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African J. of Accounting, Auditing and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Afro-Asian J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.195, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asian J. of Management Science and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Atoms for Peace: an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Electronic Government, an Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.424, CiteScore: 1)
EuroMed J. of Management     Hybrid Journal  
European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European J. of Industrial Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Intl. Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 1)
Global Business and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.154, CiteScore: 0)
Interdisciplinary Environmental Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Abrasive Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Adaptive and Innovative Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Advanced Mechatronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.132, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Advanced Media and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.124, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Advanced Operations Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.163, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Intl. J. of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Agile and Extreme Software Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Agile Systems and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.878, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Alternative Propulsion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Applied Cryptography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.455, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Applied Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.275, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Management Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.229, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Applied Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Applied Pattern Recognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Applied Systemic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Arts and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Auditing Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automation and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.189, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Automation and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Automotive Composites     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Automotive Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Autonomic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Behavioural Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Big Data Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Intl. J. of Bio-Inspired Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.721, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Bioinformatics Research and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.269, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Bonds and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Business and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business and Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Competition and Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Business Continuity and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Intl. J. of Business Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.274, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Business Governance and Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.171, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Innovation and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.28, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Data Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Business Intelligence and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Business Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.197, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Business Process Integration and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.149, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Chinese Culture and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Circuits and Architecture Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Cloud Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Biometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Cognitive Performance Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Collaborative Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Enterprise     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Collaborative Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Comparative Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Complexity in Applied Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Intl. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.231, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Complexity and Intelligent Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Computational Intelligence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.135, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computational Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.373, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Computer Applications in Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Computers in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Computing Science and Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.196, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Convergence Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Corporate Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Creative Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Critical Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Critical Computer-Based Systems     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.127, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Data Mining and Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.217, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Data Mining, Modelling and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Decision Support Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Design Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Digital Signals and Smart Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Earthquake and Impact Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.134, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Education Economics and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Customer Relationship Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.148, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.155, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Governance     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.142, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.254, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Marketing and Retailing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.137, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Electronic Transport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Embedded Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Emergency Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.185, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Energy Technology and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Engineering Management and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Enterprise Network Management     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Venturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.255, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Environment and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment and Pollution     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.215, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.132, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment and Waste Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Intl. J. of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Environmental Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.141, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.396, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Experimental Design and Process Optimisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Financial Engineering and Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Financial Innovation in Banking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Financial Markets and Derivatives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Financial Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Forensic Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Fuzzy Computation and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Gender Studies in Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Global Energy Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.199, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Global Environmental Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.153, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Global Warming     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Governance and Financial Intermediation     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.209, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Grid and Utility Computing     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.341, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Intl. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Heavy Vehicle Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of High Performance Computing and Networking     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.428, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of High Performance Systems Architecture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Higher Education and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Intl. J. of Hospitality and Event Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Human Factors and Ergonomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.117, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Human Resources Development and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Intl. J. of Humanitarian Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Hydrology Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.43, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Hydromechatronics     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Image Mining     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Immunological Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Indian Culture and Business Management     Hybrid Journal  
Intl. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.34, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Industrial Electronics and Drives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Intl. J. of Information and Coding Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Intl. J. of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.233, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

