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May 6, 2019

From Monday, April 15, 2019, through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the SmartResilience team was pleased to collaborate with fellow EU Horizon 2020 project SAYSO in hosting their projects' Joint Final Conference in Budapest, Hungary, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institution for Social Sciences.

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April 4, 2019
Prof. Aleksandar Jovanović will be a featured panelist at the OECD High Level Risk Forum workshop on Good Governance for Critical Infrastructure Resilience and Security, being held on April 5, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (United States). His panel will part of the seminar's Session 3 on "Mapping interdependencies between critical infrastructure sectors and assessing systemic risk." more
March 5, 2019

The Directorate General for Environment of the European Commission is currently performing an evaluation (aka Fitness Check) of multiple Directives to assess whether the current regulatory framework is "fit for purpose."

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February 22, 2019

The SmartResilience and SAYSO H2020 projects are excited to announce their Joint Final Conference entitled "An EU Initiative Towards Advanced Situational and Enhanced Resilience." The conference will take place from April 15-17, 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.

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January 28, 2019

SmartResilience is referenced in a recent update to an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) webpage highlighting the work being done for the new standard ISO 31050 - Guidance for managing emerging risks to enhance resilience. The standard and will provide the guidance needed to deal with the "new, previously unknown or not considered, 'emerging' risks [which] can pose the greatest challenges to resilience, safety and operational and business continuity" and draws upon the work of organizations and projects including SmartResilience.

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January 7, 2019

The SmartResilience project is highlighted in the recently released Safety Science journal article "Quantitative resilience assessment in emergency response reveals how organizations trade efficiency for redundancy." SmartResilience Project Coordinator Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanović is one of the article's co-authors.

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December 20, 2018
The SmartResilience project is excited to announce it will be hosting its final conference in joint collaboration with the SAYSO Horizon 2020 Project from April 15-17, 2019, in Budapest, Hungary. Registration will open in early 2019. More information is available in the "save the date" invitation below. more
December 11, 2018

The SmartResilience project recently published two more public deliverables in the Results section of its public-facing website.

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November 27, 2018
The SmartResilience team will be attending and participating in several upcoming international events for promotion and dissemination of the project. more
November 26, 2018
The SmartResilience project is excited to share several recent updates related to its web tools, including the launch of the MySmartResilience and updates to the Welcome web page of the tool. more
November 23, 2018
A recent article on the UK-based website WaterBriefing.org highlights the SmartResilience project's use of a virtual smart city model to gauge resilience of smart critical infrastructures. The full article, published on November 8, 2018, can be found here: https://www.waterbriefing.org/home/technology-focus/item/15613-eu-project-uses-virtual-smart-city-model-to-gauge-resilience-of-smart-critical-infrastructures more
October 30, 2018
Prof. Aleksandar Jovanović recently gave an interview for the leading German economic newspaper Wirtschaftswoche, recognizing the importance of standardization work in the area of risks. EU-VRi, Steinbeis, and Prof. Jovanović are long-time active leaders in the area of standardization related to emerging risks, currently working on a new ISO standard, ISO 31050 Guidance for Managing Emerging Risks to Enhance Resilience. more
SmartResilience Selection of CORE DCL ISSUES & INDIA Workshop in Brussels
September 13, 2018
SmartResilience Project Partners met in Brussels on September 11-12, 2018, in order to discuss the CORE list of issues and the INDIA case study. On the first day, Prof. Jovanović introduced the concept of the CORE dynamic checklist (DCL) and presented the SmartResilience tool. During this day, the workshop participants also reviewed the issues and finalized the CORE DCL. On the second day, a tabletop exercise was conducted to simulate cascading and ripple effects on combined scenarios (CASE STUDY INDIA).
May 30, 2018
SmartResilience Project partners, members of Critical Infrastructure Resilience Advisory Board, insurance experts, and representatives of different research institutes, as well as end-users, met in Potsdam on May 29, 2018, in order to discuss the progress of the work done in the project and align the further actions needed for the remaining 11 months of the project. more
April 5, 2018
Approaching the end of its second year, SmartResilience has released its 3rd newsletter! more
March 8, 2018
The quintessence of the Resilience Assessment Methodology in the SmartResilience project is presented here! more
Prof. Dr. A. Jovanovic presented the lecture: “Fooled by (past) resilience: Why do we overestimate resilience of our critical infrastructures” at University of Wuppertal (BUW).
January 24, 2018
Mr. Jovanovic was invited as guest lecturer for the public safety lecture series at BUW. His presentation focused on the state of the art knowledge about resilience quantification developed within the SmartResilience project. The Horizon 2020 research project is elaborating a new advanced resilience assessment methodology in order to measure and increase resilience of smart critical infrastructures (SCIs) within Europe and around the world. The lecture is available on Youtube (for the BUW channel see Here) and Facebook.
 

ABOUT PROJECT

Challenges

Modern critical infrastructures are becoming increasingly “smarter” (e.g. cities) in normal operation and use: more adaptive, more intelligent…

But:

  • Will these smart critical infrastructures (SCIs) be “smartly resilient” when exposed to extreme threats, such as extreme weather disasters or terrorist attacks?
  • If making existing infrastructure “smarter” is achieved by making it more complex, would it also make it more vulnerable?
  • How is the resilience of an SCI (e.g. as its ability to anticipate, prepare for, adapt and withstand, respond to, and recover) affected when exposed to extreme threats

These are the main questions tackled by SmartResilience.

Objectives

The society needs a system of resilience management going beyond conventional risk management, in order to address the complexities of large integrated systems and the uncertainty of future threats. In modern society the systems that determine resilience of the society are the critical infrastructures (energy grids, transportation, government, water, etc.)

SmartResilience aims to provide an innovative “holistic” methodology for assessing resitience that is based on resilience indicators. SmartResilience specific objectives are:

  • to identify existing indicators suitable for assessing resilience of SCIs
  • to identify new “smart” resilience indicators (RIs) – including those from Big Data
  • to develop advanced resilience assessment methodology and tools
  • to test and validate the methodology/tools in 8 case studies, integrated under one virtual, smart‐city‐like, European case study dealing with energy, transportation, health, water infrastructures in smart cities, tackling also cascading effects.

Expected Impacts

SmartResilience will significantly improve the resilience of SCIs by providing a uniform and comprehensive methodology of risk and resilient assessment. This assessment will lead to proactive innovations that eventually will raise the level of resilience at those SCIs.  
However, the project will achieve a number of other impacts related to:

  • Fostering new product developing and solutions, generating new insights for SCI and their interdependencies
  • Providing novel tools and insights for rapid response planning, improved business continuity and organizational adjustments to become more resilient
  • Enhancing resilience of the population based on concepts of increased awareness, preparedness, appropriate behavior during disasters.

Who will benefit from this work?

  • Researchers and professionals, both from industry and academic world,
  • Operators of (smart) CIs who offer their services based on (more) resilient structures,
  • Industry and SMEs who offer products or services to the SCI operators that increase their resilience, or solve issues of interdependencies and cascading effects,
  • Public sector and community citizens, for better preparedness, information enhancement and awareness.
 
 

FUNDING:
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 700621

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