52nd ESReDA Seminar (30-31 May, Kaunas, Lithuania)
May 29, 2017 – May 31, 2017 all-day
Lithuanian Energy Institute & Vytautas Magnus University
€ 300

The 52nd ESReDA Seminar On Critical Infrastructures: Enhancing Preparedness & Resilience for the security of citizens and services supply continuity

Announcement and Call for papers

Scope of the seminar:

Critical Infrastructures Preparedness and Resilience (CIP&R) is a major societal security issue in modern society. Critical Infrastructures (CIs) provide vital services to modern societies. Some CIs’ disruptions may endanger the security of the citizen, the safety of the strategic assets and even the governance continuity.

The critical role that CIs play in the security of modern societies is a direct effect of the ever-increasing spread out of the information technology (IT) in every smallest task in man’s daily-life. The continuous progress in the IT fields pushes modern systems and infrastructures to be more and more: intelligent, distributed and proactive. That increases the productivity, the prosperity and the living standards of the modern societies. But, it increases the complexity of the systems and the infrastructures, as well. The more complex a system is, the more vulnerable it will be and the more numerous the threats that can impact on its operability. The loss of operability of critical infrastructures may result in major crises in modern societies.

To counterbalance the increasing vulnerability of the systems, engineers, designers and operators should enhance the system preparedness and resilience facing different threats. Much interest is currently paid to the Modelling, Simulation & Analysis (SM&A) of the CI in order to enhance the CIs’ preparedness & resilience.

The European Safety, Reliability and Data Association (ESReDA) as one of the most active EU networks in the field has initiated a project group (CI‐PR/MS&A‐Data) on the “Critical Infrastructure/Modelling, Simulation and Analysis – Data”. The main focus of the project group is to report on the state of progress in MS&A of the CIs preparedness & resilience with a specific focus on the corresponding data availability and relevance.

In order to report on the most recent developments in the field of the CIs preparedness & resilience MS&A and the availability of the relevant data, ESReDA will hold its 52nd Seminar on the following thematic: “Critical Infrastructures: Enhancing Preparedness & Resilience for the security of citizens and services supply continuity”.

The 52nd ESReDA seminar will be held on May 29‐31, 2017, hosted by the Lithuanian Energy Institute and Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.



  • Threats identifications & specifications
  • CIs disruptions MS&A
  • CI’s vulnerability MS&A
  • CIs’ dependencies and interdependency MS&A
  • Data and Databases
  • Emergency and crises management models & tools
  • IT inferences on CIs preparedness & resilience
  • Standards & Ontology in the domain of CI protection (CIP)



Critical Infrastructures Sectors

  • Air‐transport & airports
  • Electrical power generation & supply
  • Gas & Oil production, storage & transport
  • ICT networks
  • Massive data storage & servers
  • Maritime transport & ports
  • Medical & health care
  • Process industry
  • Railway transportation
  • Supply chain process
  • Water supply and water works



  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Natural threats
    • Earthquake
    • Flood
    • Forest fire
    • Landslide
    • Torrential rain
    • Tsunami
    • Volcanic eruptions
  • Industrial & technological accidents
  • Financial & stock market perturbation
  • Wastes disposal


Chairman of the Seminar

  • ESReDA President
  • Head of LEI or Representative


Technical Programme Committee (TPC)


Alzbutas Robertas (LithuanianEnergy Institute, Lithuania)
Andrews John (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
Augutis Juozas (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)
Avizienis Algirdas A. (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Berg Heinz‐Peter (Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), Germany)
Chateauneuf Alaa (Polytech Clermont-Ferrand Blaise Pascal University, France)
Dechy Nicolas (IRSN, France)
Demichela Micaela (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Dundulis Gintautas LithuanianEnergy Institute, Lithuania)
Eid Mohamed (CEA, France)
Estel Lionel (Institut National de Sciences Appliquées – INSA, France)
Ferreira Luís (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)
Flourentzou Nikolas (University of Cyprus – UCY, Cyprus)
Kolowrocki Krzysztof (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland)
Kopustinskas Vytis (JRC Ispra, Italy)
Kortner Henrik (SAFETEC, Norway)
Kyriakides Elias (University of Cyprus – UCY, Cyprus)
Lannoy André (Institut de Maîtrise des Risques – IMdR, France)
Messias Ricardo (Electricity of Portugal – EDP, Portugal)
Młyńczak Marek (WroclowUniversity of Technology, Poland)
Nikitakos Nikitas (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Nowakowski Tomasz (WroclowUniversity of Technology, Poland)
Pestana Maria (Electricity of Portugal – EDP, Portugal)
Piegdon Izabela (RzeszowUniversity of Technology, Poland)
Pietrucha Katarzyna (RzeszowUniversity of Technology, Poland)
Popov Perter (City University of London, United Kingdom)
Raza Mohammad (GENERAL ELECTRIC (Switzerland) GmbH, Switzerland)
Rosato Vittorio (ENEA, Italy)
Setola Roberto (Università CAMPUS Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy)
Sfetsos Thanasis (N.C.S.R. DEMOKRITOS, Greece)
Skorupka Dariusz (MilitaryAcademy of Land Forces, Poland)
Smal Tomasz (MilitaryAcademy of Land Forces, Poland)
Sola Antonio (INGEMAN, Spain)
Soszyńska-Budny Joanna (Gdynia Maritime University, Poland)
Stoop John (Kindunos, Netherlands)
Sýkora Miroslav (TechnicalUniversity in Prague, CzechRepublic)
Tchórzewska-Cieślak Barbara (RzeszowUniversity of Technology, Poland)
Theocharidou Marianthi (JRC Ispra, Italy)
Urbonas Rolandas (LithuanianEnergy Institute, Lithuania)
Ušpuras Eugenijus (LithuanianEnergy Institute, Lithuania)
Werbińska-Wojciechowska Sylwia (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland)
Zio Enrico (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Žutautaitė Inga (LithuanianEnergy Institute, Lithuania)


Local Organization Committee (LOC)

For practical local information relative to the venue, please, contact:

Linas Martišauskas ([email protected]) with Inga Žutautaitė ([email protected]) and Ričardas Krikštolaitis ([email protected]) in Cc.


