[CODATA-international] Resilience in the Digital Age: New Book from CODATA Task Group

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Wed Mar 3 05:45:58 EST 2021

are pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Resilience in the
Digital Age, edited by Fred S. Roberts and Igor A. Sheremet and published
in the Springer LNCS series. The authors of the chapters are associated
with the Task Group “Advanced mathematical tools for data-driven applied
systems analysis” created and sponsored by CODATA <https://codata.org/> in
November, 2018.

The growth of a global digital economy has enabled rapid communication,
instantaneous movement of funds, and availability of vast amounts of
information. With this come challenges such as the vulnerability of
digitalized sociotechnological systems (STSs) to destructive events
(earthquakes, disease events, terrorist attacks). Similar issues arise for
disruptions to complex linked natural and social systems (from changing
climates, evolving urban environments, etc.). This book explores new
approaches to the resilience of sociotechnological and natural-social
systems in a digital world of big data, extraordinary computing capacity,
and rapidly developing methods of Artificial Intelligence.

The world-wide COVID-19 pandemic illustrates the vulnerability of our
healthcare systems, supply chains, and social infrastructure, and confronts
our notions of what makes a system resilient. We have found that use of AI
tools can lead to problems when unexpected events occur. On the other hand,
the vast amounts of data available from sensors, satellite images, social
media, etc. can also be used to make modern systems more resilient.

Most of the book’s papers were presented at the Workshop on Big Data and
Systems Analysis held at the International Institute for Applied Systems
Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria in February, 2020. Papers in the book
explore disruptions of complex networks and algorithms that minimize
departure from a previous state after a disruption; introduce a
multigrammatical framework for the technological and resource bases of
today’s large-scale industrial systems and the transformations resulting
from disruptive events; and explain how robotics can enhance pre-emptive
measures or post-disaster responses to increase resiliency. Other papers
explore current directions in data processing and handling and principles
of FAIRness in data; how the availability of large amounts of data can aid
in the development of resilient STSs and challenges to overcome in doing
so. The book also addresses interactions between humans and built
environments, focusing on how AI can inform today’s smart and connected
buildings and make them resilient, and how AI tools can increase resilience
to misinformation and its dissemination.

An electronic copy is available from:



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