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Managing the Complexity of Critical Infrastructures

A Modelling and Simulation Approach

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  • Reports on new research directions in the field of critical infrastructure protection, dependency, preparedness and security
  • Explains how to model and simulate scenarios composed of several critical infrastructure systems
  • Edited and written by leading experts in the field
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Part of the book series: Studies in Systems, Decision and Control (SSDC, volume 90)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)


About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book summarizes work being pursued in the context of the CIPRNet (Critical Infrastructure Preparedness and Resilience Research Network) research project, co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project is intended to provide concrete and on-going support to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) research communities, enhancing their preparedness for CI-related emergencies, while also providing expertise and technologies for other stakeholders to promote their understanding and mitigation of the consequences of CI disruptions, leading to enhanced resilience. The book collects the tutorial material developed by the authors for several courses on the modelling, simulation and analysis of CIs, representing extensive and integrated CIP expertise. It will help CI stakeholders, CI operators and civil protection authorities understand the complex system of CIs, and help them adapt to these changes and threats in order to be as prepared as possible for mitigating emergencies and crises affecting or arising from CIs.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Università Campus Bio-Medico , Roma, Italy

    Roberto Setola

  • ENEA , Rome, Italy

    Vittorio Rosato

  • University of Cyprus , Nicosia, Cyprus

    Elias Kyriakides

  • Fraunhofer-IAIS , Sankt Augustin, Germany

    Erich Rome

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Managing the Complexity of Critical Infrastructures

  • Book Subtitle: A Modelling and Simulation Approach

  • Editors: Roberto Setola, Vittorio Rosato, Elias Kyriakides, Erich Rome

  • Series Title: Studies in Systems, Decision and Control

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-51042-2Published: 17 February 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-84552-4Published: 25 July 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-51043-9Published: 10 February 2017

  • Series ISSN: 2198-4182

  • Series E-ISSN: 2198-4190

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 299

  • Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Complexity, Simulation and Modeling, Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk, Communications Engineering, Networks

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