Date: March 30, 1998

CHAIR:
(Term in the office: 05/95-05/98)
Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic
School of Engineering Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Canada
Tel.: (604) 291-3998 (office)
FAX: (604) 291-4951
E-mail: ljilja@cs.sfu.ca
WWW: http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~ljilja/

CHAIR-ELECT:
(Term in the office: 05/96-05/99)
Prof. M. Peter Kennedy
Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4
Ireland
Tel.: +353-1-706 1963
Fax: +353-1-283 0921
E-mail: Peter.Kennedy@ucd.ie
WWW: http://vdp.ucd.ie/personnel/cv-mpk.html

SECRETARY:
(Term in the office: 05/97-05/2000)
Prof. Tetsuo Nishi
Kyushu University
Department of Computer Science/Communication Engineering
Kyushu University
6-10-1 Hakozaki
Fukuoka 812
Japan
Tel.: 81 92 642 4041
Fax: 81 92 632 5204
E-mail: nishi@csce.kyushu-u.ac.jp

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In 1997 the members if the Nonlinear Circuits and Systems Technical Committee
participated in sessions at six major conferences and workshops,
organized two special issues of the IEEE Transactions on
Circuits and Systems, and created an automatic electronic mailing server
for its members and guests.

A. CONFERENCES
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1. ISCAS’97, June 9 – 12, 1997, Hong Kong:
Peter Kennedy and Maciej Ogorzalek organized a special session
on “Applications of Chaos in Communications.”

2. NDES’97, June 26 – 27, 1997, Moscow, Russia
This was the fifth international specialist workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics
of Electronic Systems.

3. MWCAS’97:
No information available

4. ECCTD’97, August 30 – September 3, 1997, Budapest, Hungary:
Two special sessions were devoted to nonlinear dynamics:
“Nonlinear analyst’s tools for practical circuits and systems,”
organized by Maciej Ogorzalek, and
“Spread spectrum communications and chaos” organized by
Peter Kennedy and Geza Kolumban.

5. NOLTA’97, November 29 – December 3, 1997, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Hawaii:
More than 300 papers were presented in 58 sessions by over 330 participants
from 26 countries at the 1997 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and
its Applications.

6. CNNA’98, April 14-17, 1998, South Bank University, London, England:
This was the fifth IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks.

B. SPECIAL ISSUES
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1. A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and
Systems, Part I on “Chaos Synchronization, Control, and
Applications,” edited by Peter Kennedy and Maciej Ogorzalek,
appeared in October 1997.

2. A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and
Systems Part II on “Advances in Nonlinear Electronic Circuits,”
edited by Peter Kennedy and Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez, is scheduled
to appear in Fall 1998.

C. WWW SITE and NEW MAILING LIST
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We have created an majordomo list (automatic mailing system) for
the NCAS technical committee members and guests.
The list is private, can support geographically diverse membership,
and the members can subscribe and un-subscribe via e-mail.
It also allows for keeping the list archive and/or digest.
It currently has 50 subscribing members.
Our new email address is: ncastc-ieee@sfu.ca .

The NCAS TC WWW page: http://diva.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ljilja/tcncas
contains TC news, TC meeting minutes, conference reports,
useful information regarding past and future conferences,
and links to other sites of interest.

D. FORTHCOMING EVENTS
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1. IEEE CAS SHORT COURSE:
Mike Green and Ljiljana Trajkovic will deliver a short course entitled
“Advanced Circuit Simulation Techniques for Analogue Designers”
in Phuket Island, Thailand, from 30 November to 2 December 1998.
WWW site: http://www.ieee-cas.org/html/ace0a.html .

2. CONFERENCES:
The following conferences are supported by the NCAS Technical Committee:

1. 1998 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’98):
WWW site: http://iscas.nps.navy.mil/ .

2. The thirteenth International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory
of Networks and Systems (MTNS’98) will take place in the School of
Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, July 6-10, 1998.
WWW site: http://www.unipd.it/esterni/wwwmtns/mtns98.html .

3. Building on the success of last year’s workshop in Moscow,
the sixth international specialist workshop on Nonlinear
Dynamics of Electronic Systems (NDES’98) will take place in
Budapest, Hungary, on 16-18 July, 1998. For the past four
years, this exciting meeting of mathematicians and engineers
from eastern and western Europe, the US and Japan, has been
supported by the TCNCAS. This year, the workshop will run over
three days, with the first day devoted to tutorials on the
“state-of-the-art” and “open problems” in applied nonlinear
dynamics.
WWW site: http://www.mmt.bme.hu/events/ndes98/ .

4. The 1998 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications
(NOLTA’98) will take place at LeRegent, Crans-Montana, Switzerland,
September 14-17, 1998.
WWW site: http://www-kairo.csce.kyushu-u.ac.jp/nolta98/ .

3. SPECIAL ISSUES:

1. The IEEE CAS will publish a Special Issue of the Transactions to honor
the memory of Sidney Darlington. Guest Editors are Ernest Kuh and
Irwin Sandberg.

2. Special issue of the IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals will be devoted to
Nonlinear Theory and its Applications. The issue is devoted, but not
restricted, to papers presented at NOLTA’97. Guest Editors are
Mitsunori Makino and Toshimichi Saito.

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The next annual meeting of the TCNCAS is scheduled for
Tuesday, June 2, during lunch break (12:00-14:00) at ISCAS’98
in Monterey, CA.
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