(July 2011)

During the period 2010-2011, between the ISCAS’2010 in Paris and the ISCAS’2011 in Rio, the members of the Nonlinear Circuits and Systems Technical Committee (TC-NCAS) co-edited two books, wrote four book chapters, edited five special issues in CAS related journals, organized/took part in the organization of fourteen conferences and workshops, organized fifteen special and invited sessions, and delivered forty invited lectures in numerous major conferences and workshops related to Circuits and Systems.

Books Written/edited by Members

[1] H. Koeppl, D. Densmore, M. di Bernardo, G. Setti (Eds.), Analysis and Design of Biomolecular Circuits, Springer-Verlag, 2011.
[2] I. Zelinka, S. Celikovsky, H. Richter, and G. Chen (Eds.), Evolutionary Algorithms and Chaotic Systems, Springer, Berlin, 2010.

Book chapters Written by Members

[1] G. Russo, M. di Bernardo, and J. J. Slotine, Contraction Theory for Systems Biology in H. Koeppl, D. Densmore, M. di Bernardo, G. Setti (Eds.), Analysis and Design of Biomolecular Circuits, Springer-Verlag, 2011.
[2] T. M. Chan, K. S. Tang, S. Kwong, and K. F. Man, Multiobjective optimization methods, Chapter 24 in vol. 5 of The Industrial Electronics Handbook, 2nd ed, CRC Press, 28-Feb-2011.
[3] P. De Lellis, M. di Bernardo, and G. Russo, “Adaptation and contraction theory for the synchronization of complex neural networks,” in The relevance of the time domain to neural network models , Springer-Verlag , 2010.
[4] Y. Shi and G. Chen, “Feedback anti-control of chaos,” Chapter 4, in M. A. F. Samjuan and C. Grebogi (Eds.), Recent Progress in Controlling Chaos, World Scientific Pub. Co., Singapore, 2010, pp. 73-102.

Special Issues in CAS-related Journals Edited by Members

[1] J. Lu, S. Squartini, and Q. Wei, “Neural Networks and Applications,” Neural Computing and Applications, 2011.
[2] G. Chen, Z. Chen, and J. Lu, “Special Issue on Theory and Applications of Chaos and Complex Networks,” Journal of Systems Engineering, vol. 12, 2010.
[3] T. Roska, G.Pazienza, and C.W.Wu (Guest Editors), Special Issue: Cellular wave computing via nanoscale chip architectures, International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, Volume 38, Issue 9, November 2010, Pages: 883–884, Article first published online: 16 SEP 2010, DOI: 10.1002/cta.729, 2010.
[4] W. X. Zheng, Guest Editor, Special Issue on Blind Signal Processing and Its Applications, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems-I, July 2010.
[5] C. W. Wu, Guest Editor, Special Issue on Synchronization, IEICE NOLTA.

