The full text of this article

 

An agent-based service-oriented simulation suite for critical infrastructure behaviour analysis
by Ebrahim Bagheri, Hamidreza Baghi, Ali A. Ghorbani, Alireza Yari
International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM), Vol. 2, No. 4, 2007

 

Abstract: Critical infrastructure systems are complex networks of adaptive socio-technical systems that provide the most fundamental requirements of the society. Their importance in the smooth conduct of the society has made their role more and more prominent. A failure in any of these important components of today's industrial society can well affect the lives of millions of people. It is not only their individual break down that raises serious concerns, but their mutual reliance (interdependency) is even more threatening. Although interdependency in these infrastructure systems provides many benefits for their operation, a failure in one can ripple down to the others and cause a catastrophic irremunerable event. In this paper, we have introduced a simulation suite for analysing the behaviour of interdependent critical infrastructure systems. The simulation suite focuses on the types of services that are provided by infrastructure components. Each infrastructure system component is modelled as an agent and its services as its behaviour. We believe that this simulation suite can assist researchers in better understanding the critical infrastructure behaviour and hence prevent catastrophic failures.

Online publication date: Tue, 01-Apr-2008

 

is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

 
Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

 
Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

 
Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

 

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?


 
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

 
If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com