International Conference: „Urban Infrastructures: Criticality, Vulnerability and Protection“

7th & 8th February 2019 at the Technische Universität Darmstadt


In February 2019, an international and multidisciplinary conference on „Urban Infrastructures: Criticality, Vulnerability and Protection“ will take place at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. The focus of the conference is on networked critical infrastructures in cities as socio-technical systems that require special protection strategies due to their vulnerabilities.

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In its first international conference, the Research Training Group KRITIS brings together civil engineers, computer scientists, urban and spatial planners, architects, sociologists, political scientists, historians and philosophers as well as practitioners from the public administration and operators of critical infrastructures to discuss various protection strategies.


  • Per Högselius (KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm)
  • Jon Coaffee (University of Warwick, Coventry; New York University)
  • Christoph Lamers (State Fire Service Institute North Rhine Westphalia)

Multidisciplinary Panels:

  • Governance
  • Spatiality
  • Temporality
  • Safety and Security
  • ICT Solutions in Emergency Management.

Further information on the conference and registration at

Please note that a registration is required. Registration deadline is 31 January 2019.