1st International Workshop on
Resilience Assessment of Critical Infrastructures

April 25th 2011, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
in conjunction with with the 5th Latin-American Symposium on Dependable Computing (LADC 2011)

Scope          Program          Keynote          Panel          Organizing Committees


03/05/2011 - Keynote and panel presentations are available (click the titles below):

Keynote - William H. Sanders (University of Illinois, USA), "Making Sound Cyber Security Decisions through a Quantitative Metrics Approach"

Panel - "Resilience Assessment of CI: challenges and promising directions"

Alberto Avritzer (Siemens, USA) - "Facilitator introductions"

Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK) - "Evaluating resilience of multiple infrastructures: some challenges"
João Batista Camargo Jr. (University of São Paulo, Brazil) - "Challenges in Safety Assessment of Complex Critical Infrastructures"
Mohamed Kaaniche (LAAS-CNRS, France) - "Resilience assessment of critical infrastructures: From accidental to malicious threats"
William H. Sanders (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA) - "Resilience Assessment of CI: challenges and promising directions"


Critical Infrastructures (CI) are complex and highly interdependent systems, networks and assets that provide essential services in our daily life. They span a number of key sectors, including energy, finance, government, telecommunications, information technology, transportation, ports, and many others. In particular, the deployment of communication technologies to the power-grid has attracted worldwide industry and government interest.

Assessing resilience is thus a keystone for improving trustworthiness and/or maintaining the reliability of critical infrastructures. Both academia and industry have been researching methods and developing tools for resilience assessment. However, in spite of decades of research and continuous progress, resilience evaluation of critical infrastructures is still a challenging problem. For Smart-grids there are mandatory requirements in several countries for resilience assessment.

This workshop invites researchers and practitioners to submit original research papers and industrial reports describing experience with techniques to increase the resilience of critical infrastructures. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Infrastructure Interdependencies Modeling and analysis
  • Accidental threats and Attack Modelling and evaluation
  • Next generation IP communication technologies (e.g. WiMax, ZigBee) and their application for CI design, modelling, simulation, and management
  • Smart-grids resilience assessment
  • Network and Organizational Vulnerability Analysis
  • Testbeds for assessing critical infrastructure scenarios
  • Benchmarks for critical infrastructures

Please contact raci@dei.uc.pt for additional information.