Today we rely strongly on multiple networks to develop our daily activities, especially on electrical grids and telecommunication networks. In general these and other networks can fail due to endogenous or exogenous reasons. These failures raise an array of critical questions that need to be properly addressed if we aim to develop a secured critical network infrastructure in the future such as:  How can power and telecommunication networks keep on working after a large scale seismic event? Could a telecommunication network withstand a cyber attack that takes down several components simultaneously? How do we design networks that are resilient to a comprehensive set of outages caused by natural hazards or by human intervention?

We will discuss these and other similar issues from the perspectives of stochastic and robust optimization, simulation and analysis. Our ultimate goal is to provide a platform for technical interdisciplinary discussions bridging the knowledge between experts in engineering and mathematics, who will derive together key insights on the design of reliable and resilient real-world power and telecommunication networks necessary to face the challenges of the 21st century.


  • Gerardo Rubino, INRIA-Rennes, France
    Title: Dependability assessment models and evaluation techniques
  • Radislav Vaisman, University of Queensland, Australia
    Title: Splitting Monte Carlo methods for network reliability estimation [slides here]


  • Héctor Cancela, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
    Title: Separability in Stochastic Binary Systems
  • Alessandro Zocca, California Institute of Technology, USA
    Title: Stochastic modeling and control of power grids under uncertainty
  • Oscar Alamos, Chilean Energy Ministry, Chile
    Title: System reliability and security perspective
  • Diego Alvarado, Universidad de Chile, Chile
    Title: Transmission network investment with distributed energy resources and distributionally robust security [slides here]
  • Héctor Chávez, Universidad de Santiago, Chile
    Title: The importance of the short term phenomena in power system decisions
  • Rolando de la Cruz, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
    Title: On some Bayesian approaches for the gamma process
  • Guido Lagos, Universidad de Santiago, Chile
    Title: A probability concentration phenomenon for network reliability under dependent failures [slides here]
  • Tomás Lagos, Universidad de Chile, Chile
    Title: Designing resilient power system under natural hazards [slides here]
  • Cristina Mayr, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
    Title: A combinatorial optimization framework for the design of resilient iBGP overlays
  • Eduardo Moreno, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
    Title: Optimal operation and planning of electricity networks: the impact of geographical failures and its dependencies
  • Rodrigo Moreno, Universidad de Chile, Chile
    Title: Identifying portfolios of resilient network investment against natural hazards: case on earthquakes



Room 305C, Building C (“Edificio Postgrados” building), Peñalolén campus of Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; see here and here.

Note: we will have a van to-and-fro the Time Rugendas Hotel for all workshop attendees. It will depart from the hotel at 9:05am in the morning (Tue, Wed and Thu), and it will depart UAI after all events of the workshop are finished, that is at approx 6:30pm on Tue, and approx 5:45pm on Wed and Thu.


We welcome submissions to be considered for presentation at our workshop, in the form of a 20 min talk or a poster. Please send your proposal (name, affiliation, and a short abstract of about 200 words) to and we will contact you in short.

Organizing committee

Local committee

This workshop is funded in part by projects Fondecyt 1161064 and MathAmsud RareDep 19-MathAmsud-03.