Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism

  • Konstantin V. Frolov
  • Gregory B. Baecher

Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. INTRODUCTION

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. Academician Konstantin Frolov
      Pages 3-4
  3. SETTING THE SCENE AND CHARACTERIZING THE THREAT

  4. VULNERABILITY, RISK ANALYSIS, AND RISK ASSESSMENT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. Ramond A. Stewart
      Pages 103-124
    3. Konstantin Volchek, Merv Fingas, Monica Hornof, Louise Boudreau, Norman Yanofsky
      Pages 125-145
  5. MITIGATION AND RESPONSE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XV
    2. Gregory B. Baecher
      Pages 149-157
    3. Oleg M. Kovalevich, Sergey D. Gavrilov
      Pages 159-167
    4. Haghani Ali, Saini Yang, Thomas H. Jacobs
      Pages 169-192
    5. Frederick Krimgold, Keith Critchlow, Natasha Udu-gama
      Pages 193-229
    6. Michael J. Casey
      Pages 231-246

About these proceedings

Introduction

1 2 Konstantine V. Frolov and Gregory B. Baecher 1 2 Director of the Institute for Machine Sciences, RAS; and University of Maryland The objective of the Workshop on Protection of Civilian Infrastructure From Acts of Terrorism was to lay the foundation for a risk-informed - proach to modeling, analyzing, predicting, managing, and controlling mul- sector Infrastructure networks in the face of human threats and errors. The goal was to combine the insights of a spectrum of disciplines across en- neering, public policy, planning, and economics. The workshop addressed the need to develop an understanding for s- tems behaviors and vulnerabilities of interacting networks; create a ri- informed analysis capability for modeling and predicting the behavior of complex networks; apply emerging technology to the problems of desi- ing, constructing, monitoring, and operating critical infrastructure; and build an understanding of the social, economic, and environmental factors that affect, and are affected by, critical infrastructure. The objective was to develop an understanding of the vulnerability of critical systems to various modes of terrorist attack. The benefit of developing such understanding is that approaches can be crafted to reducing vulnerability and to containing or limiting the propagation of failure within an infrastructure system, thus limiting the impact of terrorism. This also leads to improved understanding of infrastructure systems in general, not only in the face of threats but also natural hazards. Areas of research need and capability were identified, along with opportunities for future exchange and collaboration.

Keywords

Analysis ETA Natur Terrorist Tore design linear optimization modeling simulation technology terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Konstantin V. Frolov
    • 1
  • Gregory B. Baecher
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Machine SciencesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.University of MarylandMDU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4924-2
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4922-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4924-8
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