Keynote Speech: Prof. Igor Schagaev

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Igor Schagaev

The Role of Technology

Prof. Igor Schagaev
Director of ITACS Ltd, UK
Date & Time: July 17 (Monday), 2017; 05:20pm - 06:20pm
Location: Platinum Room


The human world evolves and progresses by applying knowledge derived from observations of and familiarity with repeatable events and phenomena of nature.

 Our perceptions, understanding and ability to model reality enable us to develop policies, processes and products required. Generally speaking, our goal is either to control (and exploit) the natural phenomena, or to create human-made objects with required properties.

 We use our knowledge of nature aiming to improve it (in a way we want).  At the same time, wild-life objects proved to be self-organized and adjustable to the change caused by internal and external interventions or events while our systems - on the contrary - instead of progressing - decline and degrade.

Thus we simply must redo our systems and come up with novel and fundamental theories and supportive technologies for pursuing principles of self-healing, making our systems easier to adjust, implement them with a goal of “zero maintenance” or self-maintenance.

 It has become clear that our evolving knowledge itself is the key for our progress in many areas of knowledge and industrial domains. The first one includes computer science, mathematics, philosophy, education, linguistics, software engineering, artificial intelligence; while industrial domains includes aeronautics, economics, medicine, computer systems design, software systems and ICT as a whole

The key for our progress lies in areas of human activity is technology and proper use of technology, including ICT.


Professor Igor Schagaev received the degree of Engineer from Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1977, PhD in Computer Science in 1987 from Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Science. Currently Professor Igor Schagaev is Director of  ITACS Ltd, UK.

Igor was keynotes speaker for several International conferences and Congresses:

  •  Dynamic Safety of Aircrafts, IFAC’98, (Patras)
  •  Fault Tolerance Past Present and Future IFAC’99, (Sofia)
  • Real Time Reliable Distributed Systems CWANC’12 (Hainan)
  • Active Control, Safety and Maintenance Flight Global Safety’15(London)
  • Active System Control Flight Global Safety’16 (London)
  • Role of Technology, ISPI Annual Conference’17, (Montreal)

Igor worked, collaborated and also as consultant provided his expertise to corporations and government agencies, including: 

  • Sukhoy Design Bureau (Design of avionics and safety systems)
  •  Boeing (On fault tolerant avionic design and safety systems)
  • Airbus (On active system safety for aircrafts)
  • Sweden Government (On efficiency of research programs)

Igor and his team made an industrial prototype of active system safety, see

(The above books have, or about to be translated into Russian and Chinese languages.)

In the early 80’s Professor Schagaev has introduced a concept of dynamic safety system for moving vehicles, later prototyped for Sukhoy (94) and extended for other aircrafts worldwide. Some bits of this approach now are known as “health monitoring systems”. Later, when essential theory and math methods: graph logic model, cortege of dependency matrix (information, states and object elements) have became developed a new theory of active system control has emerged. Some solutions were protected by patent on “Method of active conditional control”:

Igor was a scientific leader of ONBASS project (Grant of FP6 EC 2004-08), known as an author of theory of active system control, and Evolving Reconfigurable System and Architecture systems and approaches;

8 PhD and DBA students were completed under Igor’s supervision, with a few in progress (in Greenwich University, UK).

 His recent activities have attracted 9000+ researchers worldwide:

  • session “On evolving systems, theory and applications" became one of the largest known at portal:
  • ACM Elearnmag paper on application of self-organizing, evolving curriculum design - follow-up of Worldcomp14 presentations exceeded  7500+ downloads over two years:
  • Books published since 2013 gained –over 9 thousands downloads
  • The Role of Technology sessions 

Igor’s current research interests are: the role of technology (including an impact of the technology on our evolution),  evolving systems from concept and essential theory down to system design, active system control theory and implementation, advanced computer architectures, ,  system software, quantitative software engineering, active econometric monitoring and self-evolving curriculum design for HE.

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