Protection Of Civilian Infrastructure From Acts Of Terrorism by Konstantin V. FrolovProtection Of Civilian Infrastructure From Acts Of Terrorism by Konstantin V. Frolov

Protection Of Civilian Infrastructure From Acts Of Terrorism

byKonstantin V. FrolovEditorGregory B. Baecher

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1 2 Konstantine V. Frolov and Gregory B. Baecher 1 2 Director of the Institute for Machine Sciences, RAS; and University of Maryland The objective of the Workshop on Protection of Civilian Infrastructure From Acts of Terrorism was to lay the foundation for a risk-informed - proach to modeling, analyzing, predicting, managing, and controlling mul- sector Infrastructure networks in the face of human threats and errors. The goal was to combine the insights of a spectrum of disciplines across en- neering, public policy, planning, and economics. The workshop addressed the need to develop an understanding for s- tems behaviors and vulnerabilities of interacting networks; create a ri- informed analysis capability for modeling and predicting the behavior of complex networks; apply emerging technology to the problems of desi- ing, constructing, monitoring, and operating critical infrastructure; and build an understanding of the social, economic, and environmental factors that affect, and are affected by, critical infrastructure. The objective was to develop an understanding of the vulnerability of critical systems to various modes of terrorist attack. The benefit of developing such understanding is that approaches can be crafted to reducing vulnerability and to containing or limiting the propagation of failure within an infrastructure system, thus limiting the impact of terrorism. This also leads to improved understanding of infrastructure systems in general, not only in the face of threats but also natural hazards. Areas of research need and capability were identified, along with opportunities for future exchange and collaboration.
Title:Protection Of Civilian Infrastructure From Acts Of TerrorismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pagesPublished:July 13, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Opening Address; K. Frolov.- Setting The Scene and Characterizing The Threat. Risk Management In Natural And Societal Systems; R. Akhmetkhanov. Vulnerability Estimation Of High-Rise Structures In Case Of Non-Regular Dynamic Actions By Methods of Statistical Simulation; A. Valentin et al. Setting The Stage: The Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructures; T. Thedéen. The Risk Imposed By Fire to Buildings and How To Address It; J. Torero. Analysis Of Technogenic Risks Under Terrorist Impacts; N. Makhutov.- Vulnerability, Risk Analysis, and Risk Assessment. Petroleum supply vulnerability due to terrorism at North Sea oil and gas infrastructures; M. Torhaug. National Safety Policies For Hazards And Threats; J. McQuaid. Risk Analysis And Assessment: Lessons from The Electrical Power Sector; R. Stewart. Decontamination In The Event of A Chemical or Radiological Terrorist Attack; K. Volchek et al.- Mitigation and Response. Mitigating Water Supply System Vulnerabilities; G.B. Baecher. Nuclear Terrorism And Insurance; O. Kovalevich, S. Gavrilov. Capital Area Wireless Integrated Network: Emergency Communications In Response To Terrorism; A. Haghani et al. Emergency Services In Homeland Security; F. Krimgold et al. Dynamic Reconfiguration Of Network Topologies In Response To Disruption; M. Casey. Detection Of Explosives with the Help of Gamma-Radiation And Dispersion Electrons; G.A. Kotelnikov et al.-Index.