Contributions are solicited (but not limited) to the following topics:


Types of Infrastructures

  • Transport and logistics (including air and space)
  • Telecommunication
  • Water provision and water management
  • Energy
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Knowledge

Vulnerability and service provision

  • Quality Management
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Security

Technological substitution and integration

  • Converging infrastructures
  • Decentralisation
  • Technological substitution and duplication
  • Interdependency

Institutional structures and economics

  • Deregulation
  • Privatisation
  • Economic impacts
  • Economic integration of infrastructures
  • Globalisation of access and service

Interdisciplinary analysis and decision making

  • Interdisciplinary research and theory formation
  • Public, private, and public-private decision making
  • Methodology for infrastructure system design
  • Policy analysis

Innovation of services and systems

  • e- business and the service industry
  • Learning organisations and innovation systems
  • The electronic society
  • Indicators for quality and innovation
  • Comparative research and benchmarking

Lessons from history

  • Historical development patterns
  • Technology-society interactions

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