Technical Committee on Resilience and Security for Industrial Applications (ReSia)
The Resilience and Security for Industrial Applications (ReSia) technical committee focuses on various aspects and technologies to assess and/or increase resilience and security of industrial applications. For example, technologies such as how to reconfigure a cyber-network and/or a physical network to enhance its resilience subject to failures and attacks, how to design distributed algorithms to manage the system to avoid single point of failure, to reduce congestions, how to improve device design to improve its resilience and security, etc. Applications range from national critical infrastructure such as power/energy systems, transportation systems, to micro-grid, nano-grid (e.g., home energy management), pico-grid, to devices such as energy storages, smart sensors, smart actuators, and smart controllers. This is a highly interdisciplinary technical committee. ReSia technical committee will use different means such as tutorials, special sessions, web, committee meetings, conferences to interchange and disseminate information. We often collaborate with other IES technical committees to form joint special sessions in IES conferences and IES publications.
IES ReSia had an excellent Technical Committee meeting on June 9th 2:00 – 3:00 pm in conjunction with IEEE ISIE16. There were nine members in the meeting. Many constructive discussions and suggestions have been raised on how to move the ReSia TC forward. Several action items have been planned:
- Collaborate with IES Energy Storage TC to organize special sessions in IES conferences
- Collaborate with IES CPS Storage TC to organize special sessions in IES conferences
- Collaborate with IES Cloud/Wireless Computing TC to organize special sessions in IES conferences
- Collaborate with IES Network Control Systems TC to organize special sessions in IES conferences
We have also discussed which IES conferences we should target on (e.g., IECON, ISIE, ICIT, etc.). We will continue to discuss on this through e-mails. If you have any suggestions/comments/feedback (not necessarily limited to the above), please do not hesitate to let me know.
Mo-Yuen Chow, North Carolina State University
Milos Manic, Virginia Commonwealth University