Keynote Speakers

Empowering Cognitive Security Systems with Computational Intelligence & Granular Computing

Vincenzo Loia Ph.D.
Chair Professor
Department of Management and Innovation Systems
University of Salerno, Italy

To solve the pressing security challenges of our era, we need more creative approaches capable to detect connections between relations, events concepts, in evolving context characterized by an explosive mixture of structered and unstructered data coming up from multiple sensor and human based networks.
In this talk we explore how to integrate Granular Computing and Computational Intelligence with security based systems in order to enrich the cognitive power.
We present the evolution of a framework where different application scenarios are described, evidentiating the benefits arising from such an integration.
This novel integration can be viewed as a novel paradigm useful to design, build, and deploy distributed systems suitable for Smart Cities.

Professor Vincenzo Loia received B.S. degree in computer science from University of Salerno, Italy in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from University of Paris VI, France, in 1987 and 1989, respectively. From 1989 he is Faculty member at the University of Salerno where he teaches Safe Systems, Situational Awareness. His current position is as Chair and Professor of Computer Science at Department of Management and Innovation Systems. He is the editor-in-chief of Evolutionary Intelligence and the editor-in-chief of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, both from Springer. He is an Associate Editor of various journals, including the IEEE Transactions on System, Man and Cybernetics: Systems; IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics; IEEE Transactions on the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. His research interests include soft computing, agent technology for technologically complex environments Web intelligence, Situational Awareness He was principal investigator in a number of industrial R&D projects and in academic research projects. He is author of over 400 original research papers in international journals, book chapters, and in international conference proceedings. He hold in the last years several role in IEEE Society in particular for Computational Intelligence Society (Chair of Emergent Technologies Technical Committee, IEEE CIS European Representative, Vice-Chair of Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee).