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Scope of the Transactions


The IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society publishes papers in the following areas:

  1. Systems engineering including efforts that involve issue formulation, issue analysis and modeling, and decision making and issue interpretation at any of the lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and implementation of large systems. It also include efforts that relate to systems management, systems engineering processes and a variety of systems engineering methods such as optimization, decision making, modeling and simulation.
  2. Human system and human organizational interactions, cognitive ergonomics, system test and evaluation, and human information processing and decision concerns in systems and organizations.
  3. Cybernetics including communication and control across humans, machines and organizations at the structural or neural level, as well as at functional and purposeful levels; design and development of biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms emphasizing vision, neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy systems, automated planning, computational intelligence, and robotics.
  4. Applications of these concepts, in terms of hardware and software, to the design, quality assurance, risk assessment and management, development, implementation, systems management, quality assessment and management, and reengineering and systems integration of realistic systems in any of several contemporary application areas.

In November 2011, the IEEE Technical Activities Board approved the scope and title change of the three SMC Transactions. Following recommendations from the 2006 IEEE Periodicals Review, numerous discussions with the SMCS membership and positive feedback that were received, the SMC Transactions are renamed as:

  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems emanates from the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part A: Systems and Humans.
  • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics replaces the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part B: Cybernetics.
  • IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems emanates from the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part C: Applications & Reviews.

  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
    The scope of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems includes the fields of systems engineering. It includes issue formulation, analysis and modeling, decision making, and issue interpretation for any of the systems engineering lifecycle phases associated with the definition, development, and deployment of large systems. In addition, it includes systems management, systems engineering processes, and a variety of systems engineering methods such as optimization, modeling and simulation.

    IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    The scope of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics includes computational approaches to the field of cybernetics. Specifically, the Transactions welcomes papers on communication and control across machines or between machine, human, and organizations. The scope of Part B includes such areas as computational intelligence, computer vision, neural networks, genetic algorithms, machine learning, fuzzy systems, cognitive systems, decision making, and robotics, to the extent that they contribute to the theme of cybernetics or demonstrate an application of cybernetics principles.

    IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
    The scope of the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems includes the fields of human machine systems. It covers human systems and human organizational interactions including cognitive ergonomics, system test and evaluation, and human information processing concerns in systems and organizations.

    Important Information for Authors

    1. Newly submitted papers:
    The new titles will be effective January 1, 2013. Beginning September 1, 2012, authors are requested to submit manuscripts to the new scope of the Transactions:

    IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems

    IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics

    IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

    2. Accepted papers in TSMC Part C: Applications and Reviews
    Those papers that were accepted by IEEE TSMC Part C, but will not be published in TSMC Part C issues by the end of 2012, will be automatically forwarded for publishing to the relevant Transactions. Corresponding authors will be notified before their manuscripts are moved.

    3. Ongoing reviews for TSMC Part C: Applications and Reviews
    Ongoing reviews of manuscripts including revisions that have not been finally decided, will be completed under the current TSMC Part C. Accepted papers will be then moved to the relevant SMC Transactions. Corresponding authors will be notified before their manuscripts are moved.

     
    Nominations are invited for the 2014 SMC Society Awards
    Nominations and supporting letters are to be submitted to the by June 15, 2014. Details of the awards can be viewed here.
    Scope and Title Change of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
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    The SMC Society is pleased to announce that the following have been elected to the SMCS Board of Governors as Member at Large

    Patrick Chan
    Honghai Liu
    Rodney Roberts
    Fabio Roli
    Robert Woon

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    Congratulations to the SMC Society members who were elected IEEE Fellows for 2013

    Kathlelen Carley
    Sam Kwong
    Zidong Wang
    Gautam Biswas
    Ashok Srivastava
    Hisao Ishibuchi
    Robert Kozma
    Kay Tan
    Kazuo Tanaka
    Germano Torres
    Martin Buss
    Hong Zhang
    Haizhou Li
    Yi Murphey

    SMC Society Awards for 2013
    At the Annual Awards Ceremony held during the 2013 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics in Manchester, UK, SMCS volunteers were presented with society awards to recognize their service to the SMC Society. [more]
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