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What is CIPedia©?

CIPedia© - A service of CIPRNet

CIPedia©, as described in the CIPRNet’s Work Programme, is a Wikipedia-like online community service focusing on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Resilience (CIR)-related issues, provided by the EU FP7 project CIPRNet. Starting from the CIPRNet Work Programme, CIPedia© is one of the components of the CIPRNet’s VCCC (Virtual Centre of Competence and expertise in CIP) web portal, to be hosted on the web server of the CIPRNet project. It is a multinational, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral web collaboration tool for CIP-related stakeholders, including policy-makers, competent authorities, CI operators and owners, manufacturers, CIP-related facilities and laboratories, and the public at large. It gathers information from various CIP-related sources and combines them in order to collect and present knowledge on the CIP knowledge domain. It is dynamic, as it allows stakeholders to update information as the domain evolves and new concepts emerge or receive different meaning.

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CIPedia© now welcomes CIP stakeholders to actively contribute:

  • Use it and add a link towards us: www.cipedia.eu!
  • Send us feedback!
  • Add a definition, a conference, a reference or a new page!
  • Start a discussion!
  • Volunteer to moderate!
  • Spread the word!

If you wish to become a registered user, please contact us.

Aim: A multi-disciplinary glossary for the CIP and CIR communities

CIPedia© aims to establish itself as a – much needed but, up to the advent of CIPedia©, missing – common reference point for CIP and CIR concepts and definitions. CIP and CIR terminology varies significantly due to contextual or sectoral differences, which, combined with the lack of standardisation, create an unclear landscape of concepts and terms. CIPedia© will not aim at solving such conflicts. On the contrary, CIPedia© tries to serve as a point of disambiguation where various meanings and definitions are listed, guiding the reader to seek additional information to the relevant sources. CIPedia© should not attempt to decide upon a common definition, as this should be a process achieved collectively by the CIP community. CIPedia© is a collaboration platform that may facilitate efforts towards such a direction, but it will not act as a moderator on terminology discussion.

Roadmap

In its initial stages of development, CIPedia© may resemble to a glossary, which means it will be a collection of articles – one article per concept with key definitions – but it aims to expand more and include discussions on each concept, links to useful information, important references, disambiguation notes, etc. Just like Wikipedia, articles should begin with an appropriate definition or possible two or more rival definitions, but they should provide other types of information about that topic as well. The full articles will eventually grow into a form very different from dictionary entries. Moreover, if two concepts are used in a similar way, they can be merged into one page and a discussion on their use can follow. CIPedia© will not try to reach consensus about which term or which definition is optimum, but it will record any differences in opinion or approach.

What is CIPRNet?

The Critical Infrastructure Preparedness and Resilience Research Network or CIPRNet establishes a Network of Excellence in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). The CIPRNet consortium performs research and development that addresses a wide range of stakeholders including (multi)national emergency management, critical infrastructure operators, policy makers, and the society. By integrating resources of the CIPRNet partners acquired in more than 60 EU co-funded research projects, CIPRNet will create new advanced capabilities for its stakeholders. A key technology for the new capabilities will be modelling, simulation and analysis for CIP. CIPRNet builds a long-lasting virtual centre of shared and integrated knowledge and expertise in CIP. This virtual centre shall provide durable support from research to end users. It will form the foundation for the European Infrastructures Simulation & Analysis Centre (EISAC) by 2020.

CIPRNet's services

CIPRNet's website offers services to the CIP multi-community. The current set comprises CIPedia©, an online-glossary for CIP terms plus a CIP Conference List and other CI Sector Glossaries, a searchable database of CIP related projects, a CIP bibliography, and more.

CIPRNet target audiences

  • Emergency managers from civil protection agencies
  • Decision makers in local, regional, and national crisis management
  • Emergency managers from CI operators
  • Other stakeholders: Policy makers and governments, CIP-related facilities and laboratories, and the public at large

Some statistics

CIPedia is continuously growing; additions or pointers by you are appreciated. Below you find some statistics showing the continuous growth.

