Conferences related to Mission Critical

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2020 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

The CDC is the premier conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control, and related areas.


2020 IEEE 29th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)

ISIE focuses on advancements in knowledge, new methods, and technologies relevant to industrial electronics, along with their applications and future developments.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS)

IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS) is an annual conference coordinated by the Plasma Science and Application Committee (PSAC) of the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2020) will be held in Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SMC 2020 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report most recent innovations and developments, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. Advances in these fields have increasing importance in the creation of intelligent environments involving technologies interacting with humans to provide an enriching experience and thereby improve quality of life. Papers related to the conference theme are solicited, including theories, methodologies, and emerging applications. Contributions to theory and practice, including but not limited to the following technical areas, are invited.


2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)

The Conference focuses on all aspects of instrumentation and measurement science andtechnology research development and applications. The list of program topics includes but isnot limited to: Measurement Science & Education, Measurement Systems, Measurement DataAcquisition, Measurements of Physical Quantities, and Measurement Applications.


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Periodicals related to Mission Critical

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


Communications Letters, IEEE

Covers topics in the scope of IEEE Transactions on Communications but in the form of very brief publication (maximum of 6column lengths, including all diagrams and tables.)


Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


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Xplore Articles related to Mission Critical

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Improving latency using codes in mission-critical communication

2017 19th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT), 2017

Delays are crucial in mission-critical applications such as safety networks that exchange information in a short period of time to prevent impending accidents. When such applications are implemented in wireless systems, delays are inevitable, due to a defining characteristic of unstable wireless channels. Information signals sent over the air are inherently prone to distortion, thus often need to be retransmitted ...


Toward a Model of Emotional Contagion Influence on Agile Development for Mission Critical Systems

2017 International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS), 2017

This position paper provides a framework to test positive and negative emotional contagion between agile teams for producing mission critical systems in order to enhance agile teams' cooperativeness and performance, lower conflicts, and to make decisions more accurate. Due to human errors in analyzing, designing, implementing, and testing phases for producing mission critical systems, losses and risks are significantly higher ...


‘Super models’ in mission critical facilities

Intelec 2010, 2010

Two years ago at INTELEC in San Diego a paper was presented about large scale modeling and simulation of data center and telephone exchanges. The models developed were very large and capable of representing a global snapshot (balance sheet) of whole facilities. It was shown that these `super models' could uncover deficiencies not readily detectable by conventional asset management systems. ...


Development of a remote laboratory architecture for Mission Critical Operations instruction

SoutheastCon 2016, 2016

In order to support the remote training of Mission Critical Operators, a standard interface and interconnection architecture had to be developed. While many others have created schemes for remote operation of equipment, many tend to either be customized to a target hardware, lack the requisite security protocols, or not be scalable. We have created such an architecture, leveraging existing commercial ...


Piloting XP on four mission-critical projects

IEEE Software, 2004

According to proponents, extreme programming creates focused, efficient software development that heavily emphasizes customer involvement. As software developers for mission-critical two-way radio systems in Motorola's commercial, government, and industrial solutions sector, we'd been hearing a lot about XP's benefits. Software development teams constantly battle to increase productivity while maintaining or improving quality . Four Motorola teams piloted extreme programming to ...


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Educational Resources on Mission Critical

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Improving latency using codes in mission-critical communication

    Delays are crucial in mission-critical applications such as safety networks that exchange information in a short period of time to prevent impending accidents. When such applications are implemented in wireless systems, delays are inevitable, due to a defining characteristic of unstable wireless channels. Information signals sent over the air are inherently prone to distortion, thus often need to be retransmitted to ensure their successful decoding. It is crucial in mission-critical applications that the delays be short enough, although it may come with a cost in other aspects of communication, for example, reduced data rates. In this paper, we propose a novel technique that improves latency using codes. We consider the established cellular systems that are based on orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), and employ maximum-distance separable (MDS) codes for signals that are sent via parallel orthogonal carriers. As our main result, we show that compared to a naive approach that applies simple repetition coding schemes, our technique can achieve both better latency and data rate. This result suggests that by employing sophisticated coding schemes, one can improve latency without making much sacrifice in data rate.

