Day 1 :
Microspace Rapid Pte Ltd, Singapore
Keynote: Towards the Astrolithic Age,
Time : 10:00-10:45
Giulio Manzoni is an entrepreneur and inventor with proven track record and 25 years of industrial experience in developing products from conception, design, proof of concept, prototyping to production.He founded Microspace, in Italy in 2002, and in Singapore in 2007 with a fully equipped laboratory for micropropulsion and satellites development and operations. Such micropropulsion systems have been demonstrated on a long duration Space mission by Microspace’s satellite POPSAT-HIP1 launched in June 2014, fully operated by Microspace in Singapore from proprietary Earth Station.Giulio, together with his small team of engineers in Singapore and Italy, has also developed Athenoxat-1, the second satellite of Microspace launched in December 2015. Athenoxat-1 is reaching now 4 years of operations in space during which it has delivered thousands of interesting pictures to validate its novel experimental imaging systems and attitude controls devices.
The talk will be about most advanced concept of asteroid mining to create a space economy.
Smart Tunisia Technoparks, Tunisia
Time : 10:45-11:20
Dr. Mohamed Hamdi (PhD, habilitation) is the founding director of Elgazala Innovation Center where he leads the supervision of innovative startup projects. He co-authored more than 150 scientific publications published in international journals and conferences. He was the chair of the 'Cloud security' industry forum in the IEEE ICC'12 conference (Ottawa, Canada). He has also chaired and co-chaired international conferences and special issues in international conferences including the ‘Trust, Security, and Privacy’ symposium in the IEEE IWCMC 2012 conference and for the special issue on ‘Web Services in Multimedia Communication’ for the journal on Advances in Multimedia. He presented multiple tutorials and invited speeches in international conferences such as the GEOSS Forum (Globecom 2011). In addition, Dr. Hamdi has been invited at the ITU World Telecom conference to serve as a panelist in a forum on the security of social networks. He also passed prestigious professional certifications including the CISSP and the CISCO Security certifications. He is conducting research activities in the areas of cloud security and assurance, Internet of things, and security incident handling. Between 2001 and 2005, he worked for the National Digital Certification Agency (Tunisia) where he was the leader of the security risk management team.
Space communication is becoming a vital part of national and international infrastructures. Countries are increasingly dependent on global satellite capabilities for national and international infrastructures, which include systems governing the navigation of aircraft and ships, military decision-support systems, financial transactions, and communications through the Internet. Cybersecurity threats to space communications are a relatively new phenomenon, with increasing connections to the forefront of concern for the critical systems due to the vulnerabilities that such threats may exploit and negatively impact. In fact, such vulnerabilities may affect military command systems, launch systems, communications, telemetry, tracking and command, and mission completion. More importantly, space infrastructures are often used as backup solutions to traditional communication mechanism: consequently, they are not secured by design.