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Detailed Program

The IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics will be held in Lausanne Switzerland, 13-15 June 2013 The conference will include Workshops, Tutorials (Saturday, 15 June 2013), special sessions and plenary talks by eminent invited speakers.

Registration, Coffee Breaks and Exhibits will be held in the Hall in front of the Auditorium CO2

Speakers arrive 20 minutes before their session start to check their presentation on the conference beamer. Presentation format is 15-17 minutes talk and 3-5 minutes for Q&A.

The Registration & Information desk is open from 7:30 am till 5 pm. Exhibits will run from 10 am till 5pm on Thursday and Friday

Please click on the link below to jump to the program of the day you are interested:
Thursday, June 13, 2013; Friday June 14, 2013; Saturday June 15, 2013 and Sunday June 16, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hall CO2, EPFL Auditorium CO2 Room CO 122
07:30 -- 17:00 Registration
10:00 -- 17:00 Exhibits
  08:30 -- 09:00 Official Opening  
  09:00 -- 10:00

1st Plenary talk:
Michio Sugeno
, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Why Can We Think?

10:00 -- 10:30 Refreshment Break
  10:30 -- 11:50 Special Session 6 SC, (Chairs: A. Abraham, K. Ohnish)  
  10:30 -- 10:50 Distributed Human-based Genetic Algorithm Utilizing A Mobile Ad Hoc Network
Ryosuke Hasebe, Kei Ohnishi and Mario Koeppen
  10:50 -- 11:10 Scalable Differential Evolution for Many-core and Clusters in Unified Parallel C
Pavel Kromer, Jan Platos and Vaclav Snasel
  11:10 -- 11:30 Constraint Handling in Firefly Algorithm
Aditya Deshpande, Gaurav Phatnani and Anand Kulkarni
  11:30 -- 11:50 Mining Multi-class Industrial Data with Evolutionary Fuzzy Rules
Pavel Kromer, Jan Platos and Vaclav Snasel
  11:50 -- 12:50 Panel "Intelligent Vehicles",
(Chair: José del R Millán)
12:50 -- 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 -- 15:35 Special Session 1a CCI
(Chair: N. T Nguyen; P. Jedrzejowicz)
14:15 -- 15:35 Special Session 4 RWA
(Chair: I. Skrjanc, R. Chavarriaga)
14:15 -- 14:35 Combining expression trees
Joanna Jedrzejowicz and Piotr Jedrzejowicz
14:15 -- 14:35 Dynamic Adaptation of a Vehicle's Cruising Speed with Recurrent Neural Networks for Enhancing Fuel Economy
Mahmoud Abou-Nasr and Dimitar Filev
14:35 -- 14:55 A New Graph-based Flooding Matching Method for Ontology Integration
Hai Bang Truong, Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Quoc Uy Nguyen and Trong Hai Duong
14:35 -- 14:55 A Practical Implementation of Self-evolving Cloud-based Control of a Pilot Plant
Bruno Costa, Igor Skrjanc, Saso Blazic and Plamen Angelov
14:55 -- 15:15 GMKIT2-FCM: A Genetic-based Improved Multiple Kernel Interval Type-2 Fuzzy C-Means Clustering
Dzung Dinh Nguyen, Long Thanh Ngo and Long The Pham
14:55 -- 15:15 Evolving Markov Chain Models of Driving Conditions Using Onboard Learning
Andrew Hoekstra, Dimitar Filev, Steve Szwabowski, Kevin McDonough, and Ilya Kolmanovsky
15:15 -- 15:35 Population Learning with Differential Evolution for the Discrete-Continuous Scheduling with Continuous Resource Discretisation
Piotr Jędrzejowicz and Aleksander Skakovski
15:15 -- 15:35 Intelligent Semantic Question Answering System
Erfan Najmi, Khayyam Hashmi, Fayez Khazalah and Zaki Malik
15:35 -- 16:00 Refreshment Break
  16:00 -- 17:00 Special Session 1b CCI
(Chair: P. Jedrzejowicz; N. T. Nguyen)
16:00 -- 17:20 Special Session 5 HCI
(Chair: B. Costa, S. Blazic)
16:00 -- 16:20 Consensus-based Cluster Merging for the Prototype Selection
Ireneusz Czarnowski and Piotr Jędrzejowicz
16:00 -- 16:20 The Effectiveness of using Geometrical Features for Facial Expression Recognition
Anwar Saeed, Ayoub Al-Hamadi and Robert Niese
16:20 -- 16:40 Ethical Considerations for Engineers Working in Cybernetic Implants 
Kate Fox
-- 16:40
Multi-View Video Based Tracking and Audio-Visual Identification of Persons in a Human-Computer-Interaction Scenario
Sascha Meudt, Michael Glodek, Martin Schels and Friedhelm Schwenker
    16:40 -- 17:00 Advancement and Systematic Validation of an Automated Pain Recognition System
Steffen Walter, Sascha Gruss, Jun-Wen Tan, Hagen Ehleiter, Harald Traue, Philipp Werner, Ayoub Al-Hamadi, Stephen Crawcour, Adriano O. Andrade and Gustavo Moreira Da Silva
    17:00 -- 17:20 Using Speaker Group Dependent Modelling to Improve Fusion of Fragmentary Classifier Decisions
Ingo Siegert, Michael Glodek, Axel Panning, Gerald Krell, Friedhelm Schwenker, Ayoub Al-Hamadi and Andreas Wendemuth


