The fourth IEEE International Congress on Cybernetics Were Held at SEM

On July 6, 2019, the 4th IEEE International cybernetics Conference (cybconf2019), the annual meeting of service system engineering branch of Chinese society of systems engineering and the annual meeting of intelligent decision making Research Society of management science and engineering were held in Zhongguancun campus of Chinese Academy of Sciences. This conference is sponsored by IEEE systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE SMCs), service system engineering branch of Chinese Society of Systems Engineering, intelligent decision-making research Society of Management Science and Engineering, and hosted by school of economics and management of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, International College of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Environmental Economics Research Center of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; assisted by IEEE SMCs social and economic security technical committee, IEEE analysis and risk Technical Committee. The theme of the conference is "risk decision making in the context of complex management".

 

The opening ceremony was presided over by Professor Wu Desheng, CO chairman of the conference, vice president of the school of economics and management of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and academician of the European Academy of Sciences. James H. Lambert from University of Virginia, (President of International Association for risk analysis, editor of risk analysis field), Professor C. L. Philipchen, University of Macau (IEEE T SMC: S editor in chief), Ming Hu, University of Toronto, Canada (NRL editor in chief), Opher Baron, Rotman School of management, University of Toronto, Canada, Donald Huisingh (JCP honorary editor in chief) , Institute of safety and sustainable environment, University of Tennessee , Professor Wu Jianjun of Beijing Jiaotong University (Deputy Secretary General of management science and engineering society, deputy director of National Key Laboratory of rail transit control and safety, winner of national fund for Distinguished Young Scholars), Professor Niu Dongxiao of North China Electric Power University (Dean of School of economics and management, distinguished professor of Yangtze River scholar of Ministry of Education), Professor Wang Zhaohua of Beijing University of Technology (distinguished professor of Yangtze River scholars of the Ministry of education, winner of national fund for Distinguished Young Scholars), Professor Liu Yang, Linkoping University (associate professor and doctoral director for life), Professor Guan Jun, Secretary General of management science and engineering society, Professor Fang Weiguo of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and other well-known experts at home and abroad attended the opening ceremony of the conference. 

 

Professor Dong Junshe, executive deputy secretary of the Party committee of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, wished the conference a complete success. Professor Wang Shouyang, Dean of the school of economics and management of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Liu Zuoyi, director of the management science department of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Professor James H. Lambert, chairman of the International Association for risk analysis, and Secretary General Guan Jun of the management science and Engineering Society delivered welcome speeches at the opening ceremony.

 

The next keynote speech is divided into four units. In the S1 part of the keynote speech, Liu Zuoyi, director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, focused on the theme of "science foundation and the growth of young talents", which was based on the analysis of the development status, funding orientation, evaluation mechanism and funding projects of the National Natural Science Foundation. He said that the future belonged to young people and young people should stick to their academic principles. The NSFC would continue to support the development of scientific research. James H. Lambert, Professor of the University of Virginia, gave a speech entitled " Enterprise Systems Risk and Resilience". He described the research progress of enterprise system risk and resilience, and introduced its demonstration application in the aspects of offshore port operation, power grid expansion, airport runway safety, etc.

 

Then there was the S2 keynote speeches, presided over by Professor Niu Dongxiao of North China Electric Power University. Professor Ming Hu, University of Toronto, Canada, gave a wonderful speech on the topic of " A Neoclassical View on Sharing Economy and Innovative Marketplaces ". From the perspective of neoclassicism, he discussed the differences and connections between traditional models and new applications in sharing economy and innovative markets. The report " Target-driven Risk Attitude in Portfolio Choice with Strong Aspiration Measures " by Professor Chen Jian of Tsinghua University has aroused heated discussions among scholars.

 

With the advancement of the conference process, the conference entered S3, which was presided over by Professor Baron Opher. Professor Donald Huisingh of the University of Tennessee brought a wonderful report on " In the context of climate changes and flaws in current cybernetic feedback systems, what big challenges must governments, industry, universities, NGOs and society solve ". Another excellent report " Data Modelling and Analysis using the new discriminative Broad Learning Systems "was given by Professor Philip Chen of South China University of Technology. He discussed data modeling with outliers and tag errors, and introduced the discriminative extensive learning system (BLS), robust generalized learning system (RBLS) and the better regression performance of its variants in time series prediction, face recognition and data construction of modules, compared with several existing learning algorithms. Alex Yang, associate professor of the University of Hong Kong / London Business School, brought a report with the theme of " Supply Chain Finance: From Trade Credit to Financial Innovation ". He introduced the latest development of supply chain finance, gave a deep understanding of three aspects: the rationalization of trade credit, the most classic financing forms among supply chain partners, and proposed innovative supply chain finance solutions.

 

The last keynote speech of the conference, was hosted by Prof. James H. Lambert. Professor Baron Opher of the University of Toronto, Canada, took " Data Driven Forecasting and Revenue Management under Reference Prices with Exposure Effect" as the title, made an in-depth analysis and interpretation of revenue management in the presence of reference prices, which aroused intense discussion among the attending scholars. The final keynote speech of this conference was the wonderful report of " The valuation of new-product introduction strategies " brought by Professor M.I.M. Wahab of Ryerson University, Canada. Based on the product life cycle, he discussed three different new product introduction strategies.

 

The annual meeting of the branch committee of the society was held as scheduled after the keynote speech of scholars. Six sub forums were set up in this meeting. Each sub forum focused on advanced Cybernetics on Medicine, BH and other topics. Dozens of famous scholars from Peking University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences etc. all presented their academic achievements in this academic platform. The academic atmosphere of each sub forum was active and warm.

 

In the three-day meeting schedule, hundreds of scholars participated in it, bringing a wonderful academic feast together. Cybconf conference is a biennial IEEE first level conference. Outstanding papers will be recommended to Industrial Management & Data Systems、Transportation Research: Part E and other special issues for publication. This was a grand and warm academic conference. It also provided an academic platform for each expert, scholar and excellent research team to exchange and discuss, which promoted the academic research in the direction of "risk decision-making in the context of complex management".