The detailed Scientific Program can be found here.Plenary talk by Prof. Mustak E. Yalcin (Istanbul Technical University): "Applications of Cellular Automata with Random Memory: Random NumberGenerator and Physical Unclonable Function"
Mustak E. Yalcin was born in Unye, Turkey , in 1971. In 1993, he obtained the degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University (I.T.U.), Electrical and Electronic Engineering Faculty. In 1997, he received the Master degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from I.T.U. Institute of Science and Technology. In 2004, he recieved the Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Between June 2004-December 2004, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT)/SCD-SISTA. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at The Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California San Diego (UCSD) in 2009. He is currently a Professor with Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. His research interests are mainly in the areas of the theory and application of nonlinear circuit and systems. He is co-author of the book "Cellular Neural Networks, Multi-Scroll Chaos and Synchronization" (World Scientific).
Plenary talk by Dr. Ciro Del Negro (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Catania, Italy): "Engineering Complex Systems for Near-Real-Time Forecasting of Volcanic Hazards"
Ciro Del Negro is a Research Director at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). His research concerns quantitative studies of volcanic processes using a combination of field data, numerical modelling and probabilistic analysis. His main focus has been on the development of novel approaches to volcanic hazard assessment for the purposes of disaster risk reduction. He has published nearly 90 scientific papers in ISI journals.
Plenary talk by Prof. Roberto Setola (Universita' Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy): "How to evaluate the risk for interdependent Critical Infrastructures scenarios"
Roberto Setola received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (1992) and the PhD (1996) from the University of Naples ''Federico II''. From 1999 to 2004, he served at the Italian Prime Minister's Office. He is currently Associate Professor of Automatic Control at the University CAMPUS Bio-Medico, where he is the head of the Complex System and Security Laboratory and the Director of the Postgraduate Master Program in Homeland Security. He was responsible for the Italian Government Working Group on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP) and a member of the G8 Senior Experts' group for CIIP. He has been the coordinator of several EU projects and he authored seven books and more than 150 scientific papers. His main research interests are the simulation, modeling and control of complex systems and Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Plenary talk by Prof. Giuseppe Nunnari (Universita' degli Studi di Catania, Italy): "Multifractal analysis of wind velocity data"
Giuseppe Nunnari received the ''Laurea'' degree in electrical engineering (cum laudae) from the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, in 1979. He was a software engineer in private companies until 1983 and Researcher of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), from May 1983 to October 1992. From November 1992 he joined with the University of Catania, Faculty of Engineering, were he has served as associate professor of Automatic Control, till September 2001 and as a full professor up to the present days. His research interests include the modelling and control of dynamic systems, signal and image processing, soft computing and modelling of environmental systems. He is author or co-author of about 250 scientific papers published in international journals, conference proceedings and books chapters. He has also co-authored 3 scientific books published by international publishers. He has been involved, also as the coordinator, in several research activities at international and national level.
Plenary talk by Prof. Maide Bucolo (Universita' degli Studi di Catania, Italy): "Complexity in BioMicrofluidics Engineering"
Maide Bucolo received the Computer Science Engineering degree from the University of Catania in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Control Engineering in 2001. She is currently Associate Professor at the University of Catania. She has been the coordinator of national projects and international exchange programs, and involved in several projects supported by consortium of private companies. She has published more than 100 scientific publications. Her research activity mainly regards microfluidics, complex dynamics, and nonlinear time series analysis for biomedical signals analysis. She is IEEE senior member.
Plenary talk by Dr. Angelo A. Tuccillo (ENEA, FSN Department, C. R. Frascati, Italy): "Divertor Tokamak Test: A Complex Medium Size Experimental Fusion Plant"
Angelo A. Tuccillo is leading the Fusion Physics Division of the ENEA Fusion and Nuclear Safety Department. He is working at the ENEA Research Centre in Frascati (Rome) Italy and his main interests are on Magnetic Confinement Fusion, Plasma Waves Interaction and Plasma Diagnostics. A. A. Tuccillo is a EU member of the Integrated Operation Scenarios group of the ITPA and since January 2016 Italian representative at IEA-Fusion Programme Consulting Committee. He is member of the international Organising Committee of the Symposium On Fusion Technology (SOFT) and will chair the 2nd EPS conference on Plasma Diagnostics next April in Bordeaux, Fr.