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Agostino Bruzzone

NATO Research & Development Italy

Prof. Agostino Bruzzone


Future Forces Forum Future Forces Exhibition 2016 Military Advanced Robotic Systems (MARS) Conference 2016

President of Simulation Team & MIPET Full Professor, DIME
University of Genova


Presentation

New Challenges and Missions for Autonomous Systems operating in Multiple Domains within Cyber and Hybrid Warfare Scenarios

Autonomous Systems are quickly evolving in many different domains and applications; indeed their achievements are already valuable in terms of saving, safety, persistence etc.; indeed the expectations about the related future capabilities result even more impressive even if several goals will require further years for being fully achieved.

Currently, the presence and missions of Autonomous Systems are quickly evolving, not only in defense, but also in civil applications. Due to all these reasons, Autonomous Systems are exponentially proliferating within urban areas and over different domains turning into a crucial elements respect new scenarios. In particular these aspects are relevant respect the “cyber warfare” and “hybrid warfare”. These new kinds of conflicts are really strongly influenced by intensive presence of autonomous systems and they require sophisticated interoperable simulation to be investigated. So it is evident that creating models reproducing multi domains and interactions respect these complex scenarios is a strategic advantage to address the future; Hybrid warfare as cyber defense need to be addressed scientifically and understood by using M&S in order to evaluate shortfalls as well as to support new policies development and new capabilities definition. So this presentation focuses on proposing Models for this context. The presentation proposes Case Studies where the Autonomous Systems interoperates over multiple domains in simulation experiments allowing to evaluate the impact of actions on the cyber layer and the “hybrid warfare” impacts and vulnerabilities of modern Societies.


Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Agostino G. Bruzzone began his engineering studies at the Italian Naval Academy

with the Faculty of Pisa; after successfully completing this phase, he transferred to the University of Genoa where

he earned his doctorship in Mechanical Engineering.

Since early '90, he has taught "Theories and Techniques of Automatic Control" and in 1992 he has become

a member of the industrial simulation work group at the ITIM University of Genoa.

Currently he is Full Professor in DIME, University of Genoa.

He has utilized extensively simulation techniques in logistics, industrial plants, harbor terminals, marine secotr and sailboat racing sectors.

He served as Project Manager and Scientific Leader on many research projects involving innovative Modeling, Interoperable Simulation, AI (Artificial Intelligence), Chaos Theory, IA (Intelligent Agents) and DOE (design of Experiments); particular attention was focused on the application of Neural Networks, GAs and Fuzzy Logic to industrial plant problems using Modeling and Simulation.

He has been actively involved in the scientific community from several years and served as General Director of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Science (MISS), Associate Vice-President, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of the SCS (the Society for Modelling & Simulation International), President of the Liophant Simulation, President of Simulation Team, VicePresident and Member of the Board of MIMOS (Movimento Italiano di Simulazione), General Director and Vice Director of M&S Net, Industrial Relation Chair in SCS Europe, Italian Point of Contact for the ISAG (International Simulation Advisory Grouyp) and Sim-Serv.

He acquired extensive experience as a member of International Technical and Organization Committees (i.e. AI Application of IASTED, AI Conference, EMSS, ESM, AMS, etc.) and as a General Coordinator of Scientific Initiatives (i.e. General Chair of Simulation in Industry Conference, International Multidisciplinary Modelling & Simulation Multiconference, "Summer Computer Simulation Conference", "International Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference", International Workshop on Applied Modeling & Simulation and Web Based Simulation Conference, Program Chair of the Workshop in Harbor and Logistics Modeling, Guest Editor for Special Issue of Harbor and Maritime Simulation and "Supply Chain Simulation" in Int.Journals, Member of the Editorial Board of Simulation, Program Chair of Engineering Application in WCSS and Track Chair for Manufacturing in SCSC, etc.).

He has written more than 250 scientific papers in International Journals and Conferences, in addition to books, technical/professional reports in partnerships with major companies (i.e. IBM, FCA, Fincantieri, ENI, Leonardo, Contship, Solvay) and agencies (i.e. NASA, European Defence Agency, NATO, National Center for Simulation, Italian MoD, DGA).

Agostino Bruzzone is in charge as Director of the Technical Council of "SIMulation applications in Management, PLanning & forEcaSTing" for the Society of Computer Simulation International.

He is Simulation Team MITIM DIPTEM Genoa Director for the McLeod Institute of Simulation Science (an Institution with 28 Centers distributed worldwide: Brazil, China, USA, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Canada, Spain etc.) and he is General Director of M&S Net an International Network involving 34 Centers worldwide.

He is founder member and president of the Liophant Simulation and Simulation Team.

He has been enrolled also in Who's Who, IEEE, IASTED, ANIMP, SCS, MIMOS etc.

Currently he works in the Department of Industrial Production, Thermoenergy, Engineering and Mathematical Modelling (DIME, formerly DIPTEM, DIPEM, DIP and ITIM) at the University of Genoa as Full Professor.

He is active in the field of simulator-based applications for industrial plants, developing new methodologies and intelligent system integration techniques.

He teaches "Project Management" and "Industrial Logistics" at the University for students in the Mechanical Engineering (4th year), Management Engineering (4th year) and Industrial, Logistics & Production Engineering (3rd year) degree courses.

He teaches "Modelling & Simulation", "M&S for Biomedical System" and VV&A for the DIMS PhD Program (Doctorship in Integrated Mathematical Modelling and Simulation).

He is President of the MIPET (International Master Program in Industrial Plant Engineering & Technologies - Master in Impiantistica Industriale e Grandi Impianti) of Genoa University.

He served as M&S Project Leader for NATO Science and Technology Organization, Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE).

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