Section I ：The Future of Science Fictions
Section II ：Slow Intelligence Systems - A New Approach for Environment-Aware So ftware Engineering
Speaker：Shi-Kuo Chang(University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA)
Time：September 28, 2012,15:00
Location：Campus Polytechnic Floor, 504 room
Abstract Section I：The science fiction genre widely popular with young people in the countries of the world are. The continent in recent years, science fiction surging, Weiweitaiguan the. The other hand, Taiwan's science fiction with outstanding achievements in the nineties, but in recent years has been more depressed, What is the reason? The science fiction Originally genre is to predict the future, but the future of science fiction where? How science fiction will appear in the future?
Abstract Section II：In this talk I will introduce the concept of slow intelligence as a new approach for environment-aware software engineering. Not all intelligent systems have fast intelligence. There are a surprisingly large number of intelligent systems, quasi-intelligent systems and semi-intelligent systems that have slow intelligence. Such slow intelligence systems are often neglected in mainstream research on intelligent systems, but they are really worthy of our attention and emulation. I will discuss the general characteristics of slow intelligence systems and then concentrate on social network modeling as an example of artificial slow intelligence systems. Other applications to data mining, product customization and image processing will also be discussed.
About the Speaker：
Dr. Chang received the B.S.E.E. degree from National Taiwan University in 1965. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1967 and 1969, respectively. He was a research scientist at IBM Watson Research Center from 1969 to 1975. From 1975 to 1982 he was Associate Professor and then Professor at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. From 1982 to 1986 he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology. From 1986 to 1991 he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh. He is currently Professor and Director of the Center for Parallel, Distributed and Intelligent Systems, University of Pittsburgh.Dr. Chang is a Life Fellow of IEEE. He published over 230 papers and 16 scientific books. He is the founder and co-editor-in-chief of the international journal, Visual Languages and Computing, published by Academic Press, the founder and editor-in-chief of the international journal, Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering, published by World Scientific Press, and the co-editor-in-chief of the international journal on Distance Education Technologies.Most people in Taiwan know Dr. Chang as a novelist. Dr. Chang's literary activities include the writing of twenty eight novels, collection of short stories and critical essays. His novels were translated into English, German, Japanese, and made into musical play, movie and TV series. He is credited to be the 'Father of Science Fiction' in Taiwan, but his mainstream short stories and novels also receive critical acclamation. In 2003 Columbia University Press published the English translation of Dr. Chang's three major sci-fi novels as a single volume entitled The City Trilogy (ISBN 0-231-12852-5).