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The biennial International Conference on Cybernetics (CYBCONF) provides a premier international forum for researchers and practitioners to report the latest innovations, summarize the state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of Cybernetics. Apart of the main track it includes special sessions and plenary talks by invited eminent speakers.

This year, we will share the technical sessions with Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI). In these years, JSAI attracts 2,000 to 3,000 attendees for their annual conference. The participants of CYBCONF 2021 are able to attend the technical sessions of JSAI, and the participants of JSAI will attend the technical sessions of CYBCONF 2021 freely. We would like to share technical activities of Cybernetics Part of IEEE SMC and JSAI in CYBCONF 2021.

CYBCONF 2021 is organized by CYBCONF 2021 Special Committee, sponsored by IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMC), and supported by IEEE SMC Technical Committees on A; B; C; and D. CYBCONF 2021 will be hosted in Sendai, Japan. will be held virtually in the Time Zone of Japan.

Originally CYBCONF 2021 would be hosted in Sendai. Date Masamune, the first lord of the Sendai Clan (Han) in the picture of the website header, established the foundation of Sendai. In 1600, Masamune started to build his castle in Sendai and implemented new plans regarding the layout and development of the city. The city became so prosperous that a Spanish Ambassador described it as being busier than Tokyo.

Even today, you can see a panoramic view of Masamune’s visionary town planning from the ruins of his castle. The modern urban planning found in present-day Sendai would not have been possible without the urban heritage from its great founder.