Metrics For Quantifying Interdependencies

  • Emiliano Casalicchio
  • Emanuele Galli
Conference paper
Part of the The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 290)

The quantification of interdependencies is a major challenge when attempting to analyze the behavior of critical infrastructures. This paper presents a taxonomy of interdependency quantification metrics based on their information content, decision support and risk analysis capabilities, and computational costs. The paper also discusses a systematic approach for computing metrics and performance indices that measure the effectiveness of strategies designed to enhance critical infrastructure protection and resilience. A case study is used to illustrate the computation of the metrics and performance indices, and their application to the analysis of critical infrastructure interdependencies.


Interdependencies metrics federated simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emiliano Casalicchio
    • 1
  • Emanuele Galli
    • 1
  1. 1.RomeItaly

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