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Complex system representation for vulnerability analysis

Kamissoko, Daouda and Pérès, François and Zaraté, Pascale and Gourc, Didier Complex system representation for vulnerability analysis. (2015) IFAC-PapersOnLine, 48 (3). 948-953. ISSN 2405-8963

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.06.205


Many socio-technical systems are endowed of dynamism, self-organization, emergency etc. These attributes make them as complex systems. Because of this complexity, the representation is a crucial step for vulnerability analysis. The objective of this paper is to provide a generic framework of complex systems representation for vulnerability analysis. We used infrastructure network such as power grid, gas and telecommunication system to illustrate our proposal. It is separated in five layers: Spatial framework, Stake, Flow, Environment, and Network structure. The static view consists of a network structure (Nodes and edges). The dynamic view is related to the flow circulation, components’ states variations, and interdependences among them. Characteristics of these factors are described. The environment refers to outside perturbations that could happen. With our proposal it is possible to model many classes of complex system as the basis of vulnerability analysis. For this purpose, some modelling rules are proposed. The result allows performing simulations. Results of the simulation can be used for instance to find out vulnerability model into complex systems, or to validate existing models.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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