Conferences, Workshops Organized by Members

[1] C.W.Wu, Track Chair, Neural Networks and Systems, ISCAS 2011.
[2] C.W.Wu, Sesson Chair and Organizer, Special Session on Applications and Methodologies for Many- core Platforms, ISCAS 2011.
[3] Y. Uwate (Technical Program Secretary), T. Ueta (Publication Chair), RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits and Signal Processing (NCSP’11), Tianjin, China, March 1-3, 2011.
[4] M. J. Ogorzalek, Technical Program co-chair – Second LASCAS (Latin American Conference on Circuits and Systems), Bogota, Colombia, 23-26 February 2011.
[5] Y. Nishio (Technical Program Chair) and Y. Uwate (Secretary), IEEE CASS Shanghai and Shikoku Chapters Joint Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (SSJW’10), Shanghai, China, November 22, 2010.
[6] G. Chen (Chair, under NCAS TC Technical Support), The 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Chaos Control and Synchronization, 29-30 October 2010, Kunming, China.
[7] G. Chen (Chair, under NCAS TC Technical Support), The 3rd International Workshop on Chaos-Fractals Theories and Applications, 29-31 October 2010, Kunming, China.
[8] J. Lu, Co-chair of the 6th Chinese Conference on Complex Networks (CCCN’10), October 15-18, 2010, Suzhou, P. R. China.
[9] M. Ogorzalek (General Chair), Z. Galias and Y. Nishio (Technical Program Chairs), Y. Uwate (Technical Program Secretary), S. Callegari and T. Saito (Special Session Chairs), T. Ueta (Publication Chair), and H. Sekiya (General Secretary), International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’10), Krakow, Poland, September 5-8, 2010.
[10] M. di Bernardo, International Tutorial Workshop on Bifurcations of Piecewise Smooth Systems, Urbino (Italy), September 2011.
[11] J. Lu, G. Chen, and X. Wang, The 2010 International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks (IWCSN 2010), Beijing, China, September 25–27, 2010.
[12] J. Lu, Co-chair of the 6th Chinese Forum on Network Sciences (CFNC’10) and the 2nd Chinese Chaos Application Workshop, July 26 – August 1, 2010, Beijing, P. R. China.
[13] J. Lu, Tutorial Workshop “Complex Networks and Multi-Agent Systems” in the 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2010), Jinan, China, July 6-9, 2010.
[14] G. Chen (Chair, under NCAS TC technical Support), The 3rd International Conference on Dynamics, Vibration and Control, 12-14 May 2010, Hangzhou, China.

Special Sessions Organized by Members

[1] J. Lu and G. Chen, “Recent Advances in Complex Networks and Multi-Agent Systems” in the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2011), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15-18 May 2011.
[2] H. Asai, Tutorial day at ASP-DAC (Asia-South Pacific Design Automation Conference) Tutorial 3 &4, Tutorial 3: 3D Integration (1) and Tutorial 4: 3D Integration (2), Jan 2011.
[3] S. Oishi (Organizer), Special Session on “Verified Numerical Computations for Linear and Nonlinear Problems”, International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’10), Krakow, Poland, September 5-8, 2010.
[4] T. Ueta (Organizer), Special Session on “Pattern Formation, Emergence, and Imaging Featuring Nonlinear Dynamics”, International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’10), Krakow, Poland, September 5-8, 2010.
[5] K. Okumura and Lj. Trajkovic (Organizers), Special Session on “Complex Networks and their Dynamics”, International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’10), Krakow, Poland, September 5-8, 2010.
[6] T. Ueta and Y. Nishio (Organizers), Special Session on “Nonlinear Maps and Applications”, International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’10), Krakow, Poland, September 5-8, 2010.
[7] G. Chen (Chair), Special Session on “Complex Systems”, 2010 Int. Symp. on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications, Krakow, Poland, Sept. 5-8, 2010.
[8] M. di Bernardo, Invited Minisymposium on Cell Dynamics at Dynamics Days 2010, Bristol (UK), September 2010.
[9] M. Monnigmann, M. Storace, M.Diehl, and P.J. Goulart, “Model Predictive Control on Embedded Systems (Part 1 and Part 2)” Conference: 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Milan, Italy, August 28 – September 2, 2011.
[10] M. Storace, “Piecewise linear circuits and systems: bridging electronics and control systems,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits And Systems (ISCAS2010), Paris, France, May 30-th – June 2-nd, 2010.
[11] M. di Bernardo, Invited Session on Complex Networks, IEEE ISCAS 2010, Paris, May 2010.
[12] M. di Bernardo, Minisymposium on Evolving Dynamical Networks at SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird (Utah, USA), May 2011.
[13] G. Chen (Co-Chair), Invited Session on “Recent Advances in Complex Networks: Theories and Applications”, IEEE Int. Symp. on Circuits and Systems, Paris, France, 30 May – 2 June, 2010.
[14] G. Chen (Chair) Special Session on “Nonlinear Circuits and Systems”, 18th Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems (NDES), Dresden, Germany 25-28 May 2010.
[15] K. Okumura and Lj. Trajkovic, Special Session on “Complex Networks and their Dynamics,” NOLTA 2010.

