“Five Elements. Smart systems in emergency management and military operations” is the name of a strategic programme of the Mikromakro Institute initiated in 2013. The Five Elements Program involves analytical and research activities, the organisation of debates and conferences associated with national security issues, defence, emergency management and protection of critical infrastructure. We analyse the determinants for the application of smart systems, promote best practices and forecast their future performance. We promote information analysis methodology and information fusion know how for National Security enforcement. This year, we focus on a format of data integration systems for emergency response services and the military as well the state of ICT security of key systems controlled in action by smart algorithms. We will debate as well our readiness for robots ubiquity in our live.


Conference objectives

Final Conference 16 – 17 June 2014, Museum of Municipal Engineering, Cracow

We will discuss the issue of the security economics,  the format of data integration systems for emergency response services and Poland’s military. We will review the security status of key systems controlled by smart algorithms, as well best practices for smart systems application in the use of smart systems in emergency management and military operations. We will present as well the competencies of Polish companies in the space technologies sector and satellite imaging and Earth observations. And last, but not least, we are organising Poland’s first Robot Parade – a show of unmanned aerial and land systems. The event will be an emanation of the capabilities of smart systems, a demonstration of their technical capabilities, as well as the promotion of robotics and ITC in the protection of the population and military operations.

The Conference have been preceded by preparatory debates during Colloquiums:

20 March 2014 (Thursday), Lubomirski Palace, Warsaw, 10:00 – 13:00 hrs,

“Why unmanned systems are a showcase of Polish research and economy?” Colloquium on the competencies of Polish industry and science in building unmanned systems”

14 April 2014, Warsaw, Belvedere – Klonowa Residence, ul. Flory 2

Colloquium on the integration of information in crisis management and rescue operations, including support by the military and fire-fighters for local authorities in rescue operations and reconstruction after natural disasters, using geodesic, cartographic, meteorological, geological information, as well as information from other available registers.

15/16 May, Lubliniec Castle

Colloquium “World after the war”. Special Forces, but also other branches of the military, police and special services train carefully selected specialists, who should become part of the job market elite after leaving the service. Should the State create a special programme to employ them? How to use their experience in the protection of critical infrastructure?


Prelegencji konferencji finałowe

16-17 June Kraków

The team of our speakers include among others: Ms. Inga Abgarowicz – Head of the Population Protection Department of the Scientific and Research Centre for Fire Protection – National Research Institute, Andrzej Buller, PhD, Cama-Soft Gdynia, Mr. Patryk Choroś, Senior Account Executive, SAS Institute, Janina Czapska, PhD – Professor of the Jagiellonian University, head of the Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, Mr. Dariusz Dąbek – Deputy President of PARP (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development), Mr. Jan Derkacz – AGH University of Science and Technology, Tomasz Drozdowski, PhD Eng. – Instytut Mikromakro Foundation expert, Professor Andrzej Dziech – INDECT project coordinator, Department of Telecommunications of the AGH University of Science and Technology, Michał Grobelny, PhD Eng. – Department of Media and Information Technology of the University of Zielona Góra, Ms. Anna Kacprzyk, Director of Pilot Programmes Department of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, Senior brigadier, Bogusław Kogut PhD Eng. – Commandant of the Fire Service College in Cracow, Janusz Korpusik (Col ret.) – Representative of Airbus Defence and Space, Mr. Paweł Krawczyk, expert in IT security in computer systems, Mikołaj Leszczuk, PhD Eng. – assistant professor, Department of Telecommunications of the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krzysztof Liedel, PhD – Head of the Centre for Studies on Terrorism, doctor in security management, lawyer, expert in international terrorism and counterterrorism, Ms. Magda Mielniczek, Director of the Innovation Department, Polish Defence Holding, Professor Stanisław Mocek – Chancellor of Collegium Civitas, Roman Pryjomko, Managing Partner, Serenitas and Associates, Jarosław Rybak, CreatioPR Image Building Consultancy, Błażej Sajduk, PhD, Jagiellonian University, Vice Chancellor of the Tischner European University in Cracow, Mr. Krzysztof Silicki – advisor on cooperation with the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) to NASK Director, Mr. Paweł Stańczyk – Secretary of the city of Cracow, Joanna Stojer-Polańska, PhD – lawyer, criminologist, Jerzy R. Suchocki, PhD, doctor of cultural anthropopology, expert in religious studies, historian, Ms. Joanna Świątkowska – Kościuszko Institute expert in cyber security, Ms. Michalina Szafrańska – doctoral student at the Sociology of Law Chair of the Law and Administration Faculty of the Jagiellonian University, Marcin Szołucha, PhD Eng.the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Mr. Marcin Terlikowski – Head of the project European Security and Defence Industry at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, Mr. Paweł Węgrzyn, PhD, Chairman of the Council for Development and Innovation of the Cracow City Council, Mr. Marci Wojdat – Secretary of the capital city of Warsaw, Mr. Paweł Wojtkiewicz, Director of the Office of the Space Sector Employers’ Association, 

