A method for identifying cascading effects in past events as an input to a decision support tool

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Abstract

Increasing interdependencies between critical infrastructures have made these systems more effective, but also more susceptible to cascading failures. In order to reduce the likelihood and consequences of cascading failures, it is essential to develop tools that support incident commander decisions so that an initial failure does not spread to other infrastructures. Here, a framework for generating knowledge from previous events that can feed in to such a tool is outlined. Design science is used to this end which provides a transparent and systematic approach. Moreover, the paper presents an analysis of existing empirical approaches focusing on identifying methodological aspects that can influence the framework. Although further work is needed, the work presented in this paper shows a promising first step to accomplish such a framework.

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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Engineering and Technologies

Keywords

  • Cascading Effects, Critical Infrastructures, Emergency Response
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
PublisherESREL2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL2014) - Wroclaw, Poland
Duration: 2015 Sep 142015 Sep 18

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL2014)
CountryPoland
CityWroclaw
Period2015/09/142015/09/18