Physical simulators of critical infrastructures

Antonio Di Pietro, Carlo Liberto, Nikolas Flourentzou, Elias Kyriakides, Ivo Pothof, Gaetano Valenti

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


Critical Infrastructures are an essential asset in modern societies and our everyday life is heavily dependent on their reliable and secure operation. The problem of controlling and managing critical infrastructures is becoming more and more difficult as they are increasing in size due to the growing demand for the services they provide and the geographical spread required. As these infrastructures become larger and more complex, fewer people understand how these networks work and the interactions between all the components. Thus, models are necessary so as to accurately predict their behavior under steady state or under failure/attack scenarios. This chapter provides a review on modeling and simulation approaches of critical infrastructures and in particular of electric power, telecommunications, water supply and drainage systems, and transportation systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Di Pietro, A., Liberto, C., Flourentzou, N., Kyriakides, E., Pothof, I., & Valenti, G. (2016). Physical simulators of critical infrastructures. In Studies in Systems, Decision and Control Springer International Publishing.