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Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS)

About the project
Democritus focuses on the water distribution systems, which exhibit many unsolved challenges of future societal systems. They will study real-time detection and mitigation of possible contamination or attacks, global decision making while observing local data privacy, as well as the integration of smart meters and similar into a largescale autonomous system.


Background

The Smart Society critically depends on large infrastructures like electrical grids or water distribution networks that operate efficiently, with predictable performance and meet strict safety and security requirements. They must also be able to make informed decisions under constraints and in real-time – one simple error can have devastating consequences. The research team of the Democritus project believe that these systems can be constructed using a common set of novel design principles despite their technological diversity.

Cross-disciplinary collaboration
The team consists of experts from KTH and RISE with research experience in network design and optimization, learning and decision making, security of cyber-physical systems, and large-scale experimentation. The work is carried out together with Stockholm Vatten, WaterCentre@KTH and Ericsson/S&T.

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Contacts

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Viktoria Fodor

Professor, Division of Network and Systems Engineering, KTH, Working group Cooperate, Digital Futures, PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS), Digital Futures

+46 8 790 42 68
vfodor@ee.kth.se

Bengt Ahlgren

Senior Researcher at RISE, Associate Director for Testbeds and Data at Digital Futures, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS) at Digital Futures

+46 10 228 43 24
bengt.ahlgren@ri.se
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Carlo Fischione

Professor, Division of Network and Systems Engineering, KTH, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS), Digital Futures

+46 73 632 25 61
carlofi@kth.se

Henrik Sandberg

Professor, Division of Decision and Control Systems, KTH, Working group Trust, Digital Futures, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS), Digital Futures

+46 8 790 72 94
hsan@kth.se

Johan Karlsson

Associate professor, Optimisation and Systems Theory, KTH, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS), Digital Futures

+46 8 790 84 40
johan.karlsson@math.kth.se
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Rolf Stadler

Prof. and Head of Division, Division of Network and Systems Engineering, KTH, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS), Digital Futures

+46 8 790 42 50
stadler@kth.se