(April 2004)

During the period 2003-2004, the members of the Nonlinear Circuits and Systems Technical Committee (TC-NCAS) edited 2 Special Issues in related journals, published 6 technical books in the field of nonlinear circuits and systems, organized several special and invited sessions, and participated in numerous major conferences and workshops.

Special Issues in CAS-related Journals:

  • [1] M. di Bernardo, H.S.H. Chung, C.K. Tse, A. Ioinovici, M. Kazimierczuk, and T. Saito (eds.), Special Issue on “Switching Circuits and Systems,” IEEE Trans. CAS-I, August 2003.
  • [2] G. Chen and X. Liu (eds.), Special Issue on: “Chaos Control and Synchronization,” Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems, vol. 10, no. 6, Dec. 2003.

Our Technical Committee members published the following Books:

  • [1] G. Chen, D. J. Hill and X. Yu (eds.), “Bifurcation Control: Theory and Applications,” Springer-Verlag, 2003.
  • [2] G. Chen and X. Yu (eds.), “Chaos Control: Theory and Applications,” Springer-Verlag, 2003.
  • [3] D. Liu and P.J. Antsaklis, Editors, “Stability and Control of Dynamical Systems with Applications,” Boston, MA: Birkhauser, 2003.
  • [4] F.C.M. Lau and C. K. Tse, “Chaos-Based Digital Communication Systems,” Springer-Verlag, 2003.
  • [5] C.K. Tse, “Complex Behavior of Switching Power Converters,” CRC Press, 2003.
  • [6] A. H. Zemanian, “Graphs and Networks: Transfinite and Nonstandard,” Birkhauser-Boston, Cambridge, MA, 2004.

Special/Invited Sessions/Tutorials organized:
Our committee members participated in the organization of the following special and invited sessions and tutorials:

  • [1] ISCAS’03 – Invited Session on: “Advances in Recurrent Neural Networks”. Organizers: Derong Liu and H. K Kwan.
  • [2] ECCTD’03 – Special Session on: “Chaos and Signal Processing”. Organizer: Yoshifumi Nishio.
  • [3] GLOBECOM’03 – Tutorial on “Discrete-Time Chaotic Systems: Mathematical Tools and Communication Applications,” San Francisco, December 2003. Organizers: G. Mazzini, R. Rovatti, G. Setti.
  • [4] ISCAS’04 – Special Session on: “Behavioral Modeling and Analog and Mixed Signal Simulation”. Organizer: Leonid Goldgeisser.
  • [5] ISCAS’04 – Special Session on “Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity in Network Traffic Modeling and Control”. Organizers: G. Setti, G. Mazzini, and R. Rovatti.
  • [6] MTNS 2004 (Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems 2004) – Special Session on: “Network modelling and control”, to be held in Leuven, Belgium, July 2004. Organizer: M. di Bernardo.

Conferences, Workshops, Schools:
Our Technical Committee co-sponsored the following international conferences:

  • [1] Workshop on Chaos Control and Synchronization, Shanghai University, China, June 7-8, 2003.
  • [2] Shanghai International Symposium on Nonlinear Science and Applications, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, June 9-13, 2003.
  • [3] The International Conference on Physics and Control, 20-22 August 2003, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • [4] The Second Asia-Pacific Workshop on Chaos Control and Synchronization, 7-8 November 2003, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
  • [5] The International Conference on Nonlinear Science and Applications, 9-13 November 2003, Shanghai, China.
  • [6] International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits and Signal Processing (NCSP’04), Honolulu, U.S.A., March 5-7, 2004.
  • [7] NDES ’03, 11th International Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems May 18-21, 2003, Scuol, Switzerland.
  • [8] The International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems, 27-29 June 2004, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
  • [9] The Third Asia-Pacific Workshop on Chaos Control and Synchronization, 18-19 July 2004, Melbourne, Australia.
  • [10] International Workshop on: “Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity in Information and Communication Technology,” Bologna, Italy, September 6-8, 2004.

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