Keynote Speakers

  • Dimitrios Serpanos
    “Designing safe and secure cyber-physical systems”

    Cyber-physical and IoT systems connect computers to the physical world and are employed in a wide range of application areas, such as vehicles, medical devices, industrial equipment, which require them to be physically safe and avoid harming people or property. To achieve these goals, cyber-physical and IoT systems must also secure the information they use to operate. Safety (physical safety of operating equipment and devices) and computer security (correct and sound information) are traditionally separate topics that are practiced by very different disciplines and engineers. Now that we have connected physical and computing systems to create cyber-physical and IoT systems, we need to address these topics in a unified fashion. Computer security affects safety; safety requirements also affect the way we protect computer security.

    In this talk, we present a unified approach to safety and security of cyber-physical and IoT systems. We describe a method to design safe and secure systems and we identify related challenges.

  • Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos
    “Human behavior simulation, big data analytics and applications to security, risk assessment, urban environment design and cultural heritage protection and preservation”

    This presentation focuses on the use of human behavior simulation as a means of modeling and analysis of complex environments where human behavior determines the outcome of a certain event or a set of interrelated events that either occur in environments that are difficult to have access to for experimentation under real time conditions, and/or involve human subjects that are difficult to monitor, either due to technological limitations, legal constraints, or both. Such examples include risk assessment from human behavior, testing of evacuation plans in large buildings and installations, testing of evacuation of public building and spaces compromised by large scale catastrophic events, risk assessment and countermeasure protection procedures testing and the preservation of cultural heritage as well as the restoration of historic cultural sites. The paper presents the distributed, agent-based simulation platform iGuide that has been used extensively in human behavior modeling using agents capable of exhibiting very complex behaviors. The agents are capable of exhibiting very complex behaviors making the simulation extremely realistic. In addition to human behavior simulation, the iCrowd distributed simulation platform allows the simultaneous simulation of complex physical events by different simulation modules, and the aggregation of the outcomes of the different simulation components into one coherent final outcome that in capable of interacting with the human behavior simulation agents. Various use cases will be presented and discussed.


The Program Timetable is available HERE.