CRISADMIN – Critical Infrastructure Simulation of Advanced Models on Interconnected Networks resilience

Contracting Party: European Commission - DG Home Affairs




The CRISADMIN tool will be able to evaluate the impact of large catastrophic events and/or terrorist attacks on critical infrastructures. It will form a decision support system, used to experiment and analyse the interdependencies between critical infrastructures and the modalities through which they are affected by predictable and unpredictable catastrophic events (terrorist attacks, natural and industrial disasters).

The model will assess the risks and possible impacts of critical events on quality of life by identifying factors that trigger and enhance the domino effect between the interdependent critical infrastructures and the social system.

The tool will also be used to investigate the risks and impact of possible intervention countermeasures and prevention policies. By simulating the effects of particular policies, the model will be able to analyze the dynamics of the social system.

To increase the security awareness of critical infrastructure operators, CRISADMIN will develop methods, techniques and instruments for operational and training use. By doing this, the project will allow for an exchange and dissemination of information, experience and best practice between EU countries – and between relevant authorities – on the protection of critical infrastructures.

Once developed, the model will be made available – in the form of a prototype decision tool – to institutions and organisations throughout the EU.

The project is led by the Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica automatica e gestionale (DIAG) – Università di Roma Sapienza and conducted together with FORMIT, Theorematica, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam and Euro Works Consulting.