Society heavily depends on infrastructure systems, such as road-traffic networks, water networks, electricity networks, etc. Infrastructure systems are hereby considered to be large-scale, networked systems, that almost everybody uses on a daily basis, and that are so vital that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on the defense or economic security and functioning of society. The operation and control of existing infrastructures such as road-traffic networks, water networks, electricity networks, etc. are failing: too often we are confronted with capacity problems, unsafety, unreliability and inefficiency. This book concentrates on a wide range of problems concerning the way infrastructures are functioning today and discuss novel advanced, intelligent, methods and tools for the operation and control of existing and future infrastructures.
The book shows in a coherent way several kinds of intelligence for infrastructuresIt is demonstrated how infrastructures can be made more intelligentNovel, state-of-the-art methods and tools for the operation and control of infrastructures are proposedDifferent points-of-view on how to use intelligence for modeling and control of infrastructure systems are brought togetherAnalogies between different infrastructures are drawn