A Preamble to Critical Infrastructure Modelling
Infrastructures, such as plant and services that are critical for the safe and nominal operation of society can be loosely defined as ‘critical infrastructures’ and can take on many different forms e.g. sectoral such as transport systems or components such as high-voltage power lines. The paper is split into 4 parts including: Basic overview of critical infrastructures according to the recent EU directive 2008-114-EC which is the basis for the identification of European critical infrastructures: A simple didactic kernel model consisting of two infrastructures; An overview of three alternative analytical tools for networks and; A summarized Table of modelling techniques from component to system-of-system levels. The kernel model explores 4 different cases of disruption (without recovery) and hence how this might propagate with consequent cascading effects and complete seizure of the network. Three other modelling techniques are then briefly discussed, namely, Petri nets, the Input-output model and agent based modelling. The paper closes with possible developments of the network and what tools may be exploited to model more complex situations and successfully tackle the resulting challenges.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:srs:jarm12:5:v:1:y:2010:i:1:p:56-78. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Andy Stefanescu)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.