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dc.title Quantitative evaluation of the synergistic effects of failures in a critical infrastructure system en
dc.contributor.author Řehák, David
dc.contributor.author Markuci, Jiří
dc.contributor.author Hromada, Martin
dc.contributor.author Barčová, Karla
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection
dc.identifier.issn 1874-5482 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2016
utb.relation.volume 14
dc.citation.spage 3
dc.citation.epage 17
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier Science B.V.
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ijcip.2016.06.002
dc.relation.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1874548216300774
dc.subject Critical infrastructure en
dc.subject Czech Republic en
dc.subject Linkages en
dc.subject Dependencies en
dc.subject Impacts en
dc.subject Synergistic effects en
dc.description.abstract A critical infrastructure is a complicated system whose failure (in whole or in part) has a significant impact on national interests, including security, the economy and basic human needs. The system consists of relevant sectors, elements and their mutual linkages. In order to study critical infrastructures, it is necessary to apply a systems approach based on cross-sectoral evaluation and research into the linkages between the individual critical infrastructure sectors. Specifically, it is necessary to describe the individual vertical and horizontal levels of each critical infrastructure and the associated linkages. From this point-of-view, a critical infrastructure is embedded within the broader context of emergencies and enterprises, representing a compact and mutually-interconnected system. This paper focuses on quantitatively assessing the impacts of critical infrastructure failures. It presents a theory of synergistic linkages, their levels and the synergistic effects due to the joint action of impacts, which increase the overall impact on the critical infrastructure and on society. The concepts are formalized in the SYNEFIA methodology, which is applied in a case study involving the critical infrastructure of the Czech Republic. In particular, the methodology is applied to determine the synergistic effects of disruptions to multiple sub-sectors of the Czech infrastructure. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Applied Informatics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1006683
utb.identifier.obdid 43875763
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84979665852
utb.identifier.wok 000381588700002
utb.source j-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-25T12:38:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-25T12:38:05Z
dc.description.sponsorship Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic [VI20152019049]
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Hromada, Martin
utb.fulltext.affiliation David Rehák a, * , Jiri Markuci a , Martin Hromada b , Karla Barcova a a Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Lumírova 13, 70030 Ostrava-Vyskovice, Czech Republic b Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Nad Stráněmi 4511, 76005 Zlín, Czech Republic * Corresponding author. E-mail address: david.rehak@vsb.cz (D. Rehak).
utb.fulltext.dates Received 25 June 2014 Received in revised form 18 November 2015 Accepted 18 May 2016 Available online 18 June 2016
utb.fulltext.sponsorship This work was conducted under the Research Project VI20152019049, RESILIENCE 2015: Dynamic Resilience Evaluation of Interrelated Critical Infrastructure Subsystems, supported by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic over the period 2015–2019.
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