Invited Lectures Delivered by Members

[1] H. Asai, “PI/SI/EMI Simulation Technology for Chip/Package/Board Co-Design,” workshop in APEMC (Asia-acific EMC Symposium) May 2011.
[2] X. Li, “More than cooperation: what we learn from evolutionary dynamics on complex networks”, The 9th AEARU workshop of Web Technology and Computer Sciences, Jan. 22-24, 2011 Kyoto, Japan.
[3] M. J. Ogorzalek, “Cooling techniques for 3D integrated circuits” at the 2nd IEEE CASS Summer School “Pushing the Boundaries of Energy Efficiency in Low Power Design” January 17-21, 2011 Cusco, Peru.
[4] H. Asai, Tutorial talk, “Advanced PI/SI/EMI Simulation Technology for 3D Co-Design,” ASP-DAC (Asia- South Pacific Design Automation Conference) Jan 2011.
[5] Lj. Trajkovic, keynote talk, “Complex networks, spectral analysis, and Internet topologies,” International Computer Symposium (ICS 2010), Tainan, Taiwan, Dec. 2010.
[6] Lj. Trajkovic, keynote talk, “Complex networks, spectral analysis, and Internet topologies,” Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS 2010), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec. 2010.
[7] M. J. Ogorzalek, Invited tutorial, “From nano-devices to nano-circuits and nano-systems on chip”, 16th IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), Kuala Lumpur, 6 December 2010 (together with Prof. G. DeMicheli).
[8] Lj. Trajkovic, keynote talk, “Complex networks, spectral analysis, and Internet topologies,” 5th European Conference on Circuits and Systems for Communications (ECCSC’10), Belgrade, Serbia, Nov. 2010.
[9] Lj. Trajkovic, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Distinguished Lecturer Program, “Mining network traffic data,” St. John’s, Newfoundland, Nov. 2010.
[10] Lj. Trajkovic, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Distinguished Lecturer Program, “Mining network traffic data,” Halifax, New Brunswick, Canada, Nov. 2010.
[11] M. J. Ogorzalek, “3D Integrated Circuits – Small World Networks on Chip”, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 5 November 2010.
[12] M. J. Ogorzalek, Plenary lecture, “Fractals for Nano/Tera Microelectonics”, 3rd IWCFTA & 5th APWCCS: The Third International Workshop on Chaos-Fractals Theories and Applications Jointly held with The Fifth Asia-Pacific Workshop on Chaos Control and Synchronization, Kunming-Yunnan, China, 29 October 2010.
[13] W. X. Zheng, invited talk, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong in October 2010.
[14] M. J. Ogorzalek, “3D Integrated Circuits – A Real Complex Network Challenge”, 7th International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks, Beijing, China, 26 September 2010.
[15] X. Li, “Epidemic dynamics on complex networks: individual heterogeneity and mobility”, The 2010 Autumn Conference of Chinese Physics Society, Sept. 20-23, Tianjin, P.R. China.
[16] M. di Bernardo, Plenary Talk at IWCSN 2010, Beijing (China), September 2010.
[17] H. Asai (Plenary Talk), “Advanced PI/SI/EMI Simulation Technology for High-Speed Electronic Design”, International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’10), Krakow, Poland, September 5-8, 2010.
[18] M. Hasler (Plenary Talk), “Asymptotic Behaviour of Blinking (Stochastically Switched) Dynamical Systems”, International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA’10), Krakow, Poland, September 5-8, 2010.
[19] H. Asai, Plenary talk, “Advanced PI/SI/EMI Simulation Technology for High-Speed Electronic Design”, NOLTA2010, Sept 2010.
[20] Lj. Trajkovic, keynote talk, “Analysis of Internet topologies,” PrimeAsia 2010, Shanghai, China, Sept. 2010.
[21] Lj. Trajkovic, “Spectral analysis and dynamical behavior of complex networks,” International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks, Beijing, China, Sept. 2010.
[22] J. Lu, “Modeling, analysis and control of multi- agent systems,” The 4th China- Europe Summer School on Complexity Science, August 11-13, 2010, Shanghai, P. R. China.
