Critical Infrastructure

Towards assessing the quality of volunteered geographic information from OpenStreetMap for identifying critical infrastructures

Benjamin Herfort, Melanie Eckle, João Porto de Albuquerque, Alexander Zipf

ABSTRACT

Identifying the assets of a community that are part of its Critical Infrastructure (CI) is a crucial task in emergency planning. However, this task can prove very challenging due… Continue reading

Cascading effects in crises: categorisation and analysis of triggers

Kim Hagen, Meropi Tzanetakis, Hayley Watson 

ABSTRACT

The analysis of cascading effects in crisis situations can enhance crisis managers’ understanding of how crises unfold and what prominent triggers of cascading effects are. By identifying and categorising triggers of cascading effects,… Continue reading

Collaborative Evolution of a Dynamic Scenario Model for the Interaction of Critical Infrastructures

Murray Turoff, Victor A. Bañuls, Linda Plotnick, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Miguel Ramirez de la Huerga

Abstract

This paper reviews current work on a model of the cascading effects of Critical Infrastructure (CI) failures during disasters.  Based upon the contributions of… Continue reading