Wednesday, 6th June 2012
SWISS2012 is a major international conference supported by IFAC on International Stability and Systems Engineering to be staged in WIT on 11 to 13th of June 2012. This conference is important because we have been witnessed to dramatic changes in international stability. The world has never seemed so unstable and uncertain and Ireland has been significantly impacted by these global system uncertainties. The application of global systems of information, finance, energy and other resources has both negative and positive consequences. We can think of the global uncertainty of financial systems, threats of terrorism through advanced systems intrusions, environmental instability such as recently witnessed in Japan which threatened catastrophic nuclear power-systems failure. What can systems engineering and information technology contribute to solving these problems? International Stability and Systems Engineering (SWIIS) 2012 is a major international event which brings together scientists and professionals from all over the world to address this question.
SWIIS 2012 is an important opportunity to showcase Irish research and innovation, significantly improving the profile of Waterford Institute of Technology, the South East Region, and Ireland generally as a world-class location for advanced technology research and innovation which addresses local and international policy issues. This improves the international profile of Irish research capacity in innovative new areas of science and engineering which have not received much attention to date i.e. systems which address international stability issues.
This research has commercial possibilities which can be exploited to create jobs and attract investment. For example, the CEO of a major American Corporation (Professor David Martin of M-CAM) is delivering a keynote address. M-Cam have developed solutions in this area which have been implemented by governments and in the private sector across the world. He is also Chair of Economic Innovation for the UN–affiliated Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organisation, Founder of the Global Innovation Commons and holds a Professorship at the Graduate School of Business Administration in the University of Virginia.
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