches have been greatly enhanced to explore knowledge-related technologies to mine more hidden patterns, tacit meanings from humans, which thus brings out many new foci on diverse topics. As new wicked problems, e.g. emergency management and terrorism, bring more troubles to the current world, similar systems thinking like meta-synthesis have been of further exploration, such as the advanced concept group in Sandia National Laboratories. It is expected that the meta-synthesis system approach will be of more solid foundations and wide applications. MCS workshop aims to facilitate idea generation, knowledge sharing and scientific collaboration among those endeavors.

        In the memoriam of his 100th anniversary of Professor Qian's birth, MCS2011 is dedicated to Professor Qian Xuesen, who proposed the advancing systemic thoughts on qualitative-to-quantitative meta-synthesis system approach toward complex systems ahead of the times.

 

Program Committee

Honorable Chair :

  Gu, Jifa (Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

  Nakamori, Yoshiteru  (JAIST, Japan)

  Wang, Huanchen   (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)

  Yu Jingyuan (Beijing Institute of Information and Control, China)

 

Acting Chair:

 Xijin TANG( Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS, China )

 Xiaoji ZHOU  (Beijing Institute of Information and Control, China)


Members:

Alidaee,Bahram (University of Mississippi, USA)

Bai, Guohua (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Bai, Quan (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Brugha, Cathal M. (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Chen, Jian (Tsinghua University, China)
Di, Zengru (Beijing Normal University, China)

Guo,Weisen (The Univeristy of Tokyo, Japan)
He, Jing (Victoria University, Australia)

Huynh, Van Nam (Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Japan)

Kijima, Kyoichi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Kochenberger, Gary A. (Univeristy of Colorado at Denver, USA)

Liu, Yijun (Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China )

Lu, Yuchang (Tsinghua University, China)

Lv, Jinghu(Academy of Mathematics & Systems Science, CAS, China)

Midgley, Gerald (University of Hull, UK)

Makowski, Marek (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)

Ohsawa, Yukio (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Qi, Chao (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)

Rong, Lili (Dalian University of Technology, China)

Ryoke, Mina (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Shen, Huizhang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)

Sun, Jiantao (Microsoft Research Asia, China)

Ulieru, Mihaela (University of New Brunswick, Canada)

Wallner, Fritz (University of Vienna, Austria)

Wang, Dahui (Beijing Normal University, China)

Wang, Haibo (Texas A&M International University, USA)

Wang, Xianjia(Wuhan University, China)

Wei, Cuiping (Qufu Normal University, China)

Wei, Yiming (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)

Xia, Haoxiang (Dalian University of Technology, China)

Yang, Jianmei (South China University of Technology, China)

Yoshida,Taketoshi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Yu, Lean (Academy of Mathematics & Systems Science, CAS, China)

Zhang, Minjie (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Zhang, Ning (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China)

Zhang, Pengzhu (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)

Zhang, Wen (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Scope

This workshop will cover a broad range of research topics in the fields of complex system modeling, systems science and knowledge science. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: 

-  Chance discovery

-  Computing methods for uncertainty modeling

-  Consensus methods and technologies, e.g. voter model, MCDM, etc.

-  Decision support system

-  Dynamic social network modeling and simulation 

-  Knowledge creation, creativity support, awareness support, etc.

-  Knowledge discovery: data mining, text mining, recommendation system and relevant Web intelligence tools

-  Knowledge systems engineering and knowledge management

-  Meta-synthetic system modeling and advanced environment, e.g. crisis & emergency management, socioeconomic system, service system, etc.

-  Problem structuring methods and system methodologies

Important Dates

March 31, 2011 Electronic submission of full papers

(April 20, 2011)

June 1, 2011 Notification of acceptance
June 24, 2011 Camera-ready of accepted papers
September 7-9, 2011 Conference

All other deadlines follow BI2011 timetable.

 

Papers Submission

Please submit the conference paper through the BI 2011 On-Line Paper Submission Page. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format only, and should have a maximum of 12 pages in the Springer LNCS/LNAI style.Please select The 11th International Workshop on Meta-Synthesis and Complex Systems during your paper submission to MCS2011.

      

Each full-length paper will be under at least 2 anonymous reviewers.  All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance and clarity to MCS2011. Accepted papers will be published by Springer as a volume of the series of LNCS/LNAI, which are indexed by EI.

 

Selected papers presented at MCS2011 will be recommended to the following journals after the finish of the workshop, as done to the previous MCS workshops since 2005,

1)Journal of Systems Science and Complexity(SCI-E, Springer-Verlag)

2)Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering(SCI-E, Springer-Verlag)

3) International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science(a journal of International Society for Knowledge and Systems Sciences published by IGI Global).  

 

Please note that the recommended papers will be under modification in consideration of copyright and again of peer review requested by the journals. MCS2011 organizers do not guarantee the acceptance of those recommended papers by those journals.

 

Any further inquiries are welcome to mcs@iss.ac.cn.

 

Chairs Contact

 Xijin Tang   xjtang@amss.ac.cn

 Xiaoji Zhou   zh_xj@sina.com

 

Past MCS Workshops

Beijing 2001 | Shanghai 2002 | Guangzhou 2003 | Beijing 2004|

Kobe 2005 | Beijing 2006| Beijing 2007| Singapore 2008 |

Chengdu 2009 |Toronto 2010