Draft of paper: February 19th, 2017
Authors notification: March 3rd, 2017
Camera-ready papers: March 31st, 2017
Date of Seminar: May 30th – 31st, 2017
ESReDA project group’s meetings: May 29th, 2017
ESReDA Board of Directors meetings: May 29th, 2017
ESReDA General Assembly: May 30th, 2017
ESReDA gala dinner: May 30th, 2017


Instructions to Authors

The seminar language is English. Proposals of contributions (draft‐papers) should be no longer than 12 pages in Microsoft Word format following the instructions to authors:

A draft paper is not an abstract and should clearly contain:

  • The tentative title,
  • The name of the principal author,
  • The objectives of the paper,
  • The clearly explained methodology ,
  • The findings (hopefully excepted),
  • A part of the used bibliography.


Proposals should be sent to
Mohamed Eid ([email protected])
Inga Žutautaitė ([email protected])


A registration form and the practical information package will be made available on the ESReDA website. Fees, according to ESReDA’s rules, are:

  • Speakers: one speaker per accepted paper is exempted.
  • ESReDA Effective Members: 3 participants/member are taken in charge by the Seminar.
  • Reduced fees: 150€/participant (Lithuanian research institutes, academia and governmental bodies)
  • Others: 300€/participant
  • Accompanied persons for Gala dinner: 25€/acc. person


To be paid by bank transfer to ESReDA account:

*Holder: ESReDA
Bank: BNP Paribas Fortis Bank, Boulevard Jamar 1 D, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgique
IBAN: BE69 0012 3728 1678
Subject: Registration into the 52nd ESReDA Seminar


Lithuanian Energy Institute – LEI

The Lithuanian Energy Institute was established in 1956. LEI is a technical research centre dealing with energy related research in renewable energy (wind, biomass), smart grids, analysis of security of energy supply, energy efficiency (modelling and consulting), simulation of complex energy systems, energy planning (municipal, regional, country, international level), nuclear safety and radioactive waste management, structural integrity assessment of components and structures, thermal physics and fluid mechanics, combustion engineering, hydrogen storage, plasma research, material research (accredited laboratory), metrology (accredited and notified laboratory), hydrology studies (modelling of hydrodynamic and sediment processes).


Vytautas Magnus University – VMU

Vytautas Magnus University was established in 1922 and re-established in 1989 in Kaunas, Lithuania. It is one of the most liberal and modern universities in Lithuania and recognized worldwide – ranked among top 800 universities by QS World University Rankings and U-Multirank Ranking. At present, there are 10 faculties at VMU: Arts, Catholic Theology, Economics and Management, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Natural Sciences, Political Sciences and Diplomacy, Social Sciences, Music Academy, over 7,500 students of 50 nationalities and over 480 members of academic staff.

Vytautas Magnus University is the city’s hub of academic, scientific and cultural activities, distinguished by its liberal education system (Artes Liberales), humanist spirit, cultivation of creativity and opportunities for wider, more universal enlightenment.



ESReDA membership is open to organisations, privates or governmental institutes, industry researchers and consultants, who are active in the field of Safety and Reliability.

Membership fees are currently 1000 EURO for organisations and 500 EURO for universities and individual members. Special sponsoring or associate membership is also available.

For more information on ESReDA, contact:

ESReDA General Secretary: Inga Žutautaitė ([email protected])

ESReDA address: European Safety, Reliability & Data Association, an International Non-Profit Scientific Association under the Belgium law (June 27, 1921, Title III). Headquarter: ESReDA, rue Gachard 88 Bte 14, B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, Siret:E00005802.

Any interested party is welcome to contribute to ESReDA project groups.


ESReDA Project Group on CI-P&R

The project group “CI-PR/MS&A-Data” is working on a comprehensive technical document on the existing Data and models that have been developed and are used in the fields of the CIP. Establishing a comprehensive state-of-the-art may hopefully lead to identifying lacks and measures to complete lacking data or lacking organisation to acquire data. These data are a critical input to all Modelling, Simulation and Analysis activities.

The technical document will be published with a EUR Tech-Doc reference number, by the end of 2018.

It will be published with the names of all the co-authors. The contribution to the technical document is open to all Experts in CIP with no restriction of being an ESReDA member.

The technical document will be available on ESReDA site for free download.

Seminars Proceedings

Selected papers of the 52nd ESReDA seminars will be published in a journal of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences ENERGETIKA indexed in EBSCO, INSPEC, Index Copernicus and SCOPUS.

Venue & Accommodation

Information is provided in the 1st Call for Papers (please see the file to download)

52nd ESReDA Seminar (May 30-31, 2017)

Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas / Vytautas Magnus University (VMU)
S. Daukanto g. 28 (Small Hall, 2nd floor)

BoD & Project Group Meetings (May 29, 2017)

Lietuvos energetikos institutas / Lithuanian Energy Institute  (LEI)
Breslaujos g. 3 (Small Hall, 2nd floor, room 202)