The focus areas of Cybernetics, Systems Engineering and Human-Machine Systems are evolving rapidly thanks to the internet revolution and the development of new breakthrough technologies. A new, virtual world enhanced by unbelievable communication capabilities and huge data storage capacities together with the exploration of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has dramatically entered the scene and has started to strongly influence these three engineering and research areas. In the last couple of years, we could observe the strong new interactions in the triangle of the three worlds:
, in which we live, work, travel, manufacture, etc.,
the virtual world
full of 0’s and 1’s and
of the human community. This triangle represents quite a new space for interdisciplinary research and engineering of large complex systems, new field for integration of communication, control, system architectures, optimization algorithms, modeling and simulation. These efforts require new methods of analysis and design of technical, biological, ecological, socio-economic and human-machine systems.
The annual IEEE SMC Conference represents a vital interdisciplinary forum for presenting, exchanging, and discussing new ideas, for developing new approaches and designing new collaborative efforts. Unfortunately, in the last two years these conferences were running in a virtual space, with no face-to-face meetings. Let us hope that the 2022 Conference will happen as a real meeting in the beautiful historical city of Prague which is ready to offer adequate conference facilities together with a unique, friendly atmosphere.
The IEEE SMC 2022 is expected to foster technological innovations and engineering excellence in the fields of cybernetics, systems, human-machine interaction, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for the benefit of humanity. And all of us are ready to contribute.
IEEE SMC 2022 General Chair