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International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management


Special Issue on: "Risk Analysis of Critical Infrastructures"

Guest Editors:
Roberto Setola, Università CAMPUS Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
Enrico Zio, Ecole Centrale Paris-Supelec, France and Politecnico di Milano, Italy

The continuous supply of goods and services by distributed interconnected infrastructure systems forms the backbone of all activities in modern industry and society. As a consequence, the robustness, safety and security of such infrastructures have become critical issues, calling for further improvement and optimization.

On the other hand, the current quantitative methods of risk analysis are challenged by the level of complexity and interconnectedness inherent in such systems, and the emergent behaviour therein.

Additional societal concerns and analysis complexities are brought into the picture by the threats coming from malicious/terrorist attacks and the hazards induced by extreme events (i.e. low probability, high impact events).

This special issue aims at setting the state of the art, both in research and application, by providing an opportunity for presenting recent achievements with regards to the development and application of models and techniques for the analysis of the vulnerability, reliability and safety of distributed network systems and critical infrastructures and the continuous service they provide.

Subject Coverage
In the contest of this issue, original research papers, innovative application results and reviews are solicited in relevant aspects of risk analysis of critical infrastructures, including but not limited to:
  • Risk assessment and management of critical infrastructures
  • Risk analysis for networked systems
  • Impact analysis in complex scenarios
  • Asymmetric threats analysis and modelling
  • Extreme events modelling and analysis
  • Risk analysis for dependent and interdependent infrastructures and systems
  • Case-study of risk analysis, assessment, or management in critical infrastructures
  • Procedures, policies and strategies for risk analysis of critical infrastructure
  • Standardization of risk analysis for critical infrastructures

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for draft manuscript submission: 1 October, 2010
[but please inform the Guest Editor about your intention to contribute as soon as possible]

Notification of review results: 10 January, 2011

Deadline for revised manuscript submission: 15 February, 2011