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Managing the Complexity of Critical Infrastructures

A Modelling and Simulation Approach

  • 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

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Studies in Systems, Decision and Control (SSDC, volume 90)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Critical Infrastructures, Protection and Resilience

    • Roberto Setola, Eric Luiijf, Marianthi Theocharidou
    Pages 1-18Open Access
  3. Modelling Dependencies Between Critical Infrastructures

    • Roberto Setola, Marianthi Theocharidou
    Pages 19-41Open Access
  4. Critical Infrastructure Disruption Scenarios Analyses via Simulation

    • Mohamed Eid, Vittorio Rosato
    Pages 43-61Open Access
  5. Physical Simulators of Critical Infrastructures

    • Antonio Di Pietro, Carlo Liberto, Nikolas Flourentzou, Elias Kyriakides, Ivo Pothof, Gaetano Valenti
    Pages 63-83Open Access
  6. Phenomenological Simulators of Critical Infrastructures

    • Alberto Tofani, Gregorio D’Agostino, José Martí
    Pages 85-107Open Access
  7. Federated Simulations

    • Wim Huiskamp, Tom van den Berg
    Pages 109-137Open Access
  8. Cyber Threats Impacting Critical Infrastructures

    • Michał Choraś, Rafał Kozik, Adam Flizikowski, Witold Hołubowicz, Rafał Renk
    Pages 139-161Open Access
  9. Verification and Validation for CIPRNet

    • Jeroen Voogd
    Pages 163-193Open Access
  10. Design of DSS for Supporting Preparedness to and Management of Anomalous Situations in Complex Scenarios

    • Antonio Di Pietro, Luisa Lavalle, Luigi La Porta, Maurizio Pollino, Alberto Tofani, Vittorio Rosato
    Pages 195-232Open Access
  11. The Use of What-If Analysis to Improve the Management of Crisis Situations

    • Erich Rome, Thomas Doll, Stefan Rilling, Betim Sojeva, Norman Voß, Jingquan Xie
    Pages 233-277Open Access
  12. Model Coupling with OpenMI Introduction of Basic Concepts

    • Bernhard Becker, Andreas Burzel
    Pages 279-299Open Access

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.


  • Critical Infrastructure Systems
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Phenomenological Simulators
  • Physical Simulators
  • Physical Threats
  • Cyber Threats
  • Intelligent Monitoring
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • CIPRNet
  • Open Access
  • complexity
  • quality control, reliability, safety and risk

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

  • License: CC BY

  • 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: Applied Dynamical Systems, Computer Modelling, Security Science and Technology, Communications Engineering, Networks

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)