SIMS2014 1st International Conference on Systems Informatics, Modelling and Simulation 29 April – 1 May 2014 Sheffield University, UK • Words of thanks • Conferences coming up • This conference Thanks are due to • Authors, track teams and reviewers from all countries including (country of 1st author): Malaysia-16, United Kingdom-12, India-7, Algeria-6, Italy1, South Africa-2, Pakistan-2, Brazil-2, Jordan-2, Iran-2, Saudi Arabia-2, Greece-1, Kuwait-1, Japan-1, Egypt-1, Vietnam-4, Senegal-1, Russia-2, Iraq-2, Nigeria-2, Mauritius-1, Indonesia-1, Tunisia-1, Bahrain-2, Palestine-1, Philippines-1, Canada-1, Ghana-1. • EUROSIM and its national societies notably in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Greece, Hungary and Sweden for active support and participation • IEEE: Bahrain Section for support and technical sponsorship, Region 8 and Region 10 for supporting the event and UKSim activities in general • Asia Modelling and Simulation Section, UniMaP, UTM and other Malaysian universities for active sponsorship and event organisation Conferences Coming up soon CICSyN2014: Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks, 28-30 May, Republic of Macedonia, deadline 1 May 2014 ICAIET2014: International conference on Artificial Intelligence and Application in Engineering & Technology 2014, 18 – 20 June, Kota Kinabalu, deadline 15 May 2014 AMS2014: Asia Modelling Symposium 2013, 23 - 25 July, Taiwan, deadline 10 June 2014 CIMSim2014: Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation 23 - 27 September, Sri Lanka, deadline 15 July 2014 EMS2014: European Modelling Symposium, 21 – 23 October, Pisa, deadline 15 September 2014 AIMS2014: Artificial Intelligence, Modelling & Simulation 18 – 20 November, Madrid, deadline 2 October 2014 SIMS2014 Pattern for the 3 days: Refreshments: Breakfast, Lunch & Conference Dinner: Dining room Presentations: Single Track: All sessions in this room 3 Keynote speakers, 1 in day-1, and 2 in day-2. Day-1 Today: full day till 5pm Prof Frank Wang + 10 papers 7.00 Conference Dinner Day-2 Tomorrow: full day till 5pm. 2 Keynote speakers: Dr Athanasios Pantelous and Prof Qiang Shen + 12 papers Closing remarks and Photo opportunity Day-3 1 May, Opportunity to explore the culture and history of Sheffield, see list in your pack. Keynote Speaker-1: Professor Frank Wang • • • • • • • • • How will Computers Evolve over the next 10 years Fellow of British Computer Society Chair in e-Science and Grid Computing Head: School of Computing (formerly known as Computing Laboratory), University of Kent, UK. Director: Centre for Grid Computing, Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility (CCHPCF), collaborative research facility Universities of Cambridge and Cranfield, ~ £40 million. Research interests: Future Computing, Green Computing (via memristor), Grid/Cloud Computing, Biologically-inspired Computing, Quantum Computing/Communication, Data Storage & Data Communication, and Data Mining and Data Warehousing Publication: book "Encyclopaedia of Grid Computing", 67+ journal papers Co-Editor-in-Chief of Encyclopaedia of Grid Computing Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing. on the Editorial Board of 4 other international journals. Keynote Speaker-2: Dr Athanasios Pantelous Pay-As-You-Go Pension Systems: Nonlinear Dynamic Programming, a Logarithmic Function and the Concept of Contingency Fund • • • • Reader in Statistics and Probability in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Director of the Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (IFAM) and Deputy Director of the multi-disciplinary Liverpool Institute for Risk and Uncertainty (LIRU) in the University of Liverpool. B.A. degree in Mathematics 2001, MSc in Statistics & O.R. 2003, Applied Mathematics 2007 the University of Athens, Greece. MSc in the Statistical methods applied to the Management of Insurance Organizations 2004, PhD in Statistics (Actuarial Mathematics) in 2008 Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. A second PhD in Systems and Control Theory in 2013 from City University, London UK. over 50 papers in international journals and 30 peer-reviewed papers in Springer, IEEE and IFAC international conferences. Several invited keynote lectures and special tutorials : intersection of system and mathematical control theory with particular applications to actuarial science and finance. On IPC in more than 30 international workshops, symposiums, conferences and congresses. Keynote Speaker-2: Dr Athanasios Pantelous continued • • • co-Investigator in a large scale funding totalling £21 million to establish a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments with Prof. Michael Beer and Prof. John Mottershead (Engineering), Institute for Risk and Uncertainty. Jointly funded by EPSRC and ESRC, grant ~ £4 million. University of Liverpool: £6 million and 36 industrial (such as Munich Re, Lloyds, IBM, FNA, Rolls Royce etc) and academic partners (University of Maryland, Rice University, Columbia University, TU Kaiserslautern, National Tsing Hua University, KU Leuven, ETH Zurich): > £10 million in access to facilities, models and data. CDT partners provide workplaces and supervision for PhD students during industrial placements as well as training at summer schools and workshops. Keynote Speakers –3, Qiang Shen Intelligent Decision Support for Intelligence Data Analysis . . . . . . PhD in Knowledge-Based Systems, DSc in Computational Intelligence. Director of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at Aberystwyth University, a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, a REF 2014 panel member for Computer Science and Informatics, and a long-serving Associate Editor of two IEEE flagship Journals (IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics and on Fuzzy Systems). Professor Shen has chaired and given keynotes at numerous international conferences. His current research interests include: computational intelligence, reasoning under uncertainty, pattern recognition, data mining, and their applications for intelligent decision support (e.g., crime detection, consumer profiling, systems monitoring, and medical diagnosis). Athored 2 research monographs and around 320 peer-reviewed papers, including an awardwinning IEEE Outstanding Transactions paper. Director of studies: > 40 PDRAs/PhDs, one UK Distinguished Dissertation Award winner. London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay torchbearer, carrying the Olympic torch in celebration of the centenary of Alan Turing. The official nomination stated that “Professor Shen, as a worldleading researcher in computational intelligence and ambassador for computer science, would be a fitting tribute to Alan Turing, and an inspiration to future generations of scientists and engineers.” UKSim2014 Thank you and have a good conference!!