Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism [electronic resource] / edited by Konstantin V. Frolov, Gregory B. Baecher.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: NATO Security through Science Series: Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2006Description: XVI, 244 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402049248Other title: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Protection of Civilian Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism, Moscow, Russia, May 27-29, 2004Subject(s): Engineering | Science (General) | Systems theory | Mechanical engineering | Civil engineering | Engineering | Civil Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Systems Theory, Control | Science, generalAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 624 LOC classification: TA1-2040Online resources: Click here to access online
OPENING ADDRESS -- SETTING THE SCENE AND CHARACTERIZING THE THREAT -- RISK MANAGEMENT IN NATURAL AND SOCIETAL SYSTEMS -- VULNERABILITY ESTIMATION OF HIGH-RISE STRUCTURES IN CASE OF NON-REGULAR DYNAMIC ACTIONS BY METHODS OF STATISTICAL SIMULATION -- SETTING THE STAGE: THE VULNERABILITY OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES -- THE RISK IMPOSED BY FIRE TO BUILDINGS AND HOW TO ADDRESS IT -- ANALYSIS OF TECHNOGENIC RISKS UNDER TERRORIST IMPACTS -- VULNERABILITY, RISK ANALYSIS, AND RISK ASSESSMENT -- PETROLEUM SUPPLY VULNERABILITY DUE TO TERRORISM AT NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS INFRASTRUCTURES -- LESSONS FROM SAFETY ASSESSMENT, NATURAL DISASTERS AND OTHER HAZARDS -- LARGE DAMS AND THE TERRORIST THREAT -- DECONTAMINATION IN THE EVENT OF A CHEMICAL OR RADIOLOGICAL TERRORIST ATTACK -- MITIGATION AND RESPONSE -- MITIGATING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM VULNERABILITIES -- NUCLEAR TERRORISM AND INSURANCE LIABILITY -- CAPITAL WIRELESS INTEGRATED NETWORK -- EMERGENCY SERVICES IN HOMELAND SECURITY -- COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY -- ON THE POSSIBILITY OF DETECTING EXPLOSIVES BY THE COMBINED USE OF NUCLEAR REACTIONS -(N,N), (N,? ), (N,P).
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.