Previous debates in Five Elements 2014 Program

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May 15-16, Lubliniec. At the last of our colloquia (“World after the War”) preceding the upcoming conference in Cracow,  held in the Military Commando Unit and at the LubliniecCastle, Ms. Aneta Kamińska from the MOD and Mr. Daniel Grzelak, Director of the Military Centre for Vocational Activation presented the programme for the reconversion of Polish Armed Forces personnel. Hands-on experience of the Military Commando Unit was presented by Col. Wiesław Kukuła, commander of the Special Forces Unit Commando and Lt. Col. Maciej Klisz, Chief of Staff. The colloquium provided an opportunity for a lively and very constructive debate on the usefulness of skills acquired in the service in civilian life, so important to those leaving the service and, on the other hand, the state’s strategy for making good use of the human capital of former army and police personnel. Our foreign guests: Mr. Ronald Farkas, Air Force Security Cooperation Officer (SCO) in the Office of Defence Cooperation, Warsaw from the American Embassy in Warsaw, Capt. (res.). Jörn Becker, former officer of the Bundeswehr, Global Head of Civil & National Security ATOS and Mr. Alain Caulet from France, former officer of the Republican Guard.

The debate on the safety vs. security dilemma was led by Mr. Sebastian Michalkiewicz, Head of Security of the Polish Airports State Enterprise and chancellor of the Marshal Piłsudski School of Security and Protection in Warsaw. Companies and public institutions should perceive security as more than just perimeter defence, number of guards or card readers on each floor and pay more attention to analysing information. Picture shows soldiers of the Lubiniec Military Commando Unit in target practice.

Have a look at photos from our May colloquium!

14 April Warsaw, The recent years have witnesses a major expansion of information resources critical for the emergency management systems controlled by national institutions. We believe that local government units and the services need more awareness of the existence of these resources. This was precisely the subject of our April colloquium “Access, sharing and integration.  Opportunities and rules for the use of public databases and information resources”.

The speakers included:

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, PhD – General Inspector for Personal Data Protection

Mr. Piotr Woźniak – Office of Land Surveying and Cartography (ISOK Project)

Mr. Marek Szulc – Office of Land Surveying and Cartography (UMM – Universal Map Module)

Przemysław Ligenza, PhD – Office of Technical Inspection

Mr. Waldemar Markiewicz –Museum of King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów

Mr. Jakub Ryzenko – Emergency Information Centre of the Space Research Centre, PAS

Andrzej Jagusiewicz, PhD – Chief Inspector of Environmental Protection

Ms. Agnieszka Nowakowska – Central Statistical Office (Geostatistical Portal)

Mr. Robert Pośnik – Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture

Col. Marek Gładysz –  Joint Operations Command of the Armed Forces

12 February 2014, Warsaw – Debate “Drones or bombs? Are we prepared for a robotic war?” at the Euro-Atlantic Society in Warsaw. Debate on the robotisation of the modern battlefield and emergency response. The debate was moderated by Mr. Sławomir Kosieliński, President of the “Instytut Mikromakro” Foundation. Other participants, like Mr. Adam Bartosiewicz, Vice President of WB Electronics: Major General, pilot, Leszek Cwojdziński, PhD, Head of the Inspectorate for the Implementation of Innovative Defence Technologies at the MOD; Mr. Jakub Ryzenko, Head of the Emergency Information Centre; dr Błażej Sajduk, PhD, Jagiellonian University, Vice Chancellor of the Tischner European University in Cracow have also had the opportunity to present their views.

26 February 2014, Warsaw – 4th National Congress of Information Analysts organised by the Centre for Studies on Terrorism of Collegium Civitas and the Institute for Information Analysis of Collegium Civitas. The Foundation is partnering this Congress, treating it as a part of the “Five Elements” Programme. The debate was supported by the lecture “Information fusion, fusion of experiences” – provided by Mr. Piotr Rutkowski Deputy Chairman of Mikromarkro Institute. Mr. Andrzej Gontarz Deputy Chairman of Mikromarkro Institute was panellist in the debate on ITC security policy

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