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Reliability and RiskThe Challenge of Managing Interconnected Infrastructures$
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Paul Schulman and Emery Roe

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780804793933

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804793933.001.0001

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A Framework for ICIS Reliability Management

A Framework for ICIS Reliability Management

(p.61) Chapter 4 A Framework for ICIS Reliability Management
Reliability and Risk

Emery Roe

Paul R. Schulman

Stanford University Press

This chapter, and the next two, sets out the framework of the book, focusing on reliability management of ICISs. It begins by demonstrating how the dominant conceptualizations of interconnectivity fall short in their almost-exclusive attention on design and technology solutions to interinfrastructure failure and lack of attention to the management dimension necessary for real-time reliability. The chapter lays out the building blocks of a framework for reliable (and safe) operations at the ICIS level: the design-management continuum for reliability management, simple models and definitions of systems of one or more infrastructures, the pivotal concept of control variables shared by infrastructures, types of system resilience and their definition within an ICIS, four basic types of interconnectivity configurations and their shift points, the specific dimensions of interconnectivity, and management of latent interconnectivity. Examples are drawn throughout from the case study.

Keywords:   Reliability management, critical infrastructures, ICISs, control variables, system resilience, interconnectivity configurations and shift points, latent versus manifest interconnectivity

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