Infrastructure (Resilience-oriented) Modelling Language: I®ML A proposal for modelling infrastructures and their connections

Silva Vazquez, Andrés and Filippini, Roberto (2011). Infrastructure (Resilience-oriented) Modelling Language: I®ML A proposal for modelling infrastructures and their connections. "JRC Scientific and Technical Reports" ; pp. 3-34. ISSN 1018-5593.

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Title: Infrastructure (Resilience-oriented) Modelling Language: I®ML A proposal for modelling infrastructures and their connections
Author/s:
  • Silva Vazquez, Andrés
  • Filippini, Roberto
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: JRC Scientific and Technical Reports
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1018-5593
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Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The modelling of critical infrastructures (CIs) is an important issue that needs to be properly addressed, for several reasons. It is a basic support for making decisions about operation and risk reduction. It might help in understanding high-level states at the system-of-systems layer, which are not ready evident to the organisations that manage the lower level technical systems. Moreover, it is also indispensable for setting a common reference between operator and authorities, for agreeing on the incident scenarios that might affect those infrastructures. So far, critical infrastructures have been modelled ad-hoc, on the basis of knowledge and practice derived from less complex systems. As there is no theoretical framework, most of these efforts proceed without clear guides and goals and using informally defined schemas based mostly on boxes and arrows. Different CIs (electricity grid, telecommunications networks, emergency support, etc) have been modelled using particular schemas that were not directly translatable from one CI to another. If there is a desire to build a science of CIs it is because there are some observable commonalities that different CIs share. Up until now, however, those commonalities were not adequately compiled or categorized, so building models of CIs that are rooted on such commonalities was not possible. This report explores the issue of which elements underlie every CI and how those elements can be used to develop a modelling language that will enable CI modelling and, subsequently, analysis of CI interactions, with a special focus on resilience

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Item ID: 13026
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/13026/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13026
Official URL: http://ipsc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Dec 2012 09:14
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 12:19
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