University of Ulster
Faculty of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Mathematics
25-26 March, 2013


UK-Ireland IEEE-SMC-Celebration Lecture Series 2013


UK-Ireland IEEE-SMC 2013 Strategic Workshop


Date: This two-day workshop, hosted by the School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, will be held on 25-26 March, 2013.

Venue:  Room 82B01, University of Ulster at Belfast Campus, Northern Ireland, UK

Registration: no registration charge to the participants

Proceeding: no proceeding published


Following the success of IEEE SMC (Systems, Man and Cybernetics) Celebration Lecture Series (IEEE-SMC-CLS 2009 and 2010 in China), the first UK-Ireland IEEE-SMC-CLS 2013 will be held on 25 March 2013, at University of Ulster Belfast Campus, Northern Ireland, UK, which will be co-located with the UK-Ireland IEEE-SMC 2013 Strategic Workshop on "Understanding the Cyber World: A Rendez-Vous for Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and Cybernetics" on 26 March 2013. We would like to invite you, your colleagues and research students to participate in this two-day event at no charge to the participants. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

This two-day event will feature key lectures delivered by distinguished scholars who are active in or closely affiliated with the IEEE SMC Society or by other academics who have achieved a high level of recognition from the IEEE.


Celebration Lecture Series (CLS):  25th of March, 2013


Theme - The Making of an Academic

A number of keynote lectures will be delivered on different topics central to the CLS theme of “The Making of an Academic”: Creative Research; Excellence and Innovation in Teaching; Effective Manuscript Preparation; Personal and Time Management for Young Scientists; Effective Research Presentation; Building Your Professional Network; and An Overview of Research Funding for Achievement and Impact; together with an update on The State of the IEEE and the Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society.

The CLS aims to provide expert insight, advice and professional training, as well as an academic forum and networking opportunity to PhD students and early career researchers in their future academic career.

Strategic Workshop: 26th of March, 2013


Theme - Understanding the Cyber World: A Rendez-Vous for Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and Cybernetics

Keynote lectures will be delivered on different topics central to the workshop theme of “Understanding the Cyber World: a Rendez-vous for Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and Cybernetics”: Towards a New Science of Big Data Analytics, based on the Geometry and the Topology of Complex, Hierarchic Systems; Big Data: From ‘Firehoses’ to ‘Deluges’ and ‘Avalanches’; Grid Analytics; Combining Compositional and Distributional Semantics; The Adversarial Relationship between Classifier and Patterns in the Cyber-World; Towards a Holistic Theory of Pattern Recognition? On the Virtues of Unifying versus Diversifying in Machine Learning; Generalization, Stability, Robustness, Sensitivity and Noise Control in Cyber Pattern Analysis. Ample time will be set aside for a panel discussion involving both the speakers and the audience in the pursuit to identify major challenges to future research problems in the related areas.

Please see Strategic Workshop Description in Call for Participation for further details.  For the keynote speakers contribute to which topics, please see Keynote Speakers for details.