  • Toward a Model of Emotional Contagion Influence on Agile Development for Mission Critical Systems

    This position paper provides a framework to test positive and negative emotional contagion between agile teams for producing mission critical systems in order to enhance agile teams' cooperativeness and performance, lower conflicts, and to make decisions more accurate. Due to human errors in analyzing, designing, implementing, and testing phases for producing mission critical systems, losses and risks are significantly higher than other systems; while the adoption of agile development processes in mission critical systems has shown promising results of minimizing risks and costs. However, agile processes are people-oriented where human error is the main contributor to the success or failure of the system. Within the software industry, studies have investigated developers' conation and cognition to enhance their performance and communication within teams, while the role of affect (emotions and moods) was neglected for decades. Emotional contagion, as a factor of affect influence, has only been tested in studies at the managerial decision- making level; while no evidence of such studies that investigate whether or not the emotional contagion influences behavioural groups in agile developments which is the main concern of this paper.

  • ‘Super models’ in mission critical facilities

    Two years ago at INTELEC in San Diego a paper was presented about large scale modeling and simulation of data center and telephone exchanges. The models developed were very large and capable of representing a global snapshot (balance sheet) of whole facilities. It was shown that these `super models' could uncover deficiencies not readily detectable by conventional asset management systems. This paper presents findings in the modeling of 81 mission critical telecommunications and data center facilities across Australia and New Zealand.

  • Development of a remote laboratory architecture for Mission Critical Operations instruction

    In order to support the remote training of Mission Critical Operators, a standard interface and interconnection architecture had to be developed. While many others have created schemes for remote operation of equipment, many tend to either be customized to a target hardware, lack the requisite security protocols, or not be scalable. We have created such an architecture, leveraging existing commercial or open source hardware and software, and creating customizations where necessary to integrate the parts into an entire system. The result is an experience that connects students with industrially relevant hardware and software in a manner that approximates an industrial operator involved in remotely troubleshooting or configuring a networked remote resource.

  • Piloting XP on four mission-critical projects

    According to proponents, extreme programming creates focused, efficient software development that heavily emphasizes customer involvement. As software developers for mission-critical two-way radio systems in Motorola's commercial, government, and industrial solutions sector, we'd been hearing a lot about XP's benefits. Software development teams constantly battle to increase productivity while maintaining or improving quality . Four Motorola teams piloted extreme programming to see if it would let them satisfy their customers' constantly changing requirements while improving productivity.

  • Establishing guidelines for suitability of COTS for a mission critical application

    Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) products are being considered for inclusion in ever more complex and critical systems. There are clearly advantages to consider the use of COTS, but given the rigorous needs of such critical systems or subsystems, there have begun to emerge concerns about the suitability of COTS for such applications. The paper identifies some of the characteristics of mission critical systems that makes the selection process of COTS products an emerging factor in total system acceptance. The paper also suggests an approach towards making this 'suitability' decision. Further refinements and enhancements to such a proposed approach would assist both the acquisition community as well as the development/integration community in this area. Mission critical system characteristics such as reliability, safety, availability, maintainability and certification tend to influence whether or not COTS should be considered for a given application. Once the suitability of COTS has been determined, it is possible that additional requirements may be placed on the product and/or the product's vendor for such mission critical applications. It is also possible that certain system requirements and expectations may need to be modified because of the inclusion of COTS products into that system. As COTS products continue to be considered as candidates for inclusion within mission critical systems, there are likely to be additional concerns and factors to emerge that will influence how both acquirers and suppliers decide if and/or when to use COTS products. Ongoing monitoring of this technology area seems to be warranted.

