Welcome to the 5th EnergyTech in Cleveland, an annual series that began in 2010 through productive dialog and interaction between technology and systems engineers / professionals within INCOSE, IEEE, and NASA GRC. This year, the conference addresses the changing dynamics and emerging technologies in Energy, and also deals with some of the most significant, consequential risks and issues in our critical infrastructure, posing major threats to civilized existence. We appreciate your interest and look forward to a constructive exchange of ideas by leading experts in the fields of energy and security.
CYBER_ATTACKS? CLIMATE RISK? GMD? EMP?
ARE WE PREPARED?
Our civilization vitally depends on the continuous and assured availability of critical resources such as clean, safe, sustainable, and affordable electrical power, clean water, secure food, transportation, and related services. Major dynamic global changes present new opportunities, but also threats that confront not only the energy sector but critical infrastructure, with the potential to greatly disrupt and undermine civilized existence.
To secure the vital energy needed for our civilized future, a comprehensive "Systems Approach" is essential. We need to effectively leverage and integrate advanced technologies into critical infrastructure, as well as address challenges and vulnerabilities in cyber-security, physical attacks, solar weather events and EMP strikes. Solutions to such enormous challenges demand the very best in human ingenuity coupled with efficient, sophisticated computing tools and rigorous methods to managing system risk and life-cycle decision support.
Now in its 5th year, EnergyTech 2015 seeks the convergence of the best minds in policy, systems engineering and applied technology to address some of the critical issues of our time. In addition to its strong systems and technology focus, this year’s theme, "Securing Our Energy Future" will address broad policy issues and big picture topics related to Energy and Critical Infrastructure. Experts from Industry, Academia, and Government present a wide range of perspectives on these challenges.
Tracks include Changing Dynamics of the Global Energy Landscape, New Technologies for Solving the Energy Puzzle, Leveraging the Capabilities of Model-based Systems Development for Energy, and Managing the Risk Factors in Critical Infrastructure.
Paper authors, panelists and tutorial presenters are encouraged to address ways in which Systems Engineering principles, processes and perspectives are performed today and how the critical infrastructure sectors such as energy will benefit from these practices. Topics of interest include technology insertion, process improvements, and organizational governance of the systems we make, manage, operate and maintain over their life cycle.