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A review of definitions and measures of system resilience

Seyedmohsen Hosseini, Kash Barker and Jose E. Ramirez-Marquez

Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 2016, vol. 145, issue C, 47-61

Abstract: Modeling and evaluating the resilience of systems, potentially complex and large-scale in nature, has recently raised significant interest among both practitioners and researchers. This recent interest has resulted in several definitions of the concept of resilience and several approaches to measuring this concept, across several application domains. As such, this paper presents a review of recent research articles related to defining and quantifying resilience in various disciplines, with a focus on engineering systems. We provide a classification scheme to the approaches in the literature, focusing on qualitative and quantitative approaches and their subcategories. Addressed in this review are: an extensive coverage of the literature, an exploration of current gaps and challenges, and several directions for future research.

Keywords: Resilience; Engineering systems (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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