An integrated approach for simulating interdependencies

Roberto Setola, Sandro Bologna, Emiliano Casalicchio, Vincenzo Masucci

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The detailed simulation of interdependent critical infrastructures is a hard problem. Major challenges include modeling multiple heterogeneous infrastructures in a single framework and expressing internal dependencies and interdependencies between infrastructures. This paper attempts to address these issues by proposing a simulation framework where several sector-specific simulators (vertical simulators) are integrated into a general simulation environment (horizontal simulator). Specialized software implemented in the vertical simulators models individual infrastructures and their intra-domain dynamics. The horizontal simulator effectively captures inter-domain relationships and merges heterogeneous information from the vertical simulators to facilitate comprehensive infrastructure simulations. © 2008 International Federation for Information Processing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229 - 239
Number of pages11
JournalIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management

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