The ICAR Engineering COmplex and Smart systems (ECOS) Lab involves people from the ICAR departments of Palermo and Napoli. In the last few years, the ECOS lab has been involved in several projects in the ICT field. To date, it collaborates with several universities and CNR institutes.
The ECOS Lab aims to contribute to the state of the art in smart systems engineering. The main research activities cover the definition of software engineering techniques for the analysis and design of smart systems, and, from the technology-transfer point of view, ICT innovation in several contexts such as maritime applications of ICT systems, smart environments, workflows, e-* (e-government, e-health,…) systems, logistics, simulations.
Our effort is specifically directed towards the definition of software engineering techniques for the analysis and design of smart and complex systems that can exhibit autonomous, distributed, self-adaptive and self-organizing (SASO) behaviours. Such techniques exploit also Artificial Intelligence and Software Agents approaches.
Main applications are in the field of ICT for safety of the smart vessel with recent experiences on:
- The definition of self-adaptive techniques for the reconfiguration of shipboard power systems to deal with multi-failure accidents
- The adoption of self-adaptive workflows for the management of ordinary procedures and emergencies on board;
- The support of emergency management at sea (search and rescue) with the adaptive and optimal definition of SAR procedures.