National Symposium on Resilient Critical Infrastructure


Symposium Chairs Technical Program Chairs
  • John Hummel, Argonne National Laboratory  
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  • Nii Attoh-Okine, University of Delaware  
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Creating and sustaining resilient critical infrastructure is a diverse and complex mission. Critical infrastructure systems in the United States consist of a diversity of interdependent networks, varied operating and ownership models, systems in both the physical world and cyberspace, and stakeholders from multi-jurisdictional levels. Methods to improve critical infrastructure resilience are advancing, but much more can be done. Large-scale disasters have revealed that decision makers often struggle to identify or determine key components and interdependency relationships in infrastructure systems, optimal resource allocation to increase resilience or reduce risk, and optimal response plans. The Resilient Critical Infrastructure Symposium seeks to bridge the gaps among local, city and state entities, infrastructure owner-operators, federal agencies, and researchers to advance a productive discussion of tools, technologies, and policies for improving critical infrastructure resilience.

Topical Areas

  • Modeling, analytical techniques, or decision support tools to determine vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, assess resilience, and/or inform planning and investment.
  • Adaptations to respond to catastrophic events.
  • Best practices for local, state, federal infrastructure protection entities or infrastructure owneroperators; techniques to improve critical infrastructure resilience to all-hazards; case studies of infrastructure planning and disaster response; Emergency services and regional resilience.
  • Dependency or interdependency examinations of cascading impacts of infrastructure failures.
  • Cyber-physical interdependencies in critical infrastructure analysis.
  • Resilience assessment methodologies and incorporation of socio-technical approaches.
  • Application of advanced visualization methodologies (e.g., geospatial and virtual reality) that enhance critical infrastructure analysis efforts and information sharing processes.
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