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Kamran Iqbal
02-11-1999, 08:14 AM
Hi,
I would be most grateful if you could circulate/post the following announcement in your Department. I would also be grateful if you could forward it to people on your e-Address File who might be interested in the conference. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional information.

Best Regards
Kamran Iqbal

Announcement and Call for Papers
(last modified on 2/11/99)
3rd IMACS/IEEE International Multiconference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers

Athens, Greece, JULY 4-8, 1999



Special Session on Control in Biological Systems
Session Organizer: Dr. Kamran Iqbal
Biological systems comprise all living organism, in particular the vertibrates. There has been a growing interest in the study of such systems since the early work of Sherington (The integrative action of the nervous system,1906) . Control in biological systems takes many forms, e.g., control of voluntary movements, control of gait and posture, control of muscle tension and joint stiffness, control of temperature, control of blood pressure, control of respiratory system, etc. Biological control is exerted through commands originating in the central nervous system, and is assisted by spinal reflexes and a low level motor servo. The neuro-physiological controller can be termed as autonomous, self-organizing, self-evolving, and hierarchical.

Biological systems are distinguished by their complex and diverse nature. Presence of nonlinear dynamics, multiple degrees-of-freedom, inter-segmental couplings, controller and actuator redundancies, multiple levels of feedback, finite feedback delays, and the distributed nature of parameters makes modelling of biological systems a daunting task. The complexity inherent in biological control systems has long challenged the researchers and often precluded the use of many a powerful tools otherwise available to control theorists. New and exciting additions to systems theory have often evolved from study of biological systems, e.g., artificial neural networks.

The proposed session aims to explore the control issues relevant to the biological systems. A non-exhastive list of topics includes the following: physiological and neuro-muscular system modeling, musculo-skeletal models, biokinematics, biodynamics, biomechanics, motor control, motor learning, neurological control of muscle activity, skeltomotor reflexes, control of limb movement, control of posture and locomotion, control of skilled movements, control of manipulative abilities, control of blood pressure, respiratory/ventilatory control, biomedical applications of automatic control, functional electrical and functional neuromuscular stimulation, evolutionary approaches in biological systems, trajectory control of movements, identification and computer simulation of biological systems.

Instructions to the authors:
Please submit the following items by March 15, 1999:

#1. A one page abstract via e-mail to: k-iqbal@nwu.edu (See Sample)

#2. PDF(*.pdf) & MS Word (*.doc) file(s) for the full paper(s) via email (See Sample)

#3. The CONSENT TO PUBLISH & TRANSFER OF COPYRIGHT FORM completed and signed (Please download and print the Form and mail to address below):

Please Note:

1.. Only original papers, written in English, which have not previously been published elsewhere will be accepted.
2.. Overview papers which will be very well organized and give an extended survey of results in their topic are particularly welcome.

For all other questions please contact k-iqbal@nwu.edu or write to:

************************************************** ***************
Dr. Kamran Iqbal
645 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611
Ph: 312-503-6801
************************************************** ***************

Benefits of Contributing to the IMAC/IEEE MultiConference

*Have your paper published in the Proceedings that will be distributed to all conference attendees (including you!)
*Have your paper published in the Luxurius Books of World Scientific (independently on the Proceedings)
*Obtain international recognition in front of the IEEE - IMACS audience
*Exchange knowledge with qualified industry professionals
*Enhance your CV with two independent Publications (one in the Proceedings, one in the Post-Conference Luxurius Books)
*Gain recognition as a leader from your peers in the Circuits/Systems/Communications/Computers Engineering
*Have the opportunity to visit Greece and combine the conference with your summer vacations in sun-drenched Greek islands.













Hi,
I would be most grateful if you could circulate/post the
following announcement in your Department. I would also be grateful if you could
forward it to people on your e-Address File who might be interested in the
conference. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need additional
information.Best Regards
Kamran Iqbal
Announcement and Call for
Papers(last modified on
2/11/99)
3rd IMACS/IEEE
International Multiconference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and
Computers
Athens, Greece, JULY 4-8,
1999
 
Special Session on Control in
Biological Systems
Session Organizer: Dr. Kamran Iqbal
Biological systems comprise all living organism, in
particular the vertibrates. There has been a growing interest in the study of
such systems since the early work of Sherington (The integrative action of the
nervous system,1906) . Control in biological systems takes many forms, e.g.,
control of voluntary movements, control of gait and posture, control of muscle
tension and joint stiffness, control of temperature, control of blood pressure,
control of respiratory system, etc. Biological control is exerted through
commands originating in the central nervous system, and is assisted by spinal
reflexes and a low level motor servo. The neuro-physiological controller can be
termed as autonomous, self-organizing, self-evolving, and hierarchical.

Biological systems are distinguished by their
complex and diverse nature. Presence of nonlinear dynamics, multiple
degrees-of-freedom, inter-segmental couplings, controller and actuator
redundancies, multiple levels of feedback, finite feedback delays, and the
distributed nature of parameters makes modelling of biological systems a
daunting task. The complexity inherent in biological control systems has long
challenged the researchers and often precluded the use of many a powerful tools
otherwise available to control theorists. New and exciting additions to systems
theory have often evolved from study of biological systems, e.g., artificial
neural networks.
The proposed session aims to explore the control
issues relevant to the biological systems. A non-exhastive list of topics
includes the following: physiological and neuro-muscular system modeling,
musculo-skeletal models, biokinematics, biodynamics, biomechanics, motor
control, motor learning, neurological control of muscle activity, skeltomotor
reflexes, control of limb movement, control of posture and locomotion, control
of skilled movements, control of manipulative abilities, control of blood
pressure, respiratory/ventilatory control, biomedical applications of automatic
control, functional electrical and functional neuromuscular stimulation,
evolutionary approaches in biological systems, trajectory control of movements,
identification and computer simulation of biological systems.
Instructions to the authors:
Please submit the following items by March
15, 1999:#1. A one page abstract via e-mail
to: k-iqbal@nwu.edu (See Sample)#2.
PDF(*.pdf) & MS Word (*.doc) file(s) for the full paper(s)
via email (See Sample)
#3. The CONSENT TO PUBLISH & TRANSFER OF
COPYRIGHT FORM completed and signed (Please download and print the Form and mail to
address below):
Please Note: 

Only original papers, written in English, which
have not previously been published elsewhere will be accepted.
Overview papers which will be very well
organized and give an extended survey of results in their topic are
particularly welcome.
For all other questions please contact k-iqbal@nwu.edu or write to:
************************************************** ***************Dr.
Kamran Iqbal 645 N. Michigan AveSuite 1100Chicago, IL 60611Ph:
312-503-6801********************************************** *******************Benefits
of Contributing to the IMAC/IEEE MultiConference

*Have your paper published in the Proceedings
that will be distributed to all conference attendees (including
you!)*Have your paper published in the Luxurius Books of World
Scientific (independently on the Proceedings) *Obtain international
recognition in front of the IEEE - IMACS audience*Exchange knowledge
with qualified industry professionals*Enhance your CV with two
independent Publications (one in the Proceedings, one in the Post-Conference
Luxurius Books)*Gain recognition as a leader from your peers in the
Circuits/Systems/Communications/Computers Engineering*Have the
opportunity to visit Greece and combine the conference with your summer
vacations in sun-drenched Greek
islands.