Starting on 1 March, the 2022 edition of the Security Research Event in Paris will explore how security research contributes to our society’s overall resilience against disasters and crises. The conference will then take stock of the best practices identified during the COVID-19 crisis and, from this starting point, examine how security research has helped and will continue to help Europe to be better prepared and respond to this type of dramatic situation.

During the afternoon session at 4.30 p.m., the only speaker of Italian nationality will be Dr. Uberto Delprato (Managing Director of IES Solutions) on the topic of the social aspects of a crisis situation.

Graduated in Nuclear Engineering, Uberto Delprato has 35 years of experience in environmental monitoring and ICT applications to environment and security. He has coordinated several research projects funded by the European Community and is currently the scientific coordinator of the H2020 project RESILOC (Resilient Europe and Societies by Innovating Local Communities).

He is also head of the e-MERCURY team, commissioned by the European Commission for a “Study on technical solutions to ensure compatibility, interoperability, quality, reliability and continuity of emergency communications in the Union”.

Uberto Delprato is a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, member of the Advisory Board of EENA and founding member of Public Safety Communication Europe.

In the same session will also speak:

  • Felix Bloch, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG ECHO
  • Michele Burman, Professor of Criminology, University of Glasgow
  • Valérie November, Director of Research, CNRS
  • Simone Sandholz, Head of Urban Futures and Sustainability Transformation Programme, UNU-EHS

Research and Innovation to face future security challenges