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Reliability of Critical Infrastructure Networks: Challenges

Zuev, Konstantin M. and Beer, Michael (2017) Reliability of Critical Infrastructure Networks: Challenges. . (Submitted)

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Critical infrastructures form a technological skeleton of our world by providing us with water, food, electricity, gas, transportation, communication, banking, and finance. Moreover, as urban population increases, the role of infrastructures become more vital. In this paper, we adopt a network perspective and discuss the ever growing need for fundamental interdisciplinary study of critical infrastructure networks, efficient methods for estimating their reliability, and cost-effective strategies for enhancing their resiliency. We also highlight some of the main challenges arising on this way, including cascading failures, feedback loops, and cross-sector interdependencies.

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Additional Information:The first author would like to thank the organizers of the ASCE Workshop “Resiliency of Urban Tunnels and Pipelines” for inviting him to give a keynote talk. Both authors thank the participants of the workshop for fruitful discussions and valuable suggestions.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:27 Mar 2017 18:50
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