Visit to Leicester by prominent Canadian university professor, to visit and lecture at the DMU!
Keith Hipel, a prominent and very well respected professor from the University of Waterloo, Canada will be visiting the DMU in February to present 2 important lectures, details as follows:-
Wednesday 14th February 10:00-11:00am, Portland Building, Room P1.09. Lecture: "Negotiations over Groundwater Contamination".
Thursday 15th February 10:00-11:00am, Portland Building, Room P1.04. Lecture: "How to Conduct Original Research in Graduate Studies".
The first presentation on Wednesday is related to the technical application of a variety of data modelling and system analysis techniques, among which Grey Systems can also play a role. This technical lecture will be of particular interest to those researchers interested in these fields of research.
The second presentation(Thursday) is more related to research and training in general and is aimed at a wider audience, to include in particular graduate students,
but also research staff in general and any interested party. This particular lecture has proved to be extremely popular with graduate students across the globe.
Keith has been conducting lectures of this nature for many years and his subject knowledge and experience has gained him worldwide respect. He has recently been appointed to the status of Officer of the Order of Canada by "Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette," Governor General of Canada.
If interested in attending one or both of these lectures, please feel free to come along!
2018 Grey Systems Analysis Conference and final International Network Project meeting
Due to a short extension of the existing Leverhulme-funded International Grey Systems project (May 2018), Professor Yingjie Yang, the principal investigator/project leader plans to host a FINAL Network Project meeting, specifically for members of the “Grey Systems and its Applications International Research Network”, in April 2018.
The plan is to hold the meeting in Nanjing, China. To continue the momentum of this network, the International Association of Grey Systems and Uncertainty Analysis (launched in our 2016 project meeting), will also organise the 2018 Grey Systems Analysis Conference (in Nanjing too). This conference will be organised by our colleagues at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and will be an ideal platform in which to promote the recently created “GSUA” Grey Systems society. The network meeting will be incorporated into the conference, scheduled for the following dates:
Friday 20th April to Monday 23rd April 2018
Please Note: the details and agenda for the 2018 Grey Systems Conference will be announced separately via the team in Nanjing, who will be hosting the event.
All international network members living outside of China will have their flights and accomodation (only) funded by the Leverhulme Trust. These arrangements will be arranged in advance via the DMU as per previous e-mail correspondance.
International Network Project Meeting
The final International Research Network Project Meeting was held at was held on Thursday the 3rd August 2017 at the De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK.
The project meeting enabled network members to come together as a group for the final time during the lifespan of the current project to discuss a number of related topics, including:
The forthcoming new book on Grey Systems and Uncertainty Analysis, with progress and further ideas regarding the delegates chapter contributions.
Looking forward and seeing how we can maintain our collaborations once the project has ended, while seeking to forge new partnerships, both during and after the project.
How the "Brexit effect" is likey to affect future funding. Also, what other paths and options are open to us to secure funding and continue the good work achieved so far in the development and application of Grey Systems Anaysis
In the afternoon, the network delegates were joined by a number of young scholars in a free-format debate where all aspects of Grey Systems were discussed, including how to spread the word on Grey Systems to a wider audience and in what other ways Grey Systems Analysis might be utilised.
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Grey Systems Theory and Uncertainty Analysis Book
We are currently co-ordinating and compiling a groundbreaking book to be published and released early in 2018, on the subject of “Grey Systems Theory and Uncertainty Analysis”. This is a combined effort from various Grey Systems network members, and will therefore utilise expertise from a variety of sources and international institutions. Each chapter contribution will combine members research analysis together to highlight their theories, research and conclusions.
We would like to say a big "thank you" to those members that are currently working on the various chapters for this book, may of which have now been drafted. The remaining chapters and abstracts for the publication will need to be completed and sent to us by the end of December 2017, so that your contributions can be finalised and compiled together in a cohesive form, ready for release early next year.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss any elements of this journal further, please don’t hesitate to contact Professor Yingjie Yang on email@example.com.
(Another) New book available on Springer Website!
A new book that explores the fundamental methods, models and techniques of the practical application of grey data analysiss is now available on the Springer website. The book, "Grey Data Analysis Methods, Models and Applications" along with further details about the book and its authors can be found here. This book is not to be confused with the book currently being worked on by network members (prev.article).
The 2016 GSUA International Conference on grey systems was held this summer from 8th-11th August at the De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester, UK.
The conference provided a platform for leading scholars in the field of grey systems research to present their work and discuss, from their diverse perspectives, the comparative differences between grey systems and other uncertainty models. With grey systems research being mainly developed mainly in China, the conference also helped to facilitate further research and debate on the applications of grey systems in different historical and socio-economic environments.
The delegate and speaker presentations can be located here.
The GSIA European Regional Meeting was held on the 22nd to the 24th September in Bucharest, Romania at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Regional and international scholars at the forefront of research on the applications of Grey Systems Theory presented and discussed their work during the event. Their presentations can be found below.
The first GSIA International Research Network Regional Meeting was held on the 19th-21st of June in Nanjing, China at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The breadth and depth of knowledge on the current and expanding research area of Grey Systems theory and applications were demonstrated by a wealth of presentations by delegates from regional and international universities. A summary of all these presentations can be found here.
The Keynote Speech of Prof. Sifeng Liu, at the 2015 GSIA Regional Meeting in Nanjing, China.
The second GSIA International Research Network Regional Meeting will be held on 22nd-24th of September in Bucharest, Romania. Further information on the research areas and associated deadlines can be found in the call for papers.
The first GSIA International Research Network Regional Meeting has been organised for the 19th-21st of June in Nanjing, China. The meeting shall focus on current research and rapidly expanding Grey Systems theory and applications and complex equipment developement. Further information on the research areas and associated deadlines can be found in the call for papers.
On the 1st February 2015 The Leverhulme Trust GSIA International Research Network was launched; combining the research capacity of six of the worlds leading universities in the field of grey systems. This project enables the collaboration of esteemed academics representing each institution and is led by Prof Yingjie Yang of De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. The aim of the network is to advance grey systems research and its applications by promoting interdisciplinary discussion between research from different disciplines and countries.