(Draft, June 2008)

During the period 2007-2008 between the ISCAS at New Orleans and the ISCAS at Seattle, the members of the Nonlinear Circuits and Systems Technical Committee (TC-NCAS) published a book in the field of nonlinear circuits and systems, edited 3 Special Issues in related journals, organized/contributed several special and invited sessions, and participated/co-sponsored in numerous major conferences and workshops and contributed to the Advances in Circuits and Systems.

Books:

[1] C.-W. Wu, Synchronization in Complex Networks of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, World Scientific, Singapore, 2007.

[2] M. di Bernardo, C. J. Budd, A. R. Champneys, and P. Kowalczyk, Piecewise-smooth dynamical systems: Theory and Applications, Springer-Verlag, 2007.

[3] J. C. Feng and C. K. Tse, Reconstruction of Chaotic Signals with Applications to Chaos-Based Communications, World Scientific, Singapore, 2008.

[4] W. M. Tam, C. M. Lau, and C. K. Tse, Digital Chaotic Communications – Multiple Access System and its Performance Evaluation Science Press, Beijing 2007 (in Chinese).

Book Chapters:

[1] R. J. P. de Figueiredo, “A Nonlinear Functional Analytic Framework for Modeling and Processing Fuzzy Sets”, in “Forging New Frontiers: Fuzzy Pioneers I – Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing”. Edited by M. Nikravesh, J. Kacprzyk, and L. A. Zadeh, Springer.

[2] B. M. Lee and R. J. P. de Figueiredo, “Some Nonlinear and Symbol Manipulation Techniques to Mitigate Adverse Effects of High PAPR in OFDM Wireless Communications”, in “Advances in Statistical Control, Algebraic Systems Theory, and Dynamic Systems Characteristics”. Edited by C.-H. Won, C. B. Schrader, and A. N. Michel, Birkhauser, Boston, 2007.

Special Issues in CAS-related Journals:

[1] A. S. Elwakil and T. Ueta, Special issue of the J. Circuits Systems & Computers entitled “Advances in oscillator analysis & design”.

[2] J. Lu and K. He, Special issue of the Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems Series B: Applications and Algorithms entitled Software Engineering and Complex Networks, December 2007.

[3] O. Feely, Special Issue of the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications (vol. 35, no. 5-6, September-December 2007) entitled “Reviews in Circuits and Systems: On the Occasion of the 70th Birthday of J.O. Scanlan”.

[4] R. J. P. de Figueiredo, “Processing Fuzzy Set Membership Functionals as Vectors” Intnl. J. on Soft Computing, 2007 (Special Issue in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Invention of Fuzzy Sets edited by M. Nikravesh, J. Kacprzyk and L. A. Zadeh).

Conferences, Workshops, Invited Lectures:

[1] J. Suykens, J. Vandewalle, Lj. Kocarev, International Symposium on Synchronization in Complex Networks.

[2] C.-W. Wu, “Sensor Placement and Digital Halftoning”, Computer Science Colloquium, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, February 28, 2008.

[3] C.-W. Wu, “Global Technology Outlook 2007,” Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, October 15, 2007.

[4] C.-W. Wu, “Synchrony and consensus in complex networks: an overview,” International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks, Guilin, China, July 19-21, 2007.

[5] C.-W. Wu; “Identical Synchronization in Networks of Coupled Nonlinear Circuits and Systems,” IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer Seminar, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 11, 2007.

[6] C.-W. Wu, “Global Technology Outlook 2007: How will it affect the workplace? How can we prepare for it?,” SVC Lecture Series to Envision the Workplace of the Future: Its Technology, Design, and its Challenges to Employees, Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT, March 22, 2007.

[7] G. Chen, International Conference on Physics and Control (PhysCon’07), Potsdam, Germany, 3-7 September 2007.

[8] G. Chen, The 2007 Chinese Conference on Complex Networks, Shanghai, China, 1-3 December 2007.

[9] G. Chen, The 1st Chinese Conference on Chaos Applications, Harbin, China, 24-26 August 2007.

[10] G. Chen, Z. Duan, and J. Lu, The 4th Chinese Conference on Complex Networks (CCCN’08), Beijing, China, October 13-15, 2008.

[11] International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems (ICCCAS’07), Kokura, Japan, July 11-13, 2007.

[12] Yoshifumi Nishio (General Chair), International Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems (NDES’07), Tokushima, Japan, July 23-26, 2007.