  • Mission-critical packet transfer with explicit path selection in WMN-based tactical networks

    In military communication environments, most mission-critical data should be guaranteed to be delivered to their corresponding targets in time even sacrificing the quality of services (QoSs) for existing non-mission-critical flows. This preemption capability is one of the most required features for the operation of tactical networks. And, it can be achieved by sacrificing QoSs for traditional class-based non mission-critical flows along the path for the delivery of those mission-critical data. Multilevel precedence and preemption (MLPP) has been developed for circuit-switched military networks. Since the paths to deliver data in circuit-switched networks are explicitly established, the implementation of MLPP is very simple,. However, since paths to deliver data are implicit and varying according to the changes of topologies in packet-switched and mobile ad-hoc networks, it is very difficult to implement the precedence capability. In this paper, we propose a preemptive control method to guarantee the delivery of mission-critical data in wireless mesh network (WMN)-based mobile tactical networks. To provide the preemption capability, we also propose a method to establish an explicit path in WMN environment. With the explicitly established path, cross layer-based queue management scheme at each node along the path is also proposed. The performances of the proposed method are evaluated through simulations, and the results show that the proposed method is very suitable to support preemptive mission-critical data delivery.

  • Public safety mission critical voice services over LTE

    In view of broadband technology trends and the availability of broadband spectrum, public safety agencies have expressed an interest in complementing their current narrowband wireless networks with broadband systems. To support the set of public safety data applications, Long Term Evolution (LTE) has been selected by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for deployment in the broadband portion of the U.S. Public Safety 700 MHz band. This event, together with the mandated migration of narrowband systems to narrower channel widths, are the catalysts for current requests to carry mission critical voice services over the future LTE-based public safety broadband wireless network. Since such services have stringent requirements, this paper covers challenges with an emphasis on interoperability with legacy narrowband systems.

  • Link performance modeling of wireless sensor network deployment for mission-critical applications (underground deployment)

    Reliable communication of information from the incident scene to nearest responder (point-to-point communication) is vital to mission-critical operations. Sensor nodes such as mobile robots are deployed into some unfriendly environments to sense the environments and send information to the responders. However, the heterogeneous environments limit navigation and reliable transfer of critical data to the responders. This study proposes a communication model that supports operation of static sensor nodes and maneuvering of mobile sensor nodes in mission-critical tasks. It also shows semiempirical energy per bit to noise spectral density, empirical radio propagation models and parameters for some “harsh environments - underground- to-underground communications.” These values and models are obtained from combination of experimental approach and analytical approach of additive white Gaussian noise channel. They are used to ensure a reliable communication of wireless sensor nodes deployed in the environments for the purpose of mission- critical services. Also, the values and models are validated in a theoretical and semianalytical simulation scenarios. Result shows that both techniques are nearly identical. The semi-empirical approach, the proposed models, and values, can be used for efficient planning and future deployments of wireless sensor networks for mission-critical services.

  • Incorporating Common Cause Failures in Mission-Critical Facilities Reliability Analysis

    Common cause events are those specific groups of dependent events that might adversely affect the operation of a redundant system. Common cause failures (CCF) are considered a subset of dependent failures with a major difference that they cannot be explicitly modeled. A CCF is a single point of failure (SPOF) causing a unit and its “perceived” redundant unit to fail simultaneously. During the first few years of commercial nuclear power plant operations, many probability risk assessment (PRA) studies revealed that CCF have significantly contributed to core damages. Consequently, the U.S. Nuclear Regulation Commission (NRC) initiated various CCF analyses in the 1980s. Since then, CCF analyses have been synonymous with nuclear facilities, and a majority of CCF analysis efforts have rightfully been focused on the safety of nuclear plants. Given that many industrial and commercial mission-critical facilities and high-reliability organizations now require a high degree of availability, therefore, CCF cannot be ignored. The objectives of this paper are to present 1) the importance of considering CCF in reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) analysis for industrial and commercial mission-critical facilities and high-reliability organizations, 2) simple quantitative analysis methods of CCF for industrial and commercial mission- critical facilities, and 3) the need for including CCF as part of future failure data collection efforts.



Standards related to Mission Critical

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IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks--Port-Based Network Access Control

For the purpose of providing compatible authentication, authorization, and cryptographic key agreement mechanisms to support secure communication between devices connected by IEEE 802ᆴ Local Area Networks (LANs), this standard a) Specifies a general method for provision of port-based network access control. b) Specifies protocols that establish secure associations for IEEE Std 802.1AEル MAC Security. c) Facilitates the use of industry ...