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CRISADMIN: Critical Infrastructure Simulation of Advanced Models on Interconnected Networks resilience

CRISADMIN is developing a model for a decision support system prototype, to assess and manage critical events. The system will be used in particular to simulate and develop both preventive measures and response activities for an emergency situation.

Project dates 01/09/2012 - 31/08/2014
Total budget€348 661
EU contribution90%
Project CoordinatorCATTID (Centre of Applications for Teleservices and Digital Technology innovation) – Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Project Partners
  • FORMIT Foundation – Foundation for Research on the Migration and Integration of Technologies (Italy)
  • Theorematica spa (Italy)
  • Euro Works Consulting (Belgium)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

Project Description

The CRISADMIN tool will be able to evaluate the impact of large catastrophic events and/or terrorist attacks on critical infrastructures. It will form a decision support system, used to experiment and analyse the interdependencies between critical infrastructures and the modalities through which they are affected by predictable and unpredictable catastrophic events (terrorist attacks, natural and industrial disasters).

The model will assess the risks and possible impacts of critical events on quality of life by identifying factors that trigger and enhance the domino effect between the interdependent critical infrastructures and the social system.

The tool will also be used to investigate the risks and impact of possible intervention countermeasures and prevention policies. By simulating the effects of particular policies, the model will be able to balance the dynamics of the social system.

Benefits and results

To increase the security awareness of critical infrastructure operators, CRISADMIN will develop methods, techniques and instruments for operational and training use. By doing this, the project will allow for an exchange and dissemination of information, experience and best practice between EU countries – and between relevant authorities – on the protection of critical infrastructures.

Once developed, the model will be made available – in the form of a prototype decision tool – to institutions and organisations throughout the EU.

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