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International Journal of Critical Infrastructures
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.173
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 2  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1475-3219 - ISSN (Online) 1741-8038
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  • A critical review of cyber security and cyber terrorism - threats to
           critical infrastructure in the energy sector
    • Authors: Venkatachary Sampath Kumar, Jagdish Prasad, Ravi Samikannu
      Pages: 101 - 119
      Abstract: The rapid change in communication technology in the form of connections, integration, supply chain management that are essential and part of critical infrastructure, has brought out new security challenges. As a result securing critical data, operations, consumer profile and data is beyond the four walls of physical security. Therefore, it is critical to enhance security. Since, electric power systems are comprised of both IT and power, their interdependence has resulted in gaps in the security. Though the cyber threats cannot be eliminated, it can only be mitigated and its impact reduced. The threat mitigation costs money, efforts, downtime, economic and psychological impacts on the industry that could result in damage to company's performance and the national economies. The paper aims to highlight various security attacks on the energy infrastructure and its impacts. While discussing the impacts, the paper presents mechanism and emphasises the need for global security coordination to mitigate threats.
      Keywords: systemic cyber event; syntatic attack
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018) pp. 101 - 119
      PubDate: 2018-05-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2018.091932
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • A fire management decision support systems to minimise economic losses: a
           case study in a petrochemical complex
    • Authors: Khaled Alutaibi, Abdullah Alsubaie, José Martí
      Pages: 120 - 139
      Abstract: Fires are very expensive to fight and may result in devastating human, economic, and environmental effects. Due to limited fire management resources and budget constraints, fire management becomes increasingly challenging. The increased interdependencies among existing infrastructure systems make economic losses induced by fires very severe and difficult to predict. Despite recent advances in fire management decision support systems (FMDSSs), economic analysis capabilities have not received enough attention in these systems. Efficient FMDSS incorporates economic considerations to determine optimal fire fighting tactics and strategies. This paper proposes an FMDSS for developing optimal fire management plans. The proposed system adopts the cost-plus-net-value change (<i>C</i> + <i>NVC</i>) concept to evaluate the economic efficiency of the plans. In order to capture the net value change of goods and services due to fires, an infrastructure interdependency simulator (i2Sim) is used to incorporate the interaction among infrastructure systems. The proposed FMDSS is capable of developing long-term (strategic) plans and short-term (operational) plans. The applicability of the proposed system is demonstrated using a case study involving multiple fire incidents in a large petrochemical complex.
      Keywords: economic efficiency; decision support systems; fire management; critical infrastructures; interdependencies; firefighting; industrial fires; damage function; infrastructure interdependency simulator; i2Sim; cost-plus-net-value change; C&#
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018) pp. 120 - 139
      PubDate: 2018-05-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2018.091933
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • The impact of partial capacity reduction on network vulnerability against
           cascading failure
    • Authors: Kashin Sugishita, Yasuo Asakura
      Pages: 140 - 155
      Abstract: Recent natural and man-made disasters have revealed the inherent weakness in mutually dependent critical infrastructures. A potential risk in such complex systems is that an influence of failures in one system can propagate along dependency and multiple systems can be broken simultaneously. Hence it is important to understand risks hidden behind dependency. Under the background, we investigate the impact of partial capacity reduction on network vulnerability against cascading failure. This study demonstrates that the partial capacity reduction increases the vulnerability of the whole network and failures can spread out easily. We also show that how critical nodes whose removals bring about devastating damage on the whole network appear in a network. Our results indicate a possibility that nodes which are located not only inside but also outside of the area of the capacity reduction can turn into critical nodes.
      Keywords: cascading failure; critical infrastructures; vulnerability; network risks; capacity reduction; dependency; complex networks
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018) pp. 140 - 155
      PubDate: 2018-05-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2018.091934
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Analysing robustness in intra-dependent and inter-dependent networks using
           a new model of interdependency
    • Authors: Joydeep Banerjee, Kaustav Basu, Arunabha Sen
      Pages: 156 - 181
      Abstract: Power and communication network of a nation are heavily interdependent on each other. Dependencies exist between the individual networks, for example, the power network, as well. Failure of certain entities results in cascading failure leading to widespread power blackouts. Hence it is critical to understand and model such dependencies. In previous literature, authors have proposed different models to describe these dependencies. However, these models are limited to capture the complex dependencies that might exist in a critical infrastructure. In this paper, firstly we present a Boolean logic based model called the implicative interdependency model, which overcomes the major shortcomings of the previous models. Using the model a metric to compute <i>robustness</i> of these systems is defined. The computational complexity to compute this metric is proved to be NP-complete. An optimal integer linear program and a sub-optimal heuristic with polynomial time complexity are provided that solves the <i>robustness</i> <i>computation</i> problem. Using real world data of interdependent power-communication network and data of different bus systems for power network the efficacy of the heuristic is compared to the optimal solution.
      Keywords: power network; communication network; dependency; interdependency; robustness
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018) pp. 156 - 181
      PubDate: 2018-05-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2018.091938
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018)
       
  • Smart infrastructure by (PPPs) within the concept of smart cities to
           achieve sustainable development
    • Authors: Ahmed M. Selim, Pasent H.A. Yousef, Mohamed R. Hagag
      Pages: 182 - 198
      Abstract: The concept of smart infrastructure is derived from the idea of smart city which is described as a comprehensive system with different elements such as people, governance, environment, economy, mobility and living conditions of a given geographical space with efficient ICT that promote smart sustainable environment. The improvement of efficiency, quality and affordable costs of providing city services to be a smart city requires huge financial investments therefore; the cooperation between the public, private sectors and civil society become inevitable to cover the cost of this trend. This paper discusses the participation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) with the civil society to Smart infrastructure by (PPPs) within the concept of smart cities 183 provide the finance and (intelligent) technology for the infrastructure by innovative solutions according to the available recourses and technology in the countries to achieve social, environmental and economic sustainability. Smart infrastructure for cities is adapted by introducing technology and builds smarter solutions to meet the requirements of society to avoid exploding of the existing infrastructure because of the expected tremendous pressure on it. This paper focuses on the smart city infrastructure and PPPS process to achieve smart infrastructure.
      Keywords: smart infrastructure; public-private partnership; PPPs; smart cities; sustainable development
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018) pp. 182 - 198
      PubDate: 2018-05-21T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2018.091943
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2018)
       
 
 
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