Friday, June 14, 2013

Hall CO2, EPFL Auditorium CO2 Room CO 122
08:30 -- 12:00 Registration
08:30 -- 17:00 Exhibits
  08:30-- 10:10 Breakout Session 1
(Chair: L. Trajkovic, A. Abraham)
08:30-- 10:10 Breakout Session 2
(Chair: R. Chavarriaga, R. Precup)
08:30-- 08:50 Is Natural Language Ever Really Vague: A Computational Semantic View
Victor Raskin, Julia Taylor and Lauren Stuart.
08:30-- 08:50 Simulated Annealing Approach to Fuzzy Modeling of Servo Systems
Radu-Emil Precup, Mircea-Bogdan Radac, Emil Petriu, Claudia-Adina Dragos and Stefan Preitl
08:50-- 09:10 A Hybrid Computational Chemotaxis in Bacterial Foraging Optimization Algorithm for Global Numerical Optimization
Yosra Jarraya, Souhir Bouaziz, Adel M. Alimi and Ajith Abraham
08:50-- 09:10 Improvements in Feature Vector Selection and Parameter Optimisation for Continuous Gesture Recognition
Ashley Gritzman, Tomislav Batev and Adam Pantanowitz
09:10-- 09:30 Extended Immune Programming and Opposite-based PSO for Evolving Flexible Beta Basis Function Neural Tree
Souhir Bouaziz, Adel M. Alimi and Ajith Abraham
09:10-- 09:30 Making the Most of Context-awareness in Brain-computer Interfaces
Sareh Saeedi, Tom Carlson, Ricardo Chavarriaga and José Del R. Millán
09:30-- 09:50  Dependency Modeling in Automated Web Services Quality Component Negotiations
Khayyam Hashmi, Amal Alhosban, Erfan Najmi and Zaki Malik
09:30-- 09:50  A Rule-Plus-Exemplar Classification System for Adapting to Concept Growth
Wing Yee Sit and Kezhi Mao

09:50-- 10:10

Anonymization: A Tool for Anonymization of the Internet Traffic
Tanjila Farah and Ljiljana Trajkovic
09:50-- 10:10 Clinical Schedule Management based on Granularity-based Mining
Shusaku Tsumoto, Haruko Iwata and Shoji Hirano
10:10 -- 10:35 Refreshment Break
  10:35-- 11:35 2nd Plenary talk:

Alcherio Martinoli, EPFL, Switzerland
Modeling and Control of Distributed Stochastic Robotic Systems

11:35-- 12:35 Special Session 2a CA 
(Chair: Q. Zhao, B. Chakraborty)
11:35-- 12:35 Special Session 7a CBMI
(Chair: S. Agaian, E. Feria)
  11:35-- 11:55 Cybernetics: Where Shall We Go?
Qiangfu Zhao, John Brine and Dimitar P. Filev
11:55-- 12:15 Modeling the Evolution of Post Disaster Social Awareness from Social Web Sites
Basabi Chakraborty and Soumya Banerjee
11:55-- 12:15 Linger Thermo Theory, Part I: The Dynamics Dual of the Stationary Entropy-Ectropy Based Latency Information Theory 
Erlan H. Feria
  12:15-- 12:35  An Intelligent State Machine towards Task-Oriented Search Support 
Neil Y. Yen, Qiangfu Zhao, Yong Liu and Joseph C. Tsai 
12:15-- 12:35 Linger Thermo Theory, Part II: A Weight Unbiased Methodology for Setting Life Insurance Premiums
Erlan H. Feria
12:35 -- 14:05 Lunch Break
  14:05 -- 15:05 3rd Plenary talk:

