Infrastructure Systems and Services

TC Leadership

Margot P. C. Weijnen

TC Chair

Margot P. C. Weijnen (Email)
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

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
  • Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Lan Xue, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Rae Zimmerman, New York University, USA

Recent Activities

  • TC annual meeting and workshop during IEEE SMC 2012, 14-17 October 2012, Seoul, Korea
  • EU Workshop on Smart Grids and Complexity Science, 25 June 2012, Petten, the Netherlands
  • International Workshop Harnessing Open Data – Creating user value for infrastructure planners and policy makers, 21 June 2012, Delft, the Netherlands
  • 4th IEEE SMC International Conference on Infrastructure Systems & Services: Challenges and Research for the 21st Century, 16-18 November 2011, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  • Many TC committee members participated in organizing the 8th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control: Next Generation Infrastructures, 11-13 April 2011, Delft, the Netherlands
  • 3rd IEEE SMC International Conference on Infrastructure Systems & Services: Next Generation Infrastructure Systems for Eco-Cities, 11-13 November 2010, Shenzhen, China
  • Joe Mathew and Margot Weijnen co-chaired the 2010 World Conference on Engineering Asset Management, October 2010, Brisbane, Australia
  • International Workshop Electricity Security in the Cyber Age – Managing the increasing dependency of the electricity infrastructure on ICT, 13-14 May 2009, Utrecht, the Netherlands

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.

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