[13] European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD’07), Seville, Spain, August 26-30, 2007.

[14] K. Okumura and Lj. Trajkovic (General Co-Chairs), International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’07), Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 16-19, 2007.

[15] A. Ushida (General Co-Chair), IEEE CASS Shikoku and Shanghai Chapters Joint Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (SSJW’07), Shanghai, China, November 22, 2007.

[16] T. Ueta (General Co-Chair), International Workshop on Nonlinear Maps and their Applications (NOMA’07), Toulouse, France, December 13-14, 2007.

[17] R. J. P. de Figueiredo, Keynote Address at the 2007 International Workshop on Nonlinear Signal and Image Processing (NSIP 2007) held in Bucharest, Romania, on September 10-12, 2007.

[18] Lj. Trajkovic, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Workshop, Spring 2007, March 2, 2007, IRMACS Center, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

[19] K. S. Tang, Identification and monitoring of complex networks based on synchronization, IEEE CAS Distinguished Lecturer Seminar, Nanjing University of Sciences and Technology, Nanjing, China, December 5, 2007.

[20] M. di Bernardo, Co-organizer of the 3 month research program on the Complex Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems at the Centre de Recerca Matematica (http://www.crm.es), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spagna), January-March 2007.

[21] M. di Bernardo, Prof Erik Bollt, Clarkson University (USA) of the Minisymposium on the analysis and dynamics of networks held at the SIAM Conference on Application of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah (USA), Maggio 2007.

[22] M. di Bernardo, Invited Plenary speaker at the International Workshop on Structural Dynamical Systems: Computational Aspects, Monopoli (Bari), June 2008.

[23] M. di Bernardo, Invited Plenary speaker at the International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks, Guilin (Cina), Luglio 2007.

[24] I. W. Sandberg, “The Convolution and Impulse Response Scandals”, Plenary lecture, American Conference on Applied Mathematics (MATH ’08), Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 24-26, 2008.

[25] R. J. P. de Figueiredo, “A Game-Theoretic Approach to Utility-Based Power Control in Multi-Carrier Systems”,Lecture at IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, Las Vegas, Jan. 11, 2007.

[26] L. Fang and R. J .P. de Figueiredo, “Utility-Based Energy-Efficient Power Control for Multi-Carrier DS/CDMA” , Proc .of Intnal. Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing (ISWPC’07), San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 5-7, 2007.

[27] L. Fang and R. J. P. de Figueiredo, “Energy-Efficient Scheduling with Time Delays in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Proc. of IEEE International. Conf. on Communications (ICC’07), Glasgow, Scotland, June 24, 2007.

[28] B. Moo Lee and R. J. P. de Figueiredo, “Nonlinear and Decision-Oriented Signal Processing for OFDM-Based Wireless Communications,” Proc. of the IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS-2006), Singapore, December 4 – 7, 2006.

[29] K. Estabridis and R. J. P. de Figueiredo, “Automatic Detection and Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy” in Proc. of 2007 IEEE International Conf on Image Processing (ICIP 2007) (in press), San Antonio, Texas, September 16-19, 2007.

[30] R. J. P. de Figueiredo, Chair, Panel on Electrical Engineering: Electronics an Computers of the “Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia”, Portugal.

[31] R. J. P. de Figueiredo, General Chair, 2007 IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP 2007), Honolulu, Hawaii, August 20-22, 2007. See: http://www.iasted.org/conferences/chairbio-576.html.

Our committee members organized or are in the process of organizing the following special and invited sessions and tutorials at conferences:

[1] J, Lu and G. Chen, Special Session on “Recent advances in complex networks” organized at at IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2008), Seattle Sheraton, Seattle, Washington, USA, 18-21 May 2008.

[2] R. Rovatti and G. Setti, Special Session on “Complex systems and communication networks” organized at International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA 2007), Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, Vancouver, Canada, 16-19 September 2007.

[3] S. Oishi, Special Session on “Numerical computation with result verification” organized at International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA 2007), Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, Vancouver, Canada, 16-19 September 2007.

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TC-NCAS OFFICERS (term ended at ISCAS 2008)Ljupco Kocarev, Chair
(lkocarev at ucsd.edu)

Michael Tse, Chair-Elect
(encktse at polyu.edu.hk)

Leon Goldgeisser. Secretary
(leonidg at ieee.org)

Zbigniew Galias, Track Chair for NCAS at ISCAS 2008
(galias@agh.edu.pl)