Managing Critical Infrastructure Risks

Decision Tools and Applications for Port Security

  • Igor Linkov
  • Richard J. Wenning
  • Gregory A. Kiker
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Overview of Critical Infrastructure and Environmental Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-2
    2. Richard J. Wenning, S. E. Apitz, Alper Baba, M. Citron, Katherine Elliott, N. Al-Halasah et al.
      Pages 3-15
  3. Port Critical Infrastructure and Management Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 64-64
    2. M. van de Voort, H. Willis, D. Ortiz, S. Martonosi
      Pages 79-95
    3. Scira Menoni
      Pages 97-110
    4. Scira Menoni, F. Pergalani, M. P. Boni, V. Petrini
      Pages 111-132
    5. A. B. Ramadan, M. Hefnawi
      Pages 133-143
  4. Ecological Risks in Harbors and Coastal Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 146-146
    2. Lawrence Kapustka, G. Linder
      Pages 175-188
    3. Richard J. Wenning, M. T. Sorensen, V. S. Magar
      Pages 189-205
    4. Igor Linkov, A. Fristachi, F. K. Satterstrom, A. Shifrin, J. Steevens, G. A. Clyde Jr et al.
      Pages 207-242
  5. Decision-Making and Risk Assessment Methods, Tools, and Applications for Critical Infrastructure and Port Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 244-244
    2. Gregory Parnell, Jose Rui Figueira, Steven Bennett, N. Bobylev, Michele Del Pup, Jacques Ganoulis et al.
      Pages 245-260
    3. Igor Linkov, F. K. Satterstrom, A. Tkachuk, A. Levchenko, T. P. Seager, Jose Rui Figueira et al.
      Pages 261-298
    4. K. Atoyev, A. Tomin, T. Aksionova
      Pages 339-351
    5. T. Sullivan, A. Grebenkov, B. Yatsalo, Igor Linkov, Gregory A. Kiker, Lawrence Kapustka
      Pages 369-391
  6. Case Studies in Risk Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 394-394
    2. Mihaela Lazarescu
      Pages 401-409
    3. Uwe Schlink, C. Steinert, M. Richter, C. Petrescu, O. Suciu, R. Ionovici et al.
      Pages 411-422
    4. Uwe Schlink, M. Rehwagen, M. Richter, O. Herbarth, A. B. Ramadan
      Pages 423-434
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 483-488

About these proceedings


At the beginning of each year, there is a deluge of top-10 lists on just about every subject you can imagine. A top-10 list of biggest news stories, best-selling books, most popular music and movies, richest companies, and best places to visit or live. It seems everyone has his or her own top-10 list, reflecting, perhaps, differences in regional, national, and cultural values. Companies and governments most often tend to focus their top-10 lists on economic priorities, or priorities related to national defense, security, public health, and new infrastructure. This year, 2007, was no exception. Yet, increasingly, we see governments, private organizations, and companies advocating a new type of prioritization. The complexity of societal change requires an enhanced capacity for scientific assessment, monitoring, and emer gency response. New uncertain and multifaceted risks and stressors as well as globalization and public pressure for decision transparency drive the need for a new framework for thinking about prioritization. This framework needs to reach beyond the realms of economics, world trade, and corporate management to include the environment, stakeholders, public preferences, and social goals. Moreover, corporations and individuals are not only interested in generic 10-best lists; they want lists tailored to their values, goals, and current economic and social state. For example, the U. S.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Igor Linkov
    • 1
  • Richard J. Wenning
    • 2
  • Gregory A. Kiker
    • 3
  1. 1.Intertox, Inc.BrooklineUSA
  2. 2.ENVIRONEmeryvilleUSA
  3. 3.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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