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AIIC - Italian Association of Critical Infrastructures' Experts

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The security, the sustainable development and the quality of life of the industrialized countries depend on the continuous and efficient functioning of a set of infrastructures that for their vital importance are referred to as "Critical Infrastructures". Among such infrastructures some are worth mentioning: the transports (airlines, ferries, railways, highways etc); the energy networks for production, transport and distribution, (gas pipelines, gas storage facilities, electric trunks, electric transformers, energy generation plants, fuel distribution etc.); financial and bank networks; water and food distribution;  ICT networks (internet, radio, TV networks, cabled broadcast; satellite communications etc); the health  system, government and military networks, emergency networks, etc.

  

For several economical, social, political and technological reasons, the complexity and the interdependency of the former infrastructures has been steadily increasing during last decades. This huge developing has allowed a significant improvement in the quality of supplied service, while preventing dramatic cost enhancement. Nevertheless it has induced new and unpredictable vulnerabilities. This unexpected vulnerability, in turn, may result into serious obstacles to the developing and the well-being of our modern society also due to the increased threads related to the terrific escalation of the climate changes and to tormented social-political world asset.

 

The non-profit scientific association AIIC (Italian Association of Experts on Critical Infrastructures) was born to create and sustain an interdisciplinary culture to the developing of strategies, methodologies and technologies able to adequately govern the critical infrastructures, especially in crisis scenarios resulting from both natural catastrophes or anthropic malicious behavior.

 

The AIIC aims at exchanging experiences and knowledge related to the critical infrastructures to create an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral shared approach among experts of different fields. To this purpose it affiliates academics, researchers, and experts of the different critical infrastructures. The concert of the various perspectives allows a global, deeper vision of the problem and it enables the Association to support public Institutions and private Enterprises in the governance of this complex "system of systems". The main support provided by AIIC is throughout dissemination of knowledge among their affiliated and the organization of special events covering different aspects of CI(I)P.

 

Along with its dissemination activity, the AIIC patronizes or is co-sponsor of some international events.

 

AIIC constitute in Italy a focal point for all CI(I)P expertise and a valid entry point to these expertise for the rest of the world. For any further information, please drop a mail to Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot, abilitare Javascript per vederlo