52nd ESReDA Seminar On Critical Infrastructures

VietaLietuvos energetikos institutas, Breslaujos g. 3, Kaunas

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

May 30, 2017 – May 31, 2017
Lithuanian Energy Institute & Vytautas Magnus University
Kaunas, Lithuania

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 30‐31, 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



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.


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


A registration form and the practical information package will be made available on the ESReDA website external url.


52nd ESReDA Seminar programme (final)

Instructions to Authors – Ms Word Doc

Registration form – Ms Word Doc