IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
8-12 April 2019 // Washington DC // USA
Intelligent Management for the Next Wave of Cyber and Social Networks


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

3:30PM - 5:00PM

PA1: The Emerging Challenge - Embedded Cyber-Physical Systems vs Traditional IT Cyber Systems
Moderator: Joe Betser, The Aerospace Corporation, USA

Joe Betser moderator, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Wayne Wheeler, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Nick Cohen, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
Roberta Ewart, United States Air Force, USA


There exists a considerable body of work in traditional IT infrastructures, consisting of Windows computer systems and computer networks.  Less known are the emerging challenges of embedded computing, consisting of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, cars, airplanes, satellites, and other cyber-physical systems.  The operating systems can be real-time OS, and the embedded software and drivers are quite different from those found in MS Windows, Linux, or Apple iOS. This panel of cyber experts will address the specific challenges presented by this emerging class of embedded cyber-physical systems.  The panelists will offer position statements that discuss specific examples that illustrate the challenges of such systems. The panel will continue into a moderated discussion, and conclude with an interactive Q&A session


Joe Betser, panel moderator
Dr Joe Betser is a Senior Project Leader for Strategic Planning, Knowledge Management, and Business Development with the Aerospace Corporation. Joe Coordinates strategic and developmental planning support to the Chief Scientist of the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center, in order to enhance our collaboration projects, and successfully transition science and technology results into Space capabilities. Dr Betser joined Aerospace in 1991, established the network management laboratory, and served as a DARPA principal investigator in the fields of networking, cyber, fractionated space architectures, and manned on-orbit servicing (NASA/DARPA). He received multiple commendations including the GPS Program Recognition Award, and awards for serving as a Program Chair and General Co-Chair of the Ground System Architectures Workshop (GSAW). Joe served as the General Chair for Malware TEM (MTEM) 2014 and published book chapters in several books on Big Data, Clouds, Knowledge Management and E-Learning. Dr. Betser served as the Vendor Program Chair of the IFIP/IEEE IM 1993 in San Francisco, recruiting 39 company sponsors and leading five networked technology centers demonstrating SNMPv2, OSI, RMON, OMNI-Point, & Applications. Joe was commended repeatedly for spearheading university outreach activities, and also received international citations from the IEEE and IFIP for leading global activities. Joe serves on multiple boards, and chairs the Engineering Visitors Committee at Harvey Mudd College. He has a B.S. in aerospace engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, and an executive MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Roberta Ewart
Roberta Ewart is the Chief Innovation Officer, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB (LAAFB), CA. She is a distinguished graduate in physics from the United States Air Force Academy and earned the Air Force’s first ever Marshall Scholarship to Oxford University, United Kingdom. There she completed master’s degrees in Theoretical Physics and Philosophy of Science and crewed on two championship rowing teams. Attending night school, she completed a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado focusing on electro-optics and satellite design. She attended Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, earning the Degree of Engineer (DE) in Electrical Engineering in advanced low noise laser systems. Ms Ewart was competitively selected as the first chief scientist at SMC in 2006. In this role, she is the center’s principal scientific authority and supports the SMC Commander in assessments of advanced technology. Her primary duty is to advance the knowledge of emerging technologies for improving Air Force space capabilities


Wayne Wheeler
Wayne Wheeler is a seasoned cyber and networking expert who has worked for Cisco, Aerospace, and his own consulting company.  He holds the highest-level Cisco qualification, and has consulted many organizations in multiple industries over many decades.  He has deep expertise in satellite communication, defensive and offensive cyber, and developed cyber strategies for multiple situations and customers.



Nick Cohen
Nick Cohen is a senior cyber expert who has contributed to multiple organizations and challenges.  He has expertise in cyber, operating systems, systems engineering, embedded systems and network communication.  He is a key contributor to the Malware TEM and the AIAA Space symposia.  He has degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech.  He served as blue team and red team in a number of cyber challenges.



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

3:30PM - 5:00PM