Our world depends on critical infrastructure systems.
Every critical infrastructure system consists of different components, which interact and depend upon each other. Once this network of components get disrupted, the infrastructure can no longer function correctly. This disruption of infrastructures can be caused by many internal and external factors and its effects usually have a substantial negative impact. Examples of infrastructural systems are: transportation networks, trade systems and financial transactions or even water pipe systems. Of course,
no one wants these systems to get disrupted. Therefore, it is necessary to find out what the risks are, how different systems interact and how they depend upon each other and what can be done to avoid disruption. This is exactly what SIM-CI focuses on: we create simulations of critical infrastructures to answer these questions so we know what has to be done to make networks resilient, reliable and future-proof. Resilient by design as we say.
To share our discoveries and showcase what we have been working on over the past couple of years, SIM-CI is attending the ‘Resilience by Design’ SummitLab during the Utah Powder Mountain Summit from 10-12 March. During this event, experts in the field of citydesign, artificial intelligence, the protection of critical infrastructure systems and others will gather to build the first AI simulated Resilient City Design. SIM-CI will both present its programs and simulations to experts of citydesign, artificial intelligence & CI protection as well as use them during the Summit when building the first AI simulated Resilient City Design ever made.
Resilience has become one of the key focuses in citydesign, especially for those working with infrastructures that are dependent on external factors, such as companies that managewater pipe systems or electricity networks. The more systems get interconnected, the more interdependent they become and thus we need to adjust our management methods to this new situation. Also, one needs to take into account the changing environment in which the infrastructure is located (e.g. the effects of climate change). All these circumstances should be taken into account in our planning; we need to be able to anticipate the risks and build our habitat with resilience held in high regard