MCS: Meta-Synthesis and Complex Systems



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Event When Where Deadline
MCS 2012 The 12th International Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex Systems
Dec 4, 2012 - Dec 7, 2012 Macau Jul 31, 2012
MCS 2011 11th International Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex Systems
Sep 7, 2011 - Sep 9, 2011 Lanzhou, China Mar 31, 2011

Present CFP : 2012


12th International Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex Systems

The 12th International Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex Systems (MCS 2012)

Jointly held with the 2012 International Conference on Active
Media Technology (AMT2012) under context of 2012 World Intelligence Congress
December 4-7, 2012, Macau, China

MCS 2012 URL:
AMT 2012 URL:
MCS Paper submission url:

Papers Due: *** 25 June 2012 *** (Extended to July 31, 2012)
Accepted papers will be published by Springer as a volume of the series
of LNCS/LNAI, which are indexed by EI.
Selected papers from the MCS 2012 will be recommended to 2 SCI journals.

Activated with regular exchanges on complex system modeling mainly between Japanese and
Chinese scholars as well as a major project on meta-synthesis system research (1999-2003) in China, the international workshop on meta-synthesis and complex system became an annual event since 2001. After successful MCS2001 (Beijing), MCS2002 (Shanghai, together with KSS2002), MCS2003 (Guangzhou, together with KSS2003), MCS2004 (Beijing),
MCS2005 (Kobe, one workshop of IFSR2005), MCS2006 (Beijing, together with KSS2006),
MCS2007 (Beijing, one workshop of ICCS2007), MCS2008 (Singapore, a special track at IEEE SMC2008), MCS2009 (Chengdu, a workshop at MCDM2009), MCS2010 (Toronto, a workshop at WI-IAT2010), MCS2011 (Lanzhou, a workshop at BI2011), MCS workshop will be continuously held in 2012 to provide opportunities for the researchers who are interested in systems sciences, complex problem solving and advanced modeling, knowledge-oriented technology and integration, decision sciences and advancing support technologies, etc. to facilitate interdisciplinary studies under the context of the 2012 International Conference on Active Media Technology (AMT2012) held in Macau. Professor Edward A. Feigenbaum, who proposed Knowledge Engineering will give invited plenary talk for the centenary Celebration of Alan Turning.

More about meta-synthesis:

Originally proposed in 1990 by the famous Chinese system scientist Qian Xuesen (1911-2009)towards open complex giant systems, meta-synthesis system approach emphasizes to make full use of cutting-edge information technologies and aims to achieve knowledge creation and wisdom emergence along human-machine collaborative complex problem solving process. Intensive research has been engaged into meta-synthesis approach to complex system modeling with an interdisciplinary view together with more practice in both reality and the designed scenarios. In recent years, computational approaches have been greatly enhanced to explore knowledge-related technologies to mine more hidden patterns, tacit meanings from humans, which thus brings out many new foci on diverse topics. As new wicked problems, e.g. emergency management and terrorism, bring more troubles to the current world, similar systems thinking like meta-synthesis have been of further exploration, such as the advanced concept group in Sandia National Laboratories. It is expected that the meta-synthesis system approach will be of more solid foundations and wide applications. MCS workshop aims to facilitate idea generation, knowledge sharing and scientific collaboration among those endeavors.

Topics of Interest

The presentations and papers at MCS2012 are expected to cover but not
limited to the following areas:

- Complex system modeling and complexity
- Computing methods for uncertainty modeling
- Consensus methods and technologies, e.g. voter model, MCDM, etc.
- Decision support systems
- Dynamic social network modeling and simulation
- Knowledge creation, creativity support, awareness support, etc.
- Knowledge discovery: data mining, text mining and web intelligence tools
- Knowledge systems engineering and knowledge management
- Meta-synthetic system modeling and advanced environment, e.g. crisis &
emergency management, socioeconomic system, service system, etc.
- Problem structuring methods and system methodologies
- Social network analysis and knowledge management

On-Line Submissions and Publication

Please submit the conference paper through the Brain Informatics 2012 On-Line Paper
Submission Page. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format only, and
should have a maximum of 12 pages in the Springer LNCS/LNAI style.
Please select The 11th International Workshop on Meta-Synthesis and Complex Systems
during your paper submission to MCS2012.

Each full-length paper will be under at least 3 anonymous reviewers. All submitted
papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance and
clarity to MCS2012. Accepted papers will be published by Springer as a volume of the
LNCS series, which are indexed by EI.

Selected papers presented at MCS2012 will be recommended to the following journals
after the finish of the workshop, as done to the previous MCS workshops since 2005,

1)Journal of Systems Science and Complexity(SCI-E, Springer-Verlag)
2)Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering(SCI-E, Springer-Verlag)
3)International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science(a journal of International
Society for Knowledge and Systems Sciences published by IGI Global).

Please note that the recommended papers will be under modification in consideration
of copyright and again of peer review requested by the journals. MCS2012 organizers
do not guarantee the acceptance of those recommended papers by those journals.

Important Dates

Electronic submission of full papers
(maximum of 12 pages in the Springer LNCS/LNAI style.)
*** 25 June 2012 *** (Extended to July 31, 2012)
Paper submission url:

Notification of paper acceptance: August 24, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: September 7, 2012
MSC2012: December 4, 2012
Conference: December 5-7, 2012

Note: There is no a separate workshop registration fee
(i.e., AMT2012 registration covers everything).

MCS 2012 Organization

Honorable Chairs:
Gu, Jifa (Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Nakamori, Yoshiteru (JAIST, Japan)
Wang, Huanchen (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Yu Jingyuan (Beijing Institute of Information and Control, China)

Acting Chair:
Xijin TANG (CAS Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, China)
Xiaoji ZHOU (Beijing Institute of Information and Control, China)

Alidaee,Bahram (University of Mississippi, USA)
Bai, Guohua (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Bai, Quan (Auckalnd University of Technology, New Zealand)
Brugha, Cathal M. (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Chen, Jian (Tsinghua University, China)
Di, Zengru (Beijing Normal University, China)
He, Jing (Victoria University, Australia)
Kijima, Kyoichi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Kochenberger, Gary A. (Univeristy of Colorado at Denver, USA)
Liu, Yijun (CAS Institute of Policy and Management, China )
Lu, Yuchang (Tsinghua University, China)
Lv, Jinghu(CAS Academy of Mathematics & Systems Science, China)
Midgley, Gerald (Institute of Environmental Science and Research, New Zealand)
Makowski, Marek (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)
Ohsawa, Yukio (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Rong, Lili (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Ryoke, Mina (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Shen, Huizhang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Sun, Jiantao (Microsoft Research Asia, China)
Ulieru, Mihaela (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Wallner, Fritz (University of Vienna, Austria)
Wang, Dahui (Beijing Normal University, China)
Wang, Haibo (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Wang, Xianjia(Wuhan University, China)
Wei, Cuiping (Qufu Normal University, China)
Wei, Yiming (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Xi, Youmin (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China)
Xia, Haoxiang (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Yang, Jianmei (South China University of Technology, China)
Yoshida,Taketoshi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Zhang, Minjie (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Zhang, Ning (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China)
Zhang, Pengzhu (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)
Zhang, Wen (CAS Institute of Software, China)
Zeng, Yi (CAS Institute of Automation, China)

*** Contact Information ***
General contact email address:
Emails of the acting chairs:
Xijin Tang
Xiaoji Zhou

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