[23] X. Li, “Evolutionary game and dynamics in our networking life”, The 4th China-Europe Summer School on Complexity Science, Aug. 11-12, 2010, Shanghai, P.R. China.
[24] X. Li, “On some latest focal points of complex systems and networks”, The Systems Science and Complex Network Workshop, Aug. 10, 2010, Shanghai, P.R. China.
[25] J. Lu, “Structure and function of complex networks,” The Workshop on Systems Science and Complex Networks, August 9-10, 2010, Shanghai, P. R. China.
[26] J. Lu, “Consensus of complex multi-agent systems,” the 6th Chinese Forum on Network Sciences (CFNC’10) and the 2nd Chinese Chaos Application Workshop, July 26 – August 1, 2010, Beijing, P. R. China.
[27] X. Li, “On human ECG identification and pattens: complex network theory and its applications”, The 6th Chinese Network Science Forum, July 26-30, 2010, Beijing, P.R. China.
[28] J. Lu, “Recent advances in consensus of multi-agent systems,” The 4th National Workshop on Dynamics and Control for Young Scholars, July 26-29, 2010, Dalian, P. R. China.
[29] J. Lu, “Recent advances in consensus of multi-agent systems,” the 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2010), Jinan, China, July 6-9, 2010.
[30] Lj. Trajkovic, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Distinguished Lecturer Program, “Analysis of Internet topologies,” Macau, University of Macau, Macau, China, July 2010.
[31] Lj. Trajkovic “Analysis of Internet topologies,” IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Lecture Tour, China: Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Campus, Zhuhai, China, July 2010; South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, July 2010.
[32] M. di Bernardo, Invited Lecture at SDS 2010 (International Workshop on Structural Dynamical Systems), Bari (Italy), June 2010.
[33] J. Suykens, invited speaker at SYNCLINE 2010 Synchronization in Complex Networks, Theory and Applications in Neuroscience and Climatology – 458th WE-Heraeus-Seminar, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, May 2010.
[34] I. C. Goknar, three Invited Talks as an Erasmus Professor on “Foundations of Nonlinear Network Theory: Passivity, Losslessness, Reciprocity” and “Periodic Solutions of Nonlinear Networks: Harmonic Balance,” University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy, May 18-21, 2010.
[35] M. J. Ogorzalek, Invited lectures series Shanghai, China – Visit and a talk at Institute of Systems Biology, Shanghai University + Visit and talk at Key Laboratory of Systems Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 17 May, 2010.
[36] I. C. Goknar, three Invited Talks as an Erasmus Professor on “Foundations of Nonlinear Network Theory: Passivity, Losslessness, Reciprocity,” “Cellular Nonlinear Networks: two Intelligent Applications” and “Fault Diagnosis in Digital Systems,” University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, May 10-13, 2011.
[37] Lj. Trajkovic, “Your first job: learning the ropes and riding the waves.” ISCAS 2010 PhD/GOLD Special Session, Paris, France, May 2010.
[38] C.W. Wu, “Some Aspects of Multicoverage in Sensor Networks”, Wireless and Optical Communications Conference, New Jersey Institute of Technology, April 15-16, 2011.
[39] M. di Bernardo, Plenary Talk at ISIMM 2010 (International Symposium on Innovative Mathematical Modelling), Tokyo (Japan), March 2011.
[40] Lj. Trajkovic, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Distinguished Lecturer Program, “Mining network traffic data,” National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, Feb. 2010.

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TC-NCAS Officers, term ending at ISCAS 2011Chair: Henry Leung, leungh at ucalgary.ca

Past Chair: Zbigniew Galias, galias at agh.edu.pl

Chair Elect: Orla Feely, orla.feely at icd.ie

Secretary: Francis Lau, encmlau at polyu.edu.hk

Track Chairs for NCAS track at ISCAS 2011: Hiroo Sekiya, sekiya at faculty.chiba-u.jp

Prepared by Henry Leung, May 2011