John Krumm, Microsoft Research, USA
Where Do You Want to Go Today? Challenges in Understanding Location

  15:05-- 15:45

Special Session 2b CA
(Chair: Q. Zhao,  B Chakraborty)

15:05-- 15:45 Special Session 7b CBMI
(Chair: S. Agaian, E Feria)
15:05-- 15:25 Semantic Medical System for Health Condition Awareness
Jie Ji, Peter Scholten, Liang Chen and Qiangfu Zhao
15:05-- 15:25 New Haze Removal Scheme and Novel Measure of Enhancement
Sos Agaian and Mehdi Roopaei
  15:25-- 15:45 Empathetic Healthcare Services based on U-pillbox System
Xin Zhao, Toshihiro Tamura, Runhe Huang and Jianhua Ma
15:25-- 15:45 No Reference Color Image Quality Measures
Chen Gao, Karen Panetta and Sos Agaian
15:45 -- 16:15 Refreshment Break
  16:15-- 17:55 Special Session 2c CA (Chair: Q. Zhao, B Chakraborty) 16:15-- 17:55 Special Session 3 PR & IP
(Chair: I. Skrjanc, S. Blazic)
  16:15-- 16:35 Human Awareness Viewed from Natural Language Concept Formation
Masao Yokota
16:15-- 16:35 Sparse Representation Using Contextual Information for Hyperspectral Image Classification
Haoliang Yuan, Yang Lu, Lina Yang, Huiwu Luo and Yuanyan Tang
  16:35-- 16:55 Awareness of Social Influence on Linked Social Service
Wuhui Chen, Incheon Paik, B.T.G.S Kumara, Takazumi Tanaka and Junbo Wang
16:35-- 16:55 Spectral-Spatial Linear Discriminant Analysis for Hyperspectral Image Classification
Haoliang Yuan, Yang Lu, Lina Yang, Huiwu Luo and Yuanyan Tang
  16:55-- 17:15 Perception Delay and its Estimation Analyzing EEG Signal
Goutam Chakraborty
16:55-- 17:15 Dimension Reduction with Randomized Anisotropic Transform for Hyperspectral Image Classification
Huiwu Luo, Lina Yang, Haoliang Yuan and Yuanyan Tang
  17:15-- 17:35 Dictionary Learning by Nonnegative Matrix Factorization with L1/2-Norm Sparsity Constraint
Zhenni Li, Zunyi Tang and Shuxue Ding
17:15-- 17:35 Sector Projection Fourier Descriptor for Chinese Character Recognition
Dong Li, Jian Wang, Yuanman Li and Yuanyan Tang
      17:35-- 17:55 Learning Recovered Pattern from Region-Dependent Model for Hyperspectral Imagery
Huiwu Luo, Lina Yang, Haoliang Yuan and Yuanyan Tang
  17:55-- 18:15 Closing Words  

19:15 -- 21:30 Gala Cocktail & Award Ceremony (place to be annouced)

Best Paper Award will be offered a Webots PRO package by Cyberbotics 


Saturday, June 15, 2013

  Hall CO2, EPFL Room CO 122
9:00 -- 10:30 Workshop
International Workshop on Multimodal Pattern Recognition of Social Signals in Human Computer Interaction (MPRSS)
((Organizer: F. Schwenker, University of Ulm)
Context-Aware Cybernetics: Building BCIs that turn Intentions into Appropriate Actions
(Organizer: T. Carlson & R. Chavarriaga, EPFL)
10:30 -- 11:00  Refreshment Break
11:00-- 12:30 Workshop
International Workshop on Multimodal Pattern Recognition of Social Signals in Human Computer Interaction (MPRSS)
(Organizer: F. Schwenker, University of Ulm)
Context-Aware Cybernetics: Building BCIs that turn Intentions into Appropriate Actions
(Organizer: T. Carlson & R. Chavarriaga, EPFL)
12:30 -- 13:30  Lunch
14:00 -- 16:00 Social Event: Guided visit to The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne, one of the most beautiful gothic cathedral in Switzerland

Sunday, June 16, 2013 

In the afternoon, we will organize a visit to the "Castel of Chillon" in Montreux by boat. This social event is not included in the conference, but we will be vey pleased to accompany you for the visit. Further information for registration to this event will be communicated at the conference. Meanwhile you can gather some information about this event on the page Chillon Castle or Château de Chillon of the conference.