Subject: IJCNN2019 paper #19557, PID5815197 - problems with the IEEE
From: "Bill Howell. Hussar. Alberta. Canada" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2019 12:50:52 -0700
To: "Julio J. Valdes. Computational Intelligence scientist. NRCC. Ottawa"
Cc: "Chul Sung. Publications Chair. IJCNN2019 Budapest. IBM. USA"

Julio Valdes, Ken Tapping, Ljubomir Nikolic -   You are victims with some unknown mistake that I made when setting up the Publications systems for IJCNN2019.   I'm hoping that this won't be as bad as the eCf problem of IJCNN2017 Anchorage!

Three papers have successfully submitted their IEEE electronic Copyright form (eCf) form, but other authors besides yourselves have had problems.  Still other authors had problems running their papers through IEEE PDF xPress (xPress). 
  1. I assume that you have tried several times to submit the IEEE electronic Copyright form (eCf) form.   Please try it once more, and provide Chul and I with the data you entered, and any error messages.  Perhaps
  2. What conference number did you use?  It should be 46175 (or 46175X).  Try 46175 first, and let me know if either of those help.  Chul Sung just tested the system with a paper, but had been using the wrong conference #.
  3. Were you successful in doing an xPress check of your papers?  This is important for us to know.
  4. Julio, Ken - have you had similar problems with your other papers? (see "Valdes' papers" below).
Unlike IJCNN2019, we are trying not to do eCf submissions manually (which cost me 2 to 3 weeks full time work for ~200 papers or something like that), but at least Chul Sung  has your file (IEEE-copyright-IJCNN2019-PID5815197.pdf), so that if we have to do this manually, it can be done at a later date, and your eCf file is proof of having done that step.

Julio Valdes -  I didn't make it to WCCI2018 Rio de Janiero (money challenges with aging parents and a sisters' end-of career challenges with cut-backs in the Alberta self-destruct economy).  Fingers crossed that I will make it to IJCNN2019 Budapest!  You don't have any papers on "Extreme Learning Machines" this year.  Are you still pursuing that toolset or Echo State Networks?  (I assume that your "Generalised neuron" is still a pursuit). 

Ken Tapping -  An uncle of mine (Ken Wylie) died in Penticton two weeks ago, but an "open celebration" for non-immediate family will be held 24Aug2019, so I'll be attending that.  Did you retire to Ontario yet (wine's probably better in the Okanagan anyways)?
A keen interest of mine over the last 6 or so years is the progress of the "SAFIRE project -  Experimental testing of an electric model of the Sun" project in Toronto (see the section below my signature block).  If you've run across it, I would like to know your opinions.
Ljubomir -  From your website it doesn't appear that ?Alek Tretchienchov's? wife is still at the geomag lab?  Seems like you may be taking the place of David Thompson of Queen's University, who I assume retired some years ago?
Do you have any experience with "fractional order calculus"?  I first ran into it 2 decades ago when Reading Mandelbrot's book "The Misbehaviour of markets", but I didn't recognize what he meant by multi-fractals (fractal time - which he said was the real power).  Oddly enough, I first ran into it about 6 six years ago in several papers I reviewed for the "Neural Networks" journal on control theory!

A different issue is "fractional quantum levels of electrons", which I've read into based on the work of [Bill Lucas, Randell Mills] especially.  Astronomy is an important theme among others for both of them.

Anyways, let's see if we can get the eCf form to work!

Mr. Bill Howell
P.O. Box 299, Hussar, Alberta, T0J1S0
member - International Neural Network Society (INNS), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS),
IJCNN2019 Budapest, Sponsors & Exhibits Chair,
WCCI2020 Glasgow, Publicity Chair mass emails,
Retired: Science Research Manager (SE-REM-01) at Natural Resources Canada, CanmetMINING, Ottawa

Valdes' papers

19557    Julio J. Valdes, Ljubomir Nikolic, Kenneth Tapping    
                Machine Learning Approaches for Predicting the 10.7 cm Radio Flux from Solar Magnetogram Data
19558    Julio J. Valdes and Alain B. Tchagang    
                Characterization of Quantum Derived Electronic Properties of Molecules: A Computational Intelligence Approach
19560    Julio J. Valdes, Yaimara Cespedes and Kenneth Tapping    
                A Process Mining approach to the analysis of the 10.7 cm Radio Flux and the Solar Cycles.

