Keywords: networked infrastructures, complexity, infrastructure design, infrastructure management, innovation, next generation infrastructures, critical infrastructures
Innovation in networked infrastructures: coping with complexity
Institutional and technological changes concerning networked infrastructures, and increasing interdependency between these infrastructures necessitate a different view on their design and management. Responsibilities are no longer in one hand as they often used to be, and failures in systems may impact larger parts of the infrastructures, leading to serious service disruptions. This paper describes the research framework that is being developed within the Next Generation Infrastructures research programme, to cope with the increasing complexity.