Vittorio Rosato

ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development)

Vittorio Rosato has a laurea degree in Physics (University of Pisa, 1979) and a Ph.D. in Physics (University of Nancy, 1986). He was a research associate at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth (UK) and EURATOM Fellow at the CEA Centre de Recherche Nucleaires de Saclay (F). His research field has been computational methods in condensed matter physics and complexity science. He is currently the research director at ENEA Casaccia Research Centre, at the Laboratory of Analysis and Protection of Critical Infrastructures, and at the Italian Node of the European Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Centre ( His current research activities span from risk analysis to the design of decision support systems for the management of complex technological networks.

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Critical infrastructure provides essential services to citizens. The mutual dependencies of services between systems form a complex “system of systems” with a large perturbation surface, prone to be damaged by natural and anthropic events. Their intrinsic and extrinsic vulnerabilities could be overcome by providing them adaptive properties to allow fast and effective recovery from loss of functionality. Resilience is thus the key issue, and its enhancement, at the systemic level, is a priority goal to be achieved. This volume reviews recent insights into the different domains (resilience-enhancing strategies, impact and threats knowledge, and dependency-related issues) and proposes new strategies for better critical infrastructure protection.

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