SAFIRE project -  Experimental testing of an electric model of the Sun

This is completely different from the Standard Model of the Sun, a bit outlandish, but with a painstakingly thorough approach and some pretty amazing results, based on [entirely private , small] funding.   They have beautiful control over nested plasma shells, vacuum electric gradients that aren't supposed to exist, and "extra material" that could possibly be indicative of low [temperature, pressure] fusion (they're not saying that, as it will take time to rule out other possibilities).

Below are my quick notes of two of the videos I've watched in recent years.  They've also produced some papers.


Part III
Montgomery Childs and Dr. Michael Clarage present a review of The SAFIRE PROJECT to date, which includes some new discoveries of the past year.
20:36 Types of SAFIRE plasmas :
increasing power levels ->
[dark quiescent, tufts, moving tufts, double layers, quiescent, asymetric double layers, high intensity]

DOX (Design of Xperiments? - conclusions or observations?
- Prior to formation of double layers the plasma is not stable
- The formation of double layers causes the plasma to stabilize  (can't crank voltage - plasma won't acccept it?)
- The response being the trapping of ions and electrons within the double layers
- A complete change of volume and current relationship

Anomalous damage to equipment (Lowell Morgan radiation analysis) :
- discharge in chamber is transparent to visible light but UV light (10 eV) 60,000 times slower to pass

Thermodynamics, CFD,
- gravitational forces are negligible in SAFIRE

Indications of nuclear transmutations?
- elements appear that are nowhere in materials of [gases, electrodes, probes, instrumentation, vessel, etc]

Electron T much higher away from electrode - like sun photosphere - chromosphere

Concept of T is wrong for plasmas?

SAFIRE model scaled up 10^24 : yields reasonable estimate of solar size for known solar irradiance (1/10th of actual R, 1/100  area)!?!

Don't need cathode with SAFIRE?  plasma electrons pulled in?

06Mar2018 EU2017 Future Science

Montgomery Childs, Michael Clairidge, Paul Anderson 18Aug2017 "SAFIRE project phase III update"
(09Mar2019 This is a paid link, I think - it is probably available on YouTube?)

Michael Claridge - probe destruction, double layers, etc
Lowell Morgan ?2017?  "...  Nuclear weapons have littel to do with nuclear physics, and a lot to do with radiation, hydrogen dynamics.  ..." 
>> did Michael Claridge misinterpret "radiation hydrodynamics" ?
Hydrogen - 122 nm wavelength special frequency (spectral line?), holds onto incident radiation at this frequencey over thoudsands of frequency counts, yields :
-> radiation trapping, SLOWS speed of light thousands of times!!

Monty Childs - summary of SAFIRE :
1. can [contain,control,stabilize] high energy dense plasmas
2. chemistry changes
3. slow speed of light
4. variations of electron density comparable to [photoshpere, heliosphere,nuclear bombs]
5. electrical confinement of high energy photons (photon trapping) 
   (06Mar2018 Howell - solar energy BIG time with solar concentrators, fusion projects)
6. core of SAFIRE is cooler than its surrounding atmosphere (< 1000 C versus 10 kC in plasma)!! -  riddle of sun
Also :
- sustains a vacuum in test chamber without mechanical means!!
  eg, why space vacuum 300 miles above Earth's surface?
- double layers stabilise plasmas in chamber
SAFIRE - A Star in a jar.

Howell - why don't they use Don Scott's NPN transistor model?

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From: Valdes, Julio <>
Date: Sat, Mar 9, 2019 at 6:52 AM
Subject: IEEE copyright for IJCNN 2019 paper PID5815197
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Cc:  <>, Tapping,
Ken <>

Dear Dr. Sung:

I had trouble when submitting the IEEE copyright for IJCNN 2019 paper

Title     : ‘Machine Learning Approaches for Predicting the 10.7 cm
Radio Flux from Solar Magnetogram Data’

Authors: Julio J. Valdes, Ljubomir Nikolic and Kenneth Tapping

The system did not ask for the actual copyright and closed the browser window.

The attached file (IEEE-copyright-IJCNN2019-PID5815197.pdf) is the
signed IEEE copyright. Please, let us know that you received it.


Julio J. Valdés
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