Title: Innovation in networked infrastructures: coping with complexity

Authors: Margot P.C. Weijnen, Ivo Bouwmans

Addresses: Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. ' Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract: Institutional and technological changes concerning networked infrastructures, and increasing interdependency between these infrastructures necessitate a different view on their design and management. Responsibilities are no longer in one hand as they often used to be, and failures in systems may impact larger parts of the infrastructures, leading to serious service disruptions. This paper describes the research framework that is being developed within the Next Generation Infrastructures research programme, to cope with the increasing complexity.

Keywords: networked infrastructures; complexity; infrastructure design; infrastructure management; innovation; next generation infrastructures; critical infrastructures.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2006.009432

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2006 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.121 - 132

Published online: 31 Mar 2006 *

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