Ontological framework to model Critical Infrastructures and their interdependencies

Elisa Castorini, Paolo Palazzari, Alberto Tofani, Paolo Servillo

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This paper presents a Knowledge Base System (KBS) as a key component of a federated simulation framework which allows the investigation of (inter)dependencies among Critical Infrastructures (CIs). The KBS supports the federated simulation framework by using the ontological formalism to represent specific CI domains and their dependencies. The main advantage of the proposed ontological formalism consists on the abstraction of the description from the technological (i.e. simulation) level: the scenario can be described with a formalism used by the experts of the various CI domains. The proposed approach has been validated on a realistic scenario with actual data derived from the Rome city area. This scenario has been then used as testbed for a federated distributed simulation. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventComplexity in Engineering, COMPENG 2010 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


ConferenceComplexity in Engineering, COMPENG 2010
Period1/1/10 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Castorini, E., Palazzari, P., Tofani, A., & Servillo, P. (2010). Ontological framework to model Critical Infrastructures and their interdependencies. Paper presented at Complexity in Engineering, COMPENG 2010, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPENG.2010.25