01 August 2014

Annual Report 2013

The IREC Annual Report 2013 is available at the following link: Annual Report

31 July 2014

2014 Fellowships

The Advanced Materials and Systems for Energy Area and the Energy Efficiency in Systems, Buildings and Communities (ECOS) Research Group of the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) launches the PhD Fellowship Call.

For more information:http://www.irec.cat/fellowships


21 July 2014

IREC participates in the project PREEMTIVE

Nowadays utility companies need to reduce the cost of running their core operations. This objective is achieved primarily by increasing industrial process automation, thus minimizing the human impact on those costs. The wide-spread use of automation systems, and the establishment of new interconnections that were simply not there in the past, have exposed implications concerning the availability of the assets. This in turn impacts the security and safety of the processes. Software and component vendors have introduced an additional worsening factor for security. They have begun to include in their products COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) in order to improve interoperability among utility networks and lower their development costs. As a result, critical systems now run on common software platforms (such as Windows) for which vulnerabilities are regularly discovered. Attackers can leverage those vulnerabilities to gain access to critical systems and alter critical operation.

15 July 2014

L’IREC participa a Barcelona a la 20 th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies

L’Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya (IREC) participa a la vintena edició de la Conferència de la Federació Internacional de Societats d’Investigació Operativa (IFORS) (International Federation of Operational Reserach Societes), que es celebra del 13 al 18 de juliol al Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB). La federació organitzadora del congrés aglutina les societats nacionals de recerca de 45 països d'Àsia Pacífic, Amèrica del Nord, Sud-amèrica i Europa.



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