Stochastic Modelling of the Effects of Interdependencies between Critical Infrastructure

  • Robin Bloomfield
  • Lubos Buzna
  • Peter Popov
  • Kizito Salako
  • David Wright
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6027)


An approach to Quantitative Interdependency Analysis, in the context of Large Complex Critical Infrastructures, is presented in this paper. A Discrete state–space, Continuous–time, Stochastic Process models the operation of critical infrastructure, taking interdependencies into account. Of primary interest are the implications of both model detail (that is, level of model abstraction) and model parameterisation for the study of dependencies. Both of these factors are observed to affect the distribution of cascade–sizes within and across infrastructure.


Interdependency Analysis Critical Infrastructure Cascade–size Distribution Continuous – time Stochastic Process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Bloomfield
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lubos Buzna
    • 3
  • Peter Popov
    • 1
  • Kizito Salako
    • 1
  • David Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Software ReliabilityCity University LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Adelard LLP.LondonUK
  3. 3.University of ZilinaZilinaSlovakia

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