August 5, 2018

540 content pages with 4.756 definitions in 51 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,863 stem from 129 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 151 definitions from international standards, 200 from international organisations, 172 from the CoE, EU, EC and ENISA, and 182 from various EU R&D projects. Some 1,300 CIPedia pages are visited on an average day. CIPedia has been visited over 1,815,000 times.

June 2, 2018

540 content pages with 4.731 definitions in 51 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,863 stem from 129 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 151 definitions from international standards, 200 from international organisations, 172 from the CoE, EU, EC and ENISA, and 182 from various EU R&D projects. Some 1,300 CIPedia pages are visited on an average day. CIPedia has been visited over 1,815,000 times.

April 1, 2018

532 content pages with 4.632 definitions in 51 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,771 stem from 128 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 151 definitions from international standards, 200 from international organisations, 167 from the CoE, EU, EC and ENISA, and 182 from various EU R&D projects. Some 1,300 CIPedia pages are visited on an average day. CIPedia has been visited over 1,719,000 times.

March 3, 2018

531 content pages with 4,607 definitions in 51 different languages.

December 10, 2017

(after additions) 4,553 definitions in 51 different languages from 126 different nations.

November 30, 2017

527 pages with 4,509 definitions in 50 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,666 stem from 124 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 138 definitions from international standards, 200 from international organisations, 167 from the CoE, EU, EC and ENISA, and 182 from various EU R&D projects. Some 1,900 CIPedia pages are visited on an average day. CIPedia reached the 1 million page views milestone on November 30.

October 20, 2017

525 pages with 4,362 definitions in 50 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,514 stem from 123 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 137 definitions from international standards, 200 from international organisations, 166 from the CoE, EU, EC and ENISA, and 182 from various EU R&D projects. Some 1,300 CIPedia pages are visited on an average day. CIPedia reached 800,000 views on October 19.

September 10, 2017

521 pages with 4,260 definitions in 50 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,425 stem from 120 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 135 definitions from international standards, 199 from international organisations, 166 from the CoE, EU, EC and ENISA, and 182 from various EU R&D projects. Some 1,500 CIPedia pages are visited on an average day. CIPedia reached 750,000 views on September 10.

August 1, 2017

507 pages with 4,177 definitions in 49 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,363 stem from 116 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 135 definitions from international standards, 185 from international organisations, 165 from the CoE, EU, EC and ENISA, and 182 from various EU R&D projects. Some 1,500 CIPedia pages are visited on an average day.

July 19, 2017

506 pages with 4,132 definitions in 49 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,352 stem from 116 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 135 definitions from international standards, 182 from international organisations, 155 from the CoE, EU, EC and ENISA, and 181 from various EU R&D projects. Some 1,500 CIPedia pages are visited on an average day. A total of 700.000 visited pages since the start of CIPedia was reached on this day.

June 1, 2017

504 pages with 4,095 definitions in 49 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,323 stem from 115 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 116 definitions from international standards, 182 from international organisations, 152 from the EU, EC and ENISA, and 181 from various EU R&D projects.

March 19, 2017

493 pages with 3,925 definitions in 46 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,181 stem from 113 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 109 definitions from international standards, 177 from international organisations, 148 from the EU, EC and ENISA, and 180 from various EU R&D projects.

February 28, 2017

487 pages with 3,829 definitions in 46 different languages. Of these definitions, 3,098 stem from 107 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 109 definitions from international standards, 170 from international organisations, 145 from the EU, EC and ENISA, and 180 from various EU R&D projects.

January 27, 2017

469 pages with 3,443 definitions in 43 different languages. Of these definitions, 2,753 stem from 95 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 109 definitions from international standards, 137 from international organisations, 142 from the EU, EC and ENISA, and 178 from various EU R&D projects.

November 30, 2016

323 pages with 2,264 definitions in 40 different languages. Of these definitions, 1,774 stem from 79 different nations. In addition, CIPedia contains 104 definitions from international standards, 103 from international organisations, 90 from the EU, EC and ENISA, and 108 from various EU R&D projects.

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