Title: Raising a matter in risk assessment : IT in factory farming
Authors : Mock, Ralf Günter
Kollmann, Eva
Published in : International Journal of Critical Infrastructures
Volume(Issue) : 7
Issue : 2
Pages : 117
Pages to: 128
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Inderscience Publishers
Issue Date: 2011
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Risk; IKT; Infrastructure
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
630: Agriculture
Abstract: Farms increasingly use and depend on information technology. However, agriculture is not well prepared in terms of risk assessment: risk analysis and risk evaluation does not reach the standards as common in other industries and SME. The paper structures the implementation of risk assessment in factory farming and defines work areas and levels. IT is considered as an important interface between farms and CI. The significance of IT in factory farming of heavy livestock in Switzerland is assessed. The paper encompasses the usage of IT infrastructures, herd management by RFID and track and tracing systems. The role of reporting centres and emergency preparedness are shortly discussed. Risk figures (on-site and in terms of critical infrastructures) are roughly estimated and evaluated.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1504/IJCIS.2011.041535
ISSN: 1475-3219
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14116
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Engineering

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