© 2015

Railway Infrastructure Security

  • Roberto Setola
  • Antonio Sforza
  • Valeria Vittorini
  • Concetta Pragliola

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Concetta Pragliola, Roberto Setola, Antonio Sforza, Valeria Vittorini
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jacques Colliard
    Pages 13-24
  4. Arturo Borrelli, Francesco Murolo, Antonio Sforza, Claudio Sterle
    Pages 91-108
  5. Valeria Vittorini, Stefano Marrone, Nicola Mazzocca, Roberto Nardone, Annarita Drago
    Pages 143-169
  6. Antonio Sforza, Stefano Starita, Claudio Sterle
    Pages 171-196
  7. Stefano Marrone, Nicola Mazzocca, Concetta Pragliola, Antonio Sforza, Claudio Sterle, Valeria Vittorini
    Pages 197-214
  8. Maria Paola Scaparra, Stefano Starita, Claudio Sterle
    Pages 215-233
  9. Klaus Hestbek Lund, Annarita Tedesco, Michele Bigi
    Pages 235-249

About this book


This comprehensive monograph addresses crucial issues in the protection of railway systems, with the objective of enhancing the understanding of railway infrastructure security. Based on analyses by academics, technology providers, and railway operators, it explains how to assess terrorist and criminal threats, design countermeasures, and implement effective security strategies. In so doing, it draws upon a range of experiences from different countries in Europe and beyond. The book is the first to be devoted entirely to this subject. It will serve as a timely reminder of the attractiveness of the railway infrastructure system as a target for criminals and terrorists and, more importantly, as a valuable resource for stakeholders and professionals in the railway security field aiming to develop effective security based on a mix of methodological, technological, and organizational tools. Besides researchers and decision makers in the field, the book will appeal to students interested in critical infrastructure protection. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Setola
    • 1
  • Antonio Sforza
    • 2
  • Valeria Vittorini
    • 3
  • Concetta Pragliola
    • 4
  1. 1.EngineeringUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Electrical EngineeringUniversity 'Federico II' of NaplesNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Electrical EngineeringUniversity 'Federico II' of NaplesNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Ansaldo STSNaplesItaly

About the editors

Roberto Setola is the head of the Complex System & Security Lab of the University CAMPUS Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy and the General Secretary of the AIIC (Italian Association of Critical Infrastructures’ Experts).

Antonio Sforza is full professor of Operational Research at University of Naples "Federico II”, Italy. His activity focuses on the context of continuous and discrete optimization models and methods, whose applications are mainly devoted to problems of urban traffic management, transportation planning, logistics and infrastructure protection.  

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