Welcome to MCS2015

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), MCS2010 (Toronto, a workshop at WI-IAT2010), MCS2011(Lanzhou, a workshop at BI2011), MCS2012 (Macau, a workshop of Active Media Technology 2012), MCS2013 (Machester, UK, a workshop at IEEE SMC 2013), and MCS2014 (Beijing). MCS is growing into a dedicated forum for complex system modeling and methodologies 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.

With the IEEE SMC 2015 theme on “Big Data Analytics for Human-Centric Systems”, MCS’2015 aims to facilitate distributing new ideas and latest research results on effective concepts, methodologies and advanced tools to tackle the wicked problems on social, economic and environmental developments and exploring next-generation knowledge intensive tools for complex system modeling and human decision making.

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 thinkings 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.

The presentations and papers at MCS 2015 are expected to cover but not limited to the following areas:
  • Big data & social media oriented knowledge discovery & data mining, text mining, recommendation system, etc;
  • Computing methods for uncertainty modeling;
  • Consensus methods and technologies (voter model, multi-criteria decision making, etc);
  • Decision support systems;
  • Knowledge creation and creativity support;
  • Knowledge systems engineering and knowledge management;
  • Meta-synthetic system modeling and advanced environment;
  • Problem structuring methods and system methodologies;
  • Social dynamic network modeling and opinion dynamics, etc.
  • Sponsors & Co-organizers
    Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    China Academy of Aerospace Systems Science and Engineering
    Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Beijing Normal University
    National University of Defence Technology
    International Society for Knowledge and Systems Sciences
    Systems Engineering Society of China
    IEEE SMC Beijing Chapter
    Time Schedule For Submitted Papers
    March 31, 2015: Deadline for submission of full-length papers to special sessions.
    June 30, 2015: Acceptance/Rejection Notification.
    July 31, 2015: Final camera-ready papers due in electronic form.
    Other important schedule will follow SMC 2015!!!
    Paper Submission
    MCS 2015 will use submission system SMC 2015 at http://www.smc2015.org/submission.
    Manuscripts for a Special Session should NOT be submitted in duplication to any other regular or special sessions and should be submitted to SMC 2015 main conference online submission system on SMC 2015 conference website.

    All submitted papers of Special Sessions have to undergo the same review process (three completed reviews per paper). The technical reviewers for each Special Session paper will be members of the SMC 2015 Program Committee and qualified peer-reviewers to be nominated by the Special Session organizers.

    Program Committee
    Xijin TANG (CAS, Academy Mathematics and Systems Science), E-mail: xjtang@iss.ac.cn
    Yoshiteru Nakamori  (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), E-mail: nakamori@jaist.ac.jp
    Xiaoji Zhou  (China Academy of Aerospace Systems Science and Engineering), E-mail: zh_xj@sina.com
    Alidaee,Bahram (University of Mississippi, USA)
    Bai, Guohua (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
    Bai, Quan (Auckalnd University of Technology, New Zealand)
    Brugha, Cathal M. (University College Dublin, Ireland)
    Chen, Jian (Tsinghua University, China)
    Chen, Yu-Wang(The University of Manchester, UK)
    Di, Zengru (Beijing Normal University, China)
    Dong, Yucheng (Sichuan University, China)
    Fang, Yong (CAS Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, China)
    Galam, Serge (CNRS, France)
    He, Jing (Victoria University, Australia)
    HUYNH, Van-Nam (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
    Jiang, Jiang (National University of Defence Technology,China)
    Kijima, Kyoichi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Kochenberger, Gary A. (Univeristy of Colorado at Denver, USA)
    Li, Zhenpeng (Dali University, China)
    Liu, Yijun (CAS Institute of Policy and Management, China )
    Midgley, Gerald (University of Hull, UK)
    Makowski, Marek (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
    Ohsawa, Yukio (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Rong, Lili (Dalian University of Technology, China)
    Ryoke, Mina (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
    Shen, Huizhang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
    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)
    Xi, Youmin(Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 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)
    Zhang, Minjie (University of Wollongong, Australia)
    Zhang, Ning (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China)
    Zhang, Pengzhu (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
    Zhang, Wen (CAS Institute of Software, China)
    Zeng, Yi (CAS Institute of Automation, China)

    Past MCS Workshops
    Beijing 2001| Shanghai 2002| Guangzhou 2003| Beijing 2004| Kobe 2005| Beijing 2006| Beijing 2007| Singapore 2008| Chengdu 2009| Toronto 2010| Lanzhou 2011| Macau 2012| Manchester 2013| Beijing 2014|

    If you have further inquiries, please contact organizing chair Dr. Xijin TANG via   mcs@iss.ac.cn (Subject: MCS 2015)

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