Protection planning for critical infrastructure systems in location analysis: models and algorithms

  title={Protection planning for critical infrastructure systems in location analysis: models and algorithms},
  author={Federico Liberatore},
Synopsis Supply systems are complex infrastructures devoted to the distribution of goods and services, composed by a combination of manufacturing, storage and transportation facilities. Because of their complexity, supply systems are highly vulnerable to a variety of threats. For example, they can be victim to natural disasters, the target of intentional disruptions or subject to accidental failures. In recent years a growing interest has been expressed in this eld, both in the academic and… 
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