HUMAN SYSTEM INTERACTION
Between May, 25th – 27th 2008 in the Chopin Hotel in Cracow, an international conference entitled Human System Interaction took place. The conference was organized by the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow and was the first from a planned series – the next one will take place next year in Italy.
There were 200 participants from 35 countries (among them were scientists from: Japan, Austria, Spain, China, Romania, the USA, Hungary, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Italy, France, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) who presented over 150 articles, papers and poster presentations. There were also 5 plenary lectures and 8 special sessions.
It was the first conference of this kind held in Poland. Aside from presentations which were in the conference program, plenty of extremely innovating discussion took place.
The main subject were the latest achievements of various sciences concerning widely understood ways of communication between computers and human beings.
Aside from the conference as such, there also was a “less official” part, which created an opportunity for integration which can be really helpful in terms of further cooperation.
Objectively, one must say that the Conference was a true success. Participants were amazed by organizers’ skills and the level of articles and discussions. What is also worth mentioning, the level of attendance exceeded our expectations.
The only thing which throws some shade over this undisputable success is the lack of post-conferential publication, which, as prof. Wilamowski stated, will be fixed by inviting some of the Conference participants to publish their articles in IEEE magazines.
In regular and special session articles were presented by world-famous scientists, such as:
Kouhei Ohnishi, from Keio University Department of System Design Engineering, Japan – Transmitting Real Force Sensation;
Elizabeth Chang, Director, University Tier 1 Research Institute Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute Curtin University of Technology, Australia – Human System Interaction with Confident Computing;
Richard Zurawski, Ph.D. Atut Technology, representing the USA - Integrative Role of Information Technology in Industrial Automated Enterprises;
Juliusz L. Kulikowski, Instytut Biocybernetyki i Inżynierii Biomedycznej, Poland - Problems of knowledge representation in computer-assisted decision making systems;
Dietmar Dietrich, Gerhard Zucker, Institute of Computer Technology Vienna University of Technology, Austria – New Approach for Controlling Complex Processes;
Stanisław Paszczyński (co-author), Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Zarządzania w Rzeszowie, Poland – Improvement of Computer Network Transmission by Packing and Compression Agent Technology; Comparison of the Traffic in Two Different Computer Networks;
Zdzisław S. Hippe (co-author), Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Zarządzania w Rzeszowie, Poland – Prediction of Severe Brain Damage Outcome Using Two Data Mining Methods;
Bogdan Wilamowski (co-author), Wyższa Szkoła Informatyki i Zarządzania w Rzeszowie, Poland; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama, USA – A Brain-Computer Interface for Recognizing Brain Activity; Neural Network Architectures for Artificial Noses.
published: 23 June 2008 08:32