On robustness in multilayer interdependent networks

Joydeep Banerjee, Chenyang Zhou, Arun Das, Arunabha Sen

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Critical Infrastructures like power and communication networks are highly interdependent on each other for their full functionality. Many significant research have been pursued to model the interdependency and failure analysis of these interdependent networks. However most of these models fail to capture the complex interdependencies that might actually exist between the infrastructures. The Implicative Interdependency Model that utilizes Boolean Logic to capture complex interdependencies was recently proposed which overcome the limitations of the existing models. A number of problems were studied based on this model. In this paper we study the Robustness problem in Interdependent Power and Communication Network. The robustness is defined with respect to two parameters K ∈ I+ ∪ {0} and ρ ∈ (0, 1]. We utilized the Implicative Interdependency Model to capture the complex interdependencies between the two networks. The problem is solved using an Integer Linear Program and the solution is used to study the robustness of power and communication interdependent network of Maricopa County, Arizona, USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Information Infrastructures Security - 10th International Conference, CRITIS 2015, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319333304
StatePublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2015 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Oct 5 2015Oct 7 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Other10th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2015


  • Implicative interdependency model
  • Interdependent networks
  • Robustness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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