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Invited Lecture: Prof. Igor Schagaev

 Evolving Systems: Theory and Applications
Prof. Igor Schagaev

London Metropolitan University, London, UK; Research Advisor of ITACS, Ltd, UK

Date & Time: July 26 (Tuesday), 2016; 08:20am - 09:00am
LOCATION: Ballroom 5



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 later 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 research areas, including computer science, mathematics, philosophy, education, linguistics and industrial domains such as aeronautics, economics, medicine, computer design, software systems, software engineering, and artificial intelligence.

In the mentioned areas our evolving system theory can boost theoretical power as well as support new designs.  A prototype of our first evolving architecture will be demonstrated.


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 Igor is Professor of Computer Science in London Metropolitan University and research advisor of ITACS Ltd, UK. Igor was keynotes speaker for several International conferences and Congresses:

  • Dynamic Safety of Aircrafts, IFAC98, (Patras)
  • Fault Tolerance Past Present and Future IFAC 99, (Sofia)
  • Real Time Reliable Distributed Systems (including Internet) CWANC12 (Hainan)
  • Active Control, Safety and Maintenance (joint with NASA) - Flight Global Safety 2015 (London)

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

  • Sukhoy Design Bureau on avionics 1991-1995
  • Boeing 1998-1999
  • Airbus 2006
  • Sweden Government on efficiency of research programs -2014

Igor and his team made an industrial prototype of active system safety see, prototype of evolving computer architecture 2014; he has published 60+ papers and six books. His most recent published work includes:

  • Resilient Computer System Design (Springer 2015) and
  • Software Design for Resilient Computers (Springer 2016)

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

Professor Schagaev holds the patent on “Method of active conditional control”: now known as “health monitoring systems”.

He was scientific leader of ONBASS project (Grant of FP6 EC 2004-08), author of Evolving Reconfigurable Architecture approach; 8 PhD and DBA students were completed under Igor’s supervision.

His on-going session “On evolving systems, theory and applications" became one of the largest known at portal:

ACM Elearnmag paper on application of self-organising, evolving curriculum design - follow-up of Worldcomp presentations approaching 7000 downloads over two years:

Igor’s current research interests are: evolving systems from concept and essential theory down to system design, computer architectures, system software as well as software engineering and active econometric monitor and self-evolving curriculum of computer science.

The latest details about Igor work and books can be found at: 


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