Monday, May 29, 2000, 13:00 – 14:30 PM
Intercontinental Hotel, Nations Room
ISCAS’00 Geneva, Switzerland
List of attendees:
Dmitry Altshuller, Guanrong (Ron) Chen (Chair, Elect), Geoffrey Coram, Tetsuro Endo, Rui J. P. de Figueiredo, Marco Gilli, Michael Green, Leonid Goldgeisser, Naohiko Inaba, Kenya Jinno, Peter Kennedy (Past Chair), Henry Leung, Wolfgang Mathis, Gian Mario Maggio, Shinsaku Mori, Tetsuo Nishi (Chair), Yoshifumi Nishio, Maciej Ogorzalek, Kai Pahlke (spell OK?), Irwin W. Sandberg, Arturo Sarmiento Reyes, Martin Streitenberger, Mamoru Tanaka, Ljiljana Trajkovic, Joos Vandewalle, Alan Willson, Armen Zemanian.
1. Chair’s report on the past year’s activities of the Technical Committee:
The report can be found at http://divine.EECS.Berkeley.EDU/~ljilja/tcncas/reports/tc-report00.html
REPORT OF THE NONLINEAR CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE, IEEE CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOCIETY, FOR THE PERIOD 6/99 – 5/00.
During 1999 the members of the Nonlinear Circuits and Systems Technical Committee (NCAS TC) participated in major conferences and workshops, organized special sessions, and edited five special issues of CAS related journals and two books.
At the 1999 European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design (ECCTD’99: August 29 – September 2, 1999, Stresa; General Chairman: P. P. Civalleri, Technical Program Chairman: C. Beccari)
- – H. Dedieu and M. Ogorzalek organized a special session on “Nonlinear Tools for Signal Analysis”
- – M. P. Kennedy organized a special session on “Communicating with Chaos”,
- – J. Vandewalle and J. Suykens organized a special session on “Neural Networks for Classification”
- – T. Roska organized a special session on “CNN Applications”.
More than 350 papers were presented in 47 regular and 10 special sessions to over 400 delegates. Eight tutorials were presented by outstanding scientists, and a full-day lecture on “Cellular visual Microprocessors” was organized by T. Roska with the support of the CAS society. The European Circuit Society conferred the Best Paper Award to G. M. Maggio, O. De Feo and M. P. Kennedy for their paper entitled “An Explicit Expression for the Amplitude of Oscillation in the Colpitts Oscillator”.The beautiful Hilton Waikoloa Village Hawaii was the wonderful surrounding for the 1999 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its applications (NOLTA’99: November 28 – December 2, 1999; General Chairman: S. Shinoda, Technical Program Chairman: M. P. Kennedy). More than 230 papers were presented in 39 regular and 9 special sessions. Once again, the members of our committee actively contributed to the success of the event by organizing the following special sessions:
- – “Chaos Control and Synchronization”, (J. Vandewalle and J. Suykens)
- – “Cellular Neural Networks” (T. Roska and A. Ushida)
- – “Space-Time Chaos: Characterization, Synchronization, Control and Applications” (M. Ogorzalek).
The success of the symposium also benefited from two very effective keynote lectures presented by L.O. Chua and I. Sandberg.The seventh International Specialist Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems was held in Ronne, Denmark, (NDES’99: July 15-17, 1999; General Chairman: E. Lindberg, Technical Program Chairman: W. Schwarz), where 61 contributions were presented.