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Developments and Advances in Defense and Security

Proceedings of MICRADS 2020

  • Álvaro Rocha
  • Manolo Paredes-Calderón
  • Teresa Guarda
Conference proceedings MICRADS 2020

Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 181)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yesid Bernardo Gomez Gamboa, Fabián Ramírez-Cabrales, José Alejandro Machado Jiménez
      Pages 3-15
    3. Fabián Ramírez-Cabrales, José Alejandro Machado Jiménez
      Pages 17-28
    4. Fernando Huamán Monzón, Manuel Tupia, Mariuxi Bruzza
      Pages 29-42
  3. Simulation and Computer Vision in Military Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Wilbert G. Aguilar, Israel Asimbaya, Pablo Albán, Yéssica Fernández
      Pages 45-53
    3. Marco Calderón, Wilbert G. Aguilar, Darwin Merizalde
      Pages 55-64
    4. Wilbert G. Aguilar, Marco Calderón, Darwin Merizalde, Fabricio Amaguaña, Jonathan Tituaña
      Pages 65-74
    5. Orlando Caiza, Wilbert G. Aguilar, Pablo Albán, Yéssica Fernández
      Pages 75-87
    6. Wilbert G. Aguilar, Darwin Merizalde, Marco Calderón, Alexis Carrera
      Pages 101-109
    7. Diana Vallejos, Freddy Tapia, Hernán Aules, Michelle Torres, Cristian Bejarano
      Pages 123-133
    8. Vaughn H. Standley, Edward A. Boucheron, Robert K. Kirkwood, Benjamin E. Norman
      Pages 135-145
  4. Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Jesús Silva, Jesús Vargas, Darwin Rizzo Vergara, Guillermo Araya, César Rosado, Omar Bonerge Pineda Lezama et al.
      Pages 149-157
    3. Amelec Viloria, Tito Crissien, Omar Bonerge Pineda Lezama, Luciana Pertuz, Nataly Orellano, Carlos Vargas Mercado
      Pages 159-167
    4. Jesús Silva, Noel Varela, Omar Bonerge Pineda Lezama
      Pages 169-176
    5. Jesús Silva, Yaneth Herazo-Beltrán, Freddy Marín-González, Noel Varela, Omar Bonerge Pineda Lezama, Pablo Palencia et al.
      Pages 177-185

About these proceedings


This book gathers the proceedings of the Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security (MICRADS), held at the Eloy Alfaro Military Academy (ESMIL), in Quito, Ecuador, during 13 – 15 May 2020. It covers a variety of topics in systems, communication and defense; strategy and political-administrative vision in defense; and engineering and technologies applied to defense. Given its scope, it offers a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers, and students alike.


MICRADS Proceedings MICRADS 2020 Analysis and Signal Processing Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems Health Informatics Defense Engineering Military Marketing Wearable Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Álvaro Rocha
    • 1
  • Manolo Paredes-Calderón
    • 2
  • Teresa Guarda
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Engenharia InformáticaUniversidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica del Ejército (CICTE)Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquiEcuador
  3. 3.Universidad Estatal Península de Santa ElenaLa LibertadEcuador

About the editors

Álvaro Rocha holds the title of Honorary Professor, and holds a D.Sc. in Information Science, Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technologies, M.Sc. in Information Management, and Bachelor in Computer Science. He is a Professor of Information Systems at the University of Coimbra, researcher at CISUC (Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra), and a collaborator researcher at both LIACC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science) and CINTESIS (Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems). His main research interests are information systems planning and management, maturity models, information systems quality, online service quality, intelligent information systems, software engineering, e-Government, e-Health, and information technology in education. He is also President of AISTI (the Iberian Association for Information Systems and Technologies), Chair of the IEEE Portugal Section Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter, and Editor-in-Chief of both JISEM (Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management) and RISTI (Iberian Journal of Information Systems and Technologies). Moreover, he has served as Vice-Chair of Experts for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, and as an Expert at the Government of Italy’s Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, at the Government of Latvia’s Ministry of Finance, and at the Government of Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology.


Manolo Paredes-Calderón was born in Ambato, Ecuador, in September 1978. He went to the “Eloy Alfaro” Military Academy, where he graduated in 2000 as an Army Second Lieutenant with a Bachelor in Military Sciences. Later, he obtained his Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications at the Polytechnic Army School ESPE University. He obtained his Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering IME in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His areas of expertise include digital signal processing and radio signal propagation. He is currently the Director of the CICTE Military Applications Research Center and a Professor at the Department of Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications,ESPE University of the Armed Forces.


Teresa Guarda received her Ph.D. in Systems and Information Technologies from Minho Universityin 2015. She is currently a researcher at the ALGORITMI Research Centre,Minho University, Portugal,where she is a member of the Intelligent Data Systems (IDS) research team and the Information Systems and Technologies (IST) R&D group. She has published extensively in the following areas: pervasive systems, marketing intelligence, crowdsourcing, data mining and knowledge discovery, Internet of Things, knowledge management, and cyber-security. She has also served as a reviewer for many prominent journals, and as a Professor and researcher at various academic institutions in Portugal since 1991; currently, she is the Director of the CIST Research Center of the Santa Elena Peninsula State University (Ecuador)and a Visiting Professor at the Security and Defense Department of Universidad de lasFuerzas Armadas (Ecuador).

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