Evaluation of Resilience of Interconnected Systems Based on Stability Analysis

  • Angelo Alessandri
  • Roberto Filippini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7722)


A modeling framework is proposed to deal with the resilience of interconnected systems. Such systems are regarded as abstract entities subject to mutual functional dependencies. Each system is identified by a node of a directed graph, whose arcs represent such dependencies. In case of malfunction in a node, the failure may propagate to the other nodes with a possible cascading effect. The system behavior under failures is analyzed in a simple case study by using well-established stability tools. Based on such results, metrics of resilience are discussed.


systems of systems interdependencies cascade failures resilience stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Alessandri
    • 1
  • Roberto Filippini
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of GenoaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.CERNMeyrinSwitzerland

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