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Critical Infrastructures, Key Resources, Key Assets

Risk, Vulnerability, Resilience, Fragility, and Perception Governance

  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
  • Dan V. Vamanu
  • Polinpapilinho F. Katina
  • Roland Pulfer

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Foundations of the Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 3-37
    3. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 39-79
  3. Governance Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 83-91
    3. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 93-130
    4. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 131-148
    5. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 149-156
    6. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 157-173
    7. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 175-196
    8. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 197-209
    9. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 211-229
    10. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 231-246
  4. Working Examples

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 249-274
    3. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 275-284
    4. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 285-312
    5. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 313-332
    6. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 333-343
    7. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu, Polinpapilinho F. Katina, Roland Pulfer
      Pages 345-353
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 355-442

About this book

Introduction

In the face of increasing failures, comments attributed to Albert Einstein loom large: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” There is a pervasive feeling that any attempt to make sense of the current terrain of complex systems must involve thinking outside the box and originating unconventional approaches that integrate organizational, managerial, social, political, cultural, and human aspects and their interactions.

This textbook offers research-based models and tools for diagnosing and predicting the behavior of complex techno-socio-economic systems in the domain of critical infrastructures, key resources, key assets and the open bazaar of space, undersea, and below-ground systems. These models exemplify emblematic models in physics, within which the critical infrastructures, as well as society itself and its paraphernalia, share the profile of many-body systems featuring cooperative phenomena and phase transitions – the latter usually felt as disruptive occurrences.

The book and its models focus on the analytics of real-life-business actors, including policy-makers, financiers and insurers, industry managers, and emergency responders.

Keywords

Critical infrastructure systems Risk performance Vulnerability features Resilience management Complex system governance

Authors and affiliations

  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
    • 1
  • Dan V. Vamanu
    • 2
  • Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    • 3
  • Roland Pulfer
    • 4
  1. 1.Engineering Management and Systems EngineeringOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Life and Environmental PhysicsHoria Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, IFIN-HHBucharest—MagureleRomania
  3. 3.Engineering Management and Systems EngineeringOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  4. 4.Action4Value GmbHHarpstedtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69224-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69223-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69224-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0285
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