Modeling National Interdependent Critical Infrastructures: Application and Discussion for the Swedish Power and Internet Backbone

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Abstract

Critical Infrastructures (CIs) have a vital role in the functioning and development of our modern societies. To accurately understand the potential consequences of critical infrastructure disruptions, dependencies and potential cascading effects between CIs have to be considered in risk governance. As a step towards creating a system-of-systems model of Sweden’s national technical CIs, this paper presents a generic modelling approach that extends on current topological approaches by also incorporating capacity flow constraints to capture the salient properties of technical infrastructures. The model is exemplified for Sweden’s national electric transmission system, a national backbone information and communication infrastructure, and their interdependencies. The model is populated with real-life data, such as topology, capacities, spatial orientation and the population’s dependence on the provided services. The modelling approach is complemented with a discussion on the challenges and opportunities with creating a system-of-system model of national infrastructures and how such a model can guide cross-sector decision making.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL)
EditorsBeer Michael, Zio Enrico
Place of PublicationHannover, Germany
PublisherEuropean Safety and Reliability Association
Pages3358-3365
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print) 978-981-11-2724-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL), 22 – 26 September 2019, Hannover, Germany - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 2019 Sep 222019 Nov 26
https://esrel2019.org/

Conference

Conference29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL), 22 – 26 September 2019, Hannover, Germany
Abbreviated titleESREL 2019
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHannover
Period2019/09/222019/11/26
Internet address

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Other Civil Engineering
  • Public Administration Studies
  • Infrastructure Engineering

Keywords

  • Critical infrastructure
  • Interdependencies
  • National Infrastructures
  • Modelling
  • Simulation
  • System-of-system
  • Risk Governance
  • Networks

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