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Critical Infrastructures, Key Resources, Key Assets

Risk, Vulnerability, Resilience, Fragility, and Perception Governance

Authors: Gheorghe, A., Vamanu, D.V., Katina, P., Pulfer, R.

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  • Contains over 200 color illustrations and figures elaborating on models and concepts dealing with risk, vulnerability, resilience, fragility, and perception
  • Introduces the concepts of space, undersea, and below-ground systems to the triplex of critical infrastructure, key resources, and key assets
  • Presents a holistic approach to Quantitative Risk Assessment in different systems
  • Elaborates a model for system resilience governance architectures that addresses systems management, system resilience governance evaluation, and complex situation management
  • Features six standalone appendices, including a model for hierarchical holographic vulnerability assessment, complex system governance, system pathologies, and a lexicon for threat index
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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.

About the authors

Adrian V. Gheorghe is a professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and the Batten Endowed Chair in System of Systems Engineering at the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). He holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Power Engineering, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute (Bucharest, Romania), an MBA from Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest, Romania), an M.Sc. in Engineering Economics from Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, (Bucharest, Romania) and a Ph.D. in Systems Science/Systems Engineering from City University (London, U.K.) He is an editor for several international scientific journals and a member of numerous scientific boards. He has published several books, including ‘Emergency Planning Knowledge’ (VdF Verlag, 1996), ‘Critical infrastructures at risk: Securing the European electric power system’ (Springer, 2006), and ‘Critical infrastructures: Risk and vulnerability assessment in transportation of dangerous goods - Transportation by road and rail’ (Springer, 2016). Dan V. Vamanu is a senior researcher at Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (Bucharest, Romania). He holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (1978). He originally worked in the field of quantum theory of solids, publishing on elementary excitations - phonons and magnons in thin films and impure crystals. He co-authored a review on thin magnetic films in the American Encyclopedia Solid State Physics (vol. 27, Academic Press), and the book– ‘Emergency Planning Knowledge’ (VdF Verlag, 1996), ‘Integrated Risk and Vulnerability Management Assisted by Decision Support Systems: Relevance and Impact on Governance’ (Springer, 2005) and ‘Critical Infrastructures at Risk: Securing the European Electric Power System’ (Springer, 2006). Polinpapilinho F. Katina is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering and an adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). He holds a B.Sc. in Engineering Technology, an M.Eng. in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management/Systems Engineering from the same university. He received additional training at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy). He is a guest editor and has written more than 60 scholarly publications, as well as two books: ‘Infranomics: Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance’ (Springer, 2014) and ‘Critical Infrastructures: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment in Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Transportation by Road and Rail’ (Springer, 2016). Roland Pulfer is the founder and strategy officer of Action4Value GmbH (Kirchseelte, Germany). He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and is active in various roles for innovative software companies in the areas of enterprise digitization, holistic search technology, cyber defence, and conformance monitoring. Dr. Pulfer is a member of the Technical Supervisory Board for Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). His book publications include: Business (re-) engineering: Best Practices: The TopEaseTM Approach (2001) and Control Your Business: The Balance between Principles and Pragmatism (2006). He holds several patents in Switzerland and the USA.

Reviews

“This is the first book to sufficiently address the triplex of CI, KR, and KA in view of understanding and managing risk, vulnerability, fragility, and perception for adequate governance of complex systems.” (Dr. Behnido Y. Calida, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-69224-1
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Hardcover $179.99
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Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88737-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Infrastructures, Key Resources, Key Assets
Book Subtitle
Risk, Vulnerability, Resilience, Fragility, and Perception Governance
Authors
Series Title
Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69224-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69224-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69223-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88737-1
Series ISSN
1566-0443
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 442
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 192 illustrations in colour
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