Assessing the Reliability of Street Networks: A Case Study Based on the Swiss Street Network

Baumann, Philipp; Keupp, Marcus M. (2020). Assessing the Reliability of Street Networks: A Case Study Based on the Swiss Street Network. In: Keupp, Marcus Matthias (ed.) The Security of Critical Infrastructures: Risk, Resilience and Defense. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science: Vol. 288 (pp. 111-129). Springer 10.1007/978-3-030-41826-7_8

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The protection of critical infrastructure such as power grids, water supply, and street networks, has become a priority of homeland security. In this chapter, we propose a decision support system that enables the assessment of the reliability of street networks based on publicly available data. The system consists of three main components: a graph construction tool that transforms OpenStreetMap data into a directed graph, a traffic estimator that defines the traffic volume between origin-destination pairs, and an optimization model that determines an optimal flow of traffic from the origins to the respective destinations. To demonstrate the applicability of the proposed system, we apply it to the nation-wide street network of Switzerland. We also discuss how this system may apply to the analysis of train networks and point to opportunities for future research.

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03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Financial Management > Professorship for Quantitative Methods in Business Administration

UniBE Contributor:

Baumann, Philipp


600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations




International Series in Operations Research & Management Science






Juliana Kathrin Moser-Zurbrügg

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06 Jul 2020 11:45

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06 Jul 2020 11:45

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