Complex Networks and Systems Resilience Against Disruption Propagation

Principal Investigator: Shimon Nof

The modern critical infrastructure includes complex networks and systems such as computer information networks, supply chains and networks, power supply networks, and water supply networks. These complex systems consist of many subsystems and components that are highly interconnected and interdependent. This means a disruption occurring in one part of a network will propagate their impacts to the connected parts, quickly cascading out-of-control unless properly responded to, through prevention, detection, and/or response. To address this challenge of complex networks and systems resilience against disruption, the following three converging lines of researches are conducted: (1) Supply Network Resilience; (2) Cyber-Physical Systems Security; (3) Collaborative Response to Disruption Propagation. Line (1) develops teaming and collaboration protocols to improve resilience in supply networks. Line (2) develops dynamic response collaboration protocols to tackle disruption propagation in cyber-physical systems. Line (3) unifies the different problem contexts and domains into a framework to allow analogical reasoning and knowledge sharing.


Students: Win Nguyen

Representative Publications

  • Zhong, Hao, and Shimon Y. Nof. "The dynamic lines of collaboration model: Collaborative disruption response in cyber–physical systems." Computers & Industrial Engineering 87 (2015): 370-382.

  • Levalle, Rodrigo Reyes, and Shimon Y. Nof. "Resilience by teaming in supply network formation and re-configuration." International Journal of Production Economics 160 (2015): 80-93.

  • Levalle, Rodrigo Reyes, and Shimon Y. Nof. "A resilience by teaming framework for collaborative supply networks." Computers & Industrial Engineering 90 (2015): 67-85.

  • Seok, Hyesung, Kyungdoh Kim, and Shimon Y. Nof. "Intelligent contingent multi-sourcing model for resilient supply networks." Expert Systems with Applications 51 (2016): 107-119.

  • Levalle, Rodrigo Reyes, and Shimon Y. Nof. "Resilience in supply networks: Definition, dimensions, and levels." Annual Reviews in Control 43 (2017): 224-236.

  • Tkach, Itshak, Yael Edan, and Shimon Y. Nof. "Multi-sensor task allocation framework for supply networks security using task administration protocols." International Journal of Production Research 55.18 (2017): 5202-5224.

  • Nguyen, Win PV, and Shimon Y. Nof. “Resilience Informatics for Cyber-augmented Manufacturing Networks (CMN):  Centrality, Flow and Disruption, Studies in Informatics and Control”, ISSN 1220-1766, vol. 27(4), pp. 377-384, 2018.

  • Nguyen, Win PV, and Shimon Y. Nof. "Advancing Cyber-Physical Systems Resilience: The Effects of Evolving Disruptions." Procedia Manufacturing, ICPR-25, Chicago, IL August 2019

  • Nguyen, Win PV, and Shimon Y. Nof. "Collaborative response to disruption propagation (CRDP) in cyber-physical systems and complex networks." Decision Support Systems 117 (2019): 1-13.

  • Nguyen, Win PV, and Shimon Y. Nof. "Collaborative Response to Disruption Propagation with Established Lines of Collaboration (CRDP/ESLOC) in Cyber-physical Systems: Informatics for Decision Support." Procedia Manufacturing, ICPR-25, Chicago, IL August 2019

  • Zhong, Hao, and Shimon Y. Nof. "Dynamic Lines of Collaboration - Disruption Handling & Control." Springer, Automation, Collaboration, and E-Services (ACES) Book Series, 2020.

Keywords: disruption propagation, disruption response, resilience