The Project Group “Resilience Engineering and Modelling of Networked Infrastructure” will develop a forum of leading researchers from academia and industry to work on projects relevant to Resilience Engineering for Networked Systems.
We will produce a technical reference text which will document the current state-of-the-art along with the advances made over the duration of the project, in the aspects of Resilience Engineering that have been the focus of the work.
Many of the critical infrastructure systems on which modern society is so dependent are networks. These include transport networks (rail, metro, highway, air traffic and shipping routes), utilities (electricity, gas, water) and communications (mobile phone, land line phones, internet). The disruption of such systems can have a big impact on the communities that they serve. The nature of the threats to these systems is also changing and includes failures, especially of aging infrastructure, natural disasters, the effects of climate change and deliberate acts such as terrorism. Such critical systems need to be resilient.
This Project Group will focus on the transport and utilities networks. For these sectors it will look at the characteristics of each of the networks and the methods which exist to model their resilience and identify the weaknesses where the most effort should be expended to protect the performance of the network.
The following issues will be addressed by the Project Group:
- Modern engineering systems are growing in size and complexity, they are also becoming more distributed, integrated and autonomous. A unified, consistent approach is required to define the concept of resilience, considering the full range of potential threats.
- The metrics predicted along with the methods to do so are inconsistent in the absence of a well-defined proven concept of resilience. A unified modelling framework for resilience will be considered.
- A whole life, whole system approach will be considered.
- Develop a forum by which the leading researchers from both academia and industry can meet, exchange ideas and where appropriate work together on projects relevant to the area of Resilience Engineering for Networked Systems.
- Produce a technical reference text which will document the current state-of-the-art along with the advances made over the duration of the project in the aspects of Resilience Engineering that have been the focus of the work.
- Disseminate the work conducted emphasizing its practical application at a future ESReDA seminar (planned in Spring 2021, Université Grenoble Alpes, France).
1 May 2018
Joint Project Group Leaders
Dr Rasa Remenyte-Prescott, University of Nottingham; firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor John Andrews, University of Nottingham; email@example.com
Project Group Secretary, Kate Sanderson, University of Nottingham; Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme of events
The first PG meeting took place on 8th October, 2018, in Bucharest, Romania.
- The overall structure of the book and potential contributions.
- The definition of resilience to be adopted for the text.
- The networked systems to be considered.
- The characteristics of the different networks and the key resilience performance metrics.
- The range of threats to each network type.
- Topic leaders for different network types.
The second PG meeting is due to take place on 22nd of May, 2019, in Linz, Austria.
Project group meeting 3 (October seminar 2019)
Project group meeting 4 (May seminar 2020)
Project group meeting 5 (October seminar 2020)
Project group meeting 6 and PG seminar on Resilience of Networked Systems (May 2021, Grenoble)
|Prof John Andrews||University of Nottingham||UK||TRANSPORT;PG lead|
|Prof Jake Ansell||Edinburgh University||UK||UTILITIES: water distribution networks|
|Dr Rob Basten||Eindhoven University of Technology||The Netherlands||TRANSPORT: rail UTILITIES: ?|
|Prof Christophe Berenguer||Grenoble-INP||France||UTILITIES: water (torrent checkdams)|
|Dr Sarah Dunnett||Loughborough University||UK||TRANSPORT: land and air autonomous vehicles|
|Prof Geert-Jan van Houtum||Eindhoven University of Technology||The Netherlands||TRANSPORT: rail UTILITIES: ?|
|Prof Lisa Jackson||Loughborough University||UK||TRANSPORT: land and air autonomous vehicles|
|Dr Vytis Kopustinskas||EC JRC, Ispra||Italy||UTILITIES: gas transmission networks|
|Russell Lawley||British Geological Survey||UK||ANY: rail, road, electricity gen. & distr., water distribution, gas transmission|
|Ratthaphong Meesit||University of Nottingham||UK||TRANSPORT: railway networks|
|Prof Tomasz Nowakowski||Politechnika Wroclawska||Poland||TRANSPORT: airport, inland water, trams|
|Prof Greg Parnell||University of Arkansas||USA||TRANSPORT: maritime, UAVs, security, logistics|
|Prof Ed Pohl||University of Arkansas||USA||TRANSPORT: maritime, UAVs, security, logistics|
|Dr Rasa Remenyte-Prescott||University of Nottingham||UK||TRANSPORT;PG lead|
|Kathryn Sanderson||University of Nottingham||UK||PG secretary|
|Prof Giovanni Sansavini||ETH Zurich||Switzerland||TRANSPORT & UTILITIES: electrical, transport, electrical + gas, electrical + water|
|Philippe Sohouenou||University of Nottingham||UK||TRANSPORT: road networks|
|Dr Kelly Sullivan||University of Arkansas||USA||TRANSPORT: maritime, UAVs, security, logistics|
|Dr Agnieszka Tubis||Politechnika Wroclawska||Poland||TRANSPORT: airport, inland water, trams|
|Dr Sylvia Werbinska-Wojciechowska||Politechnika Wroclawska||Poland||TRANSPORT: airport, inland water, trams|