Critical Infrastructures as Complex Systems: A Multi-level Protection Architecture [chapter]

Pierluigi Assogna, Glauco Bertocchi, Antonio DiCarlo, Franco Milicchio, Alberto Paoluzzi, Giorgio Scorzelli, Michele Vicentino, Roberto Zollo
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes a security platform as a complex system of holonic communities, that are hierarchically organized, but selfreconfigurable when some of them are detached or cannot otherwise operate. Furthermore, every possible subset of holons may work autonomously, while maintaining self-conscience of its own mission, action lines and goals. Each holonic unit, either elementary or composite, retains some capabilities for sensing (perception), transmissive apparatus (communication),
more » ... ional processes (elaboration), authentication/authorization (information security), support for data exchange (visualization & interaction), actuators (mission), ambient representation (geometric reasoning), knowledge representation (logic reasoning), situation representation and forecasting (simulation), intelligent feedback (command & control). The higher the organizational level of the holonic unit, the more complex and sophisticated each of its characteristic features.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03552-4_36 fatcat:wpfmgr4gifeh5csmmjkw2n2e4u