Chairman's Message is my great pleasure to welcome you to the website of Control Systems Chapter, IEEE Singapore Section.

2009 was a fruitful year for the Chapter under the leadership of past Chairman, Prof Wang Jianliang. In particular, the Chapter successfully co-organized the 7th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation in Christchurch, New Zealand from 9 December 2009 through 11 December 2009 with the IEEE New Zealand South Section. We have received over 630 submissions from about 40 countries and regions. Each full paper has gone through peer reviews to ensure the quality of accepted papers. A total of 414 papers were selected for presentation at the conference.

In 2010, the chapter is organizing the 8th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (co-organized with the IEEE Control Systems Chapter, Guangzhou, China), to be held from June 9 to 11, 2010, in Asia Gulf Hotel, Xiamen, China. The conference has continued to enjoy overwhelming response from the researchers all over the world. We have received over 800 submissions from about 35 countries and regions.

Besides this major event of the chapter, we shall continue to be active in organizing various other activities. The Chapter will organize the 6th IEEE Singapore Control Systems Chapter Graduate Student Workshop on Control and Automation in September 2010. We shall continue to invite IEEE Distinguished Lecturers to give lectures, and to invite internationally renowned researchers and professors to conduct technical seminars. All IEEE Distinguished Lectures and technical seminars are free of charge and open to public. We have also planned a number of social gatherings for all chapter members and their families.

The Chapter will continue to support the activities organized by the IEEE Student Branch, Singapore. IEEE Control Systems Chapter Book Prize will be awarded annually to the final year students in both the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), National University of Singapore (NUS), and the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), for the best final projects.

The chapter will continue to collaborate with research institutes in Singapore, such as Data Storage Institute (DSI), Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and Institute of Info-comm Research (I2R). The Chapter will also organize some activities jointly with other IEEE chapters in Singapore.

All of these activities are of much interest and benefits to all IEEE CSS members, members of other IEEE societies. Some of the activities will also be open to non-members as well. For details of those activities, please browse through this website for more information. Announcements for planned activities will be sent to all IEEE Singapore Control Systems Chapter members by e-mail.

On behalf of the IEEE Singapore Control Systems Chapter Committee, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all chapter members for their trust, support and participation. With the supports from all of you, Year 2010 will be another successful year for the Chapter.

A/Prof Xiang Cheng
IEEE Control Systems Chapter, Singapore Section