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Infrastructure Systems and Services

TC Leadership

Margot P. C. Weijnen

TC Co-Chair

Margot P. C. Weijnen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Geert Deconinck

TC Co-Chair

Geert Deconinck (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Leuven Catholic University, Belgium

Our Goal

The mission of this TC is to contribute to an emergent theory and a modelling, simulation, and gaming toolkit for the design and management of networked utility and infrastructure systems as complex socio-technical systems from a variety of disciplines, each with a different perspective on infrastructure system complexity. In other words, the TC strives to organize a scientific stage for confronting, combining, and possibly integrating the social and physical perspectives on infrastructure networks, in such a way that the insights can be made available for practitioners in the infrastructure sectors and help them to achieve better quality and reliability of infrastructure bound services.


  • Jay Apt, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Ettore Bompard, Poiltecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Ni-bin Chang, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Geert DeConinck, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Adrian Gheorghe, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Jim Hall, UK ITRC/Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • R. John Hansman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Marija Ilic, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Zofia Lukszo, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Marcelo Masera, EU Joint Research Center, Petten, the Netherlands
  • Joseph Mathew, CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management, Australia
  • Pascal Perez, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Ian Smyth, Director of UK Power Network Services
  • Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Lan Xue, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Rae Zimmerman, New York University, USA

Join Us

We must face the challenge of understanding and steering the behaviour of infrastructures to social and economic advantages. There is not one discipline that in itself will offer a comprehensive answer to the infrastructure design and management challenges. Our TC on Infrastructure Systems & Services therefore aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from all parts of the globe with an active interest in the planning, design, operation, control, management, and governance of networked infrastructure systems. Collectively, we may succeed in creating a common language and synthesis framework, enabling us to grasp the full complexity of the infrastructures on which society has come to depend. By joining, you can:

  • Interact with professionals in design, management, and control of critical infrastructure systems.
  • Participate in motivating conferences and workshops.
  • Form professional relationships with associates from different regions of the world.
  • Exchange research ideas and share research resources.
  • Promote the research, development, education, and understanding of infrastructure systems as complex adaptive systems and socio-technical systems.

Recent Activities

Co-directors of our TC organized or co-organized:

  • International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure: Beyond Utopia, Wollongong, Australia, Sept. 1-2, 2016
  • 13th IEEE Intern. Conf. on Networking, Sensing, and Control, Mexico-City, Mexico, April 28-30, 2016
  • NSF Workshop on Engineering, Social Sciences and Innovation, Pittsburgh (PA), 15-16 April 15-16, 2016
  • NATO Advanced Research Workshop, A Framework for a Military Cyber Defence Strategy, Norfolk (VA), April 11-13, 2016
  • Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2016. Special conference track (discussion panels and paper sessions): “The emerging geographies of infrastructure – regulation, distributed decisions and innovation in governance’, San Francisco (CA), March 29 – April 2, 2016
  • International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure, Washington D.C., Sept. 14-15, 2015
  • International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure, Laxenburg (IIASA), Austria, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2014
  • International Conference on Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management for Urban Deltas, Sydney, Australia, June 5-7, 2013

Co-directors of our TC contributed amongst others to:

  • CRITIS 2015 Conference, October 2015, Berlin, Germany. Keynote: Shaping resilient critical infrastructures in a fragmented world.
  • NISTEP Foresight Conference, February 2014, Tokyo, Japan. Invited presentation: Exploring futures for policy making – Diagnosing infrastructures as inhibitors, enablers or agents of change.
  • Forum Econogy, November 2013, Linz (Austria). Keynote: The multi-scale complexity of energy infrastructure.

Upcoming Events

  • 14th IEEE Intern. Conf. on Networking, Sensing, and Control, Calabria, Italy, May 16-18, 2017
  • 12th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, Brisbane, Australia, August 2-4, 2017
  • International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure, London, UK, September 11-13, 2017


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