Creating Resilience Capabilities against Critical Infrastructure Disruptions: Foundations, Practices and Challenges

International conference on methods, solutions and challenges on major CI disruptions such as means of communication, power and water supply systems, healthcare, electronic communications systems, banking, etc.

København V

Mandag d. 13. april 2015

Kl. 09:00 - 16:30

Fra 600 kr.



What are the key capabilities required for coping with major CI disruptions and how may such capabilities be assessed?  How are such capabilities related to physical, organisational and human resources, maturity and currency of plans, social coherence and trust, risk perceptions and local cultures?

Critical infrastructures (CIs) may be defined as those assets or systems that are critical for the maintenance of vital societal functions, providing services that citizens rely on in their daily life - i.e. power and water supply systems, healthcare, transport, electronic communications systems, banking.

The Management Engineering Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and The Danish Society of Engineers’ professional network IDA Risk are pleased to invite you to International Conference on Resilience Capabilities against Critical Infrastructure Disruptions on 13 April 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

At the conference a group of leading international experts in resilience approaches to coping with CI interruptions will present current perspectives – both foundational and practical – on the state of the art in this rapidly developing field.

Who should attend? Infrastructure managers, safety managers, technical and administrative leaders of key services at municipal, regional and national level, press and liaison officers responsible for communication and community engagement in preparation for, during and recovery after major crises.

Conference flyer - Creating Resilience Capabilities against CI Disruptions

09:00 – 10:00 Registration and breakfast

10:00 – 10:30 Henning Boje Andersen; Igor Kozine (DTU Management Engineering):
Welcome and introduction to conference theme. Outline of EU READ project

10:30 – 11:00 Mads Ecklon (Head of Division of the Centre for Preparedness Planning and Crisis Management, Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)
Resilience in a crisis management context

11:00 – 11:30 Hans Kleintjens (Senior Programme Coordinator at the regional fire service in Twente Region, Netherlands)
Resilience Capacities: How  to Cope with Major Disruptions in Electrical Power Supply

11:30 – 12:00   Paul Scobbie (Integration Specialist, Scottish Government Critical Infrastructure Resilience Unit - CIRU)
Critical Infrastructure Resilience – the Scottish Experience

12:00 – 13:00  Lunch/Buffet

13:00 – 13:40 Arjen Boin (Professor of Public Institutions and Governance Department of Political Science, Leiden University, Netherlands)
Transboundary Crises and the Coordination Challenge: A Search for New Institutions

13:40 – 14:20 Kurt Petersen (Professor in Safety Analysis and Risk Management; Director of LUCRAM, Lund University Centre for Risk Assessment and Management, Sweden)
New Challenges in Resilience Assessment

14:20 – 14:40 Coffee, cake and refreshments

14:40 – 15:20 Linda Janet Bellamy (Director, White Queen Safety Strategies, Hoofddorp, Netherlands)
The Human Contribution to Resilience

15:20 – 15:50 Kathleen Tierney (Director of the Natural Hazards Center, professor in Dept. Sociology and the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
Community Impacts of Critical Infrastructure Disruption: The Argument for Enhanced Resilience

15:50 – 16:30  Panel discussion. Final summary

Standard Price: €120 / 900 DKK.
Student (bachelor, master’s, PhD) and READ partner: €80 / 600 DKK.

Registration at this page. Online payment.

Venue: The conference will be held at the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA), Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, DK-1780 Copenhagen. For location, please see map

Registration: In order to register for the conference you must first register a user account at IDA.dk (unless you already have an account). When you have registered an account, you can register for the conference.
Please click here to register a user account at IDA.dk

For questions regarding registration: Please contact Hanne Høy Kejser hhk@ida.dk.

Conference co-funded by the Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Securityu-related Risks Programme of the European Union

Free membership of IDA Risk
If you are an IDA member, you can become a member of IDA Risk free of charge. Membership is available to anyone interested. As a member of IDA Risk you will have ample opportunity to keep up to date within the field of risk assessment, and you will meet like-minded people with similar interest to yourself. Sign up for membership (You must have a user account to sign up).

Cancellation deadline
Cancellation deadline is 14 March 2015 - 0:00. Cancellation after this date will cost 20% of the total price.
2. cancellation deadline is 6 April 2015. Cancellation after this date will cost 100% of the total price.


Praktisk Info


IDA Ingeniørforeningen

Kalvebod Brygge 31-33

1780 København V



Mandag d. 13. april 2015

Kl. 09:00 - 16:30


Studerende, ikke medlem af IDA

600 kr.


600 kr.


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Medlem af arrangør

700 kr.

Ingeniør, ej medl. IDA

900 kr.

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900 kr.


900 kr.


900